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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

Keeping processed foods free of GMOs nearly impossible

Oct 18, 2012
Genetically modified crops are so pervasive that food companies that don't use GMO ingredients still have traces in their products.
Posted In: GMOS, food and drink, california

As apps rise in popularity, will cookbooks fall out of favor?

Sep 3, 2012
With so many ways to find recipes and cooking tips these days, many food enthusiasts wonder if cookbooks will go the way of the dodo.
Posted In: food and drink, cookbook, apps

Kids targeted by sugary drink ads

Oct 31, 2011
A new study out from Yale's Rudd Center shows that children and teens are more exposed to ads for high-calorie soda drinks than ever before. The...
Posted In: advertising, food and drink, Marketplace Daily Pulse, sugary drinks

NYC's (former) underground lobster rolls

Sep 22, 2010
You might have heard about Ronnie, a New York City entrepreneur who sells grilled cheese sandwiches underground, on our Marketplace Morning Report...
Posted In: food and drink, not news, underground food

Make your own mooncakes!

Sep 21, 2010
Marketplace's Rob Schmitz reported on the black market for mooncake vouchers that emerges every Moon Festival. Traditional mooncakes, what with...
Posted In: asia, black market, China, food and drink, moon festival

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

The best and worst of fast food

Sep 3, 2010
This final note today, we're going to do burgers in honor of the news about Burger King this week that it's been sold for $4 billion. Consumer...
Posted In: consumer reports, fast food, food and drink, rankings

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