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Eating frog fallopian tubes: A shift in the very idea of food

Nov 15, 2013
Author Dana Goodyear dives into the implications of Americans eating weirder stuff
Posted In: Food, diet, nutrition

Alton Brown says 3-D printing could revolutionize cooking

Oct 16, 2013
The Food Network star talks about his live show, gives a list of important kitchen innovations and talks about blending up cockroaches.
Posted In: Food, Food Network, Alton Brown, 3D printing

Coke by any other name: Who makes your soft drink?

Sep 27, 2013
Coke, Pepsi, Nestlé? Do you know who makes the beverages you drink?
Posted In: Coca-cola, Pepsi, Dr Pepper, soda, bottled water

Why hummus is looking for some sports fans

Aug 14, 2013
One brand of hummus is hoping to appeal to more male consumers across the U.S.
Posted In: hummus, NFL, advertising, Food

The world's most expensive burgers

Aug 5, 2013
The world's first lab-grown burger has gone through its first taste test. At $332,000, it might be considered a bit pricey. How does it compare to other gourmet burgers?
Posted In: Expensive stuff, expensive, hamburgers

Hot Pockets heat up with effort to lure foodies

Aug 2, 2013
The handheld, sandwich-like pastry is relaunching with healthier, higher-quality ingredients to appeal to millennials.
Posted In: Hot Pockets, marketing, Food

Food stamps may be cut from new farm bill

Jul 8, 2013
In an effort to get it passed, some in Congress want to split the food-stamps part of the bill from the farm subsidy part.
Posted In: farm bill, Congress, food stamps, Agriculture

Cheap beer not as cheap anymore

Jul 4, 2013
As hipsters demand more Pabst Blue Ribbon, restaurants and bars raise prices.
Posted In: beer, Pabst Brewing Co.

5 wine picks under $30

Jul 4, 2013
Want to pair your cheeseburger with a nice affordable wine? Well, take a look at these choices.
Posted In: wine, sommelier

Yuck: A fourth-grader's undercover look at school lunch

Jun 28, 2013
In the fall of 2011, fourth-grader Zachary Maxwell set out to show his parents and the world his less-than-appetizing lunch tray reality.
Posted In: Food, food and drink, school lunches, nutrition, Health

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You hear it a lot: For the economy to get better, we all have to spend more. Consumer confidence, consumer spending, consumer interest, consumer debt.... it's the consumer economy. But didn't spending too much get us in trouble a few years ago? Can we afford the consumer economy? Marketplace explores how we consume, what we get from it, what it costs, and whether we can keep it up.