Corn syrup v. Corn sugar?

Sep 14, 2010
This final note today, one that pretty much writes itself, to be honest with you. The Corn Refiners Association has just about had it with the...
Posted In: Agriculture, FDA, food and drink, semantics, sugar

MID-DAY UPDATE: About those taxes...

Sep 8, 2010
President Obama does not want tax cuts for the rich to be extended....
Posted In: Agriculture, bp oil spill, internship, mid-day update, mortgage, politics, sustainability, tax cuts, Taxes, technology

Food price surge may not lead to chaos

Sep 3, 2010
Food riots are starting to break out with the spike in food prices -- particularly wheat -- like the last time food costs jumped two years ago. Will the wheat shortage cause a repeat of the unrest two years ago?
Posted In: Agriculture

Russia extends ban on grain exports

Sep 3, 2010
Russia has announced it will continue to ban grain sales to other countries well into next year. Peter van Dyk reports.
Posted In: Agriculture

Twitter makes for better commodities trading

Sep 2, 2010
This final note today. Another in our continuing series of me getting my head around how Twitter can actually be useful sometimes. I saw an...
Posted In: Agriculture, technology

Scientists crack wheat's genetic code

Aug 27, 2010
British researchers have successfully mapped the genetic makeup of wheat. The BBC's Rebecca Singer reports now on how the scientific breakthrough could help wheat farmers worldwide.
Posted In: Agriculture

On the lookout for cattle rustlers

Aug 25, 2010
Someone -- or some group -- is stealing cows from the Oregon backcountry, and ranchers and law enforcement are scrambling to protect their herds and catch the thieves.
Posted In: Agriculture, Crime

How to recall half a billion eggs

Aug 24, 2010
The FDA has recalled half a billion eggs due to a salmonella outbreak -- no small amount. So how does the FDA go about collecting and destroying so many eggs?
Posted In: Agriculture

Olive oil virginity is in question

Aug 19, 2010
The olive oil section at the market has a dizzy array of bottles. At the top of the heap are the extra virgin olive oils -- but there's some question as to whether that label actually corresponds to what's in the bottle.
Posted In: Agriculture, Retail

Step away from the spatula

Aug 18, 2010
Large food recalls due to e.coli, salmonella or other bacteria seem to happen every few months. But actually, food recalls happen as often as once a week.
Posted In: Agriculture