Why we procure, prepare and serve the food we do has cultural, sociological, geographical, financial and political ramifications. The Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance (GMFA) has a mission -- to study what Midwesterners eat and why, to preserve our past and present for the future through research, documentation and oral histories.
A comprehensive review of 97 published studies comparing the nutritional quality of organic and conventional foods, conducted by Boulder, Colo.-based The Organic Center, found that organic plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables, and grains) contain higher levels of eight of 11 nutrients studied, including significantly greater concentrations of health-promoting polyphenols and antioxidants.
This weekend, it will be "lights out" at Pittsburgh-based H. J. Heinz Co. offices across the world as Heinz and its employees observe Earth Hour 2008, a bright idea to help combat climate change and promote energy conservation.
One-third of U.S. women say they would give up sex for a month if they could lose weight, but many women just skip meals, according to a survey by White Plaines, N.Y.-based Dannon, reports UPI. The Dannon Light & Fit recent calorie IQ survey found more than one-third of women...
Most consumers are feeling pinched in the pocketbook, but there are those fortunate few with money to burn. In fact, some of the world’s super-rich are amassing Pernod Ricard SA’s Perrier-Jouet brand limited-edition deluxe champagne offering with a hefty price-tag of $5,300 a bottle, or nearly $79,000 for a case...
A team of scientists from the Philadelphia-based Monell Center and Tokyo University of Agriculture used a new molecular method to identify chemical compounds from common foods that activate human bitter taste receptors, proving a practical means to manipulate food flavor in general and bitter taste in particular.
St. Patrick's Day is traditionally held on March 17. This year, the Vatican ordered it to be moved to March 15 because an early Easter causes March 17 to fall in Holy Week, according to Noreen Kinney, president, Academy of the Culinary Arts.
"Seniors, particularly baby boomers, each believe they belong to a market segment made up of exactly one person," says Quinnipiac's Blaine Branchik, reports the New York Times. "Many believe the only thing they have in common is that they are all so unique that they have nothing in common," he adds.
The upward pace of mergers & acquisitions in the food industry continued in 2007, with a total of 413 transactions completed during the year and an additional 60 agreed upon, but not yet closed by the end of the year, according to Elmwood Park, N.J.-based The Food Institute, which has...
Environmentalists are on a mission to rid the planet of plastic water bottles. According to Beverage Digest, retail sales of bottled water (excluding vending and Wal-Mart) grew only 9 percent in 2007 compared with 16 percent in 2006.