Food

Mickey D'sease?

Study links 'Western diet' with ADHD in kids

Australian scientists find that a diet high in processed foods and meat is associated with an increased risk of ADHD for kids.Yet another reason to eat those veggies.

Tom's kitchen

New-potato nirvana, transformed into a meal

When the first potatoes came in this week, I made a classic post-harvest "second breakfast." Get the recipe.

Hub grub

Online food co-ops like Nebraska's create innovative virtual farmers markets

Right now, I'm facing a problem shared by scores of farmers. I have four lambs that have been raised entirely on grass, and I know there are customers eager to buy them. I just don't …

Yeah, that's a chip on my shoulder

Will Frito-Lay's new traveling greenhouse really sell more potato chips?

Frito-Lay, the $13 billion business unit of PepsiCo, is spending millions to try and persuade people it's a simple, farmer-friendly company, and I haven't the faintest clue why.

Stir-fried pork

With the global climate pact dead, China gets hungry for U.S. factory pork

China's growing appetite for meat -- and its rapid conversion to U.S.-style industrial meat production -- may prove just as damaging to the climate as its growing proliferation of cars. The only winners will be …

Get fried

Cooking outside my comfort zone, Part 1: A remembrance of squash blossoms past

In honor of National Farmers Market Week next week, I attempt to fry up some fiori di zucca.

Anti- up

Smoking vs. obesity: Which health issue most deserves taxpayers' dollars?

Anti-smoking spending is down, while anti-obesity spending is up. Is this really a problem?

Call, don't send flowers

School lunch reform still alive — but in critical condition

The school lunch reform bill is finally moving in Congress -- but perhaps not fast enough to save it.

Why chew when you can sip?

WTFood: Would you drink Jamba Juice's 'Cheeseburger Chill Smoothie'?

Fast-food turf wars are nothing new. What's new is when one restaurant openly mocks the others for it with an amazing product like Jamba Juice's Cheeseburger Chill Smoothie, "a delightful mix of real beefy goodness, …