• GE Salmon Update:Target S…
    • May 31, 2013 5:16 pm
    • As reported in Food Safety News Target is the latest retailer to sign a pledge to not sell genetically engineered salmon.  Th ...
    • Grist’ Story Offers Insig…
    • May 13, 2013 6:43 pm
    • Context is everything.   Half-full or half-empty?  All or nothing?  White or black? New York Mets or New York Yankees?  (Okay ...
    • Monsanto’s Man in the Sen…
    • April 21, 2013 9:43 pm
    • Mother Jones details the previously mysterious Senator who added a rider to unrelated legislation protecting Monsanto and the ...
    • Is Peet’s Coffee A Billio…
    • August 1, 2012 9:27 pm
    • While some  believe Peet's is a sweet billion dollar deal for the German JAB Holdings, NBN has some doubts.  Yet the price fo ...

Media Watch

A weekly selection of news from a variety of sources.

New Food Podcast, Cornucopia-The Cult, Culture and Business of Food

New Food Podcast, Cornucopia-The Cult, Culture and Business of Food

Check out Cornucopia – The Cult, Culture and Business of Food, a new podcast with NBN’s Matt Levine and Jeremy Spiro-Winn. Food isn’t just fuel. It’s a part of culture. A ritual we share with others. A unifier. Cornucopia will explore these meanings and myths, the influencers and the influenced. Why people eat this and not […]

Media Watch Week of May 13

Bloomberg News interview with Whole Foods CEO Walter Robb. Supermarket News on Asian supermarkets reach for 2nd and 3rd generation young shoppers.  “With no single ethnic food retailer dominating the U.S., the race is on to capture new markets where second- and third-generation shoppers are more likely to patronize chains like Whole Foods Market or […]

Media Watch Week of April 20th

Media Watch Week of April 20th

As reported April 20 in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, California organic growers are increasingly looking East to China for new market opportunities Ad Age discussed the details behind  a new ad campaign funded by leading frozen food manufacturers  ConAgra, General Mills, Heinz, Nestle and Kellogg’s is seeking to reverse declining sales of frozen foods.  Read this […]

Media Watch Week of April 14

Media Watch Week of April 14

Thanks to Sean Timberlake for pointing us to the dangers of tweeting about scones.  As reported in The Eater April 16 Epicurious’ attempt to respond to the Boston Marathon bombing was about as well thought out as telling the government to stay out of my Medicare. Local Sante Fe & Albuquerque TV news station KOB April 19 report […]

Media Watch Week of April 7

Media Watch Week of April 7

The first of our weekly index with links to stories in the news that NBN thinks you might want to know.  Whether you’re looking to impress your friends, embarrass your brand manager or actually trying to learn more before your big meeting take a look below.  NOTE:  some full stories may require registration or a […]