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ConAgra to buy Ralcorp for $4.95 billion

Nov 27, 2012
Giant food company ConAgra is getting a little more giant. It's agreed to buy private-label food producer Ralcorp for about $4.95 billion.
Posted In: food and drink, ConAgra

Company seeks American cheese 'revolution'

Nov 26, 2012
Health-conscious cheesemaker Organic Valley wants in the multi-billion market for American cheese.
Posted In: cheese, Food, organic

Cadbury to release non-melting chocolate bar

Nov 26, 2012
Cadbury, which is now owned by Kraft Foods, has developed a chocolate bar resistant to heat up 104 degrees.
Posted In: Kraft, chocolate, cadbury, Tech

The economics of wasted leftovers

Nov 23, 2012
Americans trash millions of dollars worth of Thanksgiving turkey.
Posted In: leftovers, Thanksgiving, Food

Leftovers Economy: What do you do with your Thanksgiving surplus? Post your photos to our map.

Nov 23, 2012
Americans waste an estimated 40 percent of the food we make. But how does that stand up on Thanksgiving, a holiday known for its leftovers?
Posted In: leftovers, Thanksgiving

Climate change comes to the cranberry bog

Nov 19, 2012
Cranberry growers in Massachusetts are starting to look elsewhere to farm as a warming climate makes managing bogs more expensive and interferes with the maturing of berries.
Posted In: Cranberries, Massachusetts, climate change

Is Mexican company Bimbo eyeing Hostess?

Nov 19, 2012
Attention Twinkies lovers! All is not lost. Parent company Hostess begins its liquidation process, and one rumored buyer is a global bakery conglomerate from Mexico.
Posted In: Hostess, Twinkies, bimbo

Food stamps holding up farm bill

Nov 19, 2012
Congress is considering changes in the $80 Billion food stamp program, known as SNAP.
Posted In: food stamps, SNAP, hunger

Chobani's overnight billionaire

Nov 19, 2012
Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya shares his views on the yogurt company's success, plans for the future, and what Chobani has meant for the region around South Edmeston, New York.
Posted In: yogurt, Food

Hostess to close, but what about the Twinkies?

Nov 16, 2012
The snack cake maker has filed for permission to liquidate, but will Twinkies go down with it?
Posted In: Twinkies, Hostess

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