| May 27, 2014
| 6:43 PM
After steering clear of most messy legislative battles, First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday publicly took on lawmakers, food companies and lunch ladies who say the school lunch law she championed nearly four years ago is leading kids to brown bag it....
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Fresh fruits and vegetable prices will go up an estimated 6% in the coming months, the federal government said Wednesday, as California’s ongoing drought continues to hit price tags in grocery stores across the country.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:08 PM
Many plants being marketed in nurseries and garden centers as beneficial to bees have been treated with an insecticide some scientists believe to be harmful to bee colonies, according to a study made public Wednesday by an environmental group.
| May 28, 2014
| 11:34 AM
A Washington, D.C., health advocacy group sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture for not doing enough to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant strains of salmonella in meat.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a lawsuit Wednesday...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:44 PM
The Southern California region received a federal designation this week intended to funnel money into its aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry. The designation gives the region the first crack at $1.3 billion in federal grants.
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products, some sold at Sam’s Clubs, that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Orange County Public Schools' operations side has been granted the prestigious Governor's Sterling Award, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday.
The Sterling is the highest award an organization can receive for performance excellence in Florida. Only two...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
I am so confused.
If I weren't always so ravenous by mealtime, I'd probably be paralyzed by the conflicting information nutrition experts feed us. Seems to me that the Food Police need to be reprimanded for periodic flip-flops. Make up your mind,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:39 AM
About 26 million Americans suffer from Type 2 diabetes, including nearly 7 million people who don't even know they have the disease, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on these numbers, the CDC projects that...
| May 3, 2014
| 8:11 PM
When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary chickens, they weren't looking for plump thighs or delicious eggs.
They were seeking out birds that could survive a hotter planet....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The next time you visit the grocery store, you may experience sticker shock. Prices for some of your favorite foods, including bacon, coffee and oranges, are on the rise.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail food prices rose in March...