| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:01 PM
The Johns Hopkins University has swapped traditional dining hall fare this year with new offerings: 25 varieties of apples from a farm in Pennsylvania, greens grown less than three miles away in Baltimore and gourmet beef from a cattle breeder in Monkton....
| 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 20, 2014
| 6:07 PM
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...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
By 9 a.m., Jack Motter had been planting peas for hours.
He pushed a two-wheeled contraption that deposited a seed every few inches along neat rows at Ellwood Canyon Farms, just outside Santa Barbara. As clouds gathered overhead, he picked up the pace...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Gone are the days when factory-produced food went unquestioned. In the age of GMOs and climate change theories, a growing number of consumers are demanding to know how their food gets from the ground to their dinner plates, and local farmers are ready...
| Sep 19, 2013
Q: Many of my friends are feeding their toddlers only foods that are labeled “organic” or “whole.” These foods are very expensive, and I wonder if they are worth the additional cost. I don't feed my 2-year-old son junk foods and...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The University of California system is launching an effort to expand and focus research to help reduce world hunger, improve nutrition and aid farmers coping with climate change.
UC President Janet Napolitano, in comments to be delivered Tuesday...
| 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...
| 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.
| Jan 21, 2012
Little bistro, huge impact. Like a different sort of miracle of the five loaves and two fishes, Chez Panisse, the landmark Berkeley restaurant, and its founder and guiding spirit, Alice Waters, have leveraged a small temple of slow, local and organic food...