| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
When it comes to buying organic, questions abound. Here are some answers:
1. What is organic? Does organic mean no genetically modified organisms (GMO)?
The definition of "organic," according to the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA), is that animal...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:08 PM
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico — My dinner at the thick, green oasis in the hills above Baja California's southern tip, known as Flora Farms, didn't begin with a meal. It began with a tour.
Late every afternoon, Flora staffers guide visitors through...
| Sep 25, 2013
WADDY, Ky. — Twenty-five years ago, David Wilson commenced breeding a chicken meant to equal the finest birds grown in France.
In 1988, Wilson was selling squab to a restaurant in Louisville, Ky. Ed Garber owned that restaurant, and Garber had...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:38 PM
In a classic episode of "The Office," Steve Carell's Michael Scott told his underling, played by John Krasinski, "It's never too late for ice cream, Jim."
And if the scene at Creamistry in Irvine on Thursday was any indication, it's never too early...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The road to a clean biofuels future is not easily traveled.
Ceres Inc. in Thousand Oaks has some highly regarded science on its side as a producer of genetically modified seeds for crops used to make biofuels.
Under the motto "Growing tomorrow's...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:05 AM
October was non-GMO month, say natural food retailers. Really. Kind of a crazy irony, as you and your peers harvest millions of GMO crop acres. These are the same grains that we all have consumed in food for more than 17 years - without a single...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:22 PM
SEATTLE — A year after Proposition 37 narrowly failed in California, the labeling of genetically engineered foods is back on the ballot in Washington state, complete with a lawsuit by the state attorney general, a barrage of ads and a stark...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Twentieth Century Fox and New Regency have been sued by a Greek screenwriter alleging the companies stole his idea and used it for the 2011 Justin Timberlake film "In Time."
Odysseus Lappas filed the suit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court for breach...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:57 PM
A day after announcing plans to raise prices in 2014, Chipotle Mexican Grill watched its stock surge in intra-day trading to an all-time high.
The stock reached $511.10 a share on Friday before closing up 16%, or $70.67, at $509.74.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:16 PM
New details about the first person to be cured of HIV through drug therapy alone offer hope that others who are born with the virus may be able to beat it back and avoid a lifetime of treatment, researchers reported Wednesday.
The formerly HIV-...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:02 PM
The black town car pulled up and idled. White smoke curled from its tailpipe, rising in the morning drizzle. The driver stretched, his sportscoat tight at his back. He prepared for a wait. Within a minute, Veronica Roth, tall, with an angular, circa-...