| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:05 AM
You see the word "natural" on a food label, and you assume it means that there's nothing artificial in it, right? So you figure that it must be healthier for you.
Maybe, but maybe not, warns ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:31 AM
Dr. Kim Williams thought he followed a heart-healthy diet: He avoided red meat and fried foods. He ate his chicken breast without the skin.
But in 2003, the Chicago cardiologist realized his level of LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, was too high....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:17 PM
CLERMONT — For Michaela McLean, 16, of Clermont, her performance this week could further her goal of helping teens get healthier with proper nutrition.
Michaela, an eighth-generation Floridian who recently was crowned Miss Florida's Outstanding...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 11:16 AM
John Mackey had just turned 25 when he opened a small vegetarian food market in an old Victorian house in Austin, Texas. His business partner and girlfriend, Renee Lawson, was 21.
Fast-forward 36 years, and Mackey has grown Whole Foods Market into a...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:04 PM
After three years mixing, bottling and boxing natural personal care products to be sold in local shops at their home in Annapolis, Robert and Zoe Benzinger are poised for bigger things.
For the first time their company, eco-armour, will be among the...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Sugar gets a lot of attention when it comes to a child’s diet. It makes kids hyper, causes cavities, makes them fat and the list goes on. Also, artificial sweeteners are good one day and bad the next.
So how do we know what is true? Is it OK for...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:09 PM
General Mills Inc. has agreed to acquire Annie’s Inc., one of the largest producers of natural and organic branded food, in a deal worth $820 million.
The deal announced Monday comes as sales of organic food continue to grow rapidly in the...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:42 PM
This is the year of quinoa, by decree of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. The ancient grain is prominent in the cookery of many Central and South American countries.
Every time a new ethnic-cooking ingredient comes on the...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Nationwide sales of organic products continued to experience healthy growth last year, jumping 11.5% to $35.1 billion, according to the Organic Trade Assn.
The Washington-based group representing organic businesses said growth rates are expected to at...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:34 AM
There is a vending machine at a Mobil gas station in West Hollywood that sells sustainable burritos. Next to the racks of shiny bags of chips and candy, just inside the sliding door, there's a large orange Burrito Box with a touch screen.
It's like a...