Can a greenhouse grow energy savings, too?
A grocery store, greenhouse, hotel and community college will be among a diverse group of West Coast organizations testing the next generation of fuel cells that produce both electric power and heat while ...
Germany upholds warning for vegetables
(AP) -- Researchers still have not been able to pinpoint the cause for a deadly foodborne bacterial outbreak that has hit Germany and other European nations, Germany's agriculture minister said Wednesday.
Cultivating supply chain experts
When a supply chain is firing on all cylinders -- moving products, information and money on schedule -- it goes largely unnoticed, at least to the average consumer. You expect to find the supplies you need ...
Warning labels better than a fat tax, study shows
Warning labels on junk food would be more effective than a "fat" tax for deterring overweight people from making unhealthy purchases, a new University of Alberta study has found.
Locally grown? It all depends on how you define it
(AP) -- The No. 2 official at the Agriculture Department recently got a real-life lesson in the loose definition of the trendiest word in groceries: "local."
Shoppers shrug off fears about toxic reusable bags
(AP) -- So you care about the environment, and you take a reusable shopping bag with you to the grocery store to avoid polluting the planet with countless plastic sacks. Now you find out your bag is made ...
NYC public school students have high levels of access to convenience stores with unhealthy food
Most studies of the food choices available near public schools have focused on fast food outlets rather than the full range of options available to schoolchildren. A new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman ...
Will organic fruit, vegetables get cheaper soon?
Many grocery stores now carry at least some types of organic fruit and vegetables, thanks to the growing demand for these products that are viewed as more environmentally friendly and safer to eat than other produce. From ...
Toddler foods too sweet
Fifty three percent of food products specifically targeted to babies and toddlers in Canadian grocery stores have an excessive proportion—more than 20 per cent—of calories coming from sugar, according to a new study by ...
Study: 'Generic' brands save you money, even if you don't buy them
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business suggests the simple presence of the store brand can save you money at the grocery store, even if you don't buy it.
Genealogical tourism redefining leisure travel market, professor says
For the work-weary, the word "vacation" may conjure images of leisurely, carefree days at the beach sipping umbrella drinks. But according to published research by a University of Illinois expert in tourism ...
Avoiding the aisles at the grocery store can help keep off unwanted pounds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Shopping the perimeter of your local grocery store and avoiding the aisles will give you a head start on fighting the battle of the bulge.
Cooling inflammation for healthier arteries
Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-funded scientists have reported new reasons for choosing "heart-healthy" oats at the grocery store.
Why or 'wine-not' let New York groceries sell wine?
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Cornell researcher has developed simulation models to predict the economic implications of selling wine in New York grocery stores. With a new law, the state could reap about $22 million a year.