| Aug 30, 2013
Americans might soon need to get used to apple or grape juice as their breakfast drink of choice — unless, that is, they're willing to pay exorbitant prices for orange juice. Or maybe scientists, plant breeders and farmers will manage to save the...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Sometimes Margaret Atwood can get a little goofy. I mean no disrespect to the author of "The Handmaid's Tale" — in fact, it's a good thing that she writes intelligent works of dystopian fiction with a sense of humor. Otherwise, the end of the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:12 AM
A poll published Thursday by a consumer advocacy group found that a majority of shoppers want Trader Joe's to stop selling meat and poultry from animals that were fed antibiotics.
The Monrovia-based grocery chain has been under pressure by Consumer...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is entering its 20s with another strong earnings report, a commitment to ditch genetically modified ingredients and an expanding Asian food concept.
In its second quarter, which ended June 30, the fast-casual chain and...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Monsanto Co. said Thursday it will largely drop its bid to grow some of its genetically modified crops in Europe.
The world's largest seed-maker has nine pending applications with the European Commission, the executive body for the European Union. A...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:27 PM
It's on everyone's lips and Twitter feeds. "Sharknado."
The drive-in-quality TV movie starring Ian Ziering and Tara Reid aired on Syfy on Thursday night and somehow, miraculously, it managed to capture the national zeitgeist. Hollywood...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Spider webs combine a strength and elasticity unmatched by anything we humans can make. They don't trigger much of an immune response in us and are "insoluble in water, two facts that the classical Greeks exploited when they used cobwebs to patch bleeding...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:17 PM
There's a dearth of evidence that genetically engineered food is dangerous to human health — but that doesn’t mean consumers are wrong to have concerns about its effect on the environment and on non-bioengineered crops. U.S. agribusiness has...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Wild Oats Markets Inc., the closed purveyor of organic and natural foods, is planning a comeback this year, potentially aided by local billionaire Ron Burkle.
The company, which has been out of operation since 2007, now says on its website that it is...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:15 PM
In another major setback for efforts to develop a vaccine to boost immunity to the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, a key clinical trial was ordered shut down this week after an independent panel of safety experts found that participants...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:30 AM
People opposed to genetically modified organisms often insist that the plants are no good for anyone except the companies, like Monsanto Co., that sell GMO seeds. A new study may force them to come to terms with the idea that GM crops can benefit...