For 25 years, the Trappist monks at Assumption Abbey in Ava, Missouri have been baking and selling holiday fruitcakes to support themselves. Some say the dark, spicy cake is a taste of heaven on earth. The monks explain their business and how they view their duty to serve their community.
The growing popularity of Greek yogurt in the United States has revived at least one town in upstate New York when Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya decided to buy a closing yogurt factory in New Berlin, N.Y. He's grown the staff from five employees to over 1,300 people.
CNN Money talks with top executives at Jelly Belly, the world's most popular jelly bean company. The company got a big lift in the 1980s due to President Ronald Reagan's well publicized love of the company's products. Jelly Bean now produces 50 official flavors.
Shares of Boston Beer Co Inc., the maker of Sam Adams, surged late last week on strong guidance. The uptick, however, was not enough to help the world's largest craft brewer catch up to Big Beer, as the stock still lags well behind SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch.
Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, talks to Charlie Rose and Gayle King about a new test that could make it easier to diagnose food poisoning. Some people are expressing concern, however, because the test could make it harder to track the source of future contaminations.
McDonalds is crediting a limited sandwich offering — the Cheddar, Bacon and Onion (BCO) — with the strong same store sales the company reported in November.
A husband and wife dairy farming team, Kerry and Christiana Estes talk about dairy farming in Indiana. They describe milk production and processing and the importance of food safety in dairy production.
A new study indicates that cutting back on salt could impact childhood obesity. In the study, children who ate more salt also drank more fluid — often soda or other sugary beverages — and gained more weight.
As the so-called "fiscal cliff" looms large, some fear that the mandatory budget cuts set to be enacted will negatively impact food safety. FDA and USDA budgets are some of those on the chopping block if a new deal isn't reached in Washington.
New research gives consumers another reason to eat their fruits and veggies. Eight studies involving 3,000 people have found that carotenoids, the red and yellow pigments found in foods like tomatoes and carrots, can reduce the risk of some forms of breast cancer.
Television celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz gives consumer tips on eating well for less. He touts the benefits of fruits and vegetables and urges shoppers to consider buying canned foods, which he says are just as good as fresh and can help stretch the grocery dollar.
California holiday shoppers can purchase caviar from the world's first vending machine selling the delicacy. Caviar from this machine will run discerning consumers anywhere from $12 for a run-of-the-mill variety to $500 per ounce for baluga caviar.
Public health advocates have long criticized ads that market junk food to children, and a new study may bolster their complaints. Researchers at the University of Missouri Kansas City say that food advertising affects the brains of obese children differently.
Starbucks' new Finca Palmilera coffee originates from Costa Rica and can set consumers back $7 for a Grande (Starbucks' medium size). Forty-six stores in the Pacific Northwest carry the pricey beans, but whether consumers will flock or balk remains to be seen.
A new survey being conducted by the USDA is attempting to uncover conservation practices on farms across the country. The Conservation Effects Assessment Project is designed to help the USDA determine what is needed to further help U.S. farmers protect soil, water and other resources.
Learn about what crust freezing is and why it's important to your freezing and chilling processes. See an explanation as well as a demonstration in Air Products' state of the art food lab.
Food writer Josh Ozersky asks New York city chefs to sample organic and non-organic foods to see which is better. TIME presents the, perhaps, unexpected results of his foodie experiment, which reveals the factors behind the food-purchasing decisions of some of the country's top foodies.
A new study from Consumer Reports shows that pork chops and ground pork products may be full of bad bacteria. The group says that the kind of bacteria and the rates at which they were found could indicate lax food safety standards at the country's top pork production facilities.
Long known to be a leading cause of weight gain while providing no nutritional benefit to consumers, sugary soft drinks have become the enemy of dieticians everywhere. But a new study suggests that sugary drinks not only lead to obesity, they may also be linked to osteoarthritis of the knee.
Pepsi's new beverage product takes "diet soda" to the next level. Pepsi Special, a new low-calorie beverage, has just been launched in Japan with a special government stamp-of-approval. The beverage contains dextrin, a dietary fiber thought to have fat-blocking properties.