By Lauren Raab, Los Angeles Times
September 8, 2014 6 a.m.
Good news for people who like oil more than bread: People on a low-carbohydrate diet lowered certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease and lost nearly three times as much weight as those on a low-fat diet, a new study found.
By LINDSEY TANNER, Associated Press
September 1, 2014 5:27 p.m.
CHICAGO — Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.
By Diane Mastrull, The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 31, 2014 6 a.m.
While the egg industry in general has had sales as flat as a crepe, Eggland's Best L.L.C., a producer of higher-nutrition eggs, has seen unit sales increase by double digits each of the last 17 years, an average of 14 percent each year, said Charles T. Lanktree, president and CEO. Retail sales last year were $758 million.
By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times
August 18, 2014 6 a.m.
How many times will we have to be told? Apparently we haven't reached the point when we'll change our habits, but here goes again: Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables every day can help us live longer.
By Soumya Karlamangla, Los Angeles Times
August 18, 2014 6 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — A short walk from the fast-food drive-throughs, taco joints and doughnut shops lining palm-tree-dotted main drag, in Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., a classroom of energetic kindergartners begins a well-rehearsed routine.
MILWAUKEE — McCormick has issued a voluntary recall of ground oregano in 0.75 ounce bottles because it may be contaminated with salmonella. The oregano was shipped between April 4 and Aug. 5, 2014, to stores throughout the country including Washington and Oregon.
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press
August 14, 2014 6 a.m.
A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health — and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists.
By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press
August 13, 2014 9:37 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide — and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it.
By Tuan C. Nguyen, The Washington Post
August 10, 2014 6 a.m.
The old Sony factory in eastern Japan's Miyagi Prefecture is up and running again. This time around, however, it's been resurrected as something else entirely: an indoor farm that, at 25,000 square feet, is the largest of its kind.