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Food

Protect your sauce! Neapolitan pizza tipped to enter UNESCO 'menu'
Italy has chosen a culinary staple - classic Neapolitan pizza with tomato, basil and mozzarella commonly known as pizza margherita - as its number one candidate for protection under UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, local media report.

27.03.2015 12:16

Mexican farmworkers strike as millions of dollars worth of crops rot
More than 50,000 Mexican farmworkers are striking in Baja California, violently demonstrating against low pay, abuses and poor working conditions. As millions of dollars worth of crops rot in the fields, protest leaders are set to meet with growers.

25.03.2015 21:10

McDonald's enters world of kitsch with Big Mac wallpaper, bed sheets
If the thought of a Big Mac wasn't enough to make your mouth water, you can now have the juicy burger on your wallpaper, thermal underwear, and rain boots. All this is made possible via McDonald's Big Mac Shop collection – but only in Sweden.

25.03.2015 20:33

​Heinz, Kraft to merge forming world’s fifth largest food producer
The Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group of the US have agreed to merge. The new firm will be called the Kraft Heinz Company and is expected to the fifth largest food producer in the world.

25.03.2015 10:50

Torture dinner: Slave-caught seafood winds up in US restaurants, food chains
Seafood caught by slaves forced to fish on a tiny island in Indonesia is ending up at major supermarkets, restaurants and even pet stores across the United States, a year-long investigation by AP has revealed.

25.03.2015 08:39

Meat demand sparks dramatic rise in antibiotic use – report
Demand for meat across the world has caused a sharp increase in farmers’ use of antibiotics, with China and the United States at the top of the list. The use of antimicrobial drugs is projected to rise drastically by 2030.

23.03.2015 23:41

FDA approves GMO apples, potatoes that don’t bruise or brown as being safe to eat
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved apples and potatoes which are resistant to bruises and don’t go brown as safe to eat. Consumer and environmental groups are concerned that such products could have unknown risks to human health.

22.03.2015 20:09

Flying fryer: China completes first flight powered by ‘gutter oil’
China’s largest private carrier Hainan Airlines has completed the country’s first commercial flight powered by biofuel – namely, discarded cooking oil collected from Chinese restaurants.

21.03.2015 17:53

Yummy mummy? ‘Placenta smoothie’ business on hold over public health fears
A local council has ordered public health officials to investigate a Wiltshire woman’s placenta-based food product business over fears that it may not be safe for consumption.

19.03.2015 12:55

Kraft recalls 6.5 million boxes of mac ‘n’ cheese over complaints of metal pieces
It took eight customers complaining about finding mental pieces in their macaroni and cheese before Kraft recalled 6.5 million boxes that had been distributed through the United States, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and to some South American nations.

18.03.2015 02:40

​Brits are making tea ‘wrong’, according to science
Four out of five British people don’t know how to make their tea correctly, according to a stirring new study.

17.03.2015 09:25

​Sweetheart deal: Big Sugar firms handed six-figure sums by UK govt for candy production & ‘research’
Confectionary firms receive six-figure grants from the British government to help produce biscuits, ice cream and chocolate, according to a new report. In some cases, Big Sugar is guzzling more taxpayer cash than anti-obesity programs.

13.03.2015 16:18