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  • Mackey's $12 billion Whole Foods empire started with one store

    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...
  • Expo to showcase all things 'natural'

    Expo to showcase all things 'natural'
    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...
  • Sugar is Sweet, but is it OK to Eat?

    Sugar is Sweet, but is it OK to Eat?
    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...
  • General Mills in agreement to buy organic snack maker Annie's

    General Mills in agreement to buy organic snack maker Annie's
    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...
  • Eat globally, buy locally

    Eat globally, buy locally
    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...
  • What are you eating?

    What are you eating?
    By the time Mira Kozel was 30, she had the bone density of an 88-year-old woman, and she was diagnosed with advanced osteoporosis. She had been nourishing herself with a diet rich in low-fat muffins, salads accompanied by fat-free salad dressings, black...
  • Burrito Box: A hot and melty burrito from a gas station vending machine

    Burrito Box: A hot and melty burrito from a gas station vending machine
    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...
  • Butter's comeback is churning big sales

    Butter's comeback is churning big sales
    From dairy giant Land O'Lakes to tiny creameries, the butter business is booming. Per capita U.S. butter consumption has hit highs not seen in about 40 years. The once demonized fat is downright de rigueur in cooking circles, a star on celebrity chef...
  • Q&A: Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health

    <b>Q&A:</b> Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health
    Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
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  • Wild Oats chain is poised to reopen this year

    Wild Oats chain is poised to reopen this year
    Wild Oats Markets Inc., the closed purveyor of organic and natural foods, is planning a comeback this year, potentially aided by local billionaire Ron Burkle. The company, which has been out of operation since 2007, now says on its website that it is...