| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed his vision for U.S. organic agriculture and USDA efforts to ensure its continued success during remarks to the Organic Trade Association.
Vilsack announced a number of changes and new initiatives to...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:43 PM
More people than ever are on food stamps, but sometimes that help isn't used for the heathiest of foods.
In fact, studies show poverty and obesity are intertwined.
Locally, organizations are trying to do something about it.
The Roanoke Natural Foods...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:36 PM
If you are looking to buy a historic Main Street building with an indoor tennis court, there one is for sale for $295,000.
Shirley's Closet consignment shop at 305 and 307 S. Main St. is available. I talked to Shirley Kessler, the owner, who told me...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:02 PM
The demand for qualified sports dietitians and nutritionists is rapidly expanding as more high schools, colleges, professional teams and individual pro athletes incorporate nutrition into their training programs. The need is so great, the Academy of...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Should I eliminate gluten from my diet? Which "superfoods" should I eat? Are "natural" foods any better for me? These are the questions on the minds of thousands of consumers today. Yet the information presented on the Internet and in many magazine...
| May 24, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The organic food industry is gaining influence on Capitol Hill, prompted by its entry into traditional farm states and by increasing consumer demand.
That's not going over well with everyone in Congress.
Tensions between conventional...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Kebabs are a weave of function and flavor. The concept is simple, but the execution takes some know-how to get dinner on the table.
Protein that stacks up
Uniformly cut cubes or meatballs shaped in similar sizes will ensure even cooking. Beef, chicken...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 1:39 PM
If I had a television show, it would probably be called Mr. Odds instead of Dr. Oz. After teaching bands and playing trumpet, running an art center and convention bureau, hospitals and research institutes, I’m now flying all over the place...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Does eliminating specific foods from the diet, such as sugar or wheat, provide health benefits? Such cleansing has become a popular way for people to lose weight, boost energy and eat more healthfully. Liz Lipski, academic director for the Master of...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:56 PM
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Do your kids love chocolate milk? It may have more calories on average than you thought.
Same goes for soda.
Until now, the only way to find out what people in the United States eat and how many calories they consume has...
| May 8, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Nate Weiner used to do most of his grocery shopping at the Wegmans in Hunt Valley and the Giant near his Hampden home. Now he orders most of his groceries online from Relay Foods and picks it up at designated spot on Sundays.
"I get most of my produce...