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Homegrown alcohol industry a bright spot for Ohio

Feb 7, 2012
Liquor sales have risen even as the state's economy has slumped. In turn, Ohio is embracing its homegrown booze industry.
Posted In: beer, wine, Ohio, liquor sales

Coffee prices on their way up

Apr 25, 2011
Thanks to unusual temperatures and rainfall, coffee production is falling in some parts of the world, just as emerging markets like India and China are embracing the drink.
Posted In: Food

Coppola makes leading wine expert a deal he can't refuse

Apr 12, 2011
Francis Ford Coppola, director of film classics like "The Godfather," has lured famed wine expert Phillippe Bascaules away from France to revive his Napa Valley winery.
Posted In: Food

All food prices are not created equal

Apr 6, 2011
Wheat up! Corn up! Onions up! Why the price of food commodities does not always translate to the price of food.
Posted In: Food

Avoiding recalls by tracking food from seed to supermarket

Mar 29, 2011
A new food safety law that requires stores, growers, and distributors to be able to trace every stop in the supply chain is creating a whole new business.
Posted In: Food

Starbucks and Green Mountain double up for single-serve

Mar 10, 2011
Starbucks is joining forces with Green Mountain to sell single-serve coffee and tea for Green Mountain's Keurig machines. Green Mountain already dominates the coffee-pod market. With Starbucks, its machines will become the industry standard.
Posted In: Food

The pork industry adopts a new ad slogan

Mar 4, 2011
After 25 years, the National Pork Board is changing its advertising tune. Out goes "The Other White Meat." In comes "Pork: Be Inspired."

U.N. reports prices for many foods at record highs

Mar 3, 2011
Shortages and price shocks have helped along protests in the Middle East. One factor in rising food prices is climate change, says the Earth Policy Institute.
Posted In: Food

California lawmaker lobbies for sweetened-beverage tax

Mar 2, 2011
A California lawmaker has proposed a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages like soda. Bob Moon speaks to LA Times consumer columnist David Lazarus about whether the tax would work and why it may hit lower-income households hardest.
Posted In: Food, Health

All going up: Oil prices, gas prices, a good glass of wine

Feb 24, 2011
File this under everything is related: The rise and decline of oil and wine prices march almost in lockstep.
Posted In: Food, Oil

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On January 8, 1964, LBJ used his first State of the Union Address to declare an unconditional war on poverty. He launched a legislative onslaught to create programs that enhanced the social safety net, and many of them survive today. But perhaps the most eloquent passage in his speech was this: “Unfortunately, many Americans live on the outskirts of hope--some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both. Our task is to help replace their despair with opportunity.”