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

First Lady puts focus on healthy eating

Feb 19, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama visited a Fresh Grocer in North Philadelphia, an area that she says lacked a decent grocery store for 10 years. Bob Moon reports on the Obama administration's healthy food initiative.
Posted In: Food

Grapes invoke wrath at French customs

Feb 18, 2010
A dozen French wine producers and traders have been found guilty of mislabeling 18 million bottles of Pinot Noir. French customs officers discovered the grand-scale wine fraud upon detecting an inferior grape blend. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Crime, Food

Keeping global beer biz in the heartland

Feb 16, 2010
After nearly a year and a half under new Belgian owners, North American beer conglomerate AB-InBev has no plans to leave its St. Louis headquarters. Adam Allington explores the pros and cons of that decision.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions