| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:20 AM
AKELEY, Pa. The bats Ted Williams demanded, with their 25 growth rings per inch, came from the Allegheny Mountain forests that unfurl in all directions from this flyspeck Warren County town. So did the wide-grain models Pete Rose preferred and Dick Allen'...
| Jul 1, 2014
The school vending machine is no longer an easy place to satisfy a snack craving.
Under new national nutritional guidelines that kick in Tuesday, schools that are part of the national school lunch program can no longer sell treats such as Oreos and...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Most people may claim they're aware of the proper, safe way to handle raw poultry, but how many actually observe recommended practices when cooking in their own homes?
A new study led by UC Davis Center for Consumer Research Director Christine Bruhn...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It more than goes without saying that having children costs money, from bake-sale supplies and college funds to tattoo removal and bail.
Just look at the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which reports that a child born in 2012 would...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:43 PM
In a bipartisan decision Thursday, U.S. Congress took a step to change how orcas are kept in captivity, a debate propelled by the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” which tells the story of Tilikum, a 12,000-pound killer-whale who killed Sea...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Prohibiting the use of federal food stamps to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages and subsidizing the purchase of fruits and vegetables with the coupons would improve nutrition, foster weight loss and drive down rates of Type 2 diabetes among the program's...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The machine harvester cut across Ronnie Leimgruber's alfalfa field, blades whirring, leaving behind a thick trail of leafy legume ready to be dried and baled.
"You've got to drive like hell, drive fast and get as much as you can," said Leimgruber, a...
| 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...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:53 AM
The U.S Department of Agriculture on Tuesday said it would expand efforts to breed and release a tiny parasitic wasp in an attempt to contain the spread of a disease that has killed thousands of citrus trees in Florida and now is threatening California'...
| 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....
| 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,...