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

    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

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

  • 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

    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.