| Apr 21, 2014
| 6:08 AM
Hillshire Brands Co. and TreeHouse Foods Inc. each announced an acquisition on Monday, the latest signals that companies want to cater to diners interested in better-for-you and convenient foods.
Both companies have been using acquisitions to grow and...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Hillshire Brands Co., the maker of Jimmy Dean sausage links and Ball Park franks, said Monday it will pay $165 million to buy Van's Natural Foods from Catterton Partners, a private equity firm.
The deal will add a line of healthful, frozen breakfast and...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Walmart is moving into organic foods with the relaunch of the Wild Oats brand, the retailer announced Thursday.
The mass discounter is promising more affordable prices -- 25 percent savings compared to national brand organic products -- on everything...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:08 PM
CHICAGO — Wal-Mart is trying to make organic food more accessible to its budget-conscious shoppers.
The retailer is making a bigger bet on the fast-growing category, teaming with Wild Oats to sell organic packaged food priced in line with...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Antibiotics, pesticides and hormones are not on anyone's grocery list, yet they are standard fare in the foods we eat.
But that is changing in Central Florida and across the state, as buying organic becomes easier, and grocers such as Publix, Whole...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:41 AM
In the late 1990s, Matt McLean, a fourth-generation citrus farmer from Clermont, went to his grandfather for advice. He asked him whether organic farming was realistic. His grandfather assured him it was.
"'That was how we used to farm,' he told me,"...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The support for choosing "clean" foods, free of such chemicals as contained in pesticides, is broadening. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), organic food sales grew by more than 7 percent last year, partly...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Walnuts and fresh marjoram accent these vegan lentil burgers. Substitute oregano for marjoram if you like. Serve with a smear of whole-grain mustard and roasted sweet potato wedges.
Makes 4 servings.
Active Time: 25 minutes
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Gone are the days when factory-produced food went unquestioned. In the age of GMOs and climate change theories, a growing number of consumers are demanding to know how their food gets from the ground to their dinner plates, and local farmers are ready...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When Jim Black leads people on a robust walk three times a week on the grounds of the 120-acre Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, he's got powerful company: God.
The several dozen people who join him have shown up with the same hopes that anyone brings...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Just about everybody I know in New York must get takeout of some sort two or three times a week. Most homes have a drawer stuffed with takeout menus. It’s a way of life.
Not so much here. I know my New Yorker husband misses his Chinese takeout, so...