Friday News Roundup - Hour 2

June 3, 2011

A panel of journalists joins guest host Terence Smith for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including deadly protests in Syria, the E. coli outbreak in Europe, and Taliban attacks on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Higher Food Prices and Shrinking Food Packages

March 30, 2011

Pasta, sugar and paper towels are arriving on store shelves in smaller packages. As the price of raw materials increases, producers are saving money by shrinking sizes. Passing higher commodity costs on to consumers and other marketing trends.

Dietary Guidelines

February 1, 2011

Eat less and reduce your salt intake: New dietary guidelines from the USDA and what impact they might have on improving the nation's health.

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail" (Rebroadcast)

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail" (Rebroadcast)

December 29, 2010

Honey is a global food -- part of tradition, culture and trade. But it's not all sweet: The story also involves smuggling, deforestation and climate change. One woman explains what she found out when she went around the world in pursuit of...

New Food Safety Regulations

December 2, 2010

An estimated one in four Americans gets sick from tainted food every year and 5,000 die. Understanding the proposed overhaul of FDA food safety regulations and what it could mean for farmers, food prices and the agency's powers.

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

November 26, 2010

Author A.E. Hotchner's intimate account of his remarkable fifty-three year friendship with Hollywood icon Paul Newman. The two met on a television project in 1955. Many decades later, they started Newman's Own food line as a prank and...

William Alexander:  "52 Loaves" (Rebroadcast)

William Alexander: "52 Loaves" (Rebroadcast)

November 25, 2010

One man describes what he learned about the 6,000-year-old history of bread during his year-long quest to bake the perfect loaf.

Deborah Cadbury: "Chocolate Wars"

November 11, 2010

A relative of the Quaker family that gave their name to one of the world's most famous brands of chocolate, Deborah Cadbury tells us about the 150-year rivalry between the world's greatest chocolate makers.

Amanda Hesser:  "The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century"  (W. W. Norton & Co.)

Amanda Hesser: "The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century" (W. W. Norton & Co.)

October 28, 2010

Amanda Hesser, a food columnist for "The New York Times" discusses how she compiled the most noteworthy recipes published by the paper since it started covering food in the 1850s. The resulting "The Essential New York Times Cookbook" is a...

Environmental Outlook: The Vertical Farm

October 5, 2010

By 2050 an additional three billion people are projected to living on earth - most of them in urban areas: The case for sustainable cities, urban agriculture, and vertical farms.

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