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

    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
    Shuanghui Buys Smithfield Foods in$7.1B Deal

    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

    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
    Going Wild For Wings?

    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.

  • 7-Eleven in Southeast Asia: The Rise of a Junk Food Empire

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

  • Hoard Twinkies?! Hostess Threatens to Shut Down Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 11:55 AM ET
    Hoard Twinkies?! Hostess Threatens to Shut Down

    Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and other household-name products - said it would seek this week to liquidate the company unless enough workers stopped striking by the end of the workday on Thursday.

  • Take a Look Inside Million Dollar Meat Locker   Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:26 AM ET
    Take a Look Inside Million Dollar Meat Locker

    CNBC's Robert Frank gives viewer a rare look inside a meat locker holding a million dollars worth of steaks.

  • Health Care Needs More Entrepreneurs and Innovation: Google Ventures Head

    The managing partner of Google's venture capital, Bill Maris,  says under-investment in health sciences is short-sighted.

  • DNA

    The goal is to enable physicians and pharmaceutical companies to use complex genetic data to tailor treatment on an individual basis, according to Mike Pellini, CEO of Foundation Medical.

  • Qualcomm's Jacobs: Mighty Payoff to Mobile Medicine Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:53 AM ET
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    Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs says the smart phone will become a focal point for wirelessly connecting medical devices, diagnostics and sensors, and providing near real-time information.

  • Stakes for Alzheimer's Cure Rise as America Ages Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:56 PM ET
    Man with Alzheimer

    The aging of America is taking a toll on the health care system. By 2050, the cost of treating Alzheimer's patients will hit $1 trillion a year.

  • As Waistlines Grow, So Do Refrigerators Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:12 AM ET
    Refrigerators stand on display at a Conn's Inc. store in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012.

    The average US refrigerator is 15 percent larger than 30 years ago, and one out of four homes has a second one. See a problem?

  • Fresh Infatuation Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:10 AM ET
    Produce is displayed for sale at the San Diego Public Farmers Market.

    Local foods sales are booming, having doubled to $11 billion in the past ten years. Wal-Mart, Safeway and other big firms are trying to cash in.