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Recently the world's most expensive whisky was sold at auction. Sotheby’s, in Hong Kong, sold a bottle of The Macallan whisky for HK$4.9 million ($631,850). This set a world record, ratified by the Guinness Book of Records.

Review: Eating the 'right' kind of calories will make you feel full Special

A new television program has revealed how knowing which calories to eat, rather than how many, is critical to losing weight.

Australians combine to make dress made of beer

Australian scientist Gary Cass and fashion designer Donna Franklin put their heads together and created the first dress made of beer. The creation from the two is set to debut at the 2015 World Expo in May and is sure to create a buzz.

Modi's India on way to banning all beef consumption

The western Indian state of Maharashtra banned the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef on March 3 of this year. But the ban is beginning to have far-reaching economic repercussions, as some businesses falter.

Review: Whisky Live serves up a great show in London Special

Whisky Live is an interactive event that tours a number of major cities. On display are a vast range of traditional and new whiskies. There are tastings, master classes and the the opportunity to discuss all things whisky with global experts.

Manipulating baker's yeast for the best loaf

For baking bread the important step is with consistently adding ingredients in the correct order and in the right quantities. This is according to a new genetic study.

Hangover for Bordeaux wines as Chinese demand dries up

Sales of France's famous Bordeaux wines fell sharply last year, winemakers said on Thursday, blaming a poor harvest in 2013 and rapidly slowing demand in China, its main export market.

Coca-Cola pays health experts to say its soda is a healthy drink

A report says that Coca-Cola pays health and nutrition experts to recommend its soda as part of healthy diet and lifestyle although sugary sodas have been implicated in obesity and several health issues such as diabetes and cancer.

Wine-drinkers delight: Hangover free wine could be on the way

A researcher at the University of Illinois said they can now alter yeast in such a way that they will be able to make wine with more nutritional value - and no hangover effect. Care to drink to that?

Raw milk or pasteurized? The debate over health concerns

The nearest thing to a real dairy cow for many Americans is what they see on TV commercials. Other than that, they know if they want milk, they can purchase it in a nice, clean container at the grocery store.

Fire guts restaurant of top French chef Marc Veyrat

A devastating fire broke out Tuesday at the Alpine restaurant of celebrity French chef Marc Veyrat, considered by some to be the finest chef in the world with six Michelin stars to his name.

Costco Canada has license to import fish suspended

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended Costco Canada's license to import fish into the country, according to a March 13 announcement.

Dairy Queen giving away free ice cream on Monday

Customers who go to a participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grills & Chills on Monday can get themselves some free ice cream.

New food safety protocols issued for reusable plastic containers Special

The Reusable Packaging Association has responded to a number of reports critical of the safety of plastic shipping containers used to transport fruit and vegetables to markets. On March 10, the RPA issued new science-based protocols.

First U.K. farmed truffles grown

The first truffle to be cultivated on British soil has been harvested from a field from a farm in the county of Leicestershire.

Powdered alcohol given the green light by feds

Unless the state you live in has already banned its sale, powdered alcohol should be hitting the market sometime this summer. Palcohol received a green light from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau on Wednesday.

Review: The mysterious Finlaggan whisky — An Islay gem Special

Digital Journal presents its seventh selected whisky for review. After tasting the highly popular Glenlivet 12 year-old last time we're looking at something altogether rarer and more mysterious: Finlaggan.

Egg-producing states take California's egg law to appeals court

After losing a battle in federal court over the California egg law, six egg-producing states have now filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit , alleging the law will have an adverse economic impact on egg farmers.

Improving lager and making different types through new yeasts

Having fallen behind the craft beer movement, it could be time for tired old lager to be revitalized. Food technologists have been developing new hybrid yeasts for beer.

Why your latte is better than your espresso

The science of coffee has been explained. Researchers have found that a latte is less likely to spill than a regular type of coffee.

Hvar wine president heads strong cultural delegation to Italy Special

As Hvar's winemakers prepare for a major tour of Italy, Digital Journal talks to Hvar Wine President Ivana Krstulovic Caric about Croatian wine.

Sorghum — This cereal grain may be the answer to climate change

Soaring demand from China markets, along with its drought tolerance, is making farmers and scientists take a closer look at sorghum, also called milo in some parts of the country. Many people think this grain might be an alternative to growing corn.

Zinfandel's wine roots to bear tourism fruit in Kastela, Croatia Special

The origins of one of America's best-known grape varieties are enjoying a comeback in Dalmatia, as the Croatian wine story takes another step forward.

Listeria monocytogenes contamination of salad now less common

Refrigerated foods, like salads, are at risk from Listeria monocytogenes contamination. While the bacterium remains a risk, a new survey suggests that antibiotic resistant strains are less common.

You can get free pancakes at IHOP today

National Pancakes Day is today, Tuesday, and IHOP, a national pancake chain, is giving away free pancakes, and they are doing it all day.

The coffee war rages on: London and New York battle it out

Though the UK has historically been amongst the lowest coffee consumers in the world, coffee culture has enjoyed a rapid expansion here, and now we find ourselves ramping up there with the caffeine-fuelled denizens of New York.

Reusable plastic produce containers are dangerous to your health

Those big, reusable plastic containers used to transport fruit and vegetables to the grocery store can continue to harbor pathogenic bacteria that cause food-borne illnesses even after being cleaned and sanitized, according to a new study.

KFC to bring edible coffee cups to the UK

Food chain KFC has announced that UK customers will soon be able to eat their coffee cup thanks to the development of a new heat-resistant chocolate coated cookie biscuit.

Campylobacter in Wisconsin dairy's raw milk nets suspension

A Pepin County, Wisconsin dairy has had its Grade A permit suspended for 30 days after being linked to an outbreak of Campylobacter that sickened dozens of athletes and coaches attending a football banquet in Durand, Wisconsin.

Op-Ed: Why the GMO debate is far from over

There has been a lot of discussion on the pros and cons of genetically-engineered food crops of late. But the vast majority of consumers are actually left in the dark over the safety of GMOs because the FDA, USDA and Monsanto say they are safe.

Nestle bows to consumers: No more artificial flavors or coloring

Nestle USA announced this week it would be dropping artificial flavorings and colors from its all of its chocolate candy bars by the end of 2015. The move to natural flavors and colors is in response to consumer demand.

Starbucks to get in the delivery game by end of 2015

“Imagine the ability to create a standing order that Starbucks delivered hot or iced to your desk daily,” says CEO Howard Schultz regarding their upcoming mobile order and pay app, launching by the end of this year.

Overseas markets cautious of Canadian beef because of mad cow

Overseas markets are being extra cautious about Canadian beef until an investigation has been completed into the latest case of BSE, commonly called "mad cow disease." The current incident was detected on Feb. 7, and confirmed on Feb. 11 by the CFIA.

Retail delis show persistent high rate of Listeria contamination

The rates of Listeria monocytogenes in retail food delis indicates that standard cleaning procedures are not enough to eradicate the potentially dangerous bacteria, according to a new study by researchers at Purdue University.

California market under investigation for selling frozen raccoons

What we eat is often times a cultural thing, like eating grits if you're a Southerner, or Sauerbraten if you're German. When an unwary customer visited an Asian super market in Los Angeles and saw a whole, frozen raccon in the meat case, she freaked out.

Op-Ed: USDA overrides public opinion and approves GMO apple for sale

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave their approval to Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ genetically engineered Arctic Apples, despite the agency's environmental review receiving over 73,000 comments voicing opposition to the fruit.

Mad cow disease found in Alberta

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed on Friday that it had found a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, in a beef cow in Alberta.

The recipe for perfect popcorn perfected by scientists

Do you like it sweet or salty? Either way there is a way to make the perfect popcorn. A new scientific study has run through the combinations to produce the ultimate recipe.

Op-Ed: Will you be buying sriracha flavor ketchup?

Jumping on the bandwagon for all things sriracha flavor, mass market purveyor of sauces, Heinz, has announced it will be launching a sriracha flavor variety of its red colored sauce.

Better enforcement of FDA food-safety guidelines needed

Nutritional experts and the American public both agree on the importance and value of fresh fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. Along with this perception, there has been a significant increase in the production of these healthy products.

Coffee could lower risk of endometrial cancer

New research has found a link between regularly drinking coffee and a 20% decreased risk of endometrial cancer which currently affects around 1 in 37 US women in their lifetime, adding to the potential health benefits of consuming the popular beverage.