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Food

Average UK family just ‘2 weeks away from breadline’ - report
The average UK household is just days away from an emergency situation in the event of sudden financial hardship, according to a new report to be released this week. Meanwhile, one food bank has reported a surge in new participants.

23.11.2014 07:30

Obesity price tag: $2trn annually and ‘rapidly getting worse’
Around 30 percent of the world’s population is now obese, while 50 percent is expected to fall into the category by 2030. Meanwhile, 5 percent of global deaths each year are linked to the condition, creating a drag on the global economy.

21.11.2014 10:56

​Who needs $37mn? NFL star gives up sport to farm, feed hungry
Making tens of millions of dollars simply playing a game may seem like a dream for most Americans, but former National Football League player Jason Brown gave up fame, the limelight and the cash for a chance to do something humbler: farming.

20.11.2014 02:09

‘Monsanto uses Indian farmers to contaminate world with GMO crops’
By persuading Indian farmers to buy genetically modified organism (GMO) seeds Monsanto spreads its genetically engineered crops around the world so that no one can compete with pure non-GMO products after that, anti-GMO activist Jeffrey Smith, told RT.

19.11.2014 10:30

​Dutch ban poultry transport over ‘highly pathogenic’ bird flu strain
The Netherlands has discovered a “highly pathogenic” bird flu virus that can be transmitted to humans. The authorities have banned poultry transport throughout the country.

16.11.2014 12:00

Burger Kings: ‘Disputin Putin’, ‘Big Obama’ on G20 menu (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Hankering for a burger of presidential proportions? Well food lovers Down Under have paid tribute to this year’s G20 summit in Australia with a range of gourmet burgers and drinks, which send up Obama and Putin (but go down so well.)

15.11.2014 14:13

​US fast-food chains ‘disproportionately’ targeting black youth – study
Children in lower-income, black communities are more heavily targeted by fast-food advertising and gimmicks designed to appeal to them, according to a newly published academic study.

15.11.2014 12:43

Vivienne Westwood backtracks after 'poor people should eat less' advice
Fashion legend Vivienne Westwood has denied allegations that she instructed poor people to “eat less” in order to afford organic food. The comments, which she claims were misconstrued, were made at a GMO forum on Wednesday.

13.11.2014 20:37

Hungry women trash McDonald’s after being late for breakfast menu (VIDEO)
Morning hunger allegedly led to the total destruction of the interior of a McDonald’s restaurant’s in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania recently after two women reportedly missed a deadline for breakfast.

13.11.2014 17:59

Brits ditch vegetables, believe pasta and cereal are healthy diet
Half of Britons eat two or fewer portions of vegetables each day, while many count chocolate, cheese and meat towards their recommended daily ‘healthy’ diet, a study revealed.

12.11.2014 14:38

Million elderly Brits malnourished as third of councils cut ‘meals on wheels’ service
A third of all UK councils have scrapped ‘meals on wheels’ services to their elderly and vulnerable residents due government to spending cuts, putting senior citizens at risk of malnutrition and social isolation, research showed.

11.11.2014 14:30

Stealing Palestine: Who dragged Palestinians into Syria’s conflict?
Palestinians didn't jump into the fray in Syria. They were dragged into it - violently and reluctantly. Here is the story of how and why Palestinians and their 14 refugee camps became strategic targets in the Battle for Syria.

10.11.2014 09:00