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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.

Protecting nature the best way to keep planet cool: report

Paris - The best -- and fairest -- way to cap global warming is to empower indigenous forest peoples, reduce food waste and slash meat consumption, an alliance of 38 NGOs said Monday.

Ghosts of Tsukiji: After 83 years, world's top fish market now empty shell

Apo - For 83 years, the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo was a head-spinning hive of activity.

First tuna auction at Japan's 'new Tsukiji' market

Apo - The cries of the raucous pre-dawn tuna auction rang out for the first time at Tokyo's new fish market Thursday, just days after the world-famous Tsukiji site closed the door on its 83-year history.

First tuna auction at Japan's 'new Tsukiji' market

Apo - The cries of the raucous pre-dawn tuna auction rang out for the first time at Tokyo's new fish market Thursday, just days after the world-famous Tsukiji market closed the door on an 83-year history.

World must slash meat consumption to save climate: study

Paris - The world must drastically reduce its meat consumption in order to avoid devastating climate change, scientists said Wednesday in the most thorough study so far on how what we eat affects the environment.

Sayonara Tsukiji! Exodus as relocation of Tokyo's famed fish market begins

Apo - Hundreds of fishmongers on forklifts and trucks rose before dawn in Tokyo to join a mammoth exodus of vendors as the world-famous Tsukiji market relocates to a new site.

Cheese squeeze: Japan cheesemakers fret over EU trade deal

Nasushiobara - It was three decades ago, but Kazuhiko Ochiai still remembers his first taste of cheese when he visited France, a palate pleaser that inspired the former researcher to start producing his own variety in Japan.

Going, going, gone! Tokyo's Tsukiji holds last tuna auction before move

Apo - Tokyo fishmongers gathered before dawn Saturday for one final tuna auction at the world-famous Tsukiji market before it closed its doors to move to a new site.

Last orders as Tokyo's Tsukiji market relocates

Apo - For decades, Tokyo's Tsukiji market has been the beating heart of a world-class culinary capital, supplying Michelin-starred chefs and drawing tourists who queue for hours to glimpse pre-dawn tuna auctions.

UK sandwich chain changes labelling after allergy death

London - British sandwich shop chain Pret a Manger said Wednesday it would list all ingredients, including allergens, on its products after a teenage girl died in 2016 from an allergic reaction.

Teetotal Trump asks world to imagine him drunk

Washington - Lifelong teetotaler Donald Trump is already loud, brash and provocative, so just imagine him after a few drinks, the US president quipped Monday.

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

Geneva - A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen on Sunday emphatically backed prohibiting all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

Geneva - A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen emphatically voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

Geneva - A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen overwhelmingly voted Sunday to prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.

Ashes of war to S. Korea holiday gift: Spam Spam Spam

Jincheon - From the front lines of war to a staple of institutional catering, Spam is rarely seen as a gourmet ingredient -- but the canned pink meat holds a unique position in South Korea as a top-selling holiday gift.

Regional 'burqa ban' up for vote in Switzerland

Geneva - A second Swiss canton will vote Sunday on whether to introduce a regional "burqa ban", a controversial law that would prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces.The ballot in northeastern St.

Protests at Miami restaurant owned by chef that hosted Venezuela's Maduro

Miami - Angry Venezuelans protested Wednesday outside a Miami restaurant owned by a celebrity Turkish chef who recently hosted President Nicolas Maduro for an ostentatious steak dinner in Istanbul.

Venezuelans fume as Maduro filmed munching on meat in Turkey

Caracas - Impoverished Venezuelans have reacted with fury after videos of President Nicolas Maduro gorging on succulent pieces of meat in a restaurant owned by a celebrity Turkish chef went viral.

Yemen rebels accuse Saudi, allies of targeting food warehouses

Sanaa - Yemen's Huthi rebels accused the government and its Saudi-led allies on Tuesday of deliberately targeting food warehouses in Hodeida as they resumed an offensive on the rebel-held port city after an 11-week pause.

Australia offers reward amid mystery strawberry needle scare

Sydney - An Australian state has offered a large reward for information after sewing needles were found in strawberries sold in supermarkets, in what the federal health minister described as a "vicious crime".

Situation in Yemen's Hodeida 'alarming', aid at risk: UN

Geneva - The UN warned Friday that shelling and air strikes in Yemen's Hodeida province have targeted humanitarian workers and infrastructure, threatening its ability to feed 3.5 million "very hungry people.
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