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Food

Crying fowl: McDonald's ditching antibiotic-stuffed chicken
McDonald’s has announced it will stop buying chickens raised on human antibiotics within the next two years. The company will also start offering hormone-free milk and cheese. Nothing has yet been mentioned about beef products.

04.03.2015 21:09

Koala cull: 700 endangered marsupials secretly slain by Australian authorities
About 700 koalas have been covertly killed off by the Australian authorities due to overpopulation causing starvation of the animals. Australian Koala Foundation has slammed the move, calling it “a gross mismanagement.”

04.03.2015 10:14

Palestinians boycott Israeli goods over unpaid taxes
Palestinians in the West Bank have begun boycotting Israeli goods. They recently dumped a truckload of milk and yogurt in Ramallah’s main square. They are shunning the products after Israel stopped giving the Palestinian government vital tax revenues.

03.03.2015 13:27

​Olive tree-killing bacteria may spread across Europe
A bacteria affecting olive trees in Italy may soon spread to other olive oil-producing countries of southern Europe, industry officials warn. The blight came from the Americas and is aggravating an already bad harvest for Italian olive growers.

28.02.2015 13:59

​‘Values, not science’: British MPs attack EU anti-GM policy, demand power to regulate
British MPs want powers to regulate genetically-modified (GM) crops, deeming current EU law “not fit for purpose.”

26.02.2015 09:49

Ban on prohibition: Justice Ministry refuses to register anti-alcohol party
Russian authorities have rejected a registration application from the Russian Prohibition Party, but activists vow to continue their fight against the menace of alcohol.

24.02.2015 08:19

Midwestern landowners, tenants at odds after farm boom tapers off
With grain prices dipping after several years of escalation and net farm income down by nearly a third in 2014, land-renting farmers in the Midwestern United States are left in a bind as landowners seek payments by March 1.

23.02.2015 15:49

​‘Wild-eyed and obsessive’: Jewish group challenges call for ritual slaughter ban
A Jewish organization in the UK has accused the British Veterinary Association (BVA) of being “negligent, obsessed and politically driven” for pursuing a campaign against religious slaughter.

23.02.2015 13:56

Thousands protest, jailed Irish anti-water tax campaigners go on hunger strike
Thousands of people marched through Dublin to support two jailed anti-water charge protesters who have gone on hunger strike. Around 10,000 rallied in the Irish capital to back the duo, who started to refuse food on Friday.

22.02.2015 13:06

Global Interpol op: Over 2,500 tons of fake booze & rotten food seized in 47 countries
Over 2,500 tons of counterfeit alcohol, dietary supplements and fake, life-threatening food, from seafood to eggs and mozzarella, have been seized in 47 countries as part of an Interpol-Europol joint operation.

21.02.2015 10:42

Sweet young thing: Wrinkle-smoothing chocolate to make a splash
The first wrinkle-removing chocolate is set to hit stores and spa salons in the UK as soon as March. The ‘anti-aging chocolate’ is not only capable of improving skin conditions, but is low calorie and safe for diabetics.

19.02.2015 19:29

​British celebrity chef’s website hacked, infected with malware
The website of popular celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been hacked and embedded with malicious software that could have infected visitors to the site, a computer security firm has warned.

18.02.2015 15:38