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Mussels, 'super-filters' that can help beat water pollution

Paris - Seafood lovers who prize the mussel for its earthy taste and succulent flesh may be unaware of its growing potential in the fight against water pollution.

Disneyland Shanghai sued over 'double standards'

Shanghai - A Chinese student is suing American giant Disney alleging double standards because the company bans visitors to its Asian theme parks from taking their own food.

Meal timing strategies can lower appetite and aid weight loss

New research finds that meal timing strategies can help with weight loss by lowering appetite. Selective timing of meal times can also help to improve fat burning.

Packaged food in the U.S. remains over-processed and unhealthy

A new study finds that U.S. citizens remain overexposed to processed (and ultra-processed) pre-packed food products that are high in calories, saturated fat, sugar and salt. Health warnings and promises from food producers appear to have gone unheeded.

Bolsonaro says claims of hunger in Brazil 'a big lie'

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday there was no hunger in the country, citing the lack of rail-thin poor people in the streets as proof.

Seeking an insect superfood? Grasshoppers top the list

Consuming insects, if you can overcome the thought, is more sustainable for the planet in terms of providing a protein source, than eating meat. If you're looking for the 'superfood' of the insect world, then it's the grasshopper.

Latin America faces obesity-food insecurity paradox: report

Paris - Latin America and the Caribbean is facing an obesity epidemic while paradoxically the number of people facing food insecurity in the region continues to rise, the OECD and FAO warned in a report on Monday. "In Latin America and the Caribbean ...

Will the public ever accept lab-grown meat?

How can companies investing in lab-grown meat prepare the ground for public acceptability of the products? One answer is to sell ‘labriculture’. This means less emphasis on lab, and more emphasis on the cultural acceptance.

Fake Twitter account for new UN food agency chief shut down

Rome - A fake Twitter account opened immediately after the weekend election of China's Qu Dongyu to head the Food and Agriculture Organization has been shut down, the UN food agency said Monday.

Qu Dongyu becomes first Chinese to head UN food agency FAO

Rome - Qu Dongyu on Sunday became the first Chinese national to be elected to head the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, clinching the post in the first round of voting.

Yemenis fear starvation after partial suspension of aid

Sanaa - In Yemen's capital Sanaa, Mohammed Omar is terrified he will not be able to feed his five children after the UN announced the partial suspension of aid in the rebel-held city.

UN food agency to elect chief as climate change ups hunger

Rome - Candidates from China, France and Georgia are vying to head the UN's food agency, as the fight to eradicate world hunger takes a blow from global warming and wars.

World Food Programme announces partial suspension of Yemen aid

Rome - The World Food Programme (WFP) announced Thursday the "partial suspension" of aid to Yemen's capital Sanaa, controlled by Huthi rebels, citing problems with "diversion of food" from the neediest.

Striking French workers block world's biggest Nutella plant

Rouen - A factory in northern France that makes a quarter of the world's Nutella has been blockaded for a week by workers striking for more pay, causing key ingredients to run low, unions said Monday.

Descend, Eat, Marvel: Europe's first underwater restaurant

For the chef and diners alike, each meal beneath the waves at Europe's first underwater restaurant is a thing of wonder.

You can have your plate and eat it too, says Polish inventor

Polish inventor and entrepreneur Jerzy Wysocki catches a brown plate -- still warm -- as it drops out of a machine and he begins to eat the crunchy, fibrous tableware.

Fruit and vegetables lower risk of clinical depression

Researchers from the University of Warwick have detailed evidence of a longitudinal connection between current diet and later mental health. This indicates that consumption of fruit and vegetables could improve people's mental-health.

Denmark's fabulous food journey, from hearty fare to haute cuisine

Aarhus - Long known for their hearty meat-and-potatoes fare, Danish chefs have now carved out a name for themselves in the culinary world with trailblazing dishes at star-studded restaurants.

North Korea seeing worst drought in a century: state media

Seoul - North Korea is experiencing its worst drought in over a century, official media reported Friday, days after the World Food Programme expressed "very serious concerns" about the situation in the country.

'Extreme drought' in North Korea: KCNA

Seoul - North Korea's average rain and snowfall this year fell to the lowest level in 37 years, Pyongyang's state media said Wednesday, just days after the UN expressed "grave concerns" about food shortages.

Key Yemen grain silos come under fire: UN

Dubai - Grain silos outside the port of Hodeida that are vital to UN plans to feed millions of needy Yemenis were hit by gunfire just days after aid staff gained access, the UN said Friday.

The only way is down: subterranean survival warning

Naples - Solutions to the biggest threats facing our planet lie underground, according to experts who insist climate change, overpopulation and food shortages can all be tackled by going subterranean.

Tyson recalls 12 million pounds of chicken strips over metals

Tyson Foods Inc. has recalled approximately 11.8 million pounds of frozen chicken strips because the products may be contaminated with metal, the United States Department of Agriculture announced Saturday.

North Korea cuts rations after worst harvest in a decade: UN

New York - North Korea has cut food rations to their lowest level ever for this time of year and may be forced to further slash them without international aid, a United Nations report warned Friday.About 10.

French cheese recalled in Germany over E.coli scare

Berlin - Two types of French cheese have been recalled in Germany over fears they could be contaminated with E.coli, just a few days after a similar scare in France, the German food safety authority announced on Tuesday.

France to ban food additive E171 from next year

Paris - France will ban the use of a widely used food additive from 2020, its economy and environment ministries said Wednesday, after studies pointed to potential health risks for consumers.

Frenchman gets 6-month prison term over horsemeat fraud

Paris - The former director of a French meat processing firm was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison over a 2013 scandal which saw millions of meals withdrawn from European supermarkets after they were found to contain horsemeat instead of beef.

Del Taco to launch meat free taco option

Interest in meat-free products continues to grow, especially with products that taste like meat even though they are plant based. In tune with this 'new veganism', Del Taco have launched a meat free option.

Impossible burger? It looks and tastes like meat

The more people who adopt a meat free diet then the better this is for the environment, in terms of reducing humanity's carbon footprint. It also avoids rearing animals for slaughter. One challenge is developing a product that meat eaters will go for.

Grapes on Mars? Georgia winemakers aiming high

Tbili - Georgia is immensely proud of its ancient wine-making tradition, claiming to have been the first nation to make wine. Now it wants to be the first to grow grapes on Mars.
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