Diet Coke beats Pepsi

Mar 17, 2011
Diet Coke takes the number two position in the soda wars. But what's that really worth?
Posted In: Food

Starbucks and Green Mountain double up for single-serve

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.
Posted In: Food

Cocoa prices near record high

Mar 9, 2011
Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gdagbo has effectively nationalized the country's cocoa farms -- something chocolate lovers should be worried about.
Posted In: Food, Retail

Global climate change contributes to shrinking food supply

Mar 3, 2011
A United Nations food agency said today that global food prices reached record highs in February, and warned that rising oil prices could prompt...
Posted In: Agriculture, Food, food prices, United Nations, World Bank, world economies

U.N. reports prices for many foods at record highs

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.
Posted In: Food

Food prices hit record highs

Mar 3, 2011
The United Nations is reporting a 2.2 percent increase in its Food Price Index for February. This is the highest level recorded since the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) began monitoring prices in 1990.
Posted In: Food

California lawmaker lobbies for sweetened-beverage tax

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.
Posted In: Food, Health

Bread is more than wheat, milk and eggs

Mar 2, 2011
Even though commodity prices are skyrocketing, what you pay for food is not necessarily going up. Here's why.
Posted In: Food

All going up: Oil prices, gas prices, a good glass of wine

Feb 24, 2011
File this under everything is related: The rise and decline of oil and wine prices march almost in lockstep.
Posted In: Food, Oil

Colonel Sanders more profitable in China than the U.S.

Feb 21, 2011
For the first time ever, KFC is making bigger profits in China than in the U.S.
Posted In: China, Food