| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:33 PM
CAGE-FREE AT BURGER KING Burger King says all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and pigs by 2017, reports The Times, as more fast food giants adopt changes that impact animal welfare practices. ON 'GIRLS' The......
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:33 PM
CRUSTACEAN FRUSTRATIONS Using aquaculture to mass-produce shrimp has dropped prices to all-time lows, says Good magazine. The bad news? "Increasing evidence suggests that the savings to consumers are fueled by human rights abuses and environmental...
| May 5, 2012
| 4:34 AM
A court ruling has invalidated the lease of a high-performing charter school in Glassell Park, threatening it with closure when the school year ends in June. The Alliance Environmental Science and Technology School, whose students have some of the...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 1:08 PM
It's been a rough week. A few days ago, at UCLA's Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 6-year-old Jani toppled a food cart and was confined to her room. She slammed her head against the floor, opening a bloody cut that sent her into hysterics. Later, she...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 12:31 PM
The restaurant industry’s royal line of succession has shifted, with Wendy’s usurping Burger King as the second-largest sales-getter behind McDonald’s.
In its annual ranking of U.S. restaurants, research group Technomic Inc. placed...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:53 AM
Life may be getting easier for vegans and vegetarians – especially the ones who still crave meat – with more food choices available from manufacturers and restaurants.
Activists participating in a nationwide effort Tuesday to convince...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Jim Skinner, chief executive of McDonald's, the largest restaurant chain on the planet, will retire this summer. McDonald’s Corp. president Don Thompson will take his place as one of the few black CEOs at the wheel of a giant multinational company....
| Mar 27, 2012
| 11:44 AM
Mounting gas prices still haven’t made much of a dent in eateries’ bottom lines – but they will, and soon, according to the National Restaurant Assn.
At this rate, the cost of fuel will quickly eat up the extra cash that consumers use...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 10:42 AM
For a controversy cooked up over a product that’s been around for years, the recent outcry over "pink slime" seems to be hitting many businesses where it hurts, most recently causing beef products company AFA Foods Inc. to declare Chapter 11...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Burger King’s strategy for success? Be more like McDonald’s. And maybe toss some tropical mango into the drinks.
Among the slew of new offerings available at the fast-food chain: garden salads, snack wraps, real fruit smoothies and frappes....
| Apr 4, 2012
| 9:32 AM
The King wants his crown back: Fast-food chain Burger King is continuing its reinvention by planning to go public – again.
Within the next three months, the hamburger giant said it will re-list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The last...