Food and Drink - Trending
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Feb 24, 2011
File this under everything is related: The rise and decline of oil and wine prices march almost in lockstep.
Jan 19, 2011
Starbucks announced that customers can now pay for their coffee with their smart phones. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
Jan 10, 2011
Crumbs Bake Shop, a national cupcake chain, announced that it will be going public. The company plans on putting the money generated from listing shares on an exchange towards a major expansion. But is this just a fad? Alisa Roth reports.
Dec 31, 2010
China's Mid-Autumn Festival and its tradition of eating mooncakes has lent itself to an underground economy worth billions.
Dec 27, 2010
The former pesticide of choice, methyl bromide, was banned internationally. The alternative is methyl iodide, which scientists is toxic. But the state of California says its toxicity can be minimized through regulation. Marketplace's Adriene Hill reports.