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Going into Battle over GMO Labeling

April 21, 2014 8:00 am | by MSNBC | Videos | Comments

There are currently more than 60 legislative proposals in about two dozen states that would impose some form of labeling requirements for foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio discusses the issue with Ronan Farrow.

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The Making of Matzo

April 18, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

The Passover celebration calls for Jews to avoid leavened grain, so matzo has become a traditional favorite during the holiday. Nancy Giles visits Streit’s Matzo Factory on New York’s Lower East Side and learns the true meaning of making matzo.

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Honey Maid Turns Ad Backlash into Love

April 17, 2014 9:33 am | by ABC News | Videos

Graham cracker maker Honey Maid's television ad featuring biracial and gay families has received more than 5 million views — and a lot of negative feedback. Honey Maid has responded with a second ad in which hate messages are transformed into the word "love."

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A Recipe for Cutting Food Waste

April 15, 2014 8:00 am | by TEDx Talks | Videos

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Americans are tossing up to 40 percent of the food supply each year. In this TED Talk, NRDC executive director Peter Lehner explores solutions that can reduce food waste and save money for both consumers and companies.

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J&M Foods Reduces Labor Costs

April 14, 2014 4:37 pm | by Dynamic Conveyor | Videos

Being BSQF certified, J&M Foods appreciates that the DynaClean conveyor is easy to clean - taking half the time that their old conveyor took to clean. Watch and listen to Scott Thibault, president of J&M Foods, talk about how easy the DynaClean conveyor is to break down, clean by pressure washing it or dry wiping it and putting it back together.

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'Fed Up' Preview Blames Food Manufacturers for Obesity Epidemic

April 11, 2014 8:00 am | by ABC News | Videos

Katie Couric teamed up with "An Inconvenient Truth" producer Laurie David to create the documentary "Fed Up." The film, featured in this preview, targets food manufacturers, placing a large amount of blame on them for the obesity epidemic.

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The Tree of 40 Fruit

April 10, 2014 8:00 am | by TEDx Talks | Videos

The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each tree has the ability to grow more than 40 different varieties of stone fruits, including peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines.

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Sam Adams Brews the American Dream

April 9, 2014 8:00 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Sam Adams' Brewing The American Dream initiative provides loans and advice to small businesses. Sam Adams Co-founder and Chairman Jim Kock discusses the program, the company's fundraising efforts and the surging popularity of craft beer.

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Are Insects the Future of Food?

April 8, 2014 8:00 am | by TEDx Talks | Videos

Megan Miller spoke at TEDxManhattan about her food startup Bitty, which seeks to remove the cultural taboos around eating insects in order to popularize them as a sustainable ingredient that can help alleviate food scarcity around the world.

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Secrets of the Perfect Peeps Diorama

April 4, 2014 8:00 am | by The Washington Post | Videos

The Washington Post is holding its eighth annual Peeps Diorama Contest. Contestants create a diorama of a famous occurrence or scene featuring the classic Easter marshmallow treats. The Post's Jennifer Abella explains what it takes to make a winning submission.

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Climate Change Impacts Global Food Supply

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

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that global crop yields and extreme weather damage already are being impacted by climate change. The report's lead author, Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University, speaks with CBS News.

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Behind the Scenes at Mars' New Candy Factory

April 2, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

Mars recently held the grand opening of its new $270 million factory that will churn out Peanut M&Ms and Snickers. CBS News gets a behind-the-scenes look at the family-run business that has been making candy for longer than 100 years.

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Meat Processor Reduces Cleaning Time

April 1, 2014 12:27 pm | by Dynamic Conveyor | Videos

Meat processor, Jason Grobbel, talks about how the DynaClean conveyor is very unique in that it allows them to completely disassemble it, with ease, every night, and ensures full sanitation. Jason, and his employees, know that they have a bacteria-free conveyor the next day.

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Food Prices Skyrocket in 2014

April 1, 2014 8:00 am | by NBC News | Videos

The cost of putting food on the table is rising and there appears to be no end in sight, according to a new report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report indicates that food prices climbed 0.4 percent in January, the largest increase since September 2011.

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Mexican Lime Shortage Squeezes U.S. Customers

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

A dismal harvest and unstable conditions in Mexico have resulted in a steep rise in the price of limes for American customers. Some restaurant and bar owners are shelling out nearly four times more for limes than they were paying a month ago.

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Feeding a Passion for Chicken

March 28, 2014 8:00 am | Videos

The National Chicken Council, based in Washington D.C., is a trade association that promotes the interests of the U.S. chicken industry. In this video provided by the Council, chicken farmers discuss their processes and their passion for the industry.

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What's on a $250 Burger?

March 27, 2014 8:00 am | by CNN | Videos

New York City restaurant Beer & Buns is offering a $250 burger. The restaurant's Chef Nok creates the burger's base with Kobe beef marinated in truffle oil. Then he adds a variety of other delicacies to complete this decadent sandwich.

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Touring Tokyo's Largest Fish Market

March 26, 2014 8:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

Tsukiji is Tokyo's largest fish market. It is packed with every kind of seafood imaginable, from brightly colored octupus and shrimp to small sardines. Seth Doane of CBS pays a visit to the market, which is a favorite of sushi chefs in Tokyo.

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How Starbucks Snagged Oprah

March 25, 2014 9:00 am | Videos

Oprah Winfrey has never put her name on any brand — until now. Starbucks announced last week that a beverage called the Oprah Chai will be sold at Starbucks and Teavana stores beginning April 29. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discusses how he got Oprah to partner with the brand.

New Sensors Show When Food Is Spoiled

March 24, 2014 9:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

Researchers in China have created a new gel that changes color as food spoils. Author Michael Moss talks about how the technology could revolutionize how we track the safety of our food, as well as how the sensors could reduce food waste.

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Bob Marley Inspires Son's Coffee Business

March 21, 2014 9:00 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Rohan Marley, son of legendary Reggae star Bob Marley, co-founded Marley Coffee, a brand dedicated to sustainable farming and social entrepreneurship. Rohan said he hopes to infuse the values he learned from his father into the business.

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