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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.

KFC rolls out the new 'Double Down Dog'

The latest addition to KFC's menu is the Double Down Dog, a hot dog covered in cheese sauce and wrapped in a piece of ... you guessed it. Fried chicken.

Whole grains may help lower the risk of early mortality

According to a new study, consuming more whole grains is linked with reduced early mortality. This seems especially so for deaths due to cardiovascular disease. However, such diets cannot, it seems, combat cancer.

Meat producers upset over USDA demands

Reports have surfaced that the advisory panel for the U.S. government's upcoming dietary guidelines may recommend less meat consumption, to the dismay of meat producers.

Op-Ed: In praise of the hyper micro

We want things made for us, not for others. At a minimum, we are actively seeking at least an illusion that certain things are exactly to our taste, not to anyone else's and not to a mass, generic audience.

Stars ready to eat and drink at Golden Globe Awards

Beverly Hills - When it comes to the menu for the Golden Globes, it is all about the calories. Or cutting them a bit. The 72nd Golden Globe Awards airs on NBC Sunday, Jan. 11.

Woman 'finds dental material' in Japan McDonald's burger

Toukyo - A Japanese woman got more than a mouthful when she claimed to have discovered fragments later identified as "dental material" in a McDonald's hamburger, marking the fast-food chain's latest food quality embarrassment.

Vitamin D recommended for ‘at risk’ groups

London - In the U.K., the government has recommended that certain vulnerable groups take vitamin D supplements as part of a health promotion measure. Digital Journal assesses the reasons.

The St. Lawrence Market: One of Toronto's Gems

Toronto - Great cities have great food halls and Toronto is no exception to this rule. With 211 years of history, Canada's most compelling food hall never fails to surprise.

Caramel apple bacteria kills at least 4 in US

Miami - A listeria outbreak believed to originate from commercially packaged caramel apples has killed at least four people in the United States and sickened 28 people since November, officials said Friday.

Op-Ed: Gadgets to make reaching healthy New Year's resolutions easier

Many over the holidays will be over indulging resulting in resolutions for the New Year to commit to getting healthy by feeding the body better options. Kitchen gadgets can make getting on a healthy track easier and habit forming for the entire household.

Public steps up to fund UN food programme for Syrians

Geneva - The United Nations said Friday it would continue providing food assistance for millions of Syrian refugees after a campaign to raise funds on social media secured $21.5 million (17.5 million euros) in the first 24 hours.But a further $42.

UN suspends food aid to 1.7 million Syrian refugees

Rome - The World Food Programme (WFP) suspended food aid to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries, blaming a financing crisis caused by unhonoured cash pledges.

UN suspends food aid to 1.7 million Syrian refugees

Rome - The World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday suspended food aid to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries, blaming a financing crisis caused by unhonoured cash pledges.
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