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

Jenny Craig bids new dieters 'Bonjour'

Mar 9, 2010
The French may be famous for their physiques, but the influx of fast food into the country has helped give rise to an increase in obesity. So Jenny Craig is pitching in by opening over a dozen weight-loss centers nationally. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

Wine production stops after Chile quake

Mar 2, 2010
Chile's biggest wine maker, Concha y Toro, is halting production for at least a week as it recuperates from last weekend's deadly earthquake. Steve Chiotakis talks to Andrea Stiglich of the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Posted In: Food

Subsidies spike Puerto Rican rum war

Feb 26, 2010
The rivalry between rum brands Captain Morgan and Bacardi is flaring up in Puerto Rico over tax breaks and subsidies. Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Food

Coke hopes deal puts fizz back in biz

Feb 25, 2010
The Coca-Cola Company is buying the North American bottling operations of Coca-Cola Enterprises in a deal worth $12 billion. Brett Neely reports.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions