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THE DISH- Falling Arches and Other Food News

By Jim Duncan The previous quarter was baffling. As oil, gas and corn prices fell precipitously, food inflation continued mysteriously to rise. Fast food in general, and McDonalds in particular, remained in long slumps. Mickey D’s CEO Don Thompson, who took over a thriving company from Iowan Jim Skinner two-and-a-half-years ago, finally admitted a problem […]

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THE DISH- Pretzels? No. Color-changing ice cream? Yes.

By Jim Duncan The third quarter of 2014 was a bizarre time in the food world. As food prices rose at an accelerated rate, school districts in both New York City and Chicago decided to forego nearly $1 million each in subsidies rather than accept federal restrictions imposed on schools to make cafeteria food “healthier.” […]

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