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Understanding the plan to release treated Fukushima water

Apo - Japan's decision to release more than one million tonnes of treated radioactive water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea has stirred fierce controversy.

Deliveroo set for London stock market launch

London - Deliveroo debuts as a listed company Wednesday in London's biggest stock market launch for a decade, after the app-driven meals delivery group enjoyed surging sales during the coronavirus pandemic.

In food-rich Brazil, people go hungry as pandemic rages

S - The lines of homeless and other needy people waiting for free meals in the streets of Brazil are growing longer as the Covid-19 pandemic rages out of control.

UN warns of risk of famine in Yemen, S.Sudan, Nigeria

Rome - Millions of people in conflict-hit Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria are at risk of famine in the coming months or already facing it, two United Nations agencies warned Tuesday.

UK pubs look to rejuvenate after bitter lockdowns

St Albans - Pots of paint rather than barrels of beer are the order of the day at the Great Northern pub, one year after the UK entered its first Covid-19 lockdown.

Taiwan pleads with citizens not to change name to 'Salmon'

Taipei - A top Taiwanese official issued a plea on Thursday for people to stop changing their name to "salmon" after dozens made the unusual move to take advantage of a restaurant promotion.

From poaching to avocados, Kenya's elephants face new threat

Makindu - Just after dawn, Tolstoy lumbers into view. A wandering giant, with tusks almost scraping the earth, this great elephant has roamed beneath Mount Kilimanjaro for nearly 50 years.

Getting the balance right: Three veggies, two fruit is optimal

The general nutritional advice for keeping healthy includes a diet compromised of fruit and vegetables, with the minimum being the ‘5 portion per day’. As five does not divide evenly, is it best to eat more fruit than vegetables?

A psychotherapist's foods for a better night's sleep Special

Many people suffer from poor sleep. To mark National Sleep Awareness week, which falls in mid-March, a leading therapist looks at how food affects sleep, detailing foods to avoid and foods that can help with getting better sleep.

Nearly a fifth of all food reaching consumers wasted: UN

Paris - Seventeen percent of the food available to consumers worldwide in 2019 -- almost one billion tonnes -- was thrown away by households, retailers, institutions and the hospitality industry, far more than previously suspected, the UN said Thursday.

Kosovo drama captures the rebellious work of war widows

S - After being driven out of her village in the midst of Kosovo's war two decades ago, Fahrije Hoti returned several months later to find her home destroyed and her husband gone.

Germans turn to hunting to 'ethically' source food

Aspisheim - With her dreadlocks and nose piercing, Shanna Reis doesn't exactly look the part of the camouflage-clad hunter tracking game in the forest.

Young Singapore chefs serve up hope for street food's future

Fpo - After the pandemic torpedoed his chance to work at a Michelin-starred New York restaurant, Lim Wei Keat returned to his roots by becoming a Singapore street-food chef cooking local fare.

Biden orders expanded aid to address growing hunger crisis

Washington - President Joe Biden is ordering an expansion of government benefits for hungry Americans, after the coronavirus pandemic ignited the worst food crisis the United States has seen in modern times.

Michelin bestows Covid-era restaurant stars despite closures

Paris - The Michelin Guide consecrated France's 30th three-star restaurant on Monday as it presented its awards for 2021 against the backdrop of the Covid-19 crisis, which has seen chefs forced to close their doors.

How many restaurants are remaining resilient during COVID-19? Special

Globally, 2020 was an incredibly challenging time for restaurants with all of the shutdowns. In the U.S., however, there are some signs of hope. Across the nation, levels have only marginally declined, although individual states vary considerably.

'Fast-food' bar frozen in Pompeii ash gives clues on Roman snacking habits

Rome - A 2,000-year-old fast-food stall unearthed from the ash of Pompeii has given researchers new clues about the snacking habits of the ancient Romans.

Singapore 'hawker' culture gains UN recognition

Fpo - Once seen as lowly members of Singaporean society, cooks in the city-state's bustling "hawker" centres are rejoicing this week after the United Nations recognised their food as a cultural treasure.

Dutch 'vegetarian butcher' carves new niche for Unilever

Etten-leur - When ninth-generation Dutch farmer Jaap Korteweg turned vegetarian and set up a shop selling meat-free products over a decade ago, his friends thought he was joking.

Battle over borscht: new front in Russia-Ukraine conflict

Kiev - Ukrainian chef Ievgen Klopotenko never expected to find himself at the centre of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Mars and Hershey's accused of avoiding fair pay for cocoa farmers

Abidjan - Two of the world's largest cocoa producers have accused Hershey's and Mars of avoiding paying a bonus that helps boost poor farmers' incomes, and have cancelled sustainability schemes run by the confectionary giants.

Turin restaurants unite to serve Italy's needy

Turin - In the kitchen of the Michelin-starred Del Cambio restaurant, chef Matteo Baronetto fusses over a boiling vat of paccheri -- fat pasta tubes to be immersed in a light tomato sauce.

Swiss cheesed off over Covid threat to fondue conviviality

Geneva - As Switzerland contends with one of the worst coronavirus surges in Europe, the Swiss are gripped by one melting-hot question: is it still safe to share a fondue?

Growing fear: anxiety mounts over Vietnam's food staples

Hanoi - Vietnam's fragrant noodle soups and fresh spring rolls have won fans across the globe, but mounting food safety scandals on the country's streets are sparking a rising tide of anxiety among millennials about what they eat.

McDonald's launching meatless 'McPlant' burger

New York - Fast food giant McDonald's on Monday announced it was launching a new plant-based burger named the "McPlant" to cater to the growing number of people who do not eat meat.

McDonald's launching meatless 'McPlant' burger

New York - Fast food giant McDonald's on Monday announced it was launching a new plant-based burger named the "McPlant" to cater to the growing number of people who do not eat meat.

'CIA'-like street food vendors first on scene to feed Thai protesters

Bangkok - With an intelligence network so good they have been compared to the CIA, Thai street vendors are often first on the scene at "guerilla" democracy protests in Bangkok, where they hawk sour pork and fishballs to a democracy-hungry crowd.

Farmers push 'veggieburger' label ban in Europe

Apo - Angry European farmers are pushing for a ban on calling vegetarian products a "burger" or a "sausage" that they say mislead consumers into thinking certain products contain meat.

Emirates airline to produce kosher meals as Israel beckons

Dubai - The Emirates airline group unveiled plans Thursday to produce kosher meals in keeping with Jewish dietary rules, two days after the UAE and Israel signed a deal to normalise ties.

Junk food linked to age-marker in chromosomes: study

Paris - People who eat a lot of industrially processed junk food are more likely to exhibit a change in their chromosomes linked to ageing, according to research presented Tuesday at an online medical conference.
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