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  • Burger King ads: The king is dead. Long live the burger.

    Burger King ads: The king is dead. Long live the burger.

    Burger King ads will no longer feature the chain's longtime spooky mascot, the King. The company will refocus Burger King ads on its burgers.

  • Dr Pepper family feud erupts in Texas (video)

    The New Economy Dr Pepper family feud erupts in Texas (video)

    Dr Pepper Snapple vs. Dublin Dr Pepper: a legal feud has erupted into a Facebook and YouTube video publicity war over a small Dr Pepper Texas bottler's 120-year old practices.

  • 6 top food memoirs

    6 top food memoirs

    In this era of the superstar chef there is no shortage of food-related memoirs, all telling the stories of how these many culinary geniuses found their calling. However, only a handful have the flavor and style that make them stand out from the pack. Here are six that we're calling the best.

  • Six major food recalls

    Six major food recalls

    Cargill's Aug. 3 recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey is the latest in a string of high-profile food recalls in the United States. The volume of meat recalled was a quarter of the largest meat recall on record, but it was linked to far more health effects. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 15 percent of Americans – some 48 million – become ill from food-borne pathogens each year. Most outbreaks are local events; a few are national in scope. Here's a look at some of the biggest food recalls in the past five years:

  • Whole Foods earnings up 35 percent

    Whole Foods earnings up 35 percent

    Whole Foods beats grocery industry with higher margins and more customers. Whole Foods beat expectations with earnings of 50 cents per share.

  • Whole Foods charity: Get healthy food to kids

    Whole Foods charity: Get healthy food to kids

    Whole Foods is targeting children with its new charity. Whole Foods Foundation will work with schools and others to improve kids' food choices.

  • Happy Meal change: Apple slices in every Happy Meal

    Happy Meal change: Apple slices in every Happy Meal

    Happy Meal change: McDonald's on Tuesday said that it would add apple slices and reduce the portion of French fries in its children's meal boxes this fall, effectively taking away consumers' current choice between either having apples with caramel dip or fries as a Happy Meal side.

  • Junk Food Day: Is it OK to celebrate?

    Junk Food Day: Is it OK to celebrate?

    Junk Food Day 2011 sees industry growing despite tough economy. But public isn't jumping for joy on Junk Food Day.

  • Why Russia finally decided that beer is alcohol

    Until Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the new law today, beer was considered the same as soda and sold just about anywhere.

  • Grocery store? South Korea uses smartphone apps instead.

    Grocery store? South Korea uses smartphone apps instead.

    New smartphone apps let South Koreans order groceries during their commute. The food arrives when they get home. Can such smartphone apps work in the US?