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Eating locally not necessarily better

Aug 27, 2008
The environmental impact of food production has been a big story over the past year. But commentator Will Wilkinson says making sure you eat local doesn't do as much to improve your carbon foodprint as the way food is produced.
Posted In: Food

Latino markets growing in the U.S.

Aug 26, 2008
The Latino food and beverage market in the U.S. is expected to grow to $8.4 billion in the next three years. Dan Grech reports how Latino grocery chains are assimilating with mainstream supermarket culture.
Posted In: Food, Retail

Colleges dropping food trays

Aug 25, 2008
Several hundred colleges have either stopped using trays in their cafeterias or plan to soon, according to an Associated Press report. By serving...
Posted In: cafeterias, college, Food

Teen finds sushi fraud using DNA tests

Aug 22, 2008
Recent high school grad Kate Stoeckle and her friend Louisa Strauss made headlines by finding something fishy on their sushi plates. Kai Ryssdal talks to the Manhattan teen.
Posted In: Food, Science

Even higher food prices on the horizon

Aug 21, 2008
Prices have eased at the gas pump lately, but not in the grocery stores. We're seeing the highest food price inflation in 20 years, and the government's forecasting more increases in 2009. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Economy, Food, Retail

Using technology to grow more food

Aug 20, 2008
Hugh Grant is the head of Monsanto, which creates technology to increase harvests. It's also the world's biggest producer of genetically modified seeds. Grant talks about the controversial topic of technology and food.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food, Health, Science

July numbers raise inflation concerns

Aug 19, 2008
Housing starts hit a 17-year low in July and a wholesale price report rose to a 27-year high, monthly statistics say. John Dimsdale puts the numbers in perspective and asks -- What's next?
Posted In: Food, Health, Housing, Retail

What's this buzz about energy drinks?

Aug 15, 2008
Energy drinks are a multibillion-dollar industry with scores of brands on the shelves. But which is worth stocking up on in your fridge? We asked energy drink junkie Sean Cole to go exploring.
Posted In: Food

Inflation hits 17-year high

Aug 14, 2008
The July Consumer Price Index rose more than expected, as the average weekly earnings fell in the same month. But how does that mesh with plummeting home prices? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Economy, Food, Housing, Oil, Retail

Corruption kept quiet during Olympics

Aug 13, 2008
News of a Chinese food safety official committing suicide has been kept hushed for 11 days. Why would something so big be kept under wraps? Scott Jagow talks to Scott Tong about the need for cover-up during the big games.
Posted In: Food

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