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Deep learning provides dietary advice during COVID-19 isolation Special

The coronavirus triggered quarantine is a stressful period and the lack of physical activity, combined with more snacking, can lead to weight gain. Yann Harstein, dietitian at Foodvisor provides some tips, based on a deep learning app.

Stress, snacks equal more pounds in Italy's virus lockdown

Rome - Stress, boredom and a natural appreciation for culinary pleasures is sending millions of Italians under home confinement to the same place -- the fridge.

Q&A: The tech entrepreneur saving meal delivery Special

Food delivery is increasingly popular and yet many delivery startups are not turning a profit. Plus, there is a consumer trend to go directly to the restaurant. How can technology help address this issue?

In starving South Sudan, peace is no guarantee of a meal

Rumbek - The villagers hear the distant roar of jet engines before a cargo plane makes a deafening pass over Mogok, dropping sacks of grain from its hold to the marooned dust bowl below.There is no other way to get food to this starving hamlet in South Sudan.

'No one cares': Locked-in Wuhan residents adapt to find food

Bejing - The lockdown of Guo Jing's neighbourhood in Wuhan –- the city at the heart of China's new coronavirus epidemic –- came suddenly and without warning.

Research: Is your coffee habit putting you at a health risk?

Some foods and drinks are good for you, others less so. But why are some people affected and not others? To investigate the factors, a research group have identified nine gene groups connected with different foods and disease risks.

New study signals health concerns with the 'keto diet'

New research raises concerns with so-called ketogenic diets, which are diets where most energy is derived from fats and very little from carbohydrates. The research suggests that the diet should not be extended for more than one week.

Essential Science: Gut bacteria affect how the colon moves

A research study, looking at the microbiome of the human gut, shows how gut bacteria influence how the colon moves, and with this how digestion is controlled along with reasons for poor digestive health.

Q&A: The plant-based battle is in your supply chain Special

For the food industry, whether it's seafood, meat or produce, plant-based alternatives are offering a unique challenge for supply chains to operate in a complex market. Joe Scioscia looks at the issues.

Australian woman dies in cake-eating contest

Sydney - A woman died while taking part in a cake-eating competition to celebrate Australia Day, local media reported Monday.Paramedics were called to a pub in the state of Queensland on Sunday afternoon after a woman was involved in a "medical incident".

Volunteer-run grocery revives rural French village

Sauxillanges - Like so many villages tucked in the folds of the French countryside, the centre of Sauxillanges faced a near-certain death.

Improving the costs and yields of lab-grown meat

Investment in lab-grown meet continues, with the search for the type of product that will taste more realistic to ‘real meat’ and which can also be produced to scale. Researchers have put forward a new process that could deliver a consistent product.

Swarms of locusts threaten food security in Kenya: govt

Nairobi - Large swarms of desert locusts are spreading through Kenya, after wreaking havoc in Somalia and Ethiopia, posing a significant threat to food security, the agriculture minister said Friday.

Japan 'Tuna King' buys new year catch for $1.8 million

Apo - A celebrated Japanese sushi businessman, nicknamed "Tuna King", paid $1.8 million for a giant tuna at New Year's auction at Tokyo's main fish market on Sunday.Kiyoshi Kimura, who runs a successful sushi restaurant chain, paid 193 million yen ($1.

French chef fails in Michelin lawsuit over lost star

Nterre - A French court on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit brought by a star chef seeking to force the prestigious Michelin restaurant guide to hand over its reasons for stripping his restaurant of a third star, just a year after he won it.

Saudis resist 'throwaway' culture of food waste

Apo - The plate is designed to make a meal look bigger -- a gastronomic illusion and an innovative way to tame Saudi Arabia's pervasive throwaway culture which results in colossal food waste.

How Gen-Z is rewriting the food rulebook

The impact of Gen-Z can be seen across the board and is particularly acute when looking at the evolution of eating habits across generations, according to a new survey of the food marketplace.

Essential Science: Science makes beer last longer

Compared with many other alcoholic beverages, beer has a short expiry time, especially when compared with wine. To improve the holding time of ales and lagers, scientists have come up with a new, innovative process.

Scientists hunt wild relatives of food crops to bolster defences

Paris - Scientists have been on a global search for the wild relatives of our food crops, hoping to bolster their defences against disease and climate change, a study showed Tuesday.

Zimbabwe facing 'man-made' starvation, UN expert warns

Harare - Zimbabwe is facing "man-made" starvation with 60 percent of the people failing to meet basic food needs, a UN special envoy said Thursday after touring the southern African country.

Expanded UN geographical trademarks to take effect

Geneva - An international system that broadens protections for brands which identify their products based on geographical origin, like Scotch whiskey or Tequila, will come into force after the EU signed on, the UN said Tuesday.

Dry January? France says 'Non' as winemakers cry foul

Paris - The French government has quietly abandoned a campaign urging people to refrain from drinking alcohol in January, after winemakers pushed President Emmanuel Macron to drop a plan they say promotes "total abstinence".

Robochef: Sony cooks up new AI unit for food revolution

Apo - Cooking robots and tastier recipes: Japanese electronics giant Sony on Wednesday launched a new artificial intelligence unit they hope will change the way we cook and eat.

Burger King eyes big bite of Europe market with 'veggie Whopper'

London - US fast-food giant Burger King on Tuesday launched its meatless burger in Europe, hoping to capture a substantial slice of a growing market.

'It's a sin': Cambodia's brutal and shadowy dog meat trade

Siem Reap - Cambodian dog meat traders drown, strangle and stab thousands of canines a day in a shadowy but sprawling business that traumatises workers and exposes them to deadly health risks like rabies.

Lebanon protests a boon for street vendors

Beirut - The smells of grilled cheese and cooked corn waft over the protesters in the Lebanese capital -- with daily crowds filling the the capital's main squares, the movement has been a boon for street vendors.

More than one in three in Haiti need urgent food aid: UN

Geneva - More than a third of Haitians are facing "severe food insecurity", sparked by price hikes, dwindling agricultural production and widespread social unrest, the UN's World Food Programme warned Friday.

Old McDonald's: Aussie mates show off burger bought in 1995

Sydney - A McDonald's burger bought in 1995 and kept in an Australian shed for years has never decomposed, according to two men who now refer to the quarter-century Quarter Pounder as their "mate".

Shelling out: Japan crab fetches record $46,000 at auction

Apo - A Japanese bidder may be feeling the pinch after forking out $46,000 at auction for a snow crab -- a price that "probably set a new world record", local officials said Thursday.

Sending red wine into space could help food sustainability

Red wine has been taken up to the International Space Station as part of the latest cargo delivery. The aim is to study the wine to help to develop new solutions for the future of food and agriculture production on Earth.
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