| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
I never knew how expensive food could be until recently. After I graduated from college, I was going out and swiping a card to pay for meals like I always had. It didn't take long to realize that this was my actual money and not just my prepaid (by my...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Maria Rodale is the third generation to lead Rodale Inc., the independent publisher of health and environmental books and magazines in Pennsylvania. Her grandfather started Organic Gardening Magazine, and she is a longtime organic advocate but says she...
| 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
| May 27, 2014
| 5:34 PM
The last time an Angeleno won the James Beard Foundation's outstanding chef award — a very big deal — it was 1998, smoking had just been banned in the state's restaurants, and Wolfgang Puck was the awardee. This year, a woman who once was...
| May 9, 2014
When you think of the pioneers of the organic, "simple food" movement, perhaps the first two names that come to mind are Alice Waters and Ruth Reichl. Waters is the co-founder of the legendary Chez Panisse, one of the earliest American fine-dining...