Ensuring a green future for the last open prairie in Lakewood, Colo., won’t be easy.
July 24, 2014
In the 1960s, Fred Kummerow knew trans fats were dangerous. For decades, no one believed him. Now 99 and still publishing research, he has more contrarian ideas about what really causes heart disease.
December 17, 2013
With a majority of American consumers concerned over the possible health hazards of high fructose corn syrup, the sweetener has become a nutritional liability for food manufacturers. The fact that science doesn’t support this demonization doesn’t seem to matter.
April 30, 2010
A startup company wants to help employers cut healthcare costs by getting employees on diets of whole, unrefined foods.
November 29, 2009
Activist groups criticize Wal-Mart and other big retailers for getting their organic milk from large factory farms that dilute the principles of organic agriculture.
September 16, 2006
Many scientists say there is little data to back up the demonization of high-fructose corn syrup as worse than regular sugar.
July 2, 2006
McDonald’s has attracted considerable attention for introducing healthy food items like salads and fruit. Yet the company’s core business continues to be fast-food staples, like double cheeseburgers and fried chicken sandwiches from the Dollar Menu.
April 19, 2006
The heated controversy over the artificial sweetener aspartame and new research showing a cancer link.
February 12, 2006
The struggle over standards in a fast-growing food category.
November 1, 2005
Food scientists are concocting new ingredients to try and make food healthier, including fat-repellent coatings and modified food starches marketed as fiber.
August 11, 2005
As concerns mount over the nation’s elevated obesity rates, food companies have created advisory boards, putting nutrition experts who might otherwise be critics on the payroll.
May 2, 2005
Recycled, organic, natural, biodegradable… Welcome to the murky world of green marketing. Fortunately, the fog is beginning to clear.
University of Minnesota Momentum Magazine
Continental Airlines’ biofuel-powered test flight sets the industry’s course towards brighter skies.
Advances in clean coal are promising, but no one should be celebrating just yet.
February 14, 2009
Can wind power a rural renaissance?
The first woman CEO of one of the world’s biggest mining companies is pushing a wildly controversial project. At stake is half-trillion dollars worth of minerals, millions of wild salmon, and a new corporate strategy for a tarnished industry.
Why rhetoric is more plentiful than products at America’s largest retailers.
Why FedEx’s ambitious goal of putting 30,000 hybrid vehicles on the road by 2013 has stalled.
The giant wants to sell $20 billion worth of eco-friendly innovations by 2013. But what about those controversial ingredients?