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Does Your Food Contain GMOs?

January 22, 2014 8:00 am | by NBC News | Videos

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.

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What Does the Beam Sale Mean for American Jobs?

January 21, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

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.

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Edamame: America's Next Big Cash Crop?

January 20, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

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.

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Where's the Beef?

January 17, 2014 8:00 am | by NBC News | Videos

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 According to a report, beef has been replaced by chicken as the most popular meat product in the United States.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.

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CDC: Americans Drink Too Much

January 16, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

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.

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McDonald's Diet Helps Teacher Lose Weight

January 15, 2014 8:00 am | by ABC News | Videos

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.

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PepsiCo Focusing on 'Performance with Purpose'

January 14, 2014 8:00 am | by NBC News | Videos

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.

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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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