Food and Drink - Most Commented
Feb 7, 2012
Liquor sales have risen even as the state's economy has slumped. In turn, Ohio is embracing its homegrown booze industry.
Apr 25, 2011
Thanks to unusual temperatures and rainfall, coffee production is falling in some parts of the world, just as emerging markets like India and China are embracing the drink.
Apr 12, 2011
Francis Ford Coppola, director of film classics like "The Godfather," has lured famed wine expert Phillippe Bascaules away from France to revive his Napa Valley winery.
Apr 6, 2011
Wheat up! Corn up! Onions up! Why the price of food commodities does not always translate to the price of food.
Mar 29, 2011
A new food safety law that requires stores, growers, and distributors to be able to trace every stop in the supply chain is creating a whole new business.
Mar 10, 2011
Starbucks is joining forces with Green Mountain to sell single-serve coffee and tea for Green Mountain's Keurig machines. Green Mountain already dominates the coffee-pod market. With Starbucks, its machines will become the industry standard.
Mar 4, 2011
After 25 years, the National Pork Board is changing its advertising tune. Out goes "The Other White Meat." In comes "Pork: Be Inspired."
Mar 3, 2011
Shortages and price shocks have helped along protests in the Middle East. One factor in rising food prices is climate change, says the Earth Policy Institute.
Mar 2, 2011
A California lawmaker has proposed a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages like soda. Bob Moon speaks to LA Times consumer columnist David Lazarus about whether the tax would work and why it may hit lower-income households hardest.
Feb 24, 2011
File this under everything is related: The rise and decline of oil and wine prices march almost in lockstep.