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What's biting Nestle's profits

Aug 12, 2009
Nestle, the world's largest food and drink company, is reporting a more than 2 percent drop in profit, its first decline in six years. Why? Christopher Werth reports.
Posted In: Food

Farmers face big losses due to weeds

Aug 12, 2009
Data from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says farmers worldwide face huge losses from weed infestation. Mitchell Hartman reports.
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Where it pays to make it from scratch

Aug 7, 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

Milk prices squeeze dairy farmers

Aug 3, 2009
Milk may be a bit cheaper these days than this time last year. That's good news for your wallet, but times aren't so good for dairy farmers. Sarah McCammon reports.
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Shopping's not a snap with food stamps

Jul 31, 2009
Food stamps help thousands of families in need. But to get the most of out of them you need some smart shopping strategies. Reporter Jeff Tyler follows one woman who's become very savvy at navigating the food benefit system.
Posted In: Food, Health

Organic food has ordinary benefits

Jul 30, 2009
A new scientific study out of the U.K. says organic food has no nutritional or health benefits over ordinary food. Not sparkling news for the organic food industry. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard.
Posted In: Food, Health

Study makes case to rebuild fisheries

Jul 23, 2009
A new study out today makes an economic case for rebuilding dwindling fish populations as quickly as possible. It argues overfishing at a too-high rate will cause the fish population to continue to decline. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Food

Food discounts aren't bringing profits

Jul 22, 2009
American restaurant chains are trying to lure customers with food discounts, but it doesn't seem to be working. Analysts say the move is hurting their bottom line. Bill Radke talks to professor Kit Yarrow at Golden Gate University.
Posted In: Food, Retail

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

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