Oil spill helps drive up shrimp prices

Jun 9, 2010
After shrimp farming took off, the crustacean moved from pricey delicacy to America's favorite seafood. We're up to four pounds a year per person now. Or we were. Since the BP oil spill, shrimp prices have been soaring. Domestically produced U.S. shrimp is up more than 40 percent. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Food

FTC to Kellogg: Stop fake health claims

Jun 4, 2010
The Federal Trade Commission, for the second time, told Kellogg to rein it in. And to stop advertising that kids who eat Rice Krispies can boost their immunity. Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Food

Food bloggers: Helpful or disruptive?

Jun 4, 2010
Say cheese! With food blogs and review sites growing in popularity, more diners are reaching for their cameras at the table. Is it generating buzz for restaurants or slowing down service and tying up tables? Sally Herships finds out.
Posted In: Food

Who's benefiting from corn syrup drop?

Jun 2, 2010
The Department of Agriculture says the production of high-fructose corn syrup has been falling for several years. Why? Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

To pay or not to pay?

May 28, 2010
Panera Bread Co. opened a new location in St. Louis and let its customers decide what they want to pay. Sounds like a free lunch, but as Steve Chiotakis talks to Vickie Morwitz, people still decide to pay.
Posted In: Charity, Food

Restaurant worker insurance made easy

May 21, 2010
The National Restaurant Association and United Health Group are teaming up to provide health insurance coverage to millions of uninsured restaurant workers. Janet Babin looks at the new initiative.
Posted In: Food, Health

'Top Chef' serves online cooking lessons

May 19, 2010
There are lots of things we can learn from reality TV stars: How to sulk, preen, and milk every last bit from your 15 minutes. The producers of "Top Chef" are hoping you might want to learn something real -- like how to roast a chicken. And maybe even pay for the privilege. Jeff Horwich reports.
Posted In: Education, Food

When in recession, fad diets reign

May 13, 2010
During the economic hardships in the 30s, exotic diets became all the rage. Diet book author Susan Yager says the same is true today. She explores the phenomenon and our obsession with losing weight with Stacey Vanek-Smith.
Posted In: Books, Food, Health

BP oil leak could hurt seafood demand

May 10, 2010
Alongside the gargantuan clean-up costs of the BP oil leak are the costs to the local seafood industry, which supplies more than 20% of the nation's seafood. The spill has a huge potential impact on demand. Sabri Ben-Achour reports.
Posted In: Food

McDonald's to use location-based media

May 7, 2010
Location-based applications are where it's at today -- software for your smartphone that allows users to share where they are. The business opportunities have not gone unnoticed. Jeff Tyler explains.
Posted In: Food, Internet