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Too Much Meat and Cheese May Cause Cancer

March 14, 2014 9:00 am | by ABC News | Videos

A new medical study reports that eating high amounts of animal protein can increase your risk of cancer by a factor of four. But Dr. Richard Besser, Chief Health & Medical Editor for ABC News, notes that the research is confusing because its results varied based on age group.

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Tasting a 3D Printed Oreo Cookie

March 13, 2014 9:00 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Mondelez International has developed a machine that uses 3D printing technology that allows consumers to customize their own Oreos. Laurie Segall, Tech Correspondent for CNNMoney, prints her own Oreo cookie and lets us know how it tastes.

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Calif. Drought Threatens Sake Maker

March 12, 2014 9:00 am | by NBC News | Videos

Gekkeikan Sake in Northern California is the second largest producer of Sake in the United States. The company is considering drilling wells onsite to help boost its water supply, which has been threatened by California's widespread drought.

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Colbert Wags His Finger at the FDA

March 11, 2014 9:00 am | by The Colbert Report | Videos

Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report applauds Chevron's recent "pizza apology" blunder, but he wags his finger at the FDA's latest proposal to update the Nutrition Facts label. Colbert calls the proposal "the latest overreach by the Obama nanny state."

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Design Your Dinner with Pizza Hut's Interactive Table

March 10, 2014 9:00 am | by Pizza Hut | Videos

Pizza Hut recently released a concept video showing off an interactive table the restaurant chain developed with Chaotic Moon Studios. Using the table, diners can customize their own pizzas, select their payment method and play games while they wait.

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Author Blasts U.S. Meat Industry on MSNBC

March 7, 2014 8:00 am | by Alistair Dunsmuir | Videos

Author Christopher Leonard talks to MSNBC's Morning Joe about his new book, The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business. Leonard says that the meat industry goes to great lengths to ensure the public is ignorant about the meat production process.

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Saving the Bees with Urban Beekeeping

March 6, 2014 8:00 am | Videos

Bee colonies are a vital part of the food supply. In February, the USDA announced a plan to spend millions of dollars to help feed honeybees. And the city of Los Angeles is considering a "pro-bee" ordinance to officially allow urban beekeeping.

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Spilling the Facts on GMO Food

March 5, 2014 8:00 am | by IFTlive | Videos

Did you know that humans have been genetically modifying crops for the past 10,000 years? John Ruff, certified food scientist and immediate past president of the Institute of Food Technologists, discusses the history of GMOs and their role in food production.

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The Science Behind Sriracha

March 4, 2014 8:00 am | by American Chemical Society | Videos

Sriracha is one of the hottest condiments around. In fact, many consumers couldn't imagine a world without Sriracha. Known for its unique spicy, slightly sweet flavor, the chemistry behind this sauce is the focus of a new video created by the American Chemical Society.

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The Daily Show Takes on Food News

March 3, 2014 8:00 am | by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart | Videos

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart discusses some of the latest news impacting the food industry, including Subway's removal of a controversial chemical from its bread, Kraft's new "natural mold inhibitor," and Nestle's Hot Pockets recall.

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Animal Comfort Is Key to Success in Beef Industry

February 28, 2014 8:00 am | by Veterinarians On Call | Videos

At a feedlot for beef cattle in Nebraska, veterinarian Lynn Locatelli demonstrates how the operation ensures cattle are handled with comfort and low stress. Feedlot owner Tom Williams says handling cattle with low stress is essential to success.

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Widespread Drought Blamed for Soaring Beef Prices

February 27, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

Low production combined with consistent demand have resulted in record high prices of beef, according to experts. CBS News' Anna Werner reports on how the nation's extreme drought is impacting beef prices for producers, restaurants and consumers.

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Beer Saves Town from Drought

February 26, 2014 8:00 am | by CNN | Videos

Bear Republic Brewery, located in Cloverdale, Calif., has provided the small town with enough money to dig new wells in the midst of a crippling drought. In return, the brewery receives the steady supply of water it needs to produce its beer.

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K-Cups Cause a Stir

February 25, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

In 2013, American consumers purchased a whopping $3.1 billion worth of single-serve coffee pods, up from $132 million in 2008. Consumer Reports' senior projects editor Tod Marks talks about the K-cup boom and its impact on the coffee industry.

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Coffee Shop Taps 'Morning Beer'

February 24, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

The Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters company in Sacramento, Calif., is putting a new spin on brewing coffee. The company puts iced coffee under nitrogen and serves it out of a keg. The texture of the beverage is compared to that of a stout beer.

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California Considers Warning Labels for Sugary Drinks

February 21, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

California state Sen. Bill Monning is proposing a bill that would place warning labels on sugary drinks. According to a study, children who drink just one regular soda per day increase their chance of obesity by 55 percent. But some believe the bill is a losing battle.

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A Tour of Russian Vodka

February 20, 2014 8:00 am | by NBC News | Videos

Vodka is the national spirit of Russia and is a popular beverage worldwide. Generally produced from grain or potatoes, vodka traditionally is consumed with food in Russia. Lester Holt of the TODAY Show tries six different Russian varieties of vodka.

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Big Bucks in Bourbon

February 19, 2014 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Bourbon is continuing to gain popularity across the United States and globally. Clay Risen, author of "American Whiskey, Bourbon and Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit", discusses the billion dollar boom in the bourbon industry.

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Coca-Cola Responds to Critics of 'America the Beautiful' Ad

February 18, 2014 8:00 am | by ABC News | Videos

Coca-Cola's advertisement at this year's Super Bowl, which featured the song, "America the Beautiful," sung in various foreign languages, has met with disapproval by some viewers. Now the company is speaking out against the ad's critics.

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'Food Babe' Blows Whistle on Subway

February 17, 2014 8:00 am | by ABC News | Videos

A blogger called the 'Food Babe' launched a petition asking Subway to remove the ingredient azodicarbonamide from its bread. While the restaurant is in the process of removing the chemical, Subway argues that it made the decision to make the ingredient switch before the petition was launched.

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