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One in three vegetarians admits to eating meat while drunk

A recent study undertaken in the UK suggests that meat consumption among inebriated vegetarians is more common than one might think.

Pumpkin shortage in U.S. brings us pumpkins from Canada

It is difficult to imagine Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, but it is just possible that some holiday tables may be without this traditional menu item. However, help is on the way, thanks to our neighbor to the north, Canada.

BOO! Burger King's Whopper of a Halloween trick — Green poop

Burger King's new Halloween Whopper has been getting a lot of press this week, and not just because the bun is black. We've been told that A-1 Sauce is baked in the bun, but we weren't told our poop would turn bright green after eating the hamburger.

Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios recalled — Not gluten-free

On Monday, General Mills announced the recall of 1.8 million boxes of Gluten-free Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios because the product may contain wheat flour.

Six special gin tried and tasted Special

Saint Albans - Drinks tasting events provide a good way to sample different products, especially those produced by smaller distilleries or breweries. One spirit that is standing out at the moment is gin. Digital Journal visited a tasting event in St. Albans.

Senegal produces first wine in shade of iconic baobab

Ta - The bottles boasting Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache could be from any Parisian supermarket but a closer look reveals this is wine with a difference -- nurtured in the unforgiving soil of Africa's Sahel.

Aspen Foods recall expanded — 561,000 pounds of chicken recalled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, that Aspen Foods is recalling about 561,000 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed and breaded chicken products.

Crackdown on dog meat over rabies fears in Indonesia

Jakarta - Activists are applauding the decision of Jakarta's governor in ordering an investigation into dog meat sales as a prerequisite to regulating the dog meat trade in the country.

McDonald's customers soon will place orders by computer

McDonald's restaurants are set to introduce new self-serve kiosks allowing patrons to place orders, and even customize their choices, at the push of a button.

Denver health officials issue warning over THC-infused capsules

A food safety advisory has been issued by Denver's Department of Environmental Health for RX Green's "Autopilot" capsules, a marijuana-infused product, after completion of a food safety inspection.

World leaders dine on food waste at the United Nations

World leaders attending a luncheon at the United Nations on Sunday had a surprise on their plates. The entire meal was made from food that would have ended up in garbage bins.

On menu for world leaders — trash, and a message

New York - World leaders accustomed to fine dining had a surprise on their plates Sunday at the United Nations -- trash.

Bi-coastal Salmonella outbreak involves Fig & Olive restaurants

The Fig & Olive restaurant chain has been linked to Salmonella outbreaks in both Los Angeles, California and Washington, D.C. All the cases occurred during late August and early September this year.

Op-Ed: Sanderson Farms recalls 550,000 pounds of chicken

Laurel - Laurel, Mississippi-based Sanderson Farms, the third largest chicken producer in the U.S., is recalling 551,000 pounds of chicken products due to concerns some of them may be contaminated with metal fragments.

Guatemala's Mayan heritage lives on in spicy pepian

Guatemala City - The smells of a bygone era waft through the air as Elsa Morales tosses an ancient Mayan spice on her sizzling grill to make a batch of pepian stew.

British food recycling cafes go global in fight against waste

London - When former chef Adam Smith opened a small cafe in Britain's post-industrial North two years ago, serving up dishes with food destined for the scrap heap, he had big aspirations -- to fight global food waste.

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