| Jan 6, 2014
| 1:10 PM
It’s good news that General Mills has decided not to include genetically engineered ingredients in Cheerios. Not because crops whose DNA has been tinkered with in a laboratory are dangerous to human health. There’s still a dearth of evidence...
| Jan 7, 2014
Re "In plain Cheerios, no more GMOs," Business, Jan. 4
I was taken aback by General Mills' announcement that it will remove from plain Cheerios ingredients derived from genetically modified crops.
The company acknowledged that there are no...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:05 AM
A new study found that 16 major food companies have removed 78 daily calories per person from their products following a 2010 pledge by the firms to slash calorie counts.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a Princeton, N.J.-based health philanthropy...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:30 AM
Reports: November building permits and housing starts
Local earnings: None
Other earnings: FedEx Corp., General Mills Inc., Herman Miller Inc., Lennar Corp., Neiman Marcus Group Inc., Oracle Corp. Paychrex Inc.., Steelcase Inc.
Of note: Federal Reserve...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Beyond her penchant for fedoras and baseball caps, Giuliana Rancic wears a multitude of hats. She is co-anchor of E! News, host of "Live From the Red Carpet," co-host of "Fashion Police," co-star of reality show "Giuliana and Bill" — moving to E!...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:05 AM
SAVAGE, Minn. (AP) - More than a million pounds of Minnesota sweet corn is being donated to feed hungry Americans this year thanks to a program that sends food that would be wasted to places where it's needed.
The Hunger-Free Minnesota program is in its...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Chemist Malcolm Renfrew never imagined that his work would one day become synonymous with the nonstick frying pan. As a young man in the 1930s he dreamed of acting and joined a traveling tent show.
The tent, however, burned down, which sent Renfrew back...
| Oct 23, 2013
Is there a Midwestern cuisine?
As an outsider — as a non-native to the Midwest who has lived in the Midwest for years, and who is still surprised that red barns are not just for children's books, and whose Yankee grandfather referred to everything...
| 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...
| Nov 3, 2013
"If each of all of the races which have subsisted in the vast Middle West could contribute one dish to one great Midwestern cauldron, it is certain that we'd have therein a most foreign and gigantic stew."
This piece first ran in...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:25 PM
The long war on trans fats may be drawing to a close.
The government proposed new rules Thursday that would all but ban the artery-clogging fats, a move that will force makers of margarine, frozen pizza and other processed foods to reformulate their...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The Rainforest Action Network, an organization that campaigns for the world's rain forests, is on a mission to rid your snack food of what it calls "conflict palm oil." And it's naming some of America's most popular snack food companies, including Pepsi,...