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  • Ketchup gets a makeover

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on Sir Kensington, a startup that's hoping to give ketchup a makeover.

  • Drawing praise from farmers, Republican Pat Roberts from Kansas and Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan have sponsored a bill that is the latest attempt to introduce a national standard that would override state laws, including Vermont's that some say is more stringent, and comes amid growing calls from consumers for greater transparency.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 7- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc shares took a hit on Thursday after best-selling author Eric Van Lustbader revived concerns about food safety at the burrito chain by tweeting that his editor fell ill after eating at one of its Manhattan restaurants. Spokesman Chris Arnold said Chipotle had received no current reports of illness in New York City...

  • ShackBurger and fries at the Shake Shack

    Investors should skip Shake Shack, as the fast and casual dining chain has limited upside, Wedbush said.

  • PARIS, July 7- France's Danone said on Thursday it would double the size of its U.S. business by buying organic foods producer WhiteWave Foods Co for $10.4 billion in its largest acquisition since 2007.. The purchase will help Danone pursue affluent consumers by adding WhiteWave's popular health food offerings such as Silk almond milk, Earthbound Farm organic...

  • PARIS, July 7- France's Danone said on Thursday it would double the size of its U.S. business by buying organic foods producer WhiteWave Foods Co in a deal worth $12.5 billion, including some $2.1 billion of debt and "other" liabilities. The purchase will help the French company to pursue affluent consumers by adding WhiteWave's popular health food offerings such...

  • Gas pump gasoline prices

    New data from the JPMorgan Chase Institute show that when Americans save on gasoline, they upgrade their gasoline.

  • PARIS, July 7- France's Danone said on Thursday it would double the size of its U.S. business by buying organic food producer WhiteWave Foods Co in a deal that values the company at $12.5 billion including debt. The purchase will help the French company to pursue affluent consumers by adding WhiteWave's popular health food offerings such as Silk almond milk and...

  • Danone to acquire WhiteWave Foods

    Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, comments on the deal and how it may benefit the world's biggest yoghurt maker.

  • *Russia reduces oil shipments to Belarus. The Kremlin appears to be sending a message that, with the Belarus economy in recession and propped up by subsidized Russian oil and gas, Lukashenko will pay a heavy price if he wants to turn his back on his old friends in Moscow. Ukraine regularly accused Russia of political intimidation by cutting energy supplies in the...

  • Crowdfund your next burger

    Honest Beef Co. Founder Hannah Raudsepp pitches her start-up to a panel of experts on CNBC's Power Pitch

  • CHICAGO, July 5- Commodity trader Bunge Ltd will sell half its stake in oilseed crushing operations in Vietnam to Singapore's Wilmar International Ltd, the world's largest palm oil processor and one of the biggest soybean buyers, in an effort to integrate operations in a fast-growing market. Quang Dung, a soybean meal distributor in Vietnam, will keep a 10...

  • Eating pasta may not make you fat

    Italian scientists say high pasta intake is not linked to a raised BMI.

  • California's new cash crop

    CNBC’s Jane Wells reports on the quinoa craze, America’s favorite gluten-free grain.

  • Joey Chestnut eats 70 hot dogs to reclaim championship title

    The competitive eater beat his own record and regained the championship title at the annual July Fourth eating contest.

  • HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, July 5- The town of Hershey, Pennsylvania, calls itself the "sweetest place on earth." Since the company was founded by Milton Hershey 122 years ago, residents here have fought many plans that would have changed Hershey Co. and, in turn, a community built around one of the world's most famous confectioners. Although the Hershey Trust rejected...

  • Baking up a storm on July 4th

    Outsider Tart co-founder, David Lesniak, talks about America’s top delicious treats, in light of the country’s holiday, Independence Day.

  • Hershey's

    The Pennsylvania-based confectioner rejected an initial $23 billion takeover proposal from the Oreo producer on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, July 1- An elaborate structure put in place to preserve Hershey Co's ties to its local community has been roiled by scandal, creating an opening that Mondelez International Inc seized on to launch a $23 billion for the chocolate giant. But the Trust set up over 100 years ago to help underprivileged children is now being investigated by the...

  • 40-year-old Twinkie

    A school in Maine is celebrating the 40th anniversary of a Twinkie.