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Food safety on the table at world conference

Addis Ababa - Food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxic chemicals is a mounting health hazard and a crippling economic burden, a global conference on food safety has been told.

Women enter the select male world of Spanish ham cutters

Madrid - In Spain, cutting "jamon" is a fully-fledged job that brings prestige and money, a man's world which women are only just starting to take on.

EU states destroy suspect Polish beef as scare spreads

Warsaw - Several EU countries on Friday seized and destroyed suspect beef from a Polish slaughterhouse where allegedly sick cows were butchered, despite assurances from Warsaw that the meat did not pose a health risk.

Japan's wagyu beef looks to conquer the world

Takayama - In a lush field in the heart of the Japanese mountains, a herd of glossy black cows roam happily -- prime examples of the area's Hida brand of wagyu beef.

Poland admits exporting suspect beef to ten EU partners

Warsaw - Poland exported nearly three tons of beef from illegally slaughtered cattle to ten of its EU partners, the country's chief veterinarian said on Thursday after a TV report showed sick cows being butchered for food.

Sausage museum plan at ex-Nazi camp sparks outcry in Germany

Berlin - Plans to build a sausage museum at an annex of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald Thursday sparked protests over a "lack of historical awareness" in Germany.

Conflict-driven food scarcity worsened in 5 countries in 2018: UN

New York - Malnutrition rates in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Yemen worsened in the latter part of 2018, the UN said Monday in a report highlighting the links between conflict and food scarcity.

Canada's indoor vertical mushroom farm takes off

An new agricultural operation has taken off in Canada — the Gruger Family Fungi in Nisku. This is Canada’s first vertical mushroom farm. The facility specializes in tree-loving mushrooms.

Michelin boosts female chefs in 2019 guide

Paris - An unprecedented number of restaurants run by female chefs won plaudits in the new French edition of the Michelin food guide released Monday, as the guardians of haute cuisine sought to address a glaring gender imbalance.

Four on trial in Paris over horsemeat scandal

Paris - Four people went on trial in Paris on Monday over a 2013 meat scandal in Europe that saw millions of meals withdrawn from supermarket shelves after they were found to contain horse instead of beef.

Essential science: What is the future of lab-grown meat?

A meatless food industry featuring lab-grown meat, plus variants of seafood substitutes, and insect protein could represent the future of food. Considerable investment is going into each of these food technologies. We take a look at these issues.

Human diet causing 'catastrophic' damage to planet: study

Paris - The way humanity produces and eats food must radically change to avoid millions of deaths and "catastrophic" damage to the planet, according to a landmark study published Thursday.

Indigenous communities in U.S. hit hard during shutdown

The fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting Native Americans as dwindling funds hamper access to health care and other services. The pain is especially deep in tribal communities with high rates of poverty and unemployment.

US startup eyes next generation of burgers with relish

Las Vegas - Can a "high-tech" burger help save the planet?In one sense, it's just a patty made from plant protein.

Record $3.1 million paid in New Year's tuna auction at Japan's new market

Apo - A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday as Tokyo's new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late last year, held its first pre-dawn New Year's auction.Bidding stopped at a whopping 333.

Record $3.1 million paid in New Year's tuna auction at Japan's new market

Apo - A record $3.1 million was paid for a giant tuna on Saturday as Tokyo's new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late last year, held its first pre-dawn New Year's auction.Bidding stopped at a whopping 333.

World Cup host Qatar to introduce 100 percent booze tax

Doha - World Cup 2022 host Qatar is to introduce a 100 percent tax on alcohol from January 1, a government official confirmed on Monday.

E-device can address hunger pangs

Trying to diet but finding it hard to resit those hunger pangs? A new electronic device could be the solution. The tiny, implantable device manages to short-circuits hunger pangs and it can aid weight loss.

Review: Corfu Grill remodels, still consistently good with the Greek food Special

Forest Hills - Corfu Grill is an authentic Greek kitchen and bar located in Forest Hills, Queens. On December 27, this journalist was afforded the privilege to dine at Corfu.

Why do we eat certain foods during the Holidays?

What's behind your Holiday food of choice? Opting for turkey or something vegan? Picking cake or cheese? Roger Adams, associate professor and rare books librarian for K-State Libraries looks at the history.

Torun gingerbread: the ancient luxury with a secret recipe

Torun - Two master bakers dressed in white use a long knife to carve a heavy, thick slab of molasses-coloured gingerbread dough out of a huge metal vat, where, like wine, it has been maturing for a few months, deep in the cellar of one of the world's oldest ba...

Algorithm predicts milk allergic outcomes to immunotherapy

A new technique enables medics to predict if a milk-allergic patient will respond to milk oral immunotherapy (Milk-OIT), with a significant accuracy and detail. This should provide greater comfort to those will milk allergies.

Organic food may be worse for the climate

It may come as a surprise, given the avoidance of chemical fertilizers, but a new report suggests that organic food has a greater environmental impact compared with conventionally farmed food.

Cyprus opposition cheesed off over halloumi trademark fiasco

Nicosia - Cyprus on Monday dismissed opposition calls to sack its commerce minister after a government blunder saw it lose the trademark rights to its famous white cheese halloumi in Britain.

French restaurants often 'lamentable' says top French guide

Paris - The standard of French cuisine is on the slide, the head of the authoritative La Liste ranking warned Thursday despite a Paris restaurant being declared the best in the world for the third year running.

Over 1m tonnes of animal feed in Europe may contain banned GMOs: report

Paris - Over one million tonnes of animal feed in Europe could be contaminated by banned genetically modified organisms contained in a vitamin-based additive, French newspaper Le Monde reported Friday.

Anti-Brexit Black Friday shop offers 'worst deal ever'

London - Campaigners demanding a second Brexit referendum launched a Black Friday pop-up shop offering the "worst deal ever" with mock items highlighting the potential cost of leaving the EU.

Minister's restaurant tastes give the French indigestion

Paris - There are few worse gaffes for a French politician than making a ill-judged remark about food.

C. Africa facing worst food insecurity since 2014, UN warns

Libreville - Nearly two million people urgently need feeding in violence-hit Central African Republic in the worst food insecurity in four years, the UN's food agency has warned.

Essential Science: Chocolate is much older than we thought

Chocolate remains the feel-good food for many and humans have been using it in various forms for thousands of years. New Canadian research suggests that the sweet treat’s origins are older than any previous research has indicated.
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