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They still eat out in Paris

Oct 22, 2008
Times may be hard, but the French still love to eat -- with a little thrift-minded moderation. Eleanor Beardsley checks in with Parisian cafe-goers to find out where they're cutting down so they can still go out.
Posted In: Food

Letters: Poverty, food fraud and oil

Oct 21, 2008
From the Marketplace mailbox, Kai Ryssdal pulls out some of the letters sent in by listeners. In the selection: comments on calculating the poverty line, food fraud, the financial crisis and the dropping price of oil.
Posted In: Agriculture, Economy, Food, Health, Oil

Living with food scares in China

Oct 14, 2008
Melamine, the chemical found in tainted milk in China, has begun to show up in other products. Scott Tong reports from Shanghai what it's like to worry about everything you eat and drink.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food, Health, Science

Getting to know our meat better

Sep 30, 2008
A federal law goes into effect tonight requiring supermarkets to label the country of origin for fresh meat, produce and certain kinds of nuts. Sarah Gardner reports why the law took six years to get up and running.
Posted In: Food

Tainted milk renews safety concerns

Sep 25, 2008
Melamine, the industrial chemical that was added to Chinese milk and baby formula, has now been found in food outside China. Mitchell Hartman reports on whether this is another Chinese product safety scare about to go global and land in the U.S.
Posted In: Food

China's food safety chief resigns

Sep 22, 2008
Every Chinese product safety scandal has occurred on the watch of Li Changjiang, the top quality supervisor in the country. But is the Chinese government making him a scapegoat? Scott Tong reports from Shanghai.
Posted In: Food, Health

Slowdown raises product-safety worry

Sep 17, 2008
In China, three babies have died and more than 6,000 have suffered kidney damage from tainted infant formula. With Chinese factories feeling the pressure of the global economic slowdown, it could be a sign of things to come. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

FDA eyes labels that are a little bit nuts

Sep 15, 2008
Food labels often make it tricky for people with food allergies to figure out whether something's safe to eat. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday is going to look into whether confusion is damaging confidence. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Food, Health

Counterfeiters sour fine wine trade

Sep 12, 2008
Fine wine prices have shot up dramatically in recent years. But wine collectors aren't the only ones seeing dollar signs. So are wine counterfeiters. An estimated 5% of wines sold in secondary markets could be fakes. Krissy Clark reports.
Posted In: Food, Retail

McDonald's targets Starbucks attitude

Sep 11, 2008
We've been hearing a lot lately about negative TV ads stirring up America's ongoing culture wars. Some new ones are about to come out, not from one political candidate attacking another, but from McDonald's attacking Starbucks. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Food, Retail