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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.

Health food fanatics may suffer from new type of eating disorder

You, or someone you know, could be suffering from an eating disorder called orthorexia nervosa. The condition arises when someone becomes obsessed with eating healthy food or zealously following a particular health regime.

Pro-Putin filmmakers to launch patriotic fast food chain

Moscow - Russian authorities have pledged millions of dollars to help two renowned film director brothers create a patriotic fast food chain to rival McDonalds, reports said Friday.

Dutch wholesaler jailed for selling horsemeat as beef

Den Haag - A Dutch court on Tuesday jailed wholesaler Willy Selten for two-and-a-half years for selling horsemeat passed off as beef during Europe's massive 2013 meat scandal.

For Britain's poorest, food aid becomes a way of life

Camborne - Clutching a bag of pasta, canned pears and beef, David Kirk leaves a food bank in one of Britain's poorest corners -- his sixth visit in a few weeks.

How to swallow without a tongue?

How do animals without tongues swallow? With one species - mudskippers - scientists have shown that these creatures use mouthfuls of water, like land-based amphibians use their fleshy tongues, to catch and swallow their prey.

Dutch seek five-year jail term for horsemeat scandal trader

Den Bosch - Dutch prosecutors demanded Tuesday a five-year sentence for a local meat wholesaler suspected of being a key player in Europe's massive 2013 horsemeat scandal.

French court clears foie gras producer of cruelty

France - A French court on Thursday cleared a foie gras producer accused by animal rights activists of "acts of cruelty" for the conditions in which it force-fed its birds.

Fire guts restaurant of top French chef Marc Veyrat

Grenoble - A devastating fire broke out Tuesday at the Alpine restaurant of celebrity French chef Marc Veyrat, considered by some to be the finest chef in the world with six Michelin stars to his name.

Pete Evans' paleo diet for children suspended from publication

Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans' paleo diet cookbook for children has been suspended from publication over health concerns associated with a baby formula concoction made from bone broth and worries that a paleo diet may not be suitable for children.

Three-star French chef accused of 'harassment' by staff

Paris - Staff at a top Paris restaurant, the prestigious "Ledoyen" on the Champs Elysees, have filed a complaint for "harassment" and violent behaviour against its star chef Yannick Alleno, a trade union said Wednesday.

'Eco-terrorist' threat to poison New Zealand baby formula

Wellington - New Zealand has received an "eco-terrorist" threat to poison baby formula, Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday, in a scare that risks further denting the country's "clean, green" reputation.

UN shrinks food aid to Syria refugees in Turkey as cash low

Ginebra - The United Nations food agency said Friday it had been forced to withdraw aid from nine Syrian refugee camps in Turkey due to a lack of funds, calling on donors to step up.

Gluten-free eating options made easy with food choice service Special

A Canadian start-up called E.A.T. Meal Planning Co. has produced an app that focuses on guiding the user through healthy meal options and special dietary requirements. Digital Journal has found out more details.

Sea cumbers remain in danger as popularity as food source rises Special

Trade in shark fins has fallen in the past year, according to a new study. This is despite the continuing popularity for shark’s fin soup in China.

KFC to bring edible coffee cups to the UK

Food chain KFC has announced that UK customers will soon be able to eat their coffee cup thanks to the development of a new heat-resistant chocolate coated cookie biscuit.

Breastfeeding prepares a baby for solid food

New research has discovered that a baby’s diet during the first few months of life influences the microbes in the baby’s gut. In turn, this influences baby’s ability to move from milk to solid foods and it could also affect health in later life.

French chef Robuchon hits back at claims of degrading treatment

Bordeaux - French superstar chef Joel Robuchon on Monday lodged a counter lawsuit for defamation against an ex-employee who is alleging he was subjected to degrading treatment at one of his newest restaurants.

Are some kids really picky eaters? Science has the answer

"Eat up and shut up" might be an extreme response from a frustrated parent. However, a new study shows that picky eaters do exhibit definable preferences and mealtime behaviors.

U.S. considering new and improved food safety act

Washington - A new consumer safety initiative - The Safe Food Act of 2015 - has been proposed. The Act is designed to introduce a single, independent food safety agency. The Act has been set-out by two Democratic Party politicians.

Review: Dining at the Oxo Tower Brassiere, London Special

London - London has many fine and interesting restaurants. One of the best is the Oxo Tower, located on the south bank. Digital Journal sampled the lunch menu on offer in the brasserie.
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