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Pepsi is getting into the yogurt business

Jul 10, 2012
But with so many competing brands, is there any room in the market for a newcomer?
Posted In: Pepsi, Food, yogurt

Locavorism is not good for you

Jul 4, 2012
Commentator Pierre Desrochers offers the contrarian view that buying food locally is good for your health and the environment.
Posted In: farmers markets, locavorism, produce, Food

Population growth: The problem of weight

Jun 18, 2012
The problems of a sustainable future for the planet don't stop at pure population -- it also matters what the people in that population are consuming, and how much they weigh.
Posted In: weight, Health, Food, obesity

What do the dates on food mean?

Jun 15, 2012
There are a lot of different dates on the food you buy at the grocery store. Learn how to decipher them and how to save food and money.
Posted In: Food, sustainability, Saving, spending

Popcorn subsidy up for debate in Farm Bill

Jun 15, 2012
An amendment in the current Farm Bill would keep government protection for popcorn crops. Popcorn is a tiny kernel in U.S. agriculture, but without the subsidy prices of your favorite movie snack could rise.
Posted In: farm bill, corn, Food

Throw out that milk: A guide to food expiration dates

Jun 8, 2012
You buy food, it sits in your fridge, and you wonder what to throw out when. Finally, here's a definitive guide to expiration dates that goes beyond what's printed on the carton.
Posted In: Food, safety

Disney kicks junk food out of the magic kingdom

Jun 5, 2012
The entertainment giant will reject advertising for certain sugary, salty and fatty foods, and give Mickey Mouse the final say on what's healthy.
Posted In: disney, Food

Serving up jobs to ex-cons

May 30, 2012
It's tough to get employment if you've been convicted of a felony. But some companies in the Chicago area hire only ex-cons.
Posted In: Jobs, ex-convicts, Food

Restaurant chains increase appetite for food trucks

May 29, 2012
The food truck scene was a trendy diversion. Now it's a normal part of city life. Sizzler and other national chains hope to take advantage.
Posted In: Food, Food trucks, Sizzler

Olive oil price hits 10-year low

May 28, 2012
As if Europe didn't have enough on its plate, it now faces a big drop in the price of one of its biggest exports, olive oil. Seventy percent of the world's olive oil supply comes from Spain, Greece and Italy.
Posted In: spain, italy, Greece, olive oil, Food

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