You might recognize Boston's Long Island as the basis for the thriller movie and book "Shutter Island." Based on a Dennis Lehane novel and set in an isolated asylum in the Boston Harbor, the movie is probably best remembered as Leonardo DiCaprio's second theatrical attempt at a Boston accent, for better or for worse. In real life, though, the 225-acre Long Island has … [Read more...] about Remember ‘Shutter Island’? Now it’s an urban farm for low-income families.
General Mills just made a big decision to make its cereal products more ... well, like real food. It's a pretty huge move for the company, which sells a ton of cereal (like, more cereal than any other company in the U.S.), and it was prompted by one simple fact: Americans are demanding better. We're simply listening to consumers and these ingredients are not what people are … [Read more...] about America’s appetite for natural food is changing, and General Mills noticed.