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The Power of the Private Sector to Save Lives

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Good news travels fast. This week's announcement by CVS Caremark that they will stop selling tobacco products by October 1 was front-page news and a topic of conversation everywhere. My first thought? What a great example of a company voluntarily doing the right thing.

Kraft Issues Major Velveeta Recall

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — A food maker is recalling some Kraft Velveeta pasta and ground beef products because some labels left off soy, an allergen, as an in...

This May Cause You To Rethink Your Super Bowl Plans

CNBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

CNBC As prime dipping season begins, Kraft Foods confirmed a shortage that couldn't come at a worse time. Over the next couple of weeks, custome...

Slimy Surprise In Capri Sun Doesn't Faze Kraft Foods

Posted 10.14.2013 | Parents

Last week, a five year old in Hawaii spit out her favorite drink when it tasted funny. Her uncle, James Stoddard, cut open the pouch of unexpired Capr...

Best Public Relations Money Can Buy -- A Guide to Food Industry Front Groups

Michele Simon | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

With growing concern over the negative impacts of our highly industrialized and overly processed food system, the food industry has a serious public relations problem on its hands. Instead of cleaning up its act, corporate lobbyists are trying to control the public discourse.

Meet The New Kool-Aid Man

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Kool-Aid is unveiling a new look for its big red mascot Monday, as the powdered drink brand looks to refresh its image and tout a new liqu...

Ex-Food Exec: Food Industry 'Puts Profits Over Public Health'

Posted 03.17.2013 | Business

A former food industry executive is turning against his own. Michael Mudd, the ex-vice president of global corporate affairs for Kraft foods, urge...

Kraft Crafts Big Changes

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

Grocery giant Kraft -- which produces staples from Miracle Whip to Kraft Macaroni & Cheese -- has been struggling a bit since it was rent asunder from...

Former Cisco Executive Shows Executive Women the Value of Networking

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Pop quiz: What do IBM, Pepsi-Co, Dupont, Campbell Soup, Xerox and Kraft Foods have in common? They're all led by female CEOs. In fact, with the appointment of Marissa Mayer as CEO and President of Yahoo! in July, women have upped their game on the Fortune 500 list, with 20 female CEOs among the ranks.

Chief Execs Say Future of Business Depends on Going Green

Neil Parmar | Posted 11.27.2012 | Impact
Neil Parmar

Chief executives of the world's biggest companies have long boasted about going green to help woo more consumers. But some now warn their businesses will only continue to grow if their operations become increasingly sustainable.

'Deer Urine' Prompted Double-Murder At Kraft Foods Plant

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 11.10.2012 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — A deluded plant worker who thought co-workers were spraying her with toxic chemicals was convicted Monday of two counts of first-...

Oscar Mayer To Eliminate Cruel Practice

Posted 07.09.2012 | Food

Oscar Mayer, owned by Kraft Foods, has joined the ranks of several other major food companies by pledging to source its pork from suppliers that no lo...

One Million Moms Condemns Oreo Cookies, Kraft For Gay Pride Support

Posted 06.29.2012 | Gay Voices

In what can only be described as the week's least surprising news, the conservative anti-gay group behind this spring's scrapped JCPenney boycott is n...

Miracle Whip Ad Mimics Anti-Bullying Campaigns: Too Far?

Posted 06.19.2012 | Food

Last year, Miracle Whip launched a controversial contest that centered around the question "How has Miracle Whip affected your relationship?" The priz...

Tackling Food Insecurity Will Take the G20 and the B20 (and the Rest of us Too!)

Perry Yeatman | Posted 08.15.2012 | World
Perry Yeatman

We're suggesting an audacious but achievable goal. Here it is in a nutshell: deliver food and nutrition security for all by increasing food production and productivity by 50 percent by 2030.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ad Agency For First Lady's Anti-Obesity Campaign Promotes Junk Drink

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The same advertising agency working to tackle childhood obesity with First Lady Michelle Obama also is collaborating on an ad campaign f...

Kraft's Biracial Milkbite Stirs Controversy

Jermaine Spradley | Posted 08.08.2012 | Black Voices
Jermaine Spradley

When you personify an already stereotypical plight and when you do so with the insensitivity that Kraft has, you're treading close to advertising infamy. If they really want to do the right thing, they should pull the the "Mel the MilkBite" campaign in its entirety.

Kraft's Surprising Move

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Kraft Foods Inc. is spurning the New York Stock Exchange and moving its stock listing to the Nasdaq, a move the company says will cut cost...

Melt Down: The Best American Cheeses For Burgers

Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

A frustrating part of making cheeseburgers is overcooking a nice juicy patty while you wait for the cheese to melt on top. The same can be said for a ...

Good Luck Pronouncing Kraft's New Name

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — "MONDEWHAAAAT?" The sarcasm was palpable in the one-word headline that appeared in The New York Post on the day after Kraft Foods re...

Branded Sponsorship with Stephen Colbert Drives Social Buzz for Wheat Thins

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Stephen Colbert's on-air routine taking Wheat Thins and its advertising memo to task in a branded sponsorship earlier this year was deliberate, sa...

NRA Becomes Toxic When Exposed to Light

Daniel Gross | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Daniel Gross

When exposed to the light, the NRA's agenda becomes toxic. And Americans want nothing to do with those who conspire to bring about the gun lobby's dangerous "guns everywhere" vision they saw played out that February night in Sanford, Florida.

ALEC Tries Humor as Defense

Bob Edgar | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

Last week, as tens thousands of Americans voiced our collective outrage at the work of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a lobbying front underwritten by these and other major companies, they delivered a side-splitting response.

Amanda Terkel

Kraft Quits 'Stand Your Ground' Law Backer

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Under pressure from the advocacy group ColorofChange, Kraft Foods Inc. said Thursday night it would end its support for the American Leg...

Kraft Foods' New NSFW Name

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.07.2012 | Food

Maybe it's time Kraft Foods think about a way to incorporate "from Russia with love" as a new slogan. The company announced on Wednesday that it ha...