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VIDEO: Average Food Item Travels 5K Miles From Farm to Fork

October 28, 2014 | by National Geographic | Comments

The average food item in the United States travels more than 5,000 miles from farm to fork. To get a berry's-eye view of this long journey, two National Geographic journalists followed a strawberry truck from a field in California to a grocery store in Washington, D.C.

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VIDEO: Variety is Key in Halloween Candy Sales

October 29, 2014 1:12 pm | by New York Times

Chocolate sales and prices are rising, and the variety pack may have the biggest impact this Halloween. News flash: chocolate candy sales for last holiday were up 12 percent and chocolate-makers have many ways to keep us wanting more.   

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VIDEO: A New Kind of 'Food Truck'

October 28, 2014 12:46 pm | by The Lempert Report

The Lempert Report reports on a new kind of food truck. The innovative company Saffron Road has taken advantage of a current cultural phenomenon.                             

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Creating America's Favorite Treat: National Chocolate Day!

October 28, 2014 9:36 am | by ABC News

National Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on October 28. While there are many chocolate-related holidays throughout the year, National Chocolate Day is a day to celebrate all things chocolate.             

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VIDEO: Local vs. Organic Foods

October 27, 2014 2:14 pm | by PBS Food

What's more important, that your food is organic or you know who and where it comes from? Two farmers weigh in on local vs. organic and why a piece of paper may not ensure you're getting the best food available.          

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VIDEO: Cocoa May Boost Brain Function

October 27, 2014 11:03 am | by CBS This Morning

New studies show that cocoa may boost your memory at an old age. A small group of healthy, older volunteers took a special drink that contained either high or low levels of antioxidants called flavonols.            

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VIDEO: Cider Week in America

October 24, 2014 12:25 pm | by ABC News

Time to get boozy with this season’s crop of hard cider. Cider Week returns to America beginning Friday, Oct. 24 and lasting until Nov. 2. The annual festivals celebrate regionally produced cider with a series of drinking events, free tastings, special cocktails and classes at local venues.

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VIDEO: Starbucks App to Allow Customers to Order Ahead of Time

October 24, 2014 12:12 pm | by CNN Money

Starbucks is rolling out a mobile ordering option in 2015 that will allow customers to place and pay for their orders before visiting a store. Customers who use the current mobile payment app during the holidays could win Starbucks for life. 

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First Lady: 'Turnip For What' Video Goes Viral

October 24, 2014 10:15 am | by What's Trending

DJ Snake and Lil Jon have some serious competition from Michelle Obama ...and a turnip?! On Tuesday, the White House posted a 6-second Vine of the first lady dancing — root vegetable in hand — to the tune of "Turn Down for What."    

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VIDEO: US Diets Are Leaner, But Still Need More Work

October 24, 2014 9:00 am | by CBS This Morning

A new study shows the amount of trans-fat Americans eat has declined over the past three decades, but our intake is still too high. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to give tips on how to insert "good" fats into our diets.

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VIDEO: The Rare $300 Macallan Whiskey

October 24, 2014 8:00 am | by Bloomberg News

Paul Ross, president and CEO of Edrington Americas, discusses Macallan's new $300-a-bottle whiskey with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock." Edrington Americas is the distributor of Macallan.               

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VIDEO: Big Chocolate Goes Small on Ebola Donations

October 23, 2014 2:23 pm | by CNN Money

The chocolate industry gets 70 percent of its cocoa supply from West Africa — the region hardest hit by the Ebola virus. But Nestle, Mars and other major producers only scraped together $600,000 to fight the disease.         

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VIDEO: Holy Guacamole! Chipotle Stumbles

October 23, 2014 11:45 am | by CNN Money

Chipotle's stock had been hotter than a Serrano pepper. But investors aren't happy about slowing growth. Is Qdoba, the burrito chain owned by Jack in the Box, stealing customers?                    

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VIDEO: Wheat or White?

October 23, 2014 10:18 am | by PBS Food

Learn the difference between whole wheat and white and meet the people preserving grains. As consumers, we must learn how to tell the difference between whole wheat and white, while farmers can tell a rich story of heritage and identity grains and innovative bakers are reintroducing the grains of their youth.

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VIDEO: Why Do Things Taste Sweet?

October 22, 2014 2:40 pm | by Reactions

Ever wonder why your favorite sweets taste, well, sweet? Whether they’re made with sugar or artificial sweeteners, it all comes down to chemistry, and a very special shape known as the "sweetness triangle."           

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Trick or Treat: Concerns Over Children Receiving Pot-Infused Candy

October 22, 2014 2:33 pm | by CBS This Morning

Colorado and Washington state will soon celebrate Halloween for the first time since marijuana became widely available in stores. Police are warning parents to check their kids' bags for pot-laced candy. Barry Petersen reports.      

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VIDEO: Appealing to the Hispanic Shopper

October 22, 2014 2:27 pm | by TheLempertReport

The growing ranks of Hispanic consumers represent almost one sixth of the U.S. population and as such, are of constant interest to marketers.                               

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VIDEO: The Story Behind the Making of Maker's Mark Bourbon

October 22, 2014 2:14 pm | by Bloomberg News

Maker's Mark COO Rob Samuels discusses the boom in the bourbon business and the making of his family's iconic bourbon.                                     

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VIDEO: Blue Bottle Focuses on the Art of Making Coffee

October 22, 2014 11:09 am | by CBS This Morning

The California-based company has been focused on quality over quantity for over a decade. Every batch of coffee they serve is tested and evaluated, just like fine wine.                       

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VIDEO: 57 is the Average Age of the American Farmer

October 21, 2014 10:08 am | by PBS Food

If the average age of the American farmer is 57, what happens when they retire? From Edible Schoolyards to Green Collar jobs, young people are learning how to grow their own food, eat healthy and engage with land and community.     

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VIDEO: Study Suggests Soda Can Shorten Your Life

October 20, 2014 3:07 pm | by CBS Evening News

Soft drinks are a $61 billion-a-year business in the U.S. But could drinking soda shorten your lifespan? A new study in the American Journal of Public Health suggests the answer might just be yes.               

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