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  • Bill Gates backs high-tech foods for the masses Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    food laboratory

    Food-tech companies are creating meat and dairy substitutes to meet global food demand. Will consumers have an appetite for these products?

  • Wall Street big wig sells pigs   Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:52 PM ET
    Wall Street big wig sells pigs

    Chris Andersen used to run the New York office for Drexel and has spent his career on Wall Street. Now he's investing millions to develop and market Mangalitsa pigs, the "Kobe beef of pork."

  • Ex-banker wants you to try the 'Kobe beef of pork' Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    A Mangalitsa pig

    Former Wall Street financier Chris Andersen has spent a lifetime raising money on Wall Street. Now he's raising pigs.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 42 Impossible Foods Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Pat Brown, founder and CEO of Impossible Foods

    A Stanford biochemistry professor is upending the global food industry, promoting plant-based meat and cheese substitutes.

  • *Profit $0.06 per share vs est. May 6- Wendy's Co, the No.3 U.S. burger chain, reported better-than-expected quarterly same-restaurant sales, helped by increased traffic to its revamped outlets, and the company said it planned to sell its bakery operations this month. Wendy's launched a program in 2012 to revamp its image, creating a new logo, renovating...

  • May 6- Wendy's Co, the No.3 U.S. burger chain, reported better-than-expected same-restaurant sales for the first quarter and said it planned to sell its bakery operations in the current quarter. Wendy's, like other burger chains including McDonald's Corp and Burger King Corp, has been selling many company-owned restaurants to franchisees to cut costs and...

  • Bird flu 101   Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 7:52 AM ET
    Bird flu 101

    Some estimates indicate up to 25 million turkeys and chickens have been or will be destroyed because of the latest outbreak of avian flu. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on what this actually means for the poultry business and consumers.

  • April 30- Maple Leaf Foods reported a profit on an adjusted basis after six quarters due to lower operating costs as the Canadian meat processor worked through its plan to upgrade its plants. As part of its plan to focus on its meat operations, Maple Leaf, sold its bakery business, Canada Bread Co, to Mexico's Grupo Bimbo last year. Net loss from continuing operations...

  • April 29- Mondelez International Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit helped by cost cutting and price increases, as the maker of Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookies seeks to boost margins amid slow growth in demand for packaged foods. Mondelez has focused on cutting costs with measures such as factory closures and zero-based budgeting,...

  • Bird flu outbreak spreads   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:31 AM ET
    Bird flu outbreak spreads

    Five more cases of bird flu have been reported in Iowa, says CNBC's Morgan Brennan, with the details on the latest outbreak and its likely impact on consumers.

  • Bird flu hits Iowa flock hard   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:23 AM ET
    Bird flu hits Iowa flock hard

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan, reports the lethal strain of avian flu is causing a crisis for U.S. poultry producers.

  • Bird flu fears grow   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    Bird flu fears grow

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on what's at stake as avian influenza spreads throughout poultry operations in the Midwest.

  • Bullish case for bird flu?   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 7:21 AM ET
    Bullish case for bird flu?

    Farha Aslam, Stephens food analyst, provides perspective on the current outbreak of bird flu and why it could present investors with a buying opportunity.

  • Europe shares rise after better-than-expected PMIs Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 4:19 AM ET

    *Barry Callebaut up 8 pct after posting strong results. PARIS, April 1- European shares reversed early losses and rose on Wednesday, starting the new quarter on a positive note, helped by data showing manufacturing activity across the euro zone accelerated faster than previously thought last month. Shares in Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut surged 7.2...

  • PARIS, April 1- European shares reversed early losses and inched higher on Wednesday, starting the new quarter on a positive note, with Barry Callebaut surging 6.9 percent after posting strong results. Shares in Swiss chocolate maker Barry Callebaut surged 8 percent after it reported higher half-year sales and profits, as cost cuts helped counter the impact of...

  • NEW YORK, March 27- The macaroni and ketchup merger of Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital Partners and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced a $46 billion deal to consolidate the companies Wednesday, one that will create the No. 3 packaged food maker in North America after PepsiCo and Nestle USA.. That should take some...

  • Buffett bonanza? Heinz and Kraft to merge Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:39 PM ET
    Heinz and Kraft Foods to merge.

    Kraft Foods Group stock surges after the company announced a merger deal with H.J. Heinz.

  • March 25- Kraft Foods Group Inc, the maker of Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer meats, will merge with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, owned by 3 G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway Inc, to form North America's third-largest food and beverage company. Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway acquired Heinz for $23.2 billion in...

  • Kraft Foods to merge with ketchup maker Heinz Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    March 25- Kraft Foods Group Inc said it would merge with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, owned by 3 G Capital and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, to form the third-largest food and beverage company in North America. Kraft shareholders will receive stock in the combined company and a special cash dividend of $16.50 per share, which will be funded by Berkshire...

  • March 24- Kraft Foods Group Inc, maker of Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer meats, is in talks to be acquired by Brazilian private equity firm 3 G Capital, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. 3 G teamed up with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc to acquire Ketchup maker H.J. The Wall Street Journal first reported on the possible deal and said...