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  • Best Bet on Football Foods  Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    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.

  • Louis-Dreyfus: Grain Prices to Remain Close to Highs Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 3:05 AM ET

    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.

  • Gov. Quinn: This Drought Makes Us All ‘Tom Joad’ Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    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.

  • Sen. Pat Roberts: Don't Play Politics With Our Food Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:47 AM ET
    Corn plants dry in a drought-stricken farm field on July 17, 2012 near Fritchton, Indiana. The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades.

    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."

  • G20 Plans Response to Rising Food Prices Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 7:02 PM ET
    A rotting ear of corn sits on a struggling corn plant in a drought-stricken farm field.

    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.

  • How Three Niche Food Companies Made It Big Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 11:01 AM ET

    Some entrepreneurs are finding success in unique foods that are healthy, spicy or gluten-free. Is a niche food company right for you?

  • Asphalt From Pig Manure? Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 8:48 AM ET

    Sattler, however, isn't using cow manure but pig manure in an additive he's testing which can replace up to 15 percent of asphalt. A pilot project in Missouri "shows no signs of deterioration" and "appears to be performing well after having been in place for a year."

  • B&G Foods CEO on Outlook Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 6:39 PM ET

    Check out Cramer’s interview with CEO David Wenner.

  • World Braced for New Food Crisis Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 3:46 AM ET

    The world is facing a new food crisis as the worst US drought in more than 50 years pushes agricultural commodity prices to record highs.

  • Corn Prices Surge on USDA Forecast  Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the latest trades in corn and grain after a government report predicts significant cuts in yields.

  • China Says No More Shark Fin Soup at State Banquets Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012 | 3:23 AM ET
    Shark finning: one of the world's most destructive fisheries. Shark fins are removed whilst the remainder of the carcass is discarded at sea, Baja California, Mexico.

    China said Tuesday that it would prohibit official banquets from serving shark fin soup, an expensive and popular delicacy blamed for a sharp decline in global shark populations. The NYT reports.

  • In sum, to ensure a world where hunger does not overwhelm society, bold leadership will be necessary to preserve civility in the global neighborhood.

  • Fata: How Hemp Can Solve the Population Explosion Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 12:40 PM ET

    Hemp is one of the most versatile crops in the world. For food products, only the hemp seed is used. The rest of the plant — the stalk or fiber, can be used for clothing, building materials or energy.

  • New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Fizzy Drinks Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 3:54 AM ET
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    New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity, the New York Times reports.

  • Osborne in U-Turn on Hot Pasty Tax Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 3:56 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    George Osborne’s political roasting over hot pies intensified on Monday after the chancellor was forced into a £40m retreat on his proposed “pasty tax”, as the Budget showed new signs of unraveling, the FT reports.

  • How to Trade Organic Foods  Friday, 25 May 2012 | 12:30 PM ET

    An update on Facebook shares and the top three trades of the day, with FMHR trades. Also, CNBC's Jane Wells reports healthy foods cost less money per portion size than non-organic foods, and shares of Hain Celestial are up 50% year-to-date.

  • If Americans ever eat genetically engineered fast-growing salmon, it might be because of a Soviet biologist turned oligarch turned government minister turned fish farming entrepreneur, the New York Times reports.

  • Outrageous Drinks Monday, 14 May 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    The latest entry into the flavored vodka arena: While that might not be the vodka of choice for your next Bloody Mary, you have to admit you’re curious. That’s what marketers are counting on. Unusual flavors and packaging are helping companies in the alcoholic beverage market stand out in a saturated – so to speak – market. According to the latest data from the USDA Economic Research Service, consumers spent nearly  on alcoholic beverages in the U.S. in 2010.So, with a little creative packaging

    With a little creative packaging and a lot of innovation, spirits manufacturers are expanding the market. Check out some of the most unusual ways businesses are innovating in the world of alcohol.

  • Mad Cow Disease Found in Central California  Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 7:52 AM ET

    Bob Bazell, NBC News reports on the first case of mad cow disease to surface in the U.S. in six years. The USDA is assuring consumers there is no danger of meat from the California dairy cow entering the food chain.

  • Pizza Beats Back Bacon Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 1:01 PM ET
    A pepperoni pizza shirt.

    Pizza lovers are fighting back, making an impressive marketing attack with the new Pizza Shirt.