| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:12 PM
MEXICO CITY – The annual migration to Mexico of millions of orange-and-black monarch butterflies is one of the nation’s cherished rituals. But it could come to a virtual halt if the insect’s natural habitat is not urgently salvaged....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Challenges such as high food and labor costs and a shaky economy may be looming, but the National Restaurant Assn. says it’s confident the industry has just kicked off its fifth straight year of sales growth.
Eateries will pull in more than $683.4...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Are women disproportionately targeted for sexualized abuse on the Internet?
And if they are, can anything be done?
Yes, and maybe.
In a long, nuanced essay that has sparked a national conversation about the gendered nature of Internet threats,...
| Oct 13, 2012
Shari and Judi Zucker became vegetarians as teenagers, shared high school records in the mile and two-mile and became authors together at 17.
"We've been walking our talk — running our talk — since we were 16," says Judi.
Their first book,...
| Feb 1, 2014
With job prospects in food science expected to grow 10% over the next six years according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Chapman University is helping to meet this demand by offering a master of science in food science.
At Chapman’s Schmid...
| Feb 1, 2014
As director of the food science program at Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science and Technology — and with nearly two decades on the faculty at the university — Anuradha Prakash is a leading authority on food science. She...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:18 PM
So you think tobacco is bad for your health? Try telling that to a tobacco hornworm: His stinky nicotine breath is the only thing keeping him off the evening dinner menu, scientists say.
In a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:35 PM
The journal Food and Chemical Toxicology is retracting a highly controversial French study it published last year linking genetically modified maize to cancerous tumors in rats.
In a statement released from its Cambridge, Mass., offices on Thursday,...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 7:50 AM
China rejected two shipments -- almost 546,000 tons -- of U.S. dried distillers' grain, a corn byproduct, because it contained genetically modified material, state media reported Friday.
China's top food-quality watchdog rejected the two shipments...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:28 AM
General Mills Inc. said it will no longer use genetically modified organisms to make its signature breakfast cereal, Cheerios, because of consumer demands.
The company made the announcement in a blog post Thursday saying it would no longer source...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 11:44 AM
General Mills announced Thursday that it will no longer use genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) in its Cheerios breakfast cereal, and says the cereal will taste the same.
The company says the cereal formula has not changed, only the way its...