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The 99-Cent Chef

Jun 6, 2008
Wallets are being squeezed from all sides, but with an eye for bargains, you can eat healthy and on the cheap. Brendan Newnam dines with L.A.'s 99-Cent Chef.

Less wheat means more dough

May 16, 2008
Wheat shortages mean rising prices for a loaf of bread. Ashley Milne-Tyte examines the impact on bakers and bread lovers alike.

Funds feast on high food prices

May 9, 2008
How could an attempt to diversify turn volatile and raises food prices worldwide? Jill Barshay explains the unintended consequences of large-scale commodity investment.

Food crisis hits middle class here, abroad

May 9, 2008
It's not just the poor who are suffering from the global food crisis. More middle-class people are having trouble feeding themselves. Sean Cole visits a family in Minnesota. Then, Gretchen Wilson reports from South Africa where home gardening is a necessity.

Wealthy nations buying up land for food

May 9, 2008
Nations such as Saudi Arabia are seeking to ensure their future food supplies by buying up productive agricultural land in other countries. Sam Eaton reports.

Cutting grocery bills with DIY food

May 9, 2008
Food prices are getting ridiculous, and experts are predicting they'll continue to rise. What to do? Grow your own food. Stacey Vanek-Smith looks into the trend at community gardens and garden supply stores.
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Secret ingredient? A cheaper substitute

May 9, 2008
Across the country food manufacturers are struggling to handle rising costs, all the while trying to avoid raising prices. Their choices are changing the way some household food items are being made. Sam Eaton reports.

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Corporate giants get fat on food crisis

May 8, 2008
In our continuing series, "Food Fight," we look at the profitable side of the global food crisis. Sarah Gardner reports on the big agribusiness firms that are breaking earnings records as everything from grains to soybeans skyrockets.

India halts trading to slow food prices

May 8, 2008
India's government has decided it's had enough with rising food prices. It has suspended futures trading for some key commodites there, including soybean oil, chickpeas and potatoes. Sam Eaton reports.

Haitians blame U.S. for food shortages

May 8, 2008
In Haiti, the price of rice, the country's main staple, has risen nearly 80 percent since September. In the poorest country in the world, that's especially painful. Reed Lindsay reports from Port-au-Prince.