Hi, Dr. Melina. I was wanting your opinion on eating for your blood type. I am reading a book about it and wanted to know your thoughts.
For some businesses, giving back means making a tax-deductible donation to a local little league team. But for Teatulia, an organic tea company, giving back means creating a better life for a community halfway around the globe.
What are your thoughts on the latest release of the 'dirty dozen' fruits and vegetables list, released this week by the Environmental Working Group?
In 2008, Roberta's gourmet restaurant opened in Brooklyn, offering local food, grown amid the desolate warehouse blocks.
The phrase "organic farming" was coined in 1940 by Lord Northbourne, a British author and Olympic athlete who helped launch the organic movement.
icon this month explores photography and meets some of the most iconic photographers of the last few decades.
In the wake of an outbreak that has left an estimated 1,300 people sick with salmonella infections, and the recall of more than half a billion eggs, a debate is brewing over whether modern farming methods pose a health risk.
When Jean Chae's mother was diagnosed with liver cancer seven years ago, the entire family took a new lease on life.
What is WWOOFing? Well, for short, it is your ticket to an incredible farming experience in one of over 50 countries in the world. Think of any country and they are likely to have WWOOF hosts there, ready to take you in with open arms.
The northwest state of Punjab is popularly known as the breadbasket of India.
Farmers in India are ditching chemicals and returning to traditional farming methods. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.
An icy asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Saturn is adding credence to theories that Earth's water was delivered from space, according to a report published in the new issue of the science journal Nature.
American denialism threatens many areas of scientific progress, including the widespread fear of vaccines and the useless trust placed in the vast majority of dietary supplements quickly come to mind.
Author Michael Specter says the public's growing fear of science and reason spells disaster for human progress.
CNN's David McKenzie reports how some Nairobi city dwellers are finding simple solutions for staying healthy.
Advocates for improved school nutrition hope the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, a bill cleared for a final vote by the Senate this past Wednesday, might pave the way for lunch programs across the country to replicate the success of a deliciously successful pilot project in Berkeley, California.
When organic dairy farmer Vaughn Chase received a letter informing him that processor H. P. Hood would no longer be taking his milk, he feared he'd be forced out of business.
As 2010 kicks off, CNNHealth Diet & Fitness expert Dr. Melina Jampolis urges you to think beyond calories and working out and focus on bigger changes that could help you live a healthier life.
Americans spent close to $28 billion in 2008 on organic edibles, up from $1 billion in 1990, according to The Organic Trade Association. And organic foods remain an area of growth even with the rising cost of grocery items and tougher economic times.
The actress, who is grieving the loss of her son, urges support of the Child Nutrition Act
CNN photojournalist William Walker takes us the city that many hope will one day have zero waste.
Last year, downtown Atlanta lost a convention to another Southern city because the visiting group perceived the other city as "greener" than Atlanta. The loss propelled Holly Elmore into action.
Doing the environmentally correct thing can be a challenge. After all, there aren't many of us who actually have the time or enterprise to compost or the spare cash to replace the washer, dryer, or other appliances with the latest energy-efficient models.
Have your kids ever seen a cranberry bean?
Since the revolution in 1959 Cuba has been many things to many people, but the collapse of the Soviet Union meant few have seen the island state as a vision of the future.
A state-of-the-art plant in Singapore produces energy from food scraps. CNN's Andrew Stevens has more.
Like many busy couples, Andy and Rachel Berliner turned to frozen dinners when home cooking wasn't on the agenda. One night in 1987 they came up with a better idea. The result: organic powerhouse Amy's Kitchen.
If you've ever found yourself in your local supermarket agonizing about whether the organic apples will be a more nutritional and greener choice than the cheaper non-organic ones, you're probably not alone.
"I'm obsessed that women find alternatives to eat which are low in fat," she says
Would you pay over $5 for all-natural cleaner made with eucalyptus essence? How about a 20% premium for paper towels made from 100% unbleached recycled paper? Shoppers are often asked to pay more for environmentally friendly goods, but they might want to think twice before shelling out.
CNN's Gerri Willis takes a look at how to go about choosing organic foods.
The French President loses a vote on genetically modified crops, revealing divisions within the French right
These days, you can't read a product label or menu without coming across the latest eco-friendly buzzword. Find out which ones impart real information and which should be lost in translation.
While many companies are now rushing to "go green," recent surveys show American consumers are getting turned off by the organic hype for three reasons: price, skepticism and confusion.
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In 1994, Walter Robb, then a regional president at a fast growing natural foods chain called Whole Foods, chose a new primary distributor to handle the bulk of the deliveries to his stores in Northern California.
The Coca-Cola Company said Tuesday it will buy a 40% stake in Honest Tea, a 10-year-old organic bottled tea upstart that grew its sales 70% last year.
Twenty-five years ago, on a visit to Disney's Epcot Center with his mother, a young environmental activist named Gary Hirshberg came across an exhibit on farming sponsored by Kraft. He was appalled by the display of chemical fertilizers and pesticides - "chemistry gone mad," he calls it - and vowed to find a way to produce food more sustainably.
We've been hiking for hours along the Inverness Ridge Trail, above the shining blue ribbon of Tomales Bay, and we're ravenous. Maybe it's all the gazing at the water that leads my boyfriend, Peter, and me to look at each other and mouth the same word: "oysters."
True or False: Organic food is free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
Mark Retzloff, a pioneer of the $16.7 billion organic food industry and president of Aurora Organic Dairy, lobbied for years for strict government regulation of organics. He got what he wanted - and then some.
If you want to know where American food traditions are headed, look back. Many of today's most healthful eating trends bear a strong resemblance to yesterday's: Nearby farms offering nutritious, peak-of-season produce; slow-cooked dinners that foster leisurely family meals; an emphasis on meatless dishes and minimally processed foods.
The entrepreneur who brought soy to the masses is back -- and this time he's selling bacteria.
Some consumers pay $5 or $6 a gallon for organic milk, up to twice as much as the conventional kind. They're not always getting their money's worth.
Squishy federal guidelines on what makes a farm "organic" have advocates like Mark Kastel demanding stricter standards -- and forcing big producers to comply
Health Minute: Organic food
The Securities and Exchange Commission opened an informal inquiry into online posts made under a pseudonym by Whole Food's CEO John Mackey, a newspaper reported Friday.
It's bound to go down the wrong way in Beijing: A U.S. health food company will label its products "China-Free" to ease concerns about contamination.
Whole Foods, the nation's popular and fast-growing chain of "healthy" supermarkets, makes you feel good about groceries the moment you enter. Its mountains of lustrous produce, farmer's-market ambience and declared mission to provide you with the freshest natural and organic products make it seem as though you're doing a good deed for yourself and the environment. But not everything at Whole Foods is all that wholesome. And buying there could cost you a lot more than at other supermarketsâ€”which is why some dub the store "Whole Paycheck." When you shop there, keep these pointers in mind.
People looking for another reason to buy organic milk besides the health and environmental benefits may get one they never anticipated - price.
The chief executive of Whole Foods Market told his board of directors the $565 million acquisition of rival Wild Oats Markets would avoid "nasty price wars" in several markets, according to a federal court filing unsealed Tuesday.
Suddenly it seems organic is everywhere.
The organic market is growing at a steady pace of nearly 20 percent annually, and that translates into organic alternatives in nearly every grocery aisle -- from snack foods to frozen meals to baked goods. "Everyone wants to be healthy and these foods convey an aura of health," says Marion Nestle, Ph.D., professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University and author of "What to Eat." Here, experts compare some of the benefits and drawbacks of going organic.
Everyone wants to be green. But when it comes to ponying up the cash, parting with the green can be a bit more difficult.
When Jon Cadoux started brewing beer at home during college it was more of a hobby than a professional pursuit, but when it became his obsession he knew that it would have to be a career.
The king of organic retailing sets out to find - and nourish - small farmers, bakers and other artisans.
DAVE COLSON, A SPARE MAN WITH A WELL-TRIMMED folksinger's beard and a dusty seed-catalog cap, doesn't seem like a talkative sort. But Colson, 50, and wife Chris, 55, are full of questions today. Fo...
Add heaps of red worms to mountains of raw, rotting garbage. Then collect the worms' feces, brew it into a liquid, and squeeze it into a used soda bottle.
A policy research group is accusing Wal-Mart of "organic fraud," the latest controversy to arise as the world's largest retailer pushes into the organic food industry.
Facing stiff competition from rival Costco, warehouse club operator Sam's Club is hoping to bring in new customers beyond its main small business clientele by selling more "affordable luxuries" like pricey diamond baubles and a $2.7 million jet.
At first glance, Sevananda wouldn't seem like one of the pioneers of a multibillion-dollar industry that is transforming the way Americans eat and shop.
CNN.com asked users for their thoughts on the rise of organic foods, recycled products and eco-friendly ingredients. Here is a sampling of the responses, some of which have been edited:
"Doesn't it feel good to have this kind of commitment made by the company that you are part of? Don't you feel proud?"
Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, is pushing into organics with a vengeance.
"Would you or do you eat G.M. food?"
At the R&D facility of Honest Tea, brewmeister Michael Petrone passes around samples of a new organic tea. Petrone, just 24, joined the company as an intern last year and rose quickly to a full-tim...
The tiny town of Bolinas, Calif., has always enjoyed a renown far out of proportion to its population. An hour's drive north of San Francisco along a cinematic coastal highway, the 1,400-person ham...
Yale University's Sage Hall is a long way from Alburgh, Vermont, a tiny agricultural hamlet that sits on a peninsula jutting southward from Canada into frigid Lake Champlain.
Trader Joe's pioneered the concept. Whole Foods took it upscale. Now Supervalu, the $20 billion discount grocery giant, is moving into the lucrative natural- and organic-foods niche, which is expec...
If you've ever wanted to buy more organic food but didn't want to take out a second mortgage to do so, a new report by Consumer Reports can help stretch your health-conscious dollar further.
Organic spelt flatbread at Whole Foods isn't cheap, and at about $150 a share, the natural food grocer's stock isn't either.
Travel always provides a lot of experiences, but it can also produce a lot of carbon emissions as well.
Comet Tempel 1, the target of NASA's Deep Impact probe, turns out to be quite fragile, with no more substance than a snowbank, scientists said on Tuesday.
What is life like on a farm that doesn't benefit from federal subsidies? A lot more entrepreneurial, it seems. An increasing number of independent-minded farmers have kicked the subsidized-crop hab...
Talk to Jeremy Grantham about the stock market, and you get the impression the sky is about to fall. For years the chairman and chief strategist of money-management firm Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo ...
The Whole Foods Market in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood is a Friday-night scene. Singles flirt over a table of organic tomatoes on the vine, balls of fresh mozzarella, and fragrant bunches of b...
Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo is one of the best-performing fund families in the country. With some of the world's ritziest clients, including the Yale and Princeton endowment funds, it has status to burn.
Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo is one of the best-performing fund families in the country. With some of the world's ritziest clients, including the Yale and Princeton endowment funds, it has status to ...
It's 2040, and America's corporate titans have convened for a conference boondoggle to compare net worth and catch up on the latest gossip. A mellow Bill Gates presides over it all with the kindly ...
If you think organic foods are just for bourgeois bohemians--Birkenstock-wearing, tofu-eating baby boomers--well, think again. The organic foods industry has mushroomed over the past decade into an...
Molecular biologist John Fagan, 52, is the co-founder and chairman of testing and certification service Genetic ID, which helps the agrifood industry pass regulatory and consumer hurdles. Fagan mad...
Last June, Gordon Conway, a scholarly British ecologist, walked into the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., for a momentous meeting with Monsanto's board. The company had invited him for a private ...
You've seen the ads: "I get enough bull at work. I don't need to smoke it," says one. "Fire up a real one," urges another.
Remember when "sugar" was a grrreat word to have on a food label? Not anymore. These days, labels entice you with the promise of diet-conscious, healthy eating. Don't always believe what you read t...
''When consumers walk down the aisles of their supermarkets these days,'' says Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, ''they encounter scores ...
Steer your cart down the immaculate aisles of Fresh Fields' new 30,000-square- foot market in Alexandria, Va. for the first time and, while everything looks familiar, you sense the landscape is sub...
''I'm not a nuts-and-berries kind of guy,'' observes John Baldwin, sounding more like a consummate consumer than a rabid environmentalist as he devours a vanilla ice cream cone at the local McDonal...
Estrogen watchers, take note: Three ounces of steak from a cow implanted with growth hormones contains 1.9 nanograms of estrogen. If that sounds like a lot, it's not. Three ounces of soybean oil ha...