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Post Holdings Buys Michael Foods in New $2.45 Billion Deal

The cereal maker, Post Holdings Inc., is buying its fellow packaged food maker, Michael Foods Inc., for $2.45 billion.

Grocery Store

Food Prices Rise in Grocery Stores Amid Drought and Higher Wholesale Costs

Start tightening your belt; it turns out that food prices are rising. Two months of sharp increases in food prices have now shown that grocers are starting to pass along their higher wholesale costs to consumers.

Baby Hand

Eating Right is Crucial During Pregnancy: Mother's Weight Drastically Impacts Child's Health

It turns out that too much or too little weight gain during pregnancy can increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child.


Even Casual Marijuana Use May Change Your Brain: Pot Smokers at Risk

It turns out that even casual marijuana use may change your brain. Scientists have found that the size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may actually differ in young adults who smoke the substance at least once per week.


Eat Up! Jamaica Combats Lionfish Invasion by Developing a Taste for Them

Lionfish are some of the most invasive and deadliest creatures on the coral reef. Now, though, it looks as if Jamaica is fighting back--by eating them.

Couple Eating

Don't be 'Hangry': Lashing Out May be from Low Blood Glucose Levels

Do you lash out at your spouse or others? Then you may be suffering from low blood sugar. Researchers have found that being "hangry" is actually a real phenomenon and that spouses are more likely to lash out aggressively when they're hungry.


A Year Without Sugar: Family of Four Lives Without Sweet Treats

Could you live for a year without sugar? Eve Schaub imposed a "year of no sugar" rule on her two daughters, ages 6 and 11.


Beef Prices Soar to Highest Levels in Three Decades

Do you like burgers and steak? Then you may be out of luck. Beef prices have reached their highest in almost three decades, which is causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners.

Papa Johns

Hepatitis A Outbreak: Papa John's Pizza Linked to Virus

Earlier this week, a local Papa John's Pizza employee was diagnosed with hepatitis A. Now, the Mecklenburg County Health Department is holding a vaccination clinic after fears rose about the potential for the virus's spread.


Drink Up! Coffee Lowers Your Risk of Liver Cirrhosis by 66 Percent

Want to reduce your risk of liver cirrhosis? Then you may want to keep drinking your daily cup of coffee.


Genetic 'Switch' May Speed Up a Person's Metabolism and Combat Obesity and Diabetes

Scientists have discovered a genetic "switch" that can accelerate a person's basal metabolic rate, which could potentially lead to a dramatic reduction in the risk of obesity and diabetes.

Woman Drinking Milk

Drinking Milk May Slow Knee Arthritis Progression in Women

Want to halt knee arthritis? Then you may want to drink a glass of milk.

Eating Disorders Skinny

Men with Eating Disorders May be Ignored: Women Receive More Help

It's not just women who have eating disorders. Men can also suffer from anorexia, binge eating and other issues. Yet widespread perception may prevent men from getting the help they need.

Restaurant Dinner

Food Poisoning Twice More Likely at Restaurants Than Dinner at Home

Americans are twice as likely to get sick form food prepared at a restaurant than food prepared at home.

Junk Food

Junk Food Diet Linked to Laziness: Motivation Drops with Obesity

How much junk food do you eat? You may want to cut back if you want to be more productive.

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Food Biz
5 Foods To Eat To Get A Perfect Nights Sleep

5 Foods To Eat To Get A Perfect Nights Sleep

Everyone wants to sleep well at night, but it seems that so few of us actually understand the correlation between what we eat and how we sleep. While we understand that getting a great night of sleep on a regular basis is essential for good health, it is another thing entirely to understand how we can actually get to that point.

How what you eat affects your teeth

How What you Eat Affects your Teeth

We constantly hear how diet influences our health, after all, we know that eating too much of the wrong type of food can make you overweight and lead to you developing dangerous diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

How to Attract New Followers to Your Instagram Food Page

How to Attract New Followers to Your Instagram Food Page

Instagram fame has become all the rage in the last few years, not just for the amount of attention and recognition that a bustling page can offer, but also the opportunity to make some cash on the side as an influencer. Instagram has changed a lot since its debut in 2010, but as of today, it’s one of the most widely-used apps on both the Android and iTunes stores. Whether you’re a business owner looking to boost your sales and expand your reach or an Instagrammer looking to cement your place among the app’s biggest names, this guide is for you. Keep reading to learn how to attract more followers to your Instagram page.

Food Tech
Elizabeth Reid In New York City: Eat Like A Local

How to Eat Well When on Vacation

Finding new restaurants to eat at while on vacation doesn't need to be a stressful experience. With a little research, making the most of your surroundings, and some help from the locals, you can have a culinary experience that enhances the whole trip.

What to Consider When Camping through Wine Countries?

What to Consider When Camping through Wine Countries?

It's absolutely and insanely expensive, so never mind. You would probably think like this when somebody invited you to spend a weekend in a wine region. Perhaps you presume that wines are expensive, so as its origin, right? That makes sense. But you, my friend, should know that there is a way to enjoy and explore the valley on a dime.

Everything You Need to Know About Cardamom Pods

Everything You Need to Know About Cardamom Pods

Cardamom is a spice made from the seed pods of a tropical plant related to ginger and is one of the world's most expensive spices. It is local to India and Sri Lanka but is now also harvested in Cambodia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Mexico, and Vietnam.

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