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Mid-day Extra: Not so Hot Pockets

Jan 6, 2012
Why is the frozen food industry hurting, even as more people are dining at home?
Posted In: Food, frozen food, Hot Pockets

Stevia braces for a sweeter year in U.S., Europe

Jan 4, 2012
The low-calorie, natural sweetener Stevia is set to show up in more drinks and desserts this year. Its market share grew in the U.S. last year, and now the European Union will also allow its sale.
Posted In: stevia, sugar, Food

Kraft product nibbling at Hamburger Helper market share

Dec 29, 2011
For years, Betty Crocker's Hamburger Helper dominated that market, but a new product from Kraft called Cheesy Skillet has recently started nibbling away.
Posted In: Kraft, Food

How political history influences what's on your plate

Dec 13, 2011
What do Prohibition, World War II and immigration policy have to do with your food? Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses reasons why American food is what it is today.
Posted In: Food, World War II, Prohibition

'Make the Bread, Buy the Butter'

Nov 24, 2011
We learn what's cheaper -- and tastier -- to make at home and what you should just buy from the grocery store.
Posted In: Food, Thanksgiving

PODCAST: The cranberry industry, no Thanksgiving for Europe

Nov 24, 2011
This Thanksgiving, we talk to a big wig in the cranberry industry, the CEO of Ocean Spray. While the U.S. is on holiday, financial troubles in the eurozone march on. And Google wants to light up your home -- with lightbulbs, that is.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, Food, Europe debt crisis

Grocers hope to cash in on last-minute Thanksgiving shopping

Nov 24, 2011
The hours leading up to Thanksgiving are considered the busiest grocery-shopping time of the year. So, some grocers are hoping to capitalize by staying open.
Posted In: Food, Thanksgiving, grocery store

Dissecting the art of the sandwich

Nov 23, 2011
Jon Chonko's new book takes apart the sandwich -- quite literally.
Posted In: Food

Recession meanz Heinz

Nov 18, 2011
Squeezed by rising commodities prices and falling demand in the U.S., Heinz is responding by appealing to cost-conscious consumers
Posted In: recession, heinz, commodities, consumer, Retail, Food, ketchup, Earnings

The scientific challenge

Nov 14, 2011
It's not one breakthrough that will feed the expected nine billion people in 2045, but rather making good on what science has already delivered.
Posted In: Food

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