| Sep 3, 2012
| 2:08 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Organic produce and meat typically isn't any better for you than conventional varieties when it comes to vitamin and nutrient content, according to a new review of the evidence.
But organic options may live up to their billing...
| Mar 6, 2013
Although some skeptics remain wary, Mary Tapia, of Mount Prospect, is convinced there are benefits to the "Paleo Diet," which promotes unprocessed foods that were the diet of hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era — primarily meats, fish,...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:30 AM
In my first post outlining my 100-mile diet, I mentioned a $35 local chicken and a comment war broke out over whether the price was justifiable. Though I think sustainable food is priceless, searching for a more reasonably priced bird, I called up...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Parents who feed their kids an organic diet may not be giving them the health advantage they think.
There is no evidence eating organic foods cuts back on the risk of disease over the long-run, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a report this...
| Mar 5, 2013
Do you color Easter eggs every year, only to peel off that pretty shell to wind up with a plain white hard-cooked egg? This year, peel the shell before you dye the eggs to create a beautiful ring of color around the edge of your cut eggs for a fun...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Honeybees that live off the same sweetener found in soft drinks could be more vulnerable to the microbial enemies and pesticides believed to be linked to catastrophic collapse of honeybee colonies worldwide, a new study suggests.
| Mar 25, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Green is everywhere. It's the "new black." It's a mantra heard from the grocery store to the gas pump to the automobile showroom. Given so much advice, where should we start?
Our choices may depend on our own personal styles. Some people are more...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:01 AM
As the morning of our third-week pickup dawned, I pulled the Post-it notes off our refrigerator: We had done it. We'd successfully eaten everything from Week 2, except half a head of broccoli.
On to Week 3! This week's share included turnips, beets,...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 9:44 PM
Animal-rescue groups will have a great venue for fundraising and adoption this Saturday, Jan. 26, at the 5th Annual Pookie’s RescueFest, presented by The Urban Pet Project. The event is at Maitland’s Lake Lily Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....
| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Some discussions just don't end. Designated hitter or let the pitcher bat? Is the stuff you put on spaghetti sauce or gravy? Obama or Romney? (Well, at least that one will end in a few months.) But then you get to the real meat-and-potatoes conundrum of...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 11:13 AM
"Little Green Fingers" first garden for kids under 5 opens in Koreatown....