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Celebrity chef Mario Batali accused of sexual assault: report

New York - Already accused of sexual harassment and groping, US celebrity chef Mario Batali now faces allegations that he sexually assaulted impaired women at a New York restaurant, CBS television's "60 Minutes" reported Sunday.

Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: Maduro

Caracas - Venezuela's government seized control Tuesday of the South American country's Kellogg subsidiary after it halted operations, President Nicolas Maduro announced.

WFP chief urges North Korea to grant more access

Seoul - North Korea needs to allow more access and monitoring for international aid, the head of the UN's World Food Programme said Tuesday following a four-day visit to the country.

WFP chief senses North Korea 'turning a new page'

London - The head of the UN's World Food Programme said Saturday it appeared North Korea was "turning a new page in history", following a four-day visit to the country.

London mayor wants fast-food ad ban on transport network

London - London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday proposed to ban adverts for foods high in fat, salt and sugar from the city's transport network in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.

First US death in romaine lettuce E.coli outbreak

Los Angeles - US health authorities on Wednesday reported the first death in an outbreak of E.coli bacteria in romaine lettuce that has sickened 121 people across the United States.

Symbolism on menu at Koreas summit dinner

Seoul - Symbolism will be the main course of a banquet at Friday's inter-Korean summit, Seoul revealed Tuesday, with a menu featuring Pyongyang's signature dish and food from the home towns of the South's leaders at previous meetings.

Spotlight on the recent U.S. E.coli outbreak: Interview Special

On Friday, April 13th, the Center for Disease Control confirmed the cause of a multi-state E.coli O157-H7 related to chopped Romaine lettuce. This was the second major incident in the U.S. his year. A leading researcher provides some insights.

Interview: How concerned should consumers be about Salmonella? Special

In the U.S., more than 200 million cartons of eggs have been recalled across nine states over concerns of Salmonella, with contaminated produce linked to at least 22 illnesses. How concerned should consumers be? Dr. Joseph Galati provides some answers.

Another trade war looms with US... on Spanish olives

La Roda De Andaluc - The US flag still flutters next to others in front of the AgroSevilla factory, the world's biggest exporter of black olives based in southern Spain.

Rome's Jews reject Israel artichoke dictat

Rome - Rome's Jewish community is embroiled in a standoff with Israel's top religious authority after it declared the Eternal City's cherished dish of "carciofi alla giudia" (deep-fried whole artichoke) not kosher.

UK rolls out sugar tax in battle against obesity

London - Britain on Friday joined France, Norway and Mexico in rolling out a sugar tax on soft drinks in an attempt to tackle obesity and tooth decay in children.Drinks containing five grammes of sugar per 100 ml will face a lower rate of 18 pence ($0.25, 0.

In Cambodia, fears tarantula may go off the menu

- While a plate piled high with hairy, palm-sized tarantulas is the stuff of nightmares for some, these garlic fried spiders are a coveted treat in Cambodia, where the only fear is that they may soon vanish due to deforestation and unchecked hunting.

UK Masterchef judges spark rendang ding dong

Jakarta - Indonesians and Malaysians have their feathers in a flap over MasterChef UK's decision to eliminate a contestant from the popular cooking show because her chicken rendang wasn't crispy.

Two degrees no longer seen as global warming guardrail

Paris - Limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius will not prevent destructive and deadly climate impacts, as once hoped, dozens of experts concluded in a score of scientific studies released Monday.A world that heats up by 2C (3.

Cancer risk from chemicals used to cure processed meats

A new study has added to the body evidence about cancer risks from certain chemicals used in the processed food industry. This time the focus is with chemicals used to cure processed meats.

Technology designed to track what you eat

Scientists have developed tiny tooth-mounted sensors that can track what a person eats. The aim is to use wireless real-time monitoring to increase medical understanding between diet and health.

Truffle-addicted Kuwaitis flock to specialty souk

Kuwait City - White or beige, but never black, the "desert truffle" is a rare delicacy with a dedicated marketplace in Kuwait, where remnants of the Iraqi invasion and changing weather patterns have decimated local production.

Mexican regional cuisine drives booming food scene

Mexico - Sure, every foodie loves tacos and enchiladas.But what about lesser-known Mexican classics like cochinita pibil, the impossibly flavorful, slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatan peninsula?

KFC returns to UK supplier after chicken fiasco

London - US fast-food chain KFC has re-employed its former delivery supplier in Britain after an embarrassing shortage of chicken forced the closure of hundreds of restaurants.

French baker wins fight over fake Facebook page

Lyon - A French baker won his day in court against Facebook on Tuesday after a user created a fake page about his bakery.

Can North Africa unite over couscous?

Paris - Could a plate of couscous warm up relations between wary North African nations? A drive to win coveted UNESCO status for the dish could at least get them talking around the same table.

Cooking for the 'resistance': Kurds make meals for the front

- At a makeshift kitchen in Syria's Afrin, two women with rolled-up sleeves vigorously stirred a large steaming pot of minced meat.

Japan chefs mourn France's Bocuse as 'a god'

Toukyo - When Japanese cook Kazunori Nakatani talks about his mentor Paul Bocuse, the legendary French chef who died last week, he still uses the present tense: "For us he is a god!

Chefs gather for farewell to France's culinary 'pope' Paul Bocuse

Lyon - More than 1,500 chefs from around the world along with thousands of fans of French cuisine were expected in Lyon on Friday to honour their "pope" Paul Bocuse, who died last Saturday aged 91.

France scoops fourth world ice cream crown

Rimini - France has conquered the home of ice cream for the fourth time after winning the 2018 Gelato World Cup at a food gala held in the Italian city of Rimini.

Sweet deal: Nestle sells US candy to Ferrero for $2.8 bn

Geneva - Nestle said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its US candy business to Italy's Ferrero for CHF 2.7 billion ($2.8 billion/2.3 billion euros) in cash as the Swiss food giant shakes up its product portfolio.

Deadly fugu fish flub prompts Japan emergency warning

Toukyo - A Japanese city has activated an emergency warning system to alert residents to avoid eating locally purchased blowfish, after a mix-up saw toxic parts of the delicacy go on sale.

Lactalis feels heat as families rebuff CEO's pledges on salmonella

Paris - Pressure rose on French dairy giant Lactalis on Monday as the parents of babies who became sick after drinking salmonella-laced milk demanded answers over a scare affecting dozens of countries.

Sri Lanka president restores ban on women buying alcohol

Colombo - Sri Lanka's president on Sunday reimposed a four-decade-long ban on women buying liquor, just days after his finance minister had lifted the restriction.
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