Financial crisis is spoiling organics

Nov 3, 2008
Organic food might be good for your health but, as a consumer, it's not so good for your budget. High-end Whole Foods market is cutting expansion plans in response to a more frugal shopping public. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Economy, Food, Housing, Retail

China weeds out tainted animal feed

Nov 3, 2008
China's tainted food has moved further up the global food chain to include animal feed. Over the weekend, Chinese authorities said they're intervening massively to clean it all up. Scott Tong has more from Shanghai.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food, Health

Financial crisis looks different in China

Oct 31, 2008
Besides food scandals, there are lots of issues for Marketplace's Shanghai Bureau Chief Scott Tong to take on. Kai Ryssdal talks to him about reporting on China's complex economy and how the nation is dealing with the global economic crisis.
Posted In: Agriculture, Economy, Food, Sports, Travel

British economy shrinking fast

Oct 24, 2008
The economic situation in Britain is so bad that one restaurant sells meals for 1 pound to get customers to come back. London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard reports on dire predictions for the British economy.
Posted In: Economy, Food, Travel

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