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  • A hungry world: Lots of food, in too few places Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 8:39 AM ET
    Afghan children, who salvage recyclable items from garbage to make a living, eat a meal of rice in Jalalabad on June 30, 2013.

    An estimated 870 million people suffer from hunger on daily. But the problem isn't that we have too little food, experts say—it's what we do with the food we have.

  • Here's why the shelf life of Twinkies increased Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 11:49 AM ET

    Although many consumers may be under the false impression that Twinkies last forever, they do in fact have a shelf life, and that's about to increase.

  • Sweet return—Twinkies rise again!  Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 10:18 AM ET

    Dean Metropoulos, chairman and CEO of C. Dean Metropoulos & Co., discusses the relaunch of Hostess snack brands.

  • Supersize this: McD's alums go big on healthy food Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    LYFE Kitchen nine grain pilaf.

    No strangers to food in the fast lane, a handful of former McDonald's executives, are trying to crack the code on providing food on the go that tastes good and is good for you.

  • Manufacturing Slump Not in the Mix for Vitamix Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 | 3:00 PM ET
    Vitamix blender

    Amid a slow-growth environment for US manufacturing, one American company is bucking the trend as Americans embrace juicing, which has driven sales higher.

  • Lawmakers Eye Pork Safety Issues  Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    Sen. Debbie Stabenow, (D-MI), discusses increasing Congressional scrutiny of food safety on the heels of Smithfield Foods takeover bid from Chinese meat producer Shuanghui.

  • Move Over Peanut Butter! Hummus Is Spreading Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    Hummus sales are booming, and Sabra is on a quest to convince Americans to eat even more. Is it the next peanut butter?

  • What Gives? Retailers Go Gaga for Groceries Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:59 AM ET

    Despite the high revenue, the profit margins in the grocery business traditionally have been low, but that hasn't stopped retail giants Amazon and Wal-Mart from escalating the national food fight. What gives?

  • China in Hog Heaven  Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 7:35 AM ET

    Smithfield Foods bought by China's largest meat producer, Shuanghui, is facing regulatory and political scrutiny, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Shuanghui Buys Smithfield Foods in $7.1 Billion Deal  Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    The world's largest hog farming and pork processing company has agreed to be acquired by China's largest meat processor, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • The Man Who Gave America Fish Sticks Is Dead Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 3:34 PM ET
    Fish sticks, the ultimate starter seafood.

    Parents might not recognize E. Robert Kinney by name, but they owe him a debt of gratitude for popularizing what might be the only kind of fish their kids will eat.

  • Food Supply Under Assault as Climate Heats Up Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 12:41 PM ET

    The food supply is under siege from a blitz of man-made hazards, from arsenic-laced chicken to dying bee colonies, and some favorites may someday vanish from the plate.

  • Tyson Profit Misses Estimates on Switch to Chicken Monday, 6 May 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    Tyson Foods reported a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit as shoppers and restaurants switched to cheaper chicken from beef, and the company cut its full-year sales forecast.

  • America Rejoice! Twinkies Back on Shelves in July Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:29 PM ET
    Hostess Twinkies

    The classic Twinkie will hit store shelves nationally by late July, Hostess Brands told NBC News.

  • ConAgra Profit Plunges 57%, Missing Estimates Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:07 AM ET
    ConAgra Foods products

    The maker of Chef Boyardee pastas and Hunt's ketchup reported a 57 percent fall in third-quarter profit, hurt by costs related to its acquisition of Ralcorp.

  • Beer Label Madness Begins Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 11:58 AM ET

    Beer lovers have plenty of options, but which label do consumers love the most? The madness is underway. Vote for your favorite.

  • Hungry-Man Investors: Pinnacle Foods IPO Prices at $20 Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 6:13 PM ET

    The IPO of Pinnacle Foods priced at $20 a share, at the high end of the range. One trader said the stock could pop on its debut Thursday amid expectations of a "hefty dividend."

  • Going Wild For Wings?  Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 10:40 AM ET

    Sally Smith, President and CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings, explains why she decided not to advertise during the Super Bowl, when more than 8 million wings are served.

  • PB & Spam? Hormel Says It's Buying Skippy Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company known for Spam and other deli meats said Thursday it's buying Skippy.

  • A Texas-born quickie mart chain explodes across tropical Asia.  The Global Post reports.