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Food pantry donations get a little fruity

Apr 9, 2009
Food pantries are facing a real problem -- demand is at a record high while donations have dwindled. But instead of money, some people are donating the "fruits" of their labor. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Charity, Food

Kosher that's not just for food

Apr 7, 2009
As Passover begins, there is a movement in the Jewish community to expand the meaning of kosher beyond just food. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Food

Now you can bid on a bag of groceries

Apr 3, 2009
Auctioneer Kirk Williams had a hunch to try putting frozen foods on his auction block, and the move turned out to be tremendously lucrative. Steve Chiotakis asks Williams how people feel about the food.
Posted In: Food

U.S. food tracing system is moldy

Mar 26, 2009
A new Health and Human Services report reveals disturbing gaps in the government's ability to trace food sources. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

Cheaper dinner grown in the backyard

Mar 23, 2009
Vegetable gardens are becoming increasingly popular as people want to save money on food in tight times. Several edible landscaping companies have popped up across the country in response to the trend.
Posted In: Food

Kellogg's CEO: Ramp up food regulation

Mar 19, 2009
Kellogg's CEO David Mackay is urging Congress to improve government regulation on food safety. His company lost nearly $70 million in recalled products after the salmonella outbreak in peanuts. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

Starbucks risks running in poor taste

Mar 18, 2009
Starbucks has been shedding jobs and offering value meals in order to combat the recession, but some brand experts say this could be hurting their image. Amanda Aronczyk explores why the company may be in danger of devaluation.
Posted In: Food

A different kind of pork project

Mar 16, 2009
Tonight HBO debuts "Death on a Factory Farm," a documentary that chronicles some grizzly practices at an Ohio pork producer. The film is giving the pork industry an upset stomach. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Food

Rwandan coffee pushes for distinction

Mar 10, 2009
Rwandan coffee producers see a way to get ahead by cornering a niche market in specialty high-quality coffee. Anna Boiko-Weyrauch reports what coffee farmers in the country need to do to preserve distinction in the coffee world.
Posted In: Food

Hot dog sales sizzle during downturn

Mar 6, 2009
Hot dog sales were up 2 percent in 2008, despite the economic downturn in almost every industry. So what makes the American favorite such a recession-proof meal? Chicago Public Radio's Adriene Hill finds out why from the epicentre of hot dog culture.
Posted In: Food