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Rich vs Poor: Dietary gap widens rapidly, study shows
Evidence of America’s widening wealth gap since the 2007 financial crisis show that the bottom tier of US income earners is falling rapidly behind on the nutrition front. Meanwhile, the diets of higher wage earners are also sub-par.

02.09.2014 08:47

#FightFor15: Fast food workers to strike for higher wages across US
Hundreds of US fast food workers from MacDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC are planning a big protest on Thursday in an effort to boost the minimum wage to $15 per hour. The rally will include acts of civil disobedience.

02.09.2014 05:02

12 McDonald’s restaurants temporarily closed in Russia, 100 inspections underway
Russia’s food safety watchdog has temporarily closed 12 McDonald’s outlets across the country as of Friday citing sanitary violations. Meanwhile, the company says it will “modernize” 18 other restaurants in renovations planned for September.

29.08.2014 14:52

Childhood blues: English kids among world’s unhappiest
English children are unhappier than youngsters in the developing world, with kids in countries like Romania, Brazil and South Africa more inclined to look on the bright side, a new report reveals.

28.08.2014 08:49

Russia will lift food ban when national security no longer a threat
Russia’s food embargo, imposed in response to Western sanctions, will not be reversed until Moscow decides the country’s national security is no longer at risk, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

27.08.2014 14:08

UK’s £600 million Syrian aid ‘largest ever’ response to humanitarian crisis
In the UK’s biggest ever response to a humanitarian crisis, the government has committed over £600 million to help those affected by the conflict in Syria – the second highest total after the US.

27.08.2014 10:50

US Senator calls for Burger King boycott amid tax-dodging accusations
A Democratic Senator is calling for Americans to boycott Burger King after the fast food giant agreed to purchase Tim Hortons for $11 billion, consequently avoiding US taxes.

26.08.2014 23:30

Burger King buys Tim Hortons for $11bn
The famous flame grilled Whopper burger is taking over a chain better known for its coffee and doughnuts in a deal that will create the world’s third largest fast-food chain with a total market capitalization of over $21 billion.

26.08.2014 12:36

Russian humanitarian aid distribution begins in E. Ukraine
With heavy fighting underway in south-eastern Ukraine, the distribution of humanitarian aid from Russia has started in the city of Lugansk, which is besieged by the Kiev forces.

25.08.2014 16:01

No plans to shut down McDonald’s in Russia – Deputy PM
The Russian authorities have no plans of banning McDonald’s fast food chain from operating in the country, Arkady Dvorkovich, Russia’s deputy prime-minister, assured.

23.08.2014 14:12

Mission completed: Moscow confirms delivery of aid to E. Ukraine, trucks return to Russia
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed humanitarian aid has been delivered to the besieged city of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile all trucks that delivered aid had returned to Russia.

23.08.2014 10:44

​Food poverty: UK experts warn of rising levels of malnutrition
Rising levels of food poverty have led to malnutrition becoming more common in the UK, experts say. The public health problem is responsible for a range of ailments surfacing across the country, including rickets.

22.08.2014 14:02

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