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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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Parents Praise Kraft Ingredient Switch

February 14, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

Kraft Foods recently announced that some popular varieties of its Kraft Singles cheese products no longer will contain artificial preservatives. Many parents say they are happy about the change and wonder what took so long for the company to act.

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Study: Diet Soda Won't Help You Lose Weight

February 13, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

Many people looking to lose weight make the switch to diet soda, but new research from Johns Hopkins University suggests that drinking diet soda may actually make people eat more. Dr. Holly Phillips discusses the study on "CBS This Morning."

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'Dumb Starbucks' Closed by Health Inspectors

February 12, 2014 8:00 am | by ABC News | Videos

The Los Angeles County Health Department has closed the 'Dumb Starbucks' coffee shop in Los Angeles for operating without a license. The store that served free beverages was a publicity stunt brewed up by Canadian comedian Nathan Fielder.

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Farming in London's Underground

February 11, 2014 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

A modern farming experiment is being conducted inside disused London Underground tunnels. A company called Growing Underground is raising eco-friendly food such as chives and pea shoots. Its backers are hoping to grow the business as well.

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What's Really in McDonald's Chicken McNuggets?

February 10, 2014 8:00 am | by McDonald's Canada | Videos

McDonald's Canada has set out to let consumers know exactly what is in the fast food chain's Chicken McNuggets. In this video, McDonald's Canada provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the product is made and what the ingredients really look like.

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Drone-Delivered Beer Grounded by FAA

February 7, 2014 8:00 am | by ABC News | Videos

Minnesota-based company Lakemaid Beer had big plans to use drones to deliver its beer to local ice fishermen, but the Federal Aviation Administration heard Lakemaid's president discussing the plans on the radio and grounded the project.

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X-Ray Technology Trims Nordic Fish

February 6, 2014 8:00 am | by Nordic Innovation | Videos

Most fish processing is done manually, making it extremely costly in Nordic countries. Due to high costs, the majority of fish from Nordic countries is filleted and packaged abroad. But a new whitefish trimming machine may make a big difference in the region's fish industry.

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New Store to Sell Old Food

February 5, 2014 8:00 am | by ABC News | Videos

Most Americans throw out expired food, leading to massive amounts of wasted food that the FDA says is still safe to consume. The former president of Trader Joe's grocery stores has set out to change that by founding Daily Table, a store that will only sell food that has passed the sell-by date.

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Why PepsiCo Loves the Super Bowl

February 4, 2014 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

PepsiCo has been involved with advertising in the NFL for 30 years, and the company sponsored the 2014 Super Bowl Halftime Show. PepsiCo's Chief marketer Simon Lowden explains the strategy behind the company's advertising campaign during this year's Super Bowl.

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Butter Makes a Comeback

February 3, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

Butter consumption has jumped 25 percent in the last decade. Dr. Tara Narula, cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, speaks to "CBS This Morning" about the shift back to butter from margarine and what it means for consumer health.

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LA Proposes Age Restriction on Energy Drinks

January 31, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

Amid growing concern over the safety of energy drinks for children, Los Angeles officials have drawn up a proposal that would make the city the first in the nation to ban minors from purchasing the highly caffeinated beverages. KCAL 9's Dave Bryan reports.

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Protecting the Future of Chocolate

January 30, 2014 8:00 am | by Financial Times | Videos

Chocolate manufacturers and traders are working to boost cocoa supplies, which are being stressed by factors like climate change and urbanization. Increasing demand for confectionery in emerging markets also is putting pressure on the industry.

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Taking on America's Food-Waste Challenge

January 29, 2014 8:00 am | by PBS | Videos

According to the USDA, 30 to 40 percent of the food produced in the United States goes uneaten. Mona Iskander reports for PBS NewsHour about how new businesses have emerged to help kitchens reduce food waste, all while turning a profit.

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How Dangerous Are Energy Drinks for Kids?

January 27, 2014 3:09 pm | by CBS News | Videos

Prosecutors in New York and San Francisco are investigating whether Monster Beverage is marketing its caffeinated drinks to kids. Dr. David Agus talks to "CBS This Morning" about the potential health risks of energy drinks, especially to children.

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How Sugar Impacts the Brain

January 27, 2014 8:00 am | by TED-Ed | Videos

When we eat sugar, our taste buds, our gut and our brain all take notice. This activation of our reward system is similar to how our bodies process addictive substances. An overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves us craving more sweets.

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Living the Dream: Manufacturing Chocolate at Cadbury

January 24, 2014 8:00 am | by Mondelez International | Videos

Mondelez UK Manufacturing Director of Chocolate Neil Chapman explains why he is passionate about working in manufacturing. He tells the story of manufacturing at Cadbury and provides insider footage of how the Cadbury Dairy Milk bar is made.

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Printing Pasta & Chocolate

January 23, 2014 8:00 am | by BBC News | Videos

3-D printing technology is moving into the food arena. A prototype device developed by Natural Machines allows different types of food to be printed in 3-D, including chocolate and pasta. BBC Click's Melissa Hogenboom reports on this new technology.

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