| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:40 PM
The University of California system is launching an effort to expand research and outreach to help reduce world hunger, improve nutrition and aid farmers coping with climate change, officials announced Tuesday.
UC President Janet Napolitano said the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The Supreme Court wasted no time in delivering a message to anyone who thought its Hobby Lobby ruling was limited to religious objections to coverage of purported abortion methods:
The day after handing down the Hobby Lobby decision on...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Reports in the media of a coming bee-apocalypse would particularly concern residents of the Sunshine State. Florida is home to a booming $9 billion citrus industry employing nearly 76,000 locals. As several citrus varieties require honeybee pollination to...
| Aug 3, 2014
Jeanne Nolan still remembers when the light bulb went on. She was a Winnetka teenager trying to find her purpose and "really into the environment," Nolan says, "when nobody was talking about being 'green.' But I thought, 'Doesn't anyone on the North Shore...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:15 PM
When food is still alive, you feel alive.
"Cooked foods are grayer," says Wendy Landiak, the owner of Shankara Vegan Restaurant in south Bethlehem. "The more vibrant the food is the better it is for you."
Landiak believes in harnessing the power of...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:52 PM
Most everyone who has ever selected their fruits and vegetables from the "organic" section while grocery shopping probably thought they were doing something good for their bodies and the environment.
Yet the question of whether organic foods are in fact...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Just because a chicken is labeled "organic" does not mean that the bird on your plate lived a bucolic farm life before you cooked it.
To officially be called "organic," the animal must be fed organic food (grown with no pesticides), receive no...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:21 PM
A new sandwich shop has arrived in Orange County, and it is really like no other.
Mendocino Farms is the creation of Mario del Pero and his wife, Ellen Chen. They opened their first unit in downtown Los Angeles and now have six more.
A few weeks ago,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Detoxification diets--lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks--are popular among celebrities who want to shed pounds or boost energy. These diets typically involve some kind of restricted eating regimen and sometimes require special supplements or...