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100 million people saved from hunger over last decade: UN

Rome - The number of hungry people in the world has dropped by 100 million over the last 10 years, though one in nine are still undernourished, with Asia home to the majority of the underfed, the UN said Tuesday.

Why do mushrooms turn brown?

Vienna - Mushrooms are a tasty addition to many meals. However, when they go brown, they become inedible. Why does this happen and can the process be slowed down? Food technologists have been looking into this subject.

Hong Kong tests for tainted Taiwan cooking oil

Hong Kong - Sweet buns and dumplings were pulled from the shelves in Hong Kong as authorities checked Monday whether they contained the recycled Taiwanese cooking oil that has sparked a growing regional food safety scare.

U.K. to set up food crime unit

London - The British government is to establish a Food Crime Unit (FCU). The aim is to fight against the trade in fraudulent food and to protect British consumers.

Study explains why organic food is better for you than conventional food

Eating organic food does have measurable benefits compared to conventional food, a new study revealed. For instance, organic food contains 20 to 40 percent more antioxidants compared to non-organic items.

Several foods contain bacteria risk to unborn children

Culiac - A survey has found that around 10 percent of the fresh cheese, sausages and meats sold in markets and on the street may be contaminated with types of bacteria that can pose a risk to unborn children.

Taiwan apologizes for naming dish 'Long Live the Nazis'

A menu change at a restaurant in Taiwan dumps their popular 'Long Live Nazis' dish from list, prompted by a local TV station feature.

U.S. to increase monitoring for food poisoning microbes

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced a new initiative for making chicken and turkey products safer for consumption.

Starbucks drives itself to college

New York City - If you've ever been plum tuckered out during a long day of learning following a long night of studying, Starbucks plans to have your back.

You can get a deep-fried spaghetti dog on a stick

Dude Food is a blog filled with high-calorie treats for men who want a full meal, or perhaps several of them, in one go. Now they have revealed details about a deep-fried spaghetti dog which delivers everything it promises.

Review: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ appetizingly fuses food and story Special

‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ is the delectable story of a talented young chef who must choose between working at his family’s restaurant and exploring the possibilities the rest of the culinary world has to offer.

Bringing home the bacon gets tough for pork lovers

The cost of that delicious BLT is going to keep getting higher as the price of pork, and therefore bacon, continues to soar.

Edmonton's Heritage Festival celebrates diversity and cultures Special

Edmonton - Close to 400,000 people experienced the sights, sounds, and tastes of different cultures at the Edmonton Heritage Festival.

China holds six from OSI unit in food scandal: company

Shanghai - Chinese police investigating an expired meat scandal have detained another official from a local unit of US food supplier OSI Group, bringing the total to six, the company said.

USDA officials begin changing 50-year-old poultry guidelines

USDA executives have announced plans to overhaul guide lines on poultry which have not changed in 50 years. Inspection systems and laws will all be examined and changed for the modern-day industry.

Vat of eggnog flavoring injures two workers in New Jersey

Totowa - An explosion reportedly ripped through the Pharmachem Laboratories which originated with a vat of eggnog flavoring. Workers were wearing their safety helmets and only suffered minor injuries.

Op-Ed: Food Philosopher ponders the culture and ethics of eating habits Special

Worcester - The students of Holy Cross College professor Andrea Borghini in Worcester, Massachusetts have the opportunity to not only look at what they eat, but they get to ponder the philosophy of food.

New Mexico man kills dog with screwdriver for food

Albuquerque - A 46 year-old New Mexico man has been arrested for what authorities can only describe as a bizarre and heinous case of animal cruelty.

Popularity of 'little tiger' in Vietnam endangers pet cats

Cat owners are having to protect their pets from those who want to serve them as a snack alongside beer. Pet owners must now guard against criminal elements who want to make some fast money off of their stolen animals.

No burgers at some China McDonald's over food scare

Shanghai - McDonald's outlets in Beijing and Shanghai have yanked their flagship burgers off the menu after a key US supplier recalled products made by its Shanghai factory, which is alleged to have used expired meat.

U.S. company withdraws outdated, tainted food products

Rocked by a recent food safety scandal, a prominent U.S food supplier is withdrawing all products produced by its Chinese subsidiary due to health and safety concerns.

Op-Ed: 'Beef with Meat' speaks of a 'Raw' movement going on for 20 years Special

Austin - This reporter stumbled across a book that debut in 2013 called, "My Beef with Meat - The healthiest argument for eating a plant-strong diet, by firefighter Rip Esselstyn.

Exploring the seaweed brew and unusual craft beers

Belfast - Seaweed craft beer is big news on many culinary sites. Due to a flavor which stands out even in the unique craft beer sector and some interesting health benefits many are trying out this new brew.

3D printers, food and the human body

Natick - 3D printing can technically create a pattern and then an object from nearly anything. Both food and human organs are items scientists are currently researching.

Police investigate donut pranks bothering Oregon residents

Portland - Residents in the town have woken up to pastries littered through the streets. Unknown vandals allegedly smashed food on buildings and rubbed bars down the sides of vehicles.

Burger King and Starbucks cited in Chinese meat safety case

Husi Food is a major supplier of meat and other products for a variety of businesses. Factories belonging to the company closed due to reports of tainted meat. New allegations have also arisen that Starbucks and Burger King used this meat.

NZ First leader pledges to remove GST on food

In a move to break the endless cycle of poverty and improve the overall standard of living in New Zealand, First leader Winston Peters announced plans to eliminate GST from food purchases.

China shuts meat producer supplying McDonald's, KFC

Shanghai - Shanghai has shut a factory of US food producer OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald's and KFC, authorities said Monday, in China's latest food safety scandal.

Op-Ed: When you don't know what you want, that's what you get

Given that things must be produced for a sufficiently broad segment of the population, how can we ever expect to find what it is that we truly want?

Is your palate ready to try Gummy Bear Bratwurst?

Hugo - Gummy Bear Bratwurst is exactly what you think it is; Gummy Bears mixed into sausage. The dish itself incorporates extremely sweet and very savory flavors into each bite.
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