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Food

Tuber terrorists: Canada’s Mounties hunt ‘evil cowards’ spiking eco-potatoes with pins and needles
Potato fields in Canada's Prince Edward Island have been targeted by food terrorists who’ve found ways to put sharp objects into tubers grown there. Desperate farmers are offering a half-million Canadian dollars (US$400,000) reward to catch the culprits.

01.07.2015 11:07

Supermarket sells pork under Ramadan promotion
Supermarket chain Morrisons has come under fire and ridicule after displaying Ramadan promotional stickers next to pork products in two of its stores.

29.06.2015 10:31

E. coli contamination leads to recall of bottled spring water
An E. coli scare has caused a voluntary recall of bottled water across much of the northeastern United States. Niagara Bottling LLC recalled 14 spring water products ‒ including 7-Eleven and Wegmans brands ‒ over fears of contamination from the bacteria.

23.06.2015 17:09

'Epidemic of food riots' could trigger society collapse by 2040, warn scientists
With the global demand for food on the rise, our society could collapse as soon as in 2040 due to fatal food shortages and "unprecedented epidemic of food riots," if counter measures are not taken, researchers have warned.

23.06.2015 12:17

​Bug burger anyone? Insect-based grub could hit Swiss groceries next year
Next year, insects might be on the shelves of Swiss grocery stores alongside Switzerland’s national sausage, mustard and cheese, after the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office suggested commercializing crickets, grasshoppers and meal worms.

23.06.2015 11:27

WHO labels 2,4-D herbicide as ‘possibly’ causing cancer
The WHO cancer research unit has deemed 2,4-D, the active ingredient of Dow’s herbicide – once used in infamous Agent Orange – as ‘possibly’ causing cancer. The chemical ranked one behind the ‘probably carcinogenic’ glyphosate in Monsanto's Roundup.

23.06.2015 04:32

Decades of defiance: Owner of Jerusalem's oldest sweets shop stands his ground in Old City
It’s hard to be a Palestinian cook in Jerusalem as de-Palestinization involves not only taking away the Palestinians’ homes, but also driving them out of all infrastructure segments. The owner of the oldest restaurant shares methods used to bring it down.

21.06.2015 11:12

McDonald’s to close 700 locations as global sales slide
McDonald’s will close 700 restaurants worldwide this year for the first time in four decades. Faced with declining sales and increased market competition, the company says it also intends to streamline management positions.

18.06.2015 21:55

​NutellaGate: French minister offers ‘1,000 apologies’ to Italy over palm oil boycott call
France’s ecology minister has said sorry to Italy after telling French people to boycott Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread for environmental reasons, due to its use of palm oil as an ingredient.

18.06.2015 14:56

Downed US visa system needs another week of fixes, thousands stranded
The US State Department said that it will need another week before it can completely fix a technical issue that has taken down the US visa issuing system.

18.06.2015 00:08

Artificial trans fats banned in 3 years – FDA
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its final decision to outlaw partially hydrogenated oils, the primary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, by June 2018.

16.06.2015 15:20

Yummy and healthy? Study finds chocolate lowers risk of heart disease, strokes
A new study has found that chocolate can lower the risk of heart disease and strokes as well as reduce blood pressure and help people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, but the results are not definitive.

16.06.2015 14:59