Whole Foods: A place to hang out

May 20, 2009
The new Whole Foods in Chicago isn't just a place to pick up the groceries. The three-floor mega-shopolis includes a bar, full food court and a place to park a kayak. Adriene Hill explores how "fun" might help the store in a recession.
Posted In: Food, Retail

New tech keeps grocery losses in check

May 19, 2009
New technology is helping to prevent grocery stores from racking up losses at the checkout counter. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Food, Retail

How will local farmers really chip in?

May 12, 2009
Frito-Lay company is trying to cash in on the trend towards local eating. A new marketing campaign unveiled today pitches Lay's potato chips as locally-made. Joel Rose investigates how local the chips really are.
Posted In: Food

Chicken owners seek free range in city

May 7, 2009
Chicken enthusiasts are fighting for their right to keep the birds in backyard coops in many big cities where the practice is illegal. Joel Rose explores the issue and visits with urban chicken owners in Philadelphia.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food, Health

InBev's delayed pay brews controversy

May 6, 2009
Beer conglomerate InBev says it may take up to 4 months to pay its bills. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Food

What sets burger chain In-N-Out apart

May 5, 2009
Stacy Perman, author of a new book on the Western U.S. fast-food chain In-N-Out, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what makes the burger joint different from its competition.
Posted In: Books, Food

McDonald's perks up coffee competition

May 5, 2009
McDonald's is launching a massive advertising campaign to promote its specialty coffee. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Food

Pork producers fight against swine flu

Apr 29, 2009
The swine flu outbreak has taken a big bite out of the pork industry. Will the pork industry be able to reshape its image to bounce back? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Food

New food-growth product a bit hairy

Apr 28, 2009
A Florida company has developed an all-natural product that it says could revolutionize how food is grown in the U.S. It's called Smart Grow, but it might be a tough sell. Dan Grech explains.
Posted In: Food, Science

FDA's overseas offices met with caution

Apr 27, 2009
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened field offices internationally after several scares over tainted drugs abroad. Critics say the increased scrutiny feels like a crackdown. Raymond Thibodeaux reports.
Posted In: Food