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VIDEO: Let Science Lead the GMO Debate

August 18, 2014 9:15 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

The debate over GMOs is a hot issue. Each side has its own opinion, so what can be done to hear only the facts? How about a science court where both sides conduct an assessment through facts only? The public would benefit if they knew that their decisions would be based solely on fact.

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VIDEO: Let Science Lead the GMO Debate

August 18, 2014 9:15 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos

The debate over GMOs is a hot issue. Each side has its own opinion, so what can be done to hear only the facts? How about a science court where both sides conduct an assessment through facts only? The public would benefit if they knew that their decisions would be based solely on fact.

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VIDEO: America is Falling in Love With Specialty Spreads

August 15, 2014 2:08 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos

Consumers are falling in love with specialty spreads. Everything from nut butters to hummus to chocolate, the trend is taking over. Move over PB&J's, with so many options tempting Americans today, spreads have become an easy way to add protein to the diet.

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VIDEO: BLT vs. Club Sandwich Face-Off

August 15, 2014 10:35 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report" sinks his teeth into the debate of which is better: the BLT sandwich or the classic club sandwich? Hilarity ensues when he compares the lettuce in a BLT to the Holy Ghost because "no one knows why it's there."

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VIDEO: Colbert's Take on Vladimir Putin's Food Sanctions

August 12, 2014 10:09 am | by The Colbert Report | Videos

Vladimir Putin retaliates against economic sanctions by imposing a strict ban on food imports from the West.                           

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VIDEO: Why Do Wines Taste Differently?

August 11, 2014 12:05 pm | by American Chemical Society | Videos

Wine makers take note! Researchers found that location is an important factor for growing wine grapes. From where the grapes are grown to where bottles are stored, the taste of wine can vary greatly, even in the same types of wine, due to location.

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VIDEO: 40 Different Fruits, 1 Tree

August 8, 2014 8:30 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos

Sam Van Aken, a professor from Syracuse University, has created a tree that holds 40 different kinds of fruit. He set out to find a permanent home for varieties of stone fruit that trace back thousands of years. Introducing: the "Tree of 40 Fruits."

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VIDEO: Consumers Say "More Protein, Please!"

August 7, 2014 8:00 am | by TheLempertReport | Videos

Consumers want more protein even though they may be unsure how to get it. A recent report says that 62 percent of U.S. adults make a point of consuming plenty of protein. How and where will companies be tapping into this increasing demand?

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VIDEO: What's in a Craze? The Coconut Water Way

August 6, 2014 8:20 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos

The coconut water business is expected to reach $1 billion next year. More than 200 brands are now in competition for this growing beverage trend, but why is the drink so popular? New York Times reporter Michael Moss says the drink isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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VIDEO: Foodies Are Changing the Landscape of Food

August 5, 2014 12:05 pm | by TheLempertReport | Videos

Millennials are often viewed as the generation of "foodies." They love fresh ideas, new tastes and socially responsible products. Food has become a method of self-expression. As a result, the food industry is adapting to keep up with this fast-paced generation.

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VIDEO: Sierra Nevada Brews Up a Craft Beer Empire

August 5, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos

Many of America's best beers are now being produced by small, local brewers you've probably never heard of. But most people, beer-enthusiasts especially, do know about Sierra Nevada. The brewery is the largest privately-owned craft brewery in the country.

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VIDEO: The Food Products Americans Are Buying Less

August 4, 2014 10:06 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos

Trends in food products seem to come and go. Americans aren't buying the common consumer products like they used to and health and convenience seem to be the two biggest factors in the driving change. From gum to white bread, what are customers buying less of?

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VIDEO: Colbert Pokes Fun of Vessyl Digital Cup

August 1, 2014 8:45 am | by The Colbert Report | Videos

Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the invention of a digital cup, Vessyl, that tracks and identifies all beverages. This cup can not only tell you what's inside, but it can also stand upright on a table. Can your cup do that?

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VIDEO: Scanner Tells Consumers Nutritional Facts About Food

July 31, 2014 12:30 pm | by TheLempertReport | Videos

Called SCiO, the tiny spectrometer allows consumers to scan their food to better understand the physical make-up of the product. For example, SCiO can get nutritional facts, see how ripe the fruit is through a peel and even help farmers figure out the ideal time to harvest.

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VIDEO: 'World's Largest Catsup Bottle' Up for Sale

July 31, 2014 8:30 am | by Associated Press | Videos

The 'World's Largest Catsup Bottle' roadside attraction and adjacent warehouse in Illinois is up for sale. The iconic bottle was owned by Brooks Rich and Tangy Catsup, who once produced its ketchup in the building beneath the water tower.

VIDEO: Indulge Your Taste Buds With Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

July 30, 2014 8:30 am | by Tested | Videos

What's better than ice cream on a hot summer day? Ice cream made on the spot and with no preservatives! Robyn Sue Fisher, inventor of a custom-built liquid nitrogen ice cream machine, talks about her creation and explains how the system makes the frozen treat.

VIDEO: Is the Alcohol Industry Getting Too Sweet?

July 29, 2014 11:00 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos

A growing trend is taking hold in the alcohol industry — excessively sweet drinks. Millennials, in particular, are fans of the sweet, fruity drink. Thus, brands are bringing forth many new options to the marketplace to satisfy the growing consumer demand.

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VIDEO: The 9 Lives of Coconut Water

July 28, 2014 9:17 am | by New York Times | Videos

Coconut water is everywhere. As a $400 million global food craze, it began nearly a decade ago making claims as a superfood able to fight illness. Now, this clear liquid drink is being sold as a somewhat more healthful type of water, with a growing host of added flavors.

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VIDEO: As Cereals Crumble, a Battle Over Breakfast Items Begin

July 25, 2014 9:11 am | by CBS This Morning | Videos

What are consumers eating for breakfast? Studies show morning eating habits are changing because of concerns of carbohydrates. Breakfast eaters are calling out for protein, instead. Consumers want frozen or fast food egg sandwiches and yogurt.

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VIDEO: Where Did the Superfood Acai Come From?

July 24, 2014 9:38 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos

The Lempert Report Innovation Series, which features food innovations in processing and packaging, this week features two brothers who through their company Sambazon took a little known superfood from Brazil and introduced it to America. Introducing: the acai berry.

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VIDEO: Land of the Free Market? Not When it Comes to Beer Trade

July 23, 2014 8:20 am | by NBC News | Videos

While most beers sold in the U.S. are named either Coors Light or Bud Light, craft brews are growing. How did we end up with an explosion of craft brews, but when it comes to buying them from other states, you find nothing but restricted markets.

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