Segments From this episode
Is it worth it to make your own butter? Jennifer Reese explores the most cost-effective approach to do-it-yourself food in her frugal-minded blog, The Tipsy Baker. Tess Vigeland paid her a visit and helped her make bagels.
Marketplace reporter Steve Henn figures his typical family breakfast journeys 6,000 miles to his kitchen table -- a symptom of the growing global food trade. And the fossil-fuel cost of moving commodities across the planet keeps growing too.
The recession has cut into wine sales in restaurants, so winemakers are trying to find ways to attract new buyers, including one market the business had previously written off. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Ever since Kogi Korean BBQ-to-Go put its meals on wheels, lines have been forming wherever its truck is parked in greater Los Angeles. Its most loyal customers follow Twitter updates to find the next stop. Brendan Newnam reports.
China announced it will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 with a pledge to reduce what's called "carbon intensity." Jeremy Hobson explains what the term means and how the rate of emissions is involved.
A British High Court ordered Liberia to pay millions of dollars to two offshore investment firms running so-called "vulture funds." Stephen Beard reviews criticism of these funds and why some want to restrict how much they can recoup.
Marketplace for Thursday, November 26, 2009