Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the invention of a digital cup, Vessyl, that tracks and identifies all beverages. This cup can not only tell you what's inside, but it can also stand upright on a table. Can your cup do that?
Called SCiO, the tiny spectrometer allows consumers to scan their food to better understand the physical make-up of the product. For example, SCiO can get nutritional facts, see how ripe the fruit is through a peel and even help farmers figure out the ideal time to harvest.
The 'World's Largest Catsup Bottle' roadside attraction and adjacent warehouse in Illinois is up for sale. The iconic bottle was owned by Brooks Rich and Tangy Catsup, who once produced its ketchup in the building beneath the water tower.
What's better than ice cream on a hot summer day? Ice cream made on the spot and with no preservatives! Robyn Sue Fisher, inventor of a custom-built liquid nitrogen ice cream machine, talks about her creation and explains how the system makes the frozen treat.
A growing trend is taking hold in the alcohol industry — excessively sweet drinks. Millennials, in particular, are fans of the sweet, fruity drink. Thus, brands are bringing forth many new options to the marketplace to satisfy the growing consumer demand.
Coconut water is everywhere. As a $400 million global food craze, it began nearly a decade ago making claims as a superfood able to fight illness. Now, this clear liquid drink is being sold as a somewhat more healthful type of water, with a growing host of added flavors.
What are consumers eating for breakfast? Studies show morning eating habits are changing because of concerns of carbohydrates. Breakfast eaters are calling out for protein, instead. Consumers want frozen or fast food egg sandwiches and yogurt.
The Lempert Report Innovation Series, which features food innovations in processing and packaging, this week features two brothers who through their company Sambazon took a little known superfood from Brazil and introduced it to America. Introducing: the acai berry.
While most beers sold in the U.S. are named either Coors Light or Bud Light, craft brews are growing. How did we end up with an explosion of craft brews, but when it comes to buying them from other states, you find nothing but restricted markets.
Consumers are encouraged to eat five fruits and vegetables a day, which can be costly. More than 300 million tons of imperfect produce is thrown away each year. Now, Intermarché, a grocery chain in France, sells the "hideous" produce to fight food waste.
Which country claims the most food and beverage manufacturing innovations? A quick look at the food and drink sector reveals why the United Kingdom and the United States are at the top of the class in innovation. Is it the frozen dinner or the microwave that takes the prize?
Weird Al Yankovich parodies pop-singer Lorde's "Royals" with a song whose first verse emphasizes the importance of food safety. Yankovich's song "Foil" in his new album "Mandatory Fun" also includes a cameo by the popular comedian Patton Oswalt.
Fifty million tons of food is wasted every year in the United States alone. A recent study, however, shows that American consumers are more concerned about food waste in the U.S. than air pollution, water shortages, climate change and genetically modified foods.
Did you know one third of all fish you buy isn't what you think it is? Approximately 57 percent of the time, what is labeled as White Tuna is actually Escolar, a fish that is dangerous enough to cause serious health concerns. So, what's the solution to seafood fraud?
Jimmy Russell, master distiller of Wild Turkey and worker since 1954, speaks to USA Today's "The Street" host about 60 years of the bourbon business. Russell says Wild Turkey has become an enduring brand by making its product the old fashioned way.
How long does it take fresh milk to get from the farm to your table? In this video from Midwest Dairy, find out what duties and processes take place before you pick up that gallon of milk at the store. Take a look at milk's journey of 48 hours in 48 seconds.
When the food industry begins to produce food, the need to study specific formats becomes essential. Simple shapes that have entered common usage such as the chocolate bar, ravioli, or the ice cream cone were created by considering the aesthetics of the food we eat.
USDA beef prices have jumped to $5.45 per pound, compared to $4.88 per pound at this time last year. So what's causing beef prices to rise? The LJ Ranch in Logan, Kansas, for example, said it has the lowest amount of cow numbers since 1952.
Stephen Colbert, host of the late-night comedy show "The Colbert Report," pokes fun at Domino's attempt to make nutritious food to fit Michelle Obama's school lunch rules. The pizza chain introduced a Smart Slice that has one third less fat, salt and cheese.
Lynx Grills, a technology company that makes grills, developed a concept grill that has the technology of a smart device. Called a Smart Grill, the grill is a voice recognition product that communicates back to you via voice and text when it needs you to do something.