In this era of skyrocketing food prices, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey contends that food is still far cheaper than it was a century ago and we should be spending more on what we eat.
Smoke, paprika, ricotta, duck fat, pintxos, meatballs, oysters, low-brow chicken, pop-up restaur ... More >>
While we wait for this Sunday's showdown between the Steelers and the Packers, we're feeling nostalgic for the big games of our past.
We've been spoiled lately with some pretty exciting Super Bowls. But we remember a time not so long ago when the ultimate championship tended to be something ... More >>
Being New York's most recognizable bald vegan just wasn't enough for Moby, who's now added "anthology editor" to his list of accomplishments. The musician and Teany co-founder has just edited (with Miyun Park) Gristle, a collection of essays about meat.
John Mackey may have been a PR nightmare for Whole Foods, but no company -- like no person -- can be all bad. The Bowery location of Whole Foods, for example, is donating 5 percent of all purchases made today to the Lower Eastside Girls Club, an organization that aims to empower girls living ... More >>
John MackeyPlenty of people saw this coming in the wake of his Wall Street Journal tirade against the Obama health care plan, but it appears that John Mackey has finally stepped down as the chairman of Whole Foods.
clevercupcakes/flickrWill the cupcake craze live on through the teens?'Tis the season for round-ups and countdowns. And we're doubly lucky this year, it being the end of a decade, that we get to look back not just on the last 365 days, but the last 10 years in trends, bests, and worsts. Two p ... More >>
What are some of the buzziest openings to look forward to in 2010? Keith McNally and Nate Appleman's Pulino's Bar and Pizzeria, natch. But also Loreley Williamsburg, Zak Pelaccio's Fatty Cue, and No. 7 Sub in the Ace Hotel.
The city is getting increasingly lax on smoking speakeasi ... More >>
Dan Winters for the New YorkerJohn Mackey eats his vegetables, denies global warming You might remember the brouhaha when Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey came out against government-backed health care reform this summer. You may also recall the incident about two years ago when it ... More >>
Whole Foods CEO John Mackey talks about his supermarket chain returning its roots: health food. He's pulling things like the chocolate fountain and many indulgent foods, and adding more features like salad bars with oil-free dressing.
Meanwhile, Whole Foods is recalling several products ... More >>
Whole Foods shares recently fell 8.6 percent after more than tripling over the past year. CEO John Mackey said he expects no "positive change in the economy over the short term," adding that 2010 sales should improve slightly.
Kraft is expected to make its hostile takeover offer ... More >>
Norman E. Borlaug, a plant pathologist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his work in industrialized food production, which fought starvation worldwide, died Saturday in Dallas. Borlaug felt that environmentalists were hampering world food production by attacking the use of pesticides. ... More >>
The latest food safety scare involves a snack mix made by Snack King Foods in Rochester called Island Snacks Natures Mix. The product, sold at Kmart, is being recalled due to the detection of undeclared sulfites during routine tests.
BlackBook rounds up the best comfort food spots ... More >>
The Fruit Hunters by Adam Leith Gollner will be turned into a movie. Yung Chang, who directed the 2007 film Up the Yangtze, is adapting the book as part of a program at the Canadian Film Center.
Fried pickles are cropping up on menus around the country. In New York, you can find f ... More >>
A union-backed investor has accused Whole Foods CEO John Mackey of damaging the company's reputation and called for him to be ousted following a controversial anti-health care reform op-ed he wrote in The Wall Street Journal.
Chefs like Mario Batali and Marcus Samuelsson are modify ... More >>
Because nothing dampens outrage like the promise of bulk bins and vacuum-packed bags of goji berries, Upper West Siders lined up last night for a preview of the new Whole Foods at 97th Street and Columbus. According to Racked, the new store, located on the site of a former jazz club, won't be sellin ... More >>
Jill Richardson, who writes the blog La Vida Locavore, recently published an excerpt from her book Recipe for America in the Alter.net website. In it, she details how she went undercover at a Whole Foods store in San Diego, California. Richardson works in the bakery, and the manner in which " ... More >>
Dole Food has filed the paperwork to go public, the second time it has done so after going private in 2003. The company, currently owned by LA billionaire David Murdock, hopes to raise $500 million.
Since Whole Foods CEO John Mackey publicly criticized President Obama's health car ... More >>
Yesterday, Fork in the Road reported on a boycott being organized against Whole Foods, in response to a right-wing editorial reviling health care reform by founder John Mackey published in the Wall Street Journal. Later in the day, in response to a near-universal outcry among the liberal cust ... More >>
Hungry Girl heads to the new Yankee Stadium to scope out tasty low-cal foods and finds Lobel's Steak Sandwich (464 calories), Nathan's Grilled Chicken Sandwich (380 calories), and cotton candy (175 calories).
The Hudson Valley, once known as New York's "breadbasket," is full of gr ... More >>
Did you once boycott Domino's Pizza because of its support of the anti-abortion movement and other right wing causes? Well, here's another politically retrograde business to add to your boycott list: Whole Foods.
According to an article in the current Counterpunch by Russell Mokhiber, of sin ... More >>