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Food

GMO potato seeks FDA approval, opponents say safety risks remain
A new genetically modified potato is closer than ever to arriving in American grocery stores, but while advocates claim it can actually reduce the risk of cancer, opponents say not nearly enough is known to ensure public safety.

29.01.2015 04:24

‘National moral disgrace’: Over 1 in 5 US children on food stamps & living in poverty
Over 20 percent of US children ‒ an estimated 16 million youths ‒ are on food stamps, according to the latest government figures. That number has almost doubled since the Great Recession began in 2007. Nearly a quarter are living below the poverty line.

28.01.2015 23:02

£5bn Scotch whisky industry outpaces UK steel, shipbuilding
Scottish distilled barley, better known as whisky, adds £4.96 billion to the UK economy per year, making it bigger than the British iron and steel, textiles, shipbuilding or computer industries, according to the Scotch Whisky Association.

28.01.2015 08:47

Over 3mn German workers live below poverty line – report
Being employed in Germany is no longer enough to make ends meet, as around 3.1 million workers receive salaries below the country’s poverty threshold. People have been forced to cut back on food and heating in order to survive, German media reported.

25.01.2015 04:45

World’s most popular banana faces eradication by deadly fungus
International concern is growing over the spread of Fusarium wilt, known as Panama disease, as there are fears it could destroy entire countries’ plantations of the Cavendish banana – the most popular and exported variety of the fruit in the world.

23.01.2015 21:01

‘Racist candy scandal a tactic to use political correctness as a tool to silence people'
The outcry over “racist” Haribo sweets exacerbated by the media is a tactic to cripple Western people and shut them down accusing them of being most racist - which is not true, Henrik Palmgren, host of Red Ice Radio, told RT.

21.01.2015 11:00

Food fight: Has the EU endorsed its own genetic modification?
Not unsurprisingly as the fuel of humanity, food elicits heated debate. Meanwhile, European unity has fragmented around genetic modification: what’s next?

20.01.2015 14:00

Monsanto gets approval for new GMO corn, soybeans designed for potent new biocide
Monsanto has won final approval from the US for its new genetically-modified soybeans and cotton, designed to withstand a dominant biocide that fights weed resistance built up as a result of the company’s glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide already in use.

16.01.2015 16:23

​Fasting in space? American food products for ISS stuck at customs due to Russian embargo
A cargo of American food supplies for the ISS has been stalled at Russian customs, but officials say the delay is not critical and the problem will be resolved soon, while there are food reserves aboard the ISS.

15.01.2015 10:00

EU to pick which GMO it grows after new bill passed overwhelmingly
EU member states will now be able to decide for themselves whether to produce GM crops, according to a new law, which is already stoking controversy. They can now ban even the cultivation of crops approved by the European Food Safety Authority.

14.01.2015 13:31

Mentions of pork banned in schoolbooks, could offend Muslims or Jews
In attempt to avoid offending Muslims and Jews, Oxford University Press have banned authors from referring to “anything pork-related” in their school textbooks.

14.01.2015 15:33

Islamic Human Rights Commission cuts ties with ‘Orwellian’ British govt
One of the UK’s biggest Islamic organizations has refused to participate in future government talks on anti-terror legislation, claiming their contributions to policy are being overlooked.

14.01.2015 12:38