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  • July 20- From the heart of the U.S. big farm belt to Colombia, Vietnam and Indonesia, livestock producers are snapping up wheat damaged by bad weather or low in protein, providing pigs and poultry with grain more often milled for making bread. Farms in the United States, the Black Sea region, Europe and Australia have had bumper harvests, which are likely to push global...

  • TOKYO— What's helping turn Japanese youngsters into stars on Vine, the Twitter-owned social network devoted to looping, six-second video clips, is the stodginess of this nation's business world. Japan Inc. companies, both big and small, are generally so clueless about appealing to youngsters— especially young women and especially on social networks— they need...

  • KAMPALA/ NAIROBI, July 15- International brewers in Africa are expanding their production of beers based on local ingredients, snapping up craft brewers and introducing more brands as low-cost beers gain popularity on the fast-growing but still poor continent. Diageo unit Uganda Breweries Limited has pinned hopes on Ngule, or "Crown" in the Luganda language,...

  • CISSE VIDEO POWER PITCH WEB ARTICLE

    Cisse Cocoa Co. founder and CEO Diana Lovett pitches her brownie start-up to a panel of experts on CNBC's "Power Pitch."

  • Megpies: Pop-Tarts for adults at Starbucks

    Meghan Ritchie, Megpies founder, discusses how her small pastry business hit it big time nationwide.

  • Why Danone is the right fit for WhiteWave

    Organic foods maker WhiteWave agreed to be acquired by France's Danone. Emmanuel Faber, Danone CEO, and Gregg Engles, WhiteWave CEO, discuss the process to the deal, and whether all sides were evaluated.

  • July 7- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would for the first time require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified ingredients, which labeling supporters say could create loopholes for some U.S. crops. The Senate voted 63-30 for the bill that would display GMO contents with words, pictures or a bar code that can be scanned with...

  • 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. Company spokesman Chris Arnold said Chipotle had received no current reports of illness in New...

  • WhiteWave's $10B buyout

    The "Fast Money" traders debate the trade on WhiteWave following the news of an acquisition by Danone.

  • 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