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A warming Planet Struggles To Feed Itself

by Melissa Pitts

New York Times: CIUDAD OBREGÓN, Mexico — The dun wheat field spreading out at Ravi P. Singh’s feet offered a possible clue to human destiny. Baked by a desert sun and deliberately starved of water, the plants were parched and nearly dead.Dr.

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Bad Food? Tax It, and Subsidize Vegetables

by Melissa Pitts

New York Times: What will it take to get Americans to change our eating habits? The need is indisputable, since heart disease, diabetes and cancer are all in large part caused by the Standard American Diet. (Yes, it’s SAD.

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Carrefour and Casino fight for Brazil's Pao de Acucar

by Melissa Pitts

BBC: Two French food giants are locked in a battle to take over Brazil's number one retailer, Grupo Pao de Acucar.Proposals to merge Pao de Acucar with the local operations of Carrefour are opposed by rival Casino, which already has a stake in the Brazilian group.

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Chipotle hires A-list lawyers for immigration probe

by Melissa Pitts

(Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill has hired a team of Washington legal A-listers to shore up its hiring and handle a federal criminal investigation stemming from the discovery of hundreds of illegal workers in its popular burrito restaurants.

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Chipotle Will Raise its Prices Regionally

by Melissa Pitts

Wall Street Journal: For the first time since the recession, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is raising its menu prices in the Northeast and Southeast over the next few weeks, with changes in other markets to follow, the company said.

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Coffee Prices Hitting ALL TIME High

by Melissa Pitts

Boston Globe: The price of coffee beans is at a historic high, as droughts and heavy rain in the world’s leading coffee-producing regions limit supply, while a growing taste for coffee over tea in Asia fuels demand.

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