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  • 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

    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.

  • Food Allergy Business Booms Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:08 AM ET
    Strawberry Shortcakes

    With 12 million Americans allergic to one food item or another, sales of specialty foods are soaring.

  • What Americans Are Hoarding     Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 1:30 PM ET

    A possible global bacon shortage has serious implications, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Restaurant Growth Outlook Falls     Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 4:53 PM ET

    Restaurant sales are projected to grow 2.8 percent in Q3 versus 3.5 percent one year ago.

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

  • Cramer Interviews General Mills CEO Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 6:40 PM ET
    General Mills

    Ken Powell, CEO of General Mills, appears on "Mad Money."

  • Disney Tosses Junk Food     Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 2:50 PM ET

    Disney is rolling out nutrition rules. Dennis Berman, The Wall Street Journal, and Mark DiMassimo, DIGO founder & CEO, discuss.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Paying More for Pork     Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 2:56 PM ET

    The U.S. supermarket bacon business is worth $2.5 billion and new pig welfare laws in the EU could push bacon prices up 20% in the UK, reports CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  • Cattle Thieves Ride Again in Texas     Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    When things get expensive, some people want to steal them, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. CPI numbers show beef prices jumped 10% in 2011 and consumers should expect to pay 4-5% more this year.

  • Cramer: Sara Lee Breakup Makes Its Stock a Buy Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 8:01 PM ET

    The food conglomerate’s plans to split into two pieces will unlock a lot of value for shareholders, he said.

  • Last Call: 2 April Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 9:33 PM ET

    All the world loves a clown, except on the taxpayers dime.

  • Trademarks Take On New Importance in Internet Era Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 12:02 PM ET
    Pretzel Crisps

    Brand experts and trademark lawyers say the value of simple, easily understood brand names has escalated in the Internet era because consumers are more likely to find such products while doing searches on the Web.

  • DS Smith Snaps Up SCA Packaging in $2.04 Billion Deal Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 2:34 AM ET
    Plane tree roadside trees

    Packaging company DS Smith will transform itself into Europe’s second biggest company in its sector with an ambitious 1.4 billion pounds ($2.04 billion) takeover of SCA Packaging.

  • A Diamond of the Dow for 2012 Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Cramer explains why he expects Kraft’s stock to outperform.