from Photographers' Blog:

Eating to the extreme

By Dominick Reuter
August 11, 2014

Boston, Massachusetts

By Dominick Reuter

I should probably lead by saying this was NOT my idea.

I was checking in with the Reuters picture desk in Toronto about some of my images when an editor asked if I would be interested in a meal "courtesy of the Baron" (our affectionate term for Reuters).

from MacroScope:

End game in east Ukraine?

By Mike Peacock
August 11, 2014

A Ukrainian serviceman sits on a military armoured vehicle near Donetsk

Ukrainian government forces say they are preparing for the final stage of recapturing the city of Donetsk from pro-Russian separatist rebels after shelling its outskirts and making significant gains over the weekend.

from Breakingviews:

Ushering Eric Cantor to revolving door

August 7, 2014

By Rob Cox

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Life’s like a box of chocolates for Lindt owners

July 14, 2014

By Quentin Webb

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Data Dive:

Chicken is about to get more expensive

July 9, 2014

American chickens are having some trouble reproducing. A key breed of chickens commonly raised for industrial poultry production has a genetic defect that causes low fertility in birds that are overfed, which reduces the supply available and pushes up prices, Reuters reports.

from Data Dive:

Beef, consolidated

June 12, 2014

Do you know where the meat in your hamburger came from? It’s sort of trick question, because even if you don’t know, it’s pretty easy to guess. Roberto Ferdman reported yesterday that the top four meat packers in the United States — Tyson Foods, JBS USA, Cargill, and National Beef — control 75% of the nation’s beef supply. Most of that consolidation happened in the 1980s, but the big four have been slowly adding to their market share in the last decade:

from Breakingviews:

M&A shows symptoms of overheating

June 9, 2014

By Robert Cyran and Kevin Allison

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from Photographers' Blog:

The bun myth

May 13, 2014

Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
By Bobby Yip

A baker poses with a bun with the Chinese characters "Ping An", meaning peaceful and safe, inside a bakery at Hong Kong's Cheung Chau island April 30, 2014, six days before the Bun Festival. Each bun is sold for HK$8 (US$1.02). The annual festival celebrates the islanders' deliverance from famine many centuries ago and is meant to placate ghosts and restless spirits.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Cheung Chau, or “Long Island”, with a population of around 30,000, is famous not only for its seafood and snacks, and as a small resort for local tourists, but most of all for its buns.

from Breakingviews:

Wal-Mart puts collar on Cerberus price for Safeway

March 7, 2014

By Robert Cyran
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Cross-border arbitrage is expansive Bimbo’s yeast

February 12, 2014

By Robert Cyran
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.