| May 11, 2011
| 7:12 PM
Here are the top deals at Chicago supermarket Dominick's for the week of May 12. I don't list every sale in the Wednesday flyer, only the ones that I think are a good deal or that have good coupons available. My favorite Dominick's deals this week are...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 2:36 PM
In today's nasty news you can use... keep this in mind the next time you reach for that can of Mountain Dew: it can turn a mouse into jelly.
It's just the latest revelation to come out in court proceedings between the soft drink's maker and a Wisconsin...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 6:57 PM
An Illinois man claims he got a mouthful of mouse when he drank from a can of Mountain Dew in 2009. Pepsico, the company that bottles the soda, won`t say he`s lying, but they do offer expert testimony that says if a mouse had been in the can, the acids in...
| May 18, 2011
| 11:18 AM
Here are the top deals at Chicago supermarket Dominick's for the week of May 19. I don't list every sale in the Wednesday flyer, only the ones that I think are a good deal or that have good coupons available. My favorite Dominick's deals this week are 1....
| Jun 20, 2011
As a Pakistani-born doctor who grew up in England, studied nutrition and agriculture in the U.S. and consulted for the Mayo Clinic on diabetes and other diseases, Mehmood Khan has a background that gives him a broad perspective.
His job gives...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 8:13 PM
WASHINGTON -- Pepsi-co admitted Saturday to finding low amounts of potentially dangerous fungicide in its Tropicana brand of orange juice just days after federal officials announced an investigation into all orange juice products.
The company released...
| Feb 5, 2012
Sodas, sports drinks and other sugary beverages are an unhealthy choice for kids, according to the nation's leading pediatricians' group, which strictly opposes the sale and advertising of the products in schools.
Yet Coca-Cola's Live Positively slogan...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 1:08 PM
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) has long and controversial ties with large food and beverage corporations, including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Hershey, Kraft and Unilever.
As partners, the companies have a national platform at nutrition...
| Feb 20, 2012
You can give people all sorts of useful information, but that doesn't mean they'll use it.
Case in point: the Nutrition Facts panels inscribed on nearly every can, box, jug, carton and plastic wrapper in which food has been sold since 1994. These small,...
| Feb 24, 2012
We parents like to believe that signing the kids up for soccer, hockey and other sports can keep them lean and fit.
But there’s a surprising lack of evidence showing that sports participation prevents obesity in children, according to a recent...
| Mar 5, 2012
After reading my recent blog item about a study that suggested kids who play sports eat more junk food, Kevin Morris, Coca-Cola's vice president of Public Affairs and Communications, wrote to "set the record straight." He stressed that Coke doesn't market...
| Aug 14, 2007
Priorat, the boutique wine region southwest of Barcelona known for its distinctive, staggeringly expensive red wines, is coming of age. The number of wineries here has nearly doubled in five years, acres of new vineyards are being planted, and even the...