NEW YORK— General Mills plans to cut 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it's trimmed its work force this month, as the food company wrestles with a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals. The Minneapolis company expects about $135 million to $160 million in restructuring charges.» Read More
Dana Bieber, NO on 522 Coalition spokesperson, says "initiative 522," which would require GMO foods to be labeled in Washington, provides "misleading information." Jeffrey Smith, Institute of Responsible Technology, explains why he is in support of the labels.
Opponents of a proposal to label GMO foods in Washington include seed giants, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.
According to a UN report, the consumption of insects could help fight world hunger, boost nutrition and curb pollution. CNBC visits food futurist Josh Schonwald to discuss, around...cricket quesadilla!
From is Parisian "Lab Store", David Edwards', multi-millionaire inventor discusses the future of food as well as some of his inventions including edible packaging, and inhalable beverages.
CNBC visits Syngenta's U.K. research and development lab to discover what scientists are working on to solve food scarcity problems around the world.
"There is a lot more demand in the world for cocoa and chocolate," said Larry Graham, president of the National Confectioners Association.
Replacing a ton of cocoa has gone from $2,200 to $2,700, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.
A California factory town's attempt to shut down production of Sriracha sauce heads to court until the company gets rid of the plant's smelly fumes.
CNBC's Stephane Pedrazzi explores the world of future food with David Edwards, the developer of WikiCells, food that can be eaten in its packaging.
The city of Irwindale, Calif., filed a lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods, maker of Sriracha, claiming the odor from the plant is a public nuisance.
Burger King says it's attracting more customers with its new lower-calorie "Satisfries," but is not ready to call the fries a major success yet.
Amid the news that McDonald's is ending its partnership with Heinz, CNBC's Tyler Mathisen, Robert Frank and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera conduct a ketchup taste test!
CNBC anchorman Geoff Cutmore gave his best impression of Ron Burgundy on Squawk Box Europe this morning.
Will Slabaugh, Stephens Inc., research analyst says consumers clearly want indulgent options, but keeping healthy products are key. David Freedman, The Atlantic contributor, says McDonald's needs to come out with a healthier Big Mac.
A new study from Connecticut College found lab rats that ate Oreo cookies activated neurons in their brains' "pleasure center" in the same way that drugs such as cocaine would.
Boulder Brands is betting the gluten-free craze is not just a fad. Stephen Hughes, Boulder Brands Chairman & CEO says 50 percent of its business is natural brands.
Herb Greenberg brought a red flag to gluten-free products at Boulder Brands. Stephen Hughes, Boulder Brands Chairman & CEO, says Greenberg's "math was wrong."
'Sell-by' dates are 'confusing' and 'misleading,' a study found. In fact, food may still be good even years past the date.
Five years after Lehman Brothers collapsed, families in major countries around the world are still too spooked to take chances with their money.
While McDonald's is promoting healthier foods, Jack in the Box is rolling out the Stacked Grilled Cheeseburger. CNBC's Jane Wells has the story. And Justin Wilson, Center for Consumer Freedom, and Meme Roth, National Action Against Obesity, discuss if the fast food consumer will have a bigger appetite for salads or cheeseburgers.