Food and Beverage Agriculture

  • USDA Playing Chicago Politics?

    Watchdog group Judicial Watch is claiming that during a U.S. Department of Agriculture diversity training workshop, employees were instructed to chant "our forefathers were illegal immigrants." Larry Klayman, Judicial Watch founder, discusses whether this is another example of brainwashing Obama's agenda.

  • A fruit grower carries a bucket of freshly harvested strawberries on a farm in Gouso.

    India, a major player in global agriculture, has struggled to attract foreign investment. But that may change.

  • A fruit grower carries a bucket of freshly harvested strawberries on a farm in Gouso.

    India, a major player in global agriculture, has struggled to attract foreign investment. But that may change.

  • The organic foods business has gone so far beyond wheat sprouts and fresh pressed juices that the top company in the sector,  is close to breaking into the top half of the Fortune 500 rankings of America’s largest companies.

    Multinational food and beverage companies have jumped into the fast-growing organic foods markets through strategic acquisition.

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    I consider it my duty to keep you informed of the upcoming end of the world. The signs are everywhere.

  • TIANLIN, CHINA - MAY 12: A villager looks at the parched paddy on May 12, 2012 in Tianlin county, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region of China. A lingering drought has dried up most of rivers as high temperature and little rainfall over the past three months this year. Tianlin county had suffered from severe drought over the past three years.

    World food prices rose in September and are seen remaining close to levels reached during the 2008 food crisis, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday, while cutting its forecast for global cereal output.

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    By 2100, some 10 million people will inhabit the earth, according to the United Nations.  When that happens will we encounter an “unprecedented planetary emergency” or can engineering, technology and the human spirit rise to the challenges posed by 10 billion people on earth?

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    Find out which earnings reports are on the "Mad Money" host's radar.

  • CNBC's Ego Trip

    Vote on the top 3 finalists for ego trip of the week. One will  be crowned the winner.

  • Food Crisis Overplayed?

    Stan Ryan, Vice President at Cargill Corporate says that with markets more open now, there is less chances for a repeat of the 2008 food crisis. He explains more.

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    Soon, bacon won't be the only thing we'll need to hoard because of shortages.

  • Bacon

    After one pig industry group predicted a bacon shortage, Major League Eating reacted swiftly, issuing a ban on all bacon-eating contests.

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    In several recent columns, CNBC.com senior editor John Carney has dismissed any notion of a farm labor crisis, claiming that record farm profits suggest no such crisis exists. The senior editor’s all too common error is to grossly oversimplify American agriculture and draw the wrong conclusions as a result.

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    One pig industry group is predicting a bacon — gasp! — shortage. Could it happen here in America? If it did, what would happen to society — looting, rioting? Bacon-related violence?!

  • A farmer plants rice in Baishixi, Yunnan province, China.

    When a Chinese investor bought a farm outside this village a few years back, he was pleased enough to name it Golden Land. The soil was rich, the sunshine and rain bountiful. The NYT Reports.

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    It’s a fact many Americans don’t think about when shopping for their dinner table. Children as young as 8 years old may be picking their food.

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    Sugar prices may soften over the course of this year, breaking ranks with the rest of the commodity market's  "Breakfast Club"  of corn, wheat, soybeans and cocoa, which surged to multi-month and all-time highs as dry weather ravaged crops.

  • Underground & Under-Aged Workers

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on child labor on America's farms.

  • Children of the Fields

    It's something you may not think about while shopping at your grocery store, but children may be picking your produce. In a joint investigation with NBC affiliate KNTV, our Investigations Inc. team found U.S. citizens who have no other choice in order to make ends meet, with NBC's Stephen Stock.

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    By December, the average poultry producer is probably going to lose about 5 to 10 cents a pound thanks to the summer's record corn prices, according to  Heather Jones of BB&T Capital.