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When the mercury rises

Bio-engineered vegetables. Mad cow disease. E-coli outbreaks. Anthony Bourdain uncovering the dirty little secrets of restaurant kitchens. Atkins vs. The Zone. Seafood: health benefit or danger?

The week in ideas, September 28, 2012

In this installment: McDonald’s on TV and on the brain. And horse and deer in the kitchen. Enjoy.

On the day after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Romana Medeiros suggested to some of her colleagues that terrorism might be a viable threat to the food supply...

Cleanliness (96%), menu selection and variety (94%) and comfortable seating (91%) are the most important components of creating a visit-worthy atmosphere at a restaurant, according to a new report from Mintel.

CORVALLIS, OR - A research scientist has recommended that prevention is better than product recall in reducing food intoxication."When an outbreak occurs,...

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would make good on a campaign promise to expand the city’s paid sick leave law as soon as April 1.

WASINGTON, DC - The outlook for the restaurant industry has become increasingly optimistic, as the National Restaurant Association's comprehensive index of...

A prankster in Spain used social media to spread assertions, backed up with mock newspaper headlines, that the contagion had been traced to a unit of the chain.

Nutrition watchdog Center for Science in the Public Interest has offered a 50th anniversary message to McDonald's.

Three-fifths of consumers now believe restaurants can offer food that is both healthful and tasty, reports Chicago research company Technomic.

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