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Food Stocks

Steer Clear of These Bird Flu-Tainted Stocks

Food scandals and the latest outbreak of avian flu are causing trouble for some important U.S.-based China plays. Approach these names with caution. More 

Unilever Plans to Sell Wish-Bone Dressing Business

Unilever is reportedly preparing to sell its Wish-Bone salad dressing business and is working with Goldman Sachs to facilitate the sale. More 

Expect a Short Shelf Life for Kraft Foods Rally

Kraft Foods has been on a crazy run since its spin-off, but you should still stay away. Why? Because its climb has nothing to do with future growth prospects. More 

Dean Foods to Spin Off Creamer & Dairy Stake

Dean Foods says it will spin off its majority stake in WhiteWave, which went public in October. More 

Smucker to Launch ‘Life Is good’ Brand Coffee Line

J.M. Smucker is partnering with apparel-maker Life is good to create a line of coffees to be sold online and at retail stores starting this summer. More 

How the Tiny Chickpea Is Beating Big Tobacco

As health becomes paramount and smoking less popular, farmers are replacing their tobacco crops with chickpeas -- the main ingredient in hummus. More 

Soaring Wheat Won’t Crush Bread-Bakers

A record freeze is expected to send hard red winter wheat prices soaring, but don't make a knee-jerk bet against bread companies. More 

Knock-Off Hostess Cup Cakes, Twinkies Coming to Stores Soon

Grupo Bimbo will launch six to eight snack products styled after iconic Hostess brands, including a Twinkie-like product, in the next two months. More 

Kool-Aid Icon Gets Modern Makeover

The iconic pitcher man that has defined Kraft Foods' Koll-Aid brand of powdered drinks is getting a high-tech refresh. More 

Baby Food Makers Sued Over Lead Levels

Environmentalists are suing baby food makers in California, arguing the lead content in baby products requires labels under state law. More