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Coca-Cola Thrives in Emerging Markets

October 21, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Coca-Cola last week reported earnings that quenched traders' thirst. While performance was not as strong in North America, growth in emerging markets like China, India, Thailand and Vietnam helped boost the soda giant's performance in its latest quarter.

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Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Coming Soon

October 18, 2013 8:00 am | by ABC News | Videos

Butterfinger is launching its own peanut butter cups, which will provide some competition for the signature Reese's candy. Butterfinger Peanut Butter cups are set to roll out in 2014, and the company has already purchased a Super Bowl commercial promoting the confection.

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Coke CEO: Companies Should Take Stands on Social Issues

October 17, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent spoke with CNN Money about how it is important for corporations to take stands on social issues and work with local governments and non-profit organizations to help solve important issues, including the obesity epidemic.

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Healthier Candy Bars

October 16, 2013 8:00 am | by NBC News | Videos

Everyone loves a good candy bar, but all that chocolatey goodness can pack on the calories. Joy Bauer, a TODAY Show contributer, gives some classic candy bars — such as Reese's and Nestle Crunch — a healthy makeover that brings on the flavor without the guilt.

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What's Really in Your Chicken Nuggets?

October 15, 2013 8:00 am | by NBC News | Videos

Researchers in Mississippi have revealed that only half of what is in chicken nuggets is actually chicken. According to the scientists, the remaining 50 percent is a mix of fat, blood vessels, pieces of bone and other interesting ingredients.

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Trading Photos for Food

October 14, 2013 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

Some restaurants are making an unusual offer to patrons that involves their cell phones. Some diners are receiving free food in exchange for posting photos of food on sites like Instagram. Dean Reynolds takes a look at how social media has been added to many eateries' menus.

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3D Food Printer: The Future of Food?

October 11, 2013 8:00 am | by NBC News | Videos

A company may have come up with a way to solve food shortage problems by using a 3D printer. The company is still waiting to get approval from the FDA for the food that it is printing, but it says this technology could eventually be in every kitchen.

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CDC Recalls Furloughed Workers to Deal with Outbreak

October 10, 2013 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

Chicken processed at Foster Farms facilities in California has been implicated in an 18-state-wide salmonella outbreak, but no recall has been ordered. Caroline Smith DeWaal of the Center for Science in the Public Interest speaks with "CBS This Morning" about the government shutdown's impact on food safety.

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McDonald's to Offer Healthier Meals

October 9, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

McDonald's has announced plans to offer healthy alternatives to fries in its meals, as well as non-soda beverages in Happy Meals. The fast-food giant says its healthier-food initiative is set to roll out at locations over the next few years.

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Cereal Gets Competition

October 8, 2013 8:00 am | by ABC News | Videos

For years, cereal has been the go-to breakfast food for many consumers, but that has been changing, experts say. A greater variety of choices and consumers' increasingly busy lifestyles could be contributing to declining sales in the cereal aisle.

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Anti-Gay Remarks Land Barilla in Hot Water

October 7, 2013 8:00 am | by ABC News | Videos

Pasta company Barilla is in hot water after its chairman said he would never use a gay couple in the company's advertisements. His remarks quickly resulted in a social media firestorm, with some people calling for a boycott of Barilla's products.

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'Satisfries': A Healthier Alternative?

October 4, 2013 9:28 am | by CBS News | Videos

Burger King has announced its launch of "Satisfries," french fries with 30 percent less fat and 20 percent fewer calories than the chain's regular fries. Michael Moss, author of "Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us," talks about the new fast food option.

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Study: Omega-3s May Not Help Memory Skills

October 3, 2013 9:38 am | Videos

Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids are said to have many health benefits, particularly for your heart and brain. But a new study suggests that Omega-3s may not help your memory as you age. CBS News' Adriana Diaz reports on this new study.

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Cantaloupe Farmers Charged After Listeria Outbreak

October 2, 2013 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

The owners of Jensen Farms, a Colorado cantaloupe farm linked to a deadly listeria outbreak which left 33 people dead, are facing federal criminal charges. Eric and Ryan Jensen are charged with introducing contaminated food into interstate commerce.

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The Reinvention of Cinnabon

October 1, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

At a whopping 880 calories, the classic Cinnabon roll isn't considered by most to be an every day treat. Cinnabon President Kat Cole tells CNN Money how the company has managed to expand its brand into smaller indulgences to appeal to more consumers.

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Bittersweet News for Chocolate Lovers

September 30, 2013 1:51 pm | by NBC News | Videos

Sweet teeth beware: The combination of dry weather patterns in West Africa and high market demand is causing an increase in the price for chocolate.                 

SLIDESHOW: Turning Around the Grain Train

September 30, 2013 9:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Videos

By installing a new top-of-the-line milling system and maintaining a zero-waste food and ethanol processing method, LifeLine Foods in St. Joseph, Mo., is on its way to becoming one of the country’s premier corn milling facilities.   

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Consumers Confused by Food Labels

September 27, 2013 8:00 am | by NBC News | Videos

When does food really go bad? A new report suggests Americans are wasting 160 billion pounds of food a year because they are confused by food labels such as "sell by" dates. The report's authors want the government to regulate such food labels to help prevent consumer misconceptions.

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Cracking Open Egg Alternatives

September 26, 2013 8:13 am | by CBS News | Videos

San Francisco start-up company, Hampton Creek Foods, is taking a crack at egg alternatives. The company focuses on creating egg replacers from plants. John Blackstone reports on these alternatives, which are cholesterol free and less expensive.

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Eating Broccoli May Slow Arthritis

September 25, 2013 8:00 am | by NBC News | Videos

Researchers say a compound in broccoli appears to slow the breakdown in cartilage in joints associated with osteoarthritis. A study showed that mice which consumed more broccoli had less cartilage damage than mice which ate smaller amounts of the green vegetable.

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