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U.K. gets big on cheese

Sep 28, 2010
Soon cheese-makers across the United Kingdom face off for the title of supreme champion at the Great British Cheese Festival. The British Cheese industry has experienced something of a renaissance in recent years, and artisans from all over the country are turning up the heat on their European neighbors. Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Food

U.K. frets over biscuit brand takeover

Sep 27, 2010
The U.K. could be on the receiving end of a foreign takeover bid. The Chinese are reported to be stalking one of Britain's biggest food companies, United Biscuits, and it's causing a flurry of concern. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

This Bud's for you... and it's free

Sep 23, 2010
As part of a new marketing campaign next week, Budweiser will hand out free brewskis in bars and restaurants nationwide. The company is trying to attract younger drinkers. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Food

A black market for mooncakes in China

Sep 21, 2010
China's mid-Autumn Festival and its tradition of eating mooncakes has lent itself to an underground economy worth billions.
Posted In: Crime, Food, Travel

NYC's underground grilled cheese

Sep 21, 2010
An entrepreneur named "Ronnie" in New York City's Lower East Side has found an intriguing way to do business: hungry customers get his number from a friend or a friend's friend, text him for a grilled cheese sandwich, and voila -- melted cheddar on Rye bread 15 minutes later. Brendan Francis Newnam gave it a try.
Posted In: New York

Sustainable fishing: What's the catch?

Aug 5, 2010
One of the clearest signals that grocery stores are going "green" is the proliferation of products touting "sustainable" credentials. Lately, that label has hooked the West Coast's tuna fishing industry. But what exactly does "sustainable fishing" mean? Rob Manning reports.
Posted In: Food

What's making farmers markets grow?

Aug 4, 2010
The USDA says the number of farmers' markets shot up 16% in the last year. Why? Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

The food-truck economy

Jul 30, 2010
Kai Ryssdal takes a look at the burgeoning gourmet food truck industry -- who's behind it and what makes a successful food truck.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Food

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