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Bringing London Whiskey Back from the Dead

January 13, 2014 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

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.

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Juicing: Healthy Choice or Just Pulp Fiction?

January 10, 2014 8:00 am | by ABC News | Videos

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.

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Americans Drinking Less Soda

January 9, 2014 8:00 am | by NBC News | Videos

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.

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Calorie Counts Are Coming to Vending Machines

January 8, 2014 8:00 am | by NBC News | Videos

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.

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Eating Nuts During Pregnancy Can Help Prevent Allergies

January 7, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

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.

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Wheat-Free Diets: Experts Weigh In

January 6, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

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.

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FDA to Revise Farming Food Safety Rules

January 3, 2014 8:00 am | by Ozarks First | Videos

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.

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Red Lobster Parent Struggling to Stay Afloat

January 2, 2014 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

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.

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Cooperative Runs Private Market in Cuba

December 30, 2013 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

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.

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2014 Food Trend Predictions

December 27, 2013 8:00 am | Videos

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.

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How Starbucks Uses Social Media

December 23, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

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.

Can You Tell the Difference Between Bottled and Tap Water?

December 20, 2013 8:00 am | by ABC News | Videos

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.

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Inside Hammond's Candy Cane Factory

December 19, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

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.

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Gigantic Gingerbread

December 18, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN | Videos

This holiday season, it seems more and more bakers are going big. One chef went the extra mile when he created a gigantic gingerbread house that set a new Guinness world record. The gingerbread house clocks in at a whopping 35,823,400 calories.

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Organic Milk Is Healthier

December 17, 2013 8:00 am | by NBC News | Videos

Organic milk is a lot more expensive than the traditional variety, but it may be worth it, researchers say. A new study found that organic milk contains a better balance of fatty acids like Omega-3s that help keep our hearts in good shape.

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Diet Soda Sales Fizzle

December 16, 2013 8:00 am | by ABC News | Videos

Many people rely on diet drinks to help them lose weight, but many beverage companies say that diet soda sales are slumping. ABC reports that consumer concern about chemicals and artificial sweeteners may be to blame for dropping diet sales.

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How Leinenkugel Found Its Fans

December 13, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Jake and Dick Leinenkugel speak to Daniel Roberts, Writer-Reporter for Fortune, about their decision to sell to Miller Brewing Company 25 years ago. The brothers say that their decision to sell gave the beer company the chance to reach a national audience.

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Lunch Delivery by Drone

December 12, 2013 8:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Two Yelp engineers have created the "Burrito Bomber," a drone designed to bring hungry patrons their lunch. The drone is summoned when diners place an order using a smartphone app. The drone then provides a fly-by delivery based on GPS signal.

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Fast Food Goes Upscale

December 11, 2013 8:00 am | by ABC News | Videos

Some big changes are happening at fast-food restaurants that could add a touch of class to your burger. Fast-food giants such as Popeyes and McDonald's are renovating their restaurants and hoping to encourage diners to hang out longer and spend more money.

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Calif. Citrus Put on Ice

December 10, 2013 8:00 am | Videos

Citrus workers in California are trying to pick all the fruit that they can, which isn't much because a cold snap has left much of the produce with burn marks. Some producers said that as much as 20-30 percent of their fruit will go to waste.

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