| Jun 24, 2009
Foods in the grocery store list nutrition information on the package in a section called the "Nutrition Facts." This is where manufacturers must declare the nutrition (both good and bad) in each serving of their product. Nutrition Facts are broken down...
| Apr 11, 2007
Leo Bulgarini is a little obsessed with gelato. The Rome-born ex-sommelier and his wife, Elizabeth Foldi, spent two years scouring villages throughout Italy seeking those who still made gelato the old way, using not pastes and premade bases, but fresh...
| Jan 31, 2007
LONG-LINERS setting out for months in pursuit of elusive tuna, salmon fishermen wrestling aboard 60-pound monsters, Dungeness crabbers braving angry seas to retrieve their precious catch -- commercial fishermen are the cowboys of the modern age, heroes...
| Sep 5, 2009
Ask the dietitian! Sandra Frank answers YOUR questions. To submit your question, fill out the form here.
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| Jun 10, 2007
In the garage, shed or basement of nearly every gardener, you will find stacks of plastic pots. Then there are mulch bags, pesticide and fertilizer bottles, flat trays from six-packs of annuals. We think of our gardening as greening the world, but it...
| Dec 1, 2009
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Consumer groups, food packagers and the plastics industry have been awaiting a Food and Drug Administration reevaluation of bisphenol A, or BPA, the plastics additive that has been linked to health problems in a growing number of studies. But a......
| Jul 1, 2010
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On Thursday, the California State Assembly voted to pass a bill that would ban the chemical Bisphenol-A from baby bottles and other items that come in contact with small children. The Toxics-Free Babies and Toddlers Act, or SB 797, would......
| Jan 23, 2009
The next time you take a bite of a granola bar or gulp down an iced tea, take a look at the ingredient list. There's a decent chance it doesn't include cane or beet sugar, high-fructose corn syrup or honey, but rather something called agave nectar....
| Jun 15, 2010
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Summer is just a few weeks away and it's time to get your grilling game on. We've lined up some easy recipes to ensure your season sizzles. All are easy, time-effective and sure to please.
This weekend marks the start of the unofficial grilling season,...
| Jun 29, 2010
Given all the talk about electric cars, clean diesel, ethanol and more, it can be confusing to know how fuels work and their advantages and disadvantages. Here's a guide.
Atomically, the gas we pour into our tanks is a mix of hundreds of...
| Jan 16, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the safety of a controversial chemical found in some baby bottles, children's drinking cups and other food containers merited further study but did not warrant immediate restrictions on its use.
| Apr 17, 2010
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Despite growing health concerns about atrazine, an agricultural weed killer sprayed on farm fields across the Midwest, most drinking water is tested for the chemical only four times a year — so rarely that worrisome spikes of the chemical often go...