Recently, General Mills announced that original Cheerios would no longer be made with genetically modified ingredients. But how can GMOs affect your health? NBC News Diet & Health Editor Madelyn Fernstrom explains what GMOs are, and how they may impact consumers.
Beam Inc., one of Kentucky's largest bourbon producers, recently was sold to a Japanese holding company in a deal worth approximately $16 billion. CBS reporter Duane Pohlman discusses the acquisition and what it means for American jobs.
Arkansas, already the 10th largest producer of soybeans in the United States, is now cashing in by producing edamame, the Asian bean that is growing in popularity as a nutritious snack for American consumers looking for healthier options.
Where's the beef? According to a report, beef has been replaced by chicken as the most popular meat product in the United States. While Americans are eating less meat overall, they are still gobbling up approximately 60 pounds of chicken per year on average.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that tens of millions of Americans are drinking too much alcohol. Researchers are concerned that this amount of drinking could cause damaging health and social problems.
McDonald's is famous for its calorie-laden burgers and fries, but an Iowa science teacher has turned to the restaurant to lose weight. The teacher had his students develop a diet plan that used only food from the fast food chain's menu.
Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, discusses her company's initiative to shift to more "good for you" snack foods and ramp up the development of new products. Nooyi says that this process has been an extremely difficult transformation.
The London Distillery Company hopes to be the first London whiskey producer in a century to bring the spirit back to liquor stores. A rule change enacted in 1996 made it easier for London producers to compete with Scotch and Irish whiskey.
Juicing has become popular with individuals looking to improve their health, but is it really good for you? Dave Zinczenko of "Eat It to Beat It" reports on the nutrition trend and whether a "salad in a bottle" is as good for you as a salad on your plate.
This year, Americans will consume 3.5 fewer gallons of soda per person than they did five years ago. Some say increasingly health-conscious consumers may be drinking less soda because they are cutting down on sugar and sugar substitutes.
As part of the Affordable Health Care for America Act, calorie counts are coming to vending machines across the country. But will this information have a significant impact on Americans' snacking choices? NBC's Joe Fryer reports on the new rule.
A new study suggests that pregnant women can reduce the chance that their kids will have nut allergies by eating nuts during their pregnancy. According to the research, women who ate nuts more than five times a week had children with a 30 percent reduction in the risk of developing nut allergies.
Wheat-free diets have become popular with health and nutrition enthusiasts, but are they really effective and safe? Cardiologist Dr. William Davis and "Sugar, Salt, Fat" author Michael Moss discuss whether removing wheat from your diet is a smart idea.
The FDA has agreed to revise rules on produce safety and prevention of foodborne illnesses that could impact many farmers, who would have to implement significant changes such as new testing methods, equipment and sanitation procedures.
Darden Restaurants, the parent company of Red Lobster and Olive Garden, not only has endless shrimp, but also endless problems. The company recently announced that it may spin off or sell its famous seafood chain. Darden says it recently has opened too many restaurants.
An enormous new wholesale produce market has opened on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba. A private cooperative runs the farmers market, which provides more space for producers to sell their own crops without government control. Portia Siegelbaum reports for CBS.
According to Supermarket Guru, Phil Lempert, millennials, health-conscious shoppers and a shift in consumer tastes set the stage for what's to come in the food world in 2014. Lempert predicts that the most dramatic changes will come from the ever-changing consumer and their relationships with merchants, brands and food.
Starbucks CFO Troy Alstead says that social media is about engaging the consumer rather than selling a product. Alstead also explains why Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz speaks out on so many social and political issues and how that impacts the brand's image.
More and more consumers are turning from sodas to bottled water as public health awareness continues to increase. But is bottled water any better than the water from your tap? ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser challenged people to take the water challenge.
Hammond's Candies has been handmaking candy canes for the past 93 years. From egg nog to gingerbread to sugar plum, the company makes the classic Christmas candy in a seemingly endless variety of flavors to satisfy even the most unique holiday craving.