Cadbury sweet on Fair Trade farmers

Jul 22, 2009
Cadbury ships around 300 million Dairy Milk bars annually. Now, the U.K.'s top-selling chocolate bar will also come with a guarantee that the company is getting its cocoa from farmers protected by Fair Trade. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Food

Starbucks sheds name for new face

Jul 20, 2009
Starbucks is backing away from its brand in a few of its Seattle locations to blend in better with its locale. The company is also offering beer, wine and live music. Liz Jones explores what Starbucks hopes to get out of the move.
Posted In: Food, Retail

'Daddy helper' makes frugality easier

Jul 17, 2009
With no money for camp, Hodding Carter IV is taking his kids' summer entertainment upon himself. That includes helping Dad make mead, an ancient kind of wine, to take the edge off so much quality time.
Posted In: Food, Savings

Hard times are good for craft beer

Jul 15, 2009
When the recession hit, Brooklyn Brewery prepared for trouble. But then sales went up, as they did for makers of craft beer across the country. Ben Calhoun has this story and a good explanation for craft beer's success.
Posted In: Food

French cuisine's not what it used to be

Jul 14, 2009
Bad economic policies and complacency have led to a deterioration of French cuisine, says Michael Steinberger, author of a new book, "Au Revoir to All That: Food, Wine, and the End of France." He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Food

McDonald's: Relocation not tax-based

Jul 13, 2009
McDonald's is the latest U.S. corporation to plan relocating headquarters from the U.K. to Switzerland. The company insists it's not trying to dodge taxes, but many observers say the decision must be tax-related. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Food

G8 wants to invest in world agriculture

Jul 10, 2009
G8 leaders are discussing a new $20 billion plan for world food aid that would encourage agriculture over sending homegrown U.S. produce. The idea is to help farmers in poor countries become more productive. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

What can be done to stop world hunger

Jul 8, 2009
The Wall Street Journal's Roger Thurow, co-author of the book "Enough," talks with Kai Ryssdal about why the markets may be impeding getting food to poor countries, and what may help.
Posted In: Books, Charity, Food

A concert with that Doritos bag

Jul 7, 2009
Late Night Doritos chips are not only good for a snack, but also a free online concert. Mitchell Hartman explains.
Posted In: Entertainment, Food

Family takes frugality to the extreme

Jul 3, 2009
Many people living in comfortable surroundings are now embracing a frugal-chic attitude. Maine-based author W. Hodding Carter and his family are experimenting in being ultra-frugal for an entire year.
Posted In: Economy, Food, Savings



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