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Frenchwoman jailed for three years for Chile 'magic cheese' scam

Paris - A French court on Tuesday jailed a woman for three years for conning thousands of Chileans into buying a kit to make "magic cheese" they could sell back to French cosmetics firms for use in luxury beauty products.

Fidel Castro seen in rare public outing

Havana - Cuban state television broadcast images Saturday of former president Fidel Castro meeting cheese experts during a rare trip outside his Havana home.

Sugar, flour, rice: Panicked Greeks stock up on essentials

Atenas - Greeks were hoarding cash and food Saturday amid mounting fears the economy could collapse, cracking open their wallets only to stock up on essentials and stripping supermarket shelves in the process.

Avoiding fussy eating by children with three R's

Birmingham - A new study purports to tell parents how easy it is to avoid fussy eating habits with their children. This takes the form of three apparently easy steps, according to a research article.

Can a mushroom slow down weight gain?

A mushroom common to Chinese medicine appears to slow down weight gain, according to a new scientific study based on animal trials.

Rats dream about the places they want to go

London - According to new research, rats dream about places that they want to go next. This is a theory from neuroscientists following some classic maze and hidden food experiments.

Nestle tries to win Indian hearts after Maggi noodle ban

Ginebra - Nestle chief Paul Bulcke says he has drawn the lessons from India's shock ban on its Maggi instant noodles over a health scare and is now trying to salvage the image of the world's top food company.

Decades-old frozen meat seized in China food scandal: Report

Bejing - Almost half a billion dollars worth of smuggled frozen meat -- some of it rotting and more than 40 years old -- has been seized in China, reports said Wednesday.

Rainfall gives respite to drought-hit North Korea

Seoul - Parched North Korea has seen significant rainfall over the past 12 days, state media reported, but not enough to end a severe drought described as the worst in 100 years.

Protesters muzzled at Chinese dog meat festival

Yulin - Campaigners protesting at China's annual dog meat festival, which sees thousands of canines butchered and eaten, were forcibly dispersed by unidentified men Monday as they tried to rally outside a government office.

Cafe interruptus: Starbucks to shut down La Boulange shops

Seattle - Starbucks plans to shut down nearly two dozen La Boulange cafes it bought in 2012 but to continue to sell La Boulange baked goods in its stores nationwide, the world's largest coffee seller said Monday.

Drought sparks fears of worsening food shortages in N. Korea

Seoul - North Korea's food supply faces a gloomy forecast this year due to a damaging drought which has sparked fears of worsening shortages in the impoverished communist country, experts said Wednesday.

Trans fat is not safe and must be removed from food: US

Washington - Partially hydrogenated oils, known as artificial trans fats, are not safe to eat and must be removed from the food supply in the next three years, US regulators said Tuesday.

Health warning over the 'most dangerous dish in the world'

Bangkok - It's a local delicacy in north-east Thailand. It contains raw fish and it is laced with live red ants, for that extra flavor. Problem is it seems to give you liver cancer, according to health experts.

Mediterranean diet at risk as globalisation bites

Rome - Eating a Mediterranean diet has long been a byword for healthy living, but the very people who coined it are straying from sun-kissed fruits and legumes and their waistlines are paying the price.

Nestle challenges noodles ban in Indian court

Mumbai - Nestle said Thursday it is challenging a ban imposed by India on its hugely popular Maggi instant noodles brand after tests showed they contained excessive levels of lead.

Frenchwoman on trial for Chile 'magic cheese' scam

Paris - A Frenchwoman went on trial Monday accused of conning thousands of Chileans into buying a kit to make "magic cheese" they could sell back to French cosmetics companies for use in luxury beauty products.

Moscow restaurants embrace Russian cuisine

Moscow - Ginger pickles, soup with cabbage and porcini, and reindeer tartare: as economic troubles take a bite out of imported food, Russian restaurants are increasingly turning to local delicacies.

Jailed Israeli soldier freed after pork sandwich scandal

Jerusalem - An Israeli soldier who was jailed earlier this week for eating a non-kosher sandwich has been freed after the army agreed to release him following a wave of public pressure.

Restaurant of three Spanish brothers named world's best

London - Spain's "El Celler de Can Roca" was crowned the world's best restaurant on Monday, winning praise for the "collective genius" of the three brothers who run it.

UN targets zero hunger in a generation as numbers fall

Rome - The number of hungry people around the world has dropped below 800 million for the first time since the UN started counting, the Food and Agriculture Organisation said in an annual report on Wednesday.

You can order food through Google search results on your phone

Those searching for delivery or takeout using Google from their mobile phone will now be able to order food via the search results.

Can hunger pangs be turned off?

Being able to control the sensation of hunger is one of the ideas considered to off-set the obesity epidemic. In a new study, scientists have found a brain function that controls feelings of hunger in mice.

Australia urged to crack down on abuse of migrant labour

Sydney - Australia faced growing calls Tuesday to crack down on the exploitation of migrants labouring in farms and factories, after a television investigation claimed foreigners toiled in conditions akin to "slave labour".

Eight charged in France over horsemeat trafficking ring

Marseille - French authorities have charged eight people over their alleged role in a Europe-wide horsemeat trafficking ring dismantled last week, a judicial source said Thursday.

Nearly 10 menu items no longer available at McDonald's

Fast food giant McDonald's has reduced the size of its menu by close to 10 items in an effort to more efficiently serve its patrons.

Europe's police crack massive horsemeat tracking ring

Den Haag - Police from seven European countries detained 26 people and seized hundreds of horse passports in a crackdown against a Europe-wide horsemeat trafficking ring, the EU's judicial agency Eurojust said Saturday.

EU clears 19 genetically modified products

Brussels - The EU has cleared 19 controversial genetically modified products including human food, animal feed and cut flowers, the European Commission said Friday.

Top French court overturns ban on 'racist' cakes

Marseille - France's top administrative court on Thursday overturned a ban on the display in a pastry shop of "racist" cakes in the shape of a naked man and woman coated in dark chocolate.

Lunching at the Grim's Dyke, restaurant review Special

London - Grim's Dyke is a splendid Victorian manor house located in North London. The house is used for jazz, comedy and opera themed nights. It also has a very good restaurant, which Digital Journal has reviewed.
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