| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Dozens more people have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak tied to Foster Farms chicken that was thought to have been over, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.
The agency reported 51 new cases of Salmonella Heidelberg between...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Betsy and Bob Sharp were living in Glencoe when the first bulldozers began clearing and shaping the sprawling tract that would open in 1972 as the Chicago Botanic Garden at the southeast juncture of Lake Cook Road and the Eden Expressway.
"We used to...
| Apr 22, 2014
— On this plot of nondescript land tucked away in rural Illinois, Bill Kleiman sees more than just rows of dead cornstalks and black dirt.
He sees a slice of earth slowly transforming back to its roots, a tallgrass prairie haven that bison will...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:04 AM
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...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:03 PM
A northwest suburban high school district is looking to quit the National School Lunch Program, giving up about $900,000 in federal aid before strict new guidelines would restrict some fundraisers such as school bake sales.
Starting in July, the Smart...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Glenview was still part of the Illinois frontier when Dr. John A. Kennicott arrived with his family in 1836.
The pioneer physician created the Grove Nursery & Garden, the region's first commercial plant nursery on about 45 acres of land, purchased for...
| 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...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Americans consume too much sugar, and our collective sweet tooth is killing us.
So says a study published Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It finds that 71.4% of U.S. adults get more than the recommended 10% of their daily calories from...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:08 AM
That extra slice of bacon is going to cost more than just your cholesterol.
Prices for the crispy treat rose 13% in February from a year earlier to $5.46 a pound, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which looked at average prices in cities...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:03 AM
The developing world has largely usurped U.S. manufacturing, but emerging economies are increasingly big customers of American farmers.
Between 2000 and 2013, American fruit, grain, meat and dairy sold overseas nearly tripled to $140.9 billion, making...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:39 PM
A troubled Central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program was closed by federal inspectors Monday for failing to meet cleanliness standards.
Operations at Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, Calif., about 30...