March 14- Smithfield Foods Inc, the world's largest pork processor, suspended hog slaughter at its Tar Heel, North Carolina, plant on Friday because of the spread of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus which has tightened hog supplies, industry sources said.» Read More
CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the update on travel and transit backups resulting from damage left by Superstorm Sandy, and a look at the growing problem of food shortages in New York and New Jersey, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.
Multinational food and beverage companies have jumped into the fast-growing organic foods markets through strategic acquisition.
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.
Food manufacturer Kraft’s spinoff company Mondelez expects growing demand for snacks in the developing world to be pivotal to the company’s success.
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.
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.
A look at which snack and beverage companies are set to profit from this season's NFL games, with Bill Schmitz, Deutsche Bank senior analyst; and Jonathan Feeney Janney Montgomery Scott analyst.
The world’s second-largest wheat, corn and sugar trader tells CNBC that while agricultural prices will remain high the rest of the year, the world isn't going to experience a renewed food crisis.
An additional two billion people are expected to populate the planet by 2050 increasing the demand for available fresh water. Increasing supply is one of the main subjects under discussion at the Water Week conference in Stockholm.
The USDA is releasing its outlook on food prices today. CNBC's Jane Wells reports.
Ryan Charles, Consumr CEO & co-founder, discusses how his company is able to help consumers instantly find reviews of products they use in the supermarket or drugstore.
Karen Ward, senior global economist at HSBC, told CNBC, when we see a rise in commodity prices whether we should fear inflation or growth very much depends on the labour market. This time around it is growth that is going to take a hit.
Nigel Travis, Dunkin Brands CEO, discusses the launch of his company's first mobile app, allowing consumers to get their orders filled a lot faster.
In Illinois, we’ve experienced the sixth-driest growing season on record. Of 102 counties, 100 are disaster areas, the state's governor addresses the issue of what's been done and what still needs to happen to help his state.
The Senator from Kansas writes, "We need to approve this drought assistance to ensure livestock producers can continue providing us with the most affordable and safe food supply in the world."
Sudakshina Unnikrishna, commodities analyst at Barclays and Richard Davis, portfolio manager at BlackRock World Resources Income Fund, spoke to CNBC about whether the world is headed for a food crisis like that in 2008.
G20 countries are to step in to try and co-ordinate a response to surging food prices, after the worst U.S. drought in half a century devastated crops in the world’s largest agricultural exporter, the Financial Times reports.
Daniel Boulud, DBGB Kitchen & Bar executive chef, discusses competing for customers in the restaurant business and his plans to serve up a new line of gourmet food.
Some entrepreneurs are finding success in unique foods that are healthy, spicy or gluten-free. Is a niche food company right for you?