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The LEAST Trustworthy Companies In America (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall Street -- 24/7 Wall St., working together with independent research firm Audit Integrity, has compiled a list of the companies with the l...

General Mills Declares War On Our Kids' Health

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

The ad on television for General Mills' cereals was seemingly benign. Just more marketing of sugary cereals to kids under the guise they are healthy and have whole grains in them.

Healthcare Reform Is Irrevelant Until Americans Improve Their Lifestyles

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

A plan that bases health care premiums on nutrition and lifestyle choices could ignite the food revolution we need to rid ourselves of the burdens of preventable chronic diseases.

Cure? They Don't Want No Stinking Cure!

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is about organizations and corporations who prey on women when they are at their most vulnerable, when they're sick, frightened, about to lose a symbol of their womanhood. And we fall for it.

Vampires: Why Here, Why Now?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

If fiction often reflects a nation's culture, why, oh-why-oh, do we have so many vampires, in so many places, sucking up so many entertainment dollars with such blazing success today?

'Wheaties Fuel' -- Successor to Champions

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Brauchli

In the last year alone, Wheaties' sales have dropped roughly 14 per cent, hardly the performance expected of champions. Hence a new version designed to appeal exclusively to men: Wheaties Fuel.

Seeing Through the Food Industry's "Personal Responsibility" Smoke Screen

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

"Personal responsibility" is used as a smoke screen to cover the tracks of industrial food, tracks that run roughshod over the mirage of choice and personal responsibility.

Consumers and Cereal Boxes

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Brauchli

Recent events suggest that cereal companies may want to return to the days of freebies in boxes instead of health claims on boxes.

Thank God It's Thursday: The High Strung Plays Guantanamo Bay, Beyoncé Discounts What You Pay, and Woody Allen's So Far Away

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This installment of Thank God It's Thursday plucks some recent press releases (left mostly intact) that might make you say "OMG" or "WTF", or possibly, "Swear you'll never, ever do this again."

Peanut Butter Recall: General Mills, Kroger Pull Peanut Butter Items

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATLANTA — Health officials say the number of people sickened in a national salmonella outbreak involving peanut butter has grown to 485 cases. ...

Amber Waves of Antibodies

Gourmet | Barry Estabrook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Another week, another hole ripped in our food safety net. This one is courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which last month...

Disappearing Bees Threaten Ice Cream Industry

Guardian | John Sterlicchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The collapse of US honeybee colonies this year is set to devastate America's multibillion dollar agriculture and food industries. Last year about 750...

Kraft Close To Selling Post Cereal Business

Wasll Street Journal | MATTHEW KARNITSCHNIG, JULIE JARGON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Kraft Foods Inc. is close to a deal to sell its Post cereals business to Ralcorp Holdings Inc. for about $2.8 billion, people familiar with the matter...

5 Million Frozen Pizzas Recalled For E. Coli

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Mills on Thursday recalled about 5 million frozen pizzas sold nationwide under the Totino's and Jeno's labels because of possible E. coli cont...

Yoplait Debuts Carbonated Yogurt To Attract Tweens

Fortune | Matthew Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ready or not, here it is: Looking to make yogurt more palatable to tweens, Yoplait has come out with carbonated yogurt in a tube. Called Fizzix, this...