Not all are sweet on sugary drink tax

Apr 1, 2010
Lawmakers are considering a national tax on sugary beverages which could bring in up to $15 billion a year. The beverage industry is fighting the move hard -- which indicates it has a good chance of happening. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Food, Health, Taxes

Chutney, curry, samosas... mozzarella?

Mar 31, 2010
Americans have grown used to all sorts of things coming from India -- from computer support to software. But now, India could arrive on your kitchen table. And not in the form of curry. Elliot Hannon explains.
Posted In: Food

Brits are not hitting the booze

Mar 31, 2010
You would think that tough times would lead to a rise in alcohol consumption, but sales of wine spirits and beer in the U.K. fell by more than 6 percent last year -- the largest drop in almost 50 years. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

Unlikely duo teams up for kosher, halal

Mar 30, 2010
As the second night of Passover approaches, Ari Daniel Shapiro reports on two meat distributors -- one Jewish, the other Muslim -- who have struck up a unique friendship to provide products to their customers that seek to redefine kosher and halal.
Posted In: Food

Gang of factors causing bee die-off

Mar 25, 2010
Honeybees are continuing to die off at an alarming pace to beekeepers, and the cause still eludes experts. But a new study shows a combination of factors from disease to pesticides may be partially to blame. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food, Health, Science

Calories will soon be on the menu

Mar 24, 2010
Exercising an emphasis on preventive care, next year the new health care law will require over 200,000 fast food and chain restaurants to disclose calorie counts and nutritional information on their menus. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

PepsiCo eyes less salty snacks

Mar 22, 2010
Pepsico, the maker of Fritos, Cheetos and other snacks, says it's planning to cut the average sodium content of its products by 25% in the next five years. Alisa Roth reports the company will need to tread carefully.
Posted In: Food

How fast food became the school lunch

Mar 17, 2010
Sociologist Janet Poppendieck spent some time trying to make sense of how school meals are prepared and served. She talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book on school nutrition programs.
Posted In: Books, Education, Food, Health

School cost cuts lead to more garbage

Mar 17, 2010
Hard plastic lunch trays are largely a thing of the past in school cafeterias, because disposable trays that don't need washing are cheaper. But what about the environmental impact? Linda Lutton reports.
Posted In: Education, Food

Paperwork delays Colorado food stamps

Mar 9, 2010
Colorado is having trouble processing paperwork for recipients of food stamps, and as a result many are not getting their stamps renewed. The delay is a violation of federal law. Zachary Barr reports.
Posted In: Food