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Soon, an app to tell you when your microwave popcorn is ready

May 29, 2013
It'll listen to the bag popping in the microwave and algorithmically tell you exactly when to take it out.
Posted In: popcorn, food and drink

Does McDonald's have too many items on the menu?

May 23, 2013
Fewer choices might speed up service and put the 'fast' back into 'fast food', and it just might help you enjoy your burger more.
Posted In: McDonald's, fast food, food and drink

Stricter school lunch nutrition standards reduce childhood obesity: Study

Apr 10, 2013
School lunch programs with stricter nutrition standards may be helping to reduce obesity in children, especially those who receive free or reduced lunches.
Posted In: Health, Education, food and drink, kids

Corn prices plummet, will the price of Cheerios?

Apr 4, 2013
Corn prices are tanking amid stuffed silos and plans for the country’s biggest planting in decades.
Posted In: corn, Agriculture, food and drink

Sit down, eat out? Not so much.

Mar 21, 2013
Darden Restaurants, owners of casual dining chains Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and LongHorn Steakhouse, saw profit fall 18 percent last quarter as sales slipped almost 5 percent.
Posted In: food and drink, restaurants

China to get its own FDA

Mar 5, 2013
Public anger over unsafe food and drugs is widespread in China. The country's new leader, Xi Jinping, is setting up an agency equivalent to America's Food and Drug Administration to tackle the problem.
Posted In: China, FDA, food and drink, food safety

What to eat on your artisan bike in Brooklyn? Soup!

Feb 20, 2013
Losing market share, Campbell has launched a new 'Go Soup' line aimed at millennials. The marketing campaign missed the mark -- but got people talking.
Posted In: branding, food and drink, Millennial Generation, advertising

Half of world's food is thrown out, wasted: Study

Jan 10, 2013
Up to half the world’s food is wasted -- that’s the conclusion of a study by Britain’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Posted In: Food for 9 Billion, food and drink, climate change, energy, waste

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

Greece's diet crisis: Greeks abandon traditional foods, and an obesity epidemic is the result

Oct 29, 2012
More than 10 percent of the world's population is malnourished, but an even larger proportion is overweight. Greece has one of the highest rates of child obesity, despite having one of the world's healthiest cuisines.
Posted In: Greece, obesity, food and drink

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