grocery http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/8816/all en CBS Reports Highest End of Food Costs to Emphasize Food Inflation http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-reports-highest-end-food-costs-emphasize-food-inflation <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With food inflation growing at an ever-increasing rate, things may be bad. But they aren’t as bad as the “CBS Evening News” made them seem.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Even with the economy at a slow rate of growth, consumer spending has increased. But don’t be fooled, warned anchor Katie Couric. It’s food inflation taking its toll on the consumer.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-reports-highest-end-food-costs-emphasize-food-inflation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy buy consumer Food gas grocery increase inflation price Recession up Fri, 02 May 2008 20:55:19 +0000 admin 26206 at http://www.mrc.org Burnett Ignores Ethanol's Role in Higher Food Prices http://www.mrc.org/articles/burnett-ignores-ethanols-role-higher-food-prices <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Amidst concerns about oil prices and inflation, journalists forget one thing: government-mandated ethanol.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CNBC’s Erin Burnett ignored the effect it has on the price of food at the grocery store on the March 12 NBC “Today” show.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “Energy prices and a weak dollar are to blame for the rising price of basics like chicken, milk and butter,” Burnett said. “And as wheat prices keep skyrocketing, everything from pizza to cereal will continue to cost more.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/burnett-ignores-ethanols-role-higher-food-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Energy Government Agriculture congress corn ethanol Food gas grocery inflation Mandate oil price soybeans subsidy Wed, 12 Mar 2008 15:06:23 +0000 admin 26316 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Lauer 'On the Prowl for Victims' in Environmental Crusade http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbcs-lauer-prowl-victims-environmental-crusade <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Just when you thought it was safe to grocery shop …</p> <br /> <p >     Armed with “Today”-branded tote bags and environmentalist talking points about paper and plastic shopping bags, “Today” show host Matt Lauer pestered shoppers at a Manhattan grocery store for the last installment of the “Today Goes Green” series on January 25.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nbcs-lauer-prowl-victims-environmental-crusade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Environment bag canvas carry Food green grocery NBC paper plastic shopping store Today tote Fri, 25 Jan 2008 19:33:51 +0000 admin 26416 at http://www.mrc.org 'Early Show' Scares Viewers about Packaged Meat http://www.mrc.org/articles/early-show-scares-viewers-about-packaged-meat <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     When was the last time you saw two-year-old meat in your grocer’s fridge?      </p> <br /> <p >     CBS “Early Show” correspondent Chip Reid used hamburger meat dated Nov. 26, 2005, to suggest consumers could be hoodwinked by meat packagers that use carbon monoxide in what is known as <a href="http://www.cattlenetwork.com/content.asp?contentid=173476" />modified atmosphere packaging (MAP-CO)</a>.</p> <br /> <p >     “This meat is almost two years old, and it’s still red,” Reid said on the November 13 show.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/early-show-scares-viewers-about-packaged-meat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government beef chicken Giant grocery hamburger Meat pork Safeway store Tyson Tue, 13 Nov 2007 21:54:42 +0000 admin 25241 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Warns That 'Even One Bad Meal Can Hurt Your Body' http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-warns-even-one-bad-meal-can-hurt-your-body <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; You’ve been eating healthy all week, but you could really go for a cheesy, greasy steak sub right about now. Forget about it, CBS’s “Early Show” warned its audience on the August 9 show. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; “Researchers say that by eating one high-fat meal, it can actually start you on the way to clogged arteries and heart disease,” teased host Harry Smith at the beginning of the program’s second half-hour.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cbs-warns-even-one-bad-meal-can-hurt-your-body" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health artery calories CSPI fat Food grocery heart attack Nestle supermarket Wed, 09 Aug 2006 20:48:59 +0000 admin 25098 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Puts Food Police on Patrol in the Grocery Aisle http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-puts-food-police-patrol-grocery-aisle <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ah, the Fourth of July. Time for fireworks, barbeques … and stern lectures from the food police?</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CNN’s Independence Day edition of “American Morning” gave viewers a condescending sermon on how not to shop in the grocery store. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-puts-food-police-patrol-grocery-aisle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Health CSPI Food grocery Nestle obesity Wed, 05 Jul 2006 17:52:58 +0000 admin 25143 at http://www.mrc.org