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Food pantry donations get a little fruity

Nov 26, 2009
Food pantries have seen demand at record highs this year while donations have dwindled. But some help has come from people who, instead of donating money, have provided the fruits of their labor. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Charity, Food

A well-traveled breakfast

Nov 26, 2009
Marketplace reporter Steve Henn figures his typical family breakfast journeys 6,000 miles to his kitchen table -- a symptom of the growing global food trade. And the fossil-fuel cost of moving commodities across the planet keeps growing too.
Posted In: Food

Where it pays to make it from scratch

Nov 24, 2009
Is it worth it to make your own butter? Jennifer Reese explores the most cost-effective approach to do-it-yourself food in her frugal-minded blog, The Tipsy Baker. Tess Vigeland paid her a visit and helped her make bagels.
Posted In: Food, Internet

Policy changes could help fight hunger

Nov 23, 2009
The recession has worsened hunger around the world, but anti-hunger charity Bread for the World says there are plenty of longer-lasting policy changes that could help solve the problem. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

Bitter fight developing over sugar beets

Nov 19, 2009
Virtually the entire sugar beet crop in the United States is genetically engineered to protect it from herbicides. Now, a lawsuit claiming the biotech beets pose a risk to other varieties could threaten sugar production. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Food

Pinnacle set to buy Birds Eye Foods

Nov 19, 2009
Packaged food giant Pinnacle Brands is getting ready to buy Birds Eye Foods, the biggest frozen vegetable producer in the U.S., for more than $1.3 billion. Steve Chiotakis gets more details from Alisa Roth.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Bye bye, filling for pumpkin pie

Nov 18, 2009
This year's pumpkin harvest was already looking meager when Nestle, which controls much of the canning crop, announced Midwest rain destroyed much of the remaining pumpkins. Will we survive a shortage of pumpkin puree? Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Food

Hershey, Ferrero eyeing Cadbury

Nov 18, 2009
Hershey and Italian sweet producer Ferrero are in talks with banks to beat Kraft to a deal for British chocolate maker Cadbury. Christopher Werth explores why this partnership may make a lot more sense.
Posted In: Food, Mergers and Acquisitions

Rice prices expected to rise

Nov 16, 2009
Droughts and floods have ruined rice producers in Asia, which may have a negative impact on food security. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Food

Experts worry about another food crisis

Nov 16, 2009
The economic crisis helped knocked down food prices last year from record highs. But many agricultural experts warn another food crisis could be on its way as the global economy recovers. Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Food

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