| 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...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Thank goodness this thing is back, guys. Monday nights were getting really hard. I was biding my time watching “Newlyweds: The First Year” on Bravo, and let me tell you, that show does not inspire hope in everlasting love.
| 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 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 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...
| 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 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...
| May 29, 2013
Monsanto protest: In the May 26 California section, an article about an anti-Monsanto protest in Los Angeles said that Proposition 37, which would have required labeling of some genetically modified foods, was defeated in November with 53% of voters...
| May 25, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday as part of a global series of marches against seed giant Monsanto Co. and genetically modified foods.
Organizers said the “March Against Monsanto”...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Once celebrated as an economic mainstay, the tobacco industry has been hard hit by health concerns, bans, lawsuits and the social stigma of cigarette smoking.
Now, UC researchers are testing the plant’s potential to be genetically modified in...
| May 3, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Quirky grocery chain Trader Joe’s is dealing this week with some concern over its products, including a public statement from a major advocacy group criticizing the presence of antibiotics in meat and a lawsuit from the state of California...