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USDA Predicts Food Prices To Rise In Drought's Wake

The USDA released its latest forecast on retail food prices on Wednesday. The drought is expected to affect prices for corn, and beef and poultry prices are expected to rise as much as 4.5 percent this year, but it's too soon to know exactly how much it will affect consumer's wallets.

Meat Producers And, Ultimately, Consumers Hurt By Drought

The crops taking the worst hit from the current drought are the ones we feed to animals, like corn. Higher corn prices mean it can cost more to feed pigs and cattle than they will fetch at market, meaning higher meat prices for all.

Pizza Museum To Offer A Slice Of American Food And Culture

Some pizza lovers in Philadelphia are taking their affection for the popular food to a new level by opening a museum and restaurant. It will include pieces from the world's largest collection of pizza-related items and, of course, real slices of pizza for sale.

How Many Calories Do Olympic Athletes Need? It Depends

Olympic athletes need anywhere from 1,200 to 8,000 calories before competition. While some endurance athletes like runners and cyclists have to load carbohydrates, others, like wrestlers, restrict what they eat so they can make their weight class.
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The Debate Over Cuts To The Food Stamp Program

Congress is considering a deficit reduction measure that would eliminate food stamps for nearly two million Americans. Debate over the cost of feeding America's poor.


NASA Already Planning Meals For 2030 Mars Mission

Audie Cornish talks to Maya Cooper, research scientist at Lockheed Martin, about leading the new food menu for NASA's planned mission to Mars sometime in the 2030s.