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Food

French ‘Halal test’ detects presence of pork
A new kit has gone on sale in France to detect the presence of pork or alcohol in various produce. The ‘Halal Test’ is aimed at the Islamic market and claims rapidly to detect the presence of pork in any meal.

21.10.2014 11:53

GMO backlash: Syngenta faces mounting lawsuits over genetically-modified seeds
​Agribusiness giant Syngenta AG now faces lawsuits from farmers in 11 US states claiming the seed-and-chemical company’s sale of a genetically-engineered variant of corn yet to receive approval in China depressed market prices for the grain.

21.10.2014 14:04

86yo starves to death in ‘right-to-die’ protest
An elderly British woman has starved herself to death because British laws do not permit her to seek assistance in taking her own life. The case has revived the euthanasia debate and renewed calls for the ‘right-to-die’.

20.10.2014 12:30

Colorado police worried pot candy will ruin Halloween treats
The American tradition of Halloween trick-or-treating is rife with urban myths about children being handed poisoned chocolates or razor blade-laced apples. This year, Denver police are worried about a new form of candy corruption: marijuana.

17.10.2014 21:29

‘Scandalous’: 1.6m UK pensioners living in poverty – report
More than one and a half million British pensioners are “floundering” on low incomes and consigned to poverty, a report by elderly care charity Age UK suggests.

17.10.2014 09:34

Ebola epidemic might trigger major food crisis - UN
The United Nations and non-governmental organizations believe an Ebola crisis that continues to strengthen in the coming months will cause food shortages that could devastate regions in West Africa hit hardest by the virus.

16.10.2014 14:07

Bug Appetit! Chocolate-covered creepy crawlies on insect museum menu (VIDEO)
Imagine the most delectable sweets with an old but still shocking twist: bug parts of every kind thrown in for good measure. If this mix of sugar, spice and things not so nice appeals to you, the insect museum in New Orleans might just hit the spot.

13.10.2014 18:52

​UK poor priced out of healthy diet - report
Healthy eating could trim your wallet as well as your waistline due to a spike in UK food prices, according to a study by Cambridge University.

09.10.2014 16:03

Oh, deer! Outrage as Zurich zoo puts animals… on menu
Animal lovers are up in arms as a wildlife animal park in Zurich, Switzerland, is killing and serving up its own animals in its on-site restaurant.

08.10.2014 05:54

Billion-dollar lawsuits claim GMO corn 'destroyed' US exports to China
Three class-action lawsuits filed Friday claim that agribusiness power Syngenta is to blame for depressed corn exports to China since the seed company released a genetically-engineered variant of the crop before it was approved by Beijing.

06.10.2014 17:28

Biden says US 'embarrassed' EU into sanctioning Russia over Ukraine
America’s leadership had to embarrass Europe to impose economic hits on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine – even though the EU was opposed to such a motion, US Vice President Joe Biden revealed during a speech at Harvard.

03.10.2014 19:38

GMO lies debunked: Food labeling will not significantly raise prices for consumers - study
​Mandatory labeling of genetically-engineered foods available to consumers would result in a cost increase of $2.30 per person each year, according to a new study that analyzed research on labeling costs ahead of Oregon’s ballot initiative on the issue.

02.10.2014 14:23

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