A decision last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, upholding federal regulations requiring that meat labels state where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered, is a win for consumers, public health and American meat producers.
Laurel Health Foods store owner Monika Price is preparing to close the store on Main Street and leave the historic district when her lease expires this month. The good news is that Laurel Health Foods, which Price's mom, Maria Lowe opened 44 years ago, won't disappear completely, but will be downscaled in a much smaller location. Price's sons, Philip and Curtis Price, own a 6,000-square-foot CrossFit gym at 14210 Cherry Lane Court, and are designing a space for the store in the gym's current
Baltimore-based spice and seasonings maker Fuchs North America said Wednesday it has launched a new line of ethnic seasonings, marinades and flavor bases to sell to food service and food manufacturing customers.
There's a growing interest in Maryland and across the country in finding meat, poultry and eggs that come from animals who were raised in conditions more humane than what is found in typical "factory farms," which some criticize for their use of antibiotics, crowded conditions and food approaches that do not match animals' naturally intended diets.
By By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun
The real reason the minimum wage needs to be raised is because its macroeconomic benefits would shore up the middle class. One has to wonder why a law that only affects a limited percentage of the labor market elicits such strong political opposition. The obvious reason is that its benefits are broader than opponents would like you to believe.
JHU is one of 19 colleges or universities in the U.S. to join the Real Food Challenge, a burgeoning campaign to encourage institutions to buy at least 20 percent of their food from small nearby farmers and butchers by the year 2020.
At Woody's Taco Island food truck, customers take their marinated tilapia, Caribbean fried rice and jerk chicken chili to go in recycled cardboard containers. It's an environmentally friendly — albeit more expensive alternative — that restaurateurs around Baltimore say their customers are demanding in place of traditional foam cups and containers that some want banned from the city.
A new analysis of the nation's farm animal industry finds almost no reforms have been made in the five years since a broad-based commission called for sweeping changes to address concerns about food safety, animal welfare and the environmental impacts of modern poultry and livestock production.
Whether it's making gourmet jams or jellies, baking bread and cakes, catering festive events or creating a packaging special dinners for one, food related businesses are becoming increasingly popular as a way to earn a living (or to add to your income). The cook's creative flair, combined with business practicality will succeed even in tough economic times, if the enterprise is given the appropriate research and planning before its launch.
Export proponents want companies in the Baltimore region — and nationally — to do more international business as a way to propel economic growth. Exports accounted for an expanding but still fairly slim 7.7 percent of the metro area's economic activity last year.
Kodiane, a Cherry Hill resident who was a guest speaker at Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Lafayette Square. He appeared as part of an Interfaith Worker Justice of Maryland effort to connect low wage workers with religious congregations.
Shirley B. Howard, a former local TV personality who with her late husband founded the Children's Cancer Foundation and proceeded to raise millions of dollars, died Wednesday from respiratory failure at her Pikesville home. She was 88.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Carroll County has five wineries on its wine trail with Old Westminster being the newest. After Cygnus Winecellars opened its doors in 1996, the county has seen four wineries open in the last 10 years.