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'Our food, our stories': bringing west African cuisine to the world

Accra - It took a move to the United States from Ghana to convince food entrepreneur Essie Bartels that the world deserved to know more about west African cuisine. "You would always end up having to put on tons of stuff -- hot sauce, lots of salt, pepper.

S. Africa and EU spar over alleged chicken meat 'dumping'

Pretoria - South Africa's poultry industry says it is on the brink of collapse due to hotly-denied accusations that the European Union is dumping cheap chicken in the country in a dispute over free trade.

UN food agency hopes for continued US funding

Maiduguri - The head of the World Food Programme said she was hopeful of continued US funding for the organisation, despite reports that Washington was mulling heavy cuts in financial support.

Britons sizzle over chips and toast cancer warnings

London - A government health warning over the potential dangers of toast, roast potatoes and chips -- all traditional staples of the British diet -- had the country's tabloids hitting out Monday.

Food made from mealworms could address world hunger

Is the answer to global hunger and issues of food scarcity consuming insects? If so, can insects be turned into food, through processing, that is recognizable today? One food research group think so.

Ukraine president to end his sweets deal in Russia

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's confectionery company on Friday announced plans to shut down his key asset in Russia, a candy factory, after a barrage of criticism at home for his maintaining business activities on rival ground.

Frozen fish and meat recalled in U.K.

Several frozen fish and meat products are being recalled from sores around the U.K. The foods are reportedly "unsafe" for human consumption.

Vatican McDonald's row ends with hamburgers for homeless

Vatican City - A controversial branch of McDonald's that opened recently near the Vatican is to serve hamburgers to the homeless under an initiative with a local charity.

Something 'fishy' going on at LA sushi restaurants: study

Los Angeles - Next time you order halibut, red snapper or yellowfin tuna at a sushi restaurant in the Los Angeles area, you may want to ask for proof of what's on your plate.

Red meat link to common bowel disease: study

Paris - A diet rich in red meat has been linked to a heightened risk of a bowel inflammation called diverticulitis, according to a study published Tuesday.

Japan's 'Tuna King' wins annual auction for $636,000

Toukyo - Japan's self-styled "Tuna King" has done it again -- paying more than $600,000 for a single fish.

Japan's 'Tuna King' wins annual auction for $636,000

Toukyo - Japan's self-styled "Tuna King" has done it again -- paying more than $600,000 for a single fish.

Japan's 'Tuna King' wins annual auction for $636,000

Toukyo - Japan's self-styled "Tuna King" has done it again -- paying more than $600,000 for a single fish.

Japan's 'Tuna King' wins annual auction for $636,000

Toukyo - Japan's self-styled "Tuna King" has done it again -- paying more than $600,000 for a single fish.

McDonald's crosses cardinals to offer 'Big Vac'

Rome - McDonald's is dishing up "hallowed" hamburgers after the Vatican backed it in a fight with cardinals over a new outlet at the foot of the tiny city state in Rome.

Just Eat delivery driver delivers cold tablets to customer

Belfast - Just Eat connects hungry customers to independent take-out food restaurants. Recently, one customer requested medicine with their order.

Strange food fads set for 2017

Each year produces new buzz foods or activities; some of these last while others disappear. With food, some of the odder foods that might make it big in 2017 include seaweed spaghetti, cactus water and smorging.

Taiwan prisoners turn artisan chefs as 'jail food' takes off

- If it were not for the locked doors, knives chained to the table and uniformed staff, the food factory inside Taoyuan women's prison would resemble any commercial kitchen.

Britain gets creative in fighting rampant food waste

London - One of Europe's worst offenders on food waste, Britain is beginning to get its act together thanks to a surge in volunteer initiatives that help the poor as well as creating a bit of seasonal cheer."That's what I come out for, to have a little chat...

China's Sichuan cannot get enough spicy marinated rabbit heads

Chengdu - Chinese diners greedily crack open delicate rabbit skulls and slurp down their contents, tucking into a delicacy so popular in one province that it has to import its supplies from France.

Syrian chef serves up slice of home in Greek camp

- Before braving a 'trip of death' to escape Syria, Talal Rankoussi was a chef in a Damascus restaurant considered the largest in the world.

Cuba offers rum to pay debt to Czech Republic

Prague - Cash-strapped Cuba has offered to pay its old debt to the Czech Republic with goods it can spare, including its coveted rum, the Czech finance ministry said Friday."The Cuban party as a possible solution presented a list of commodities...

EU court upholds Monsanto GM soybean approval

Luxembourg - A top EU court on Thursday upheld the European Commission's approval of genetically modified soybeans made by US agri-chemicals giant Monsanto which environmentalists claim may harm human health.

Long forgotten, Queens now a must for NY foodies

New York - Foodies are flocking to Queens, the New York borough that has long lived in the shadow of glitzy Manhattan, as it emerges as a treasure trove of good eats.

Bacteria in undercooked chicken causes Guillain-Barré syndrome

A new study suggests that a common food pathogen associated with undercooked chicken, can cause Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Duterte claims he can eradicate poverty in Philippines by 2040

President Rodrigo Duterte announced he aims at eradicating poverty from the Philippines in the next 25 years and transform his country into a middle-class society through a plan called Ambisyon Natin 2040.

Foreign chefs on Turkish TV are spies: Erdogan advisor

Istanbul - You could call it stirring up tensions. A prominent advisor to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cooked up a simmering controversy with the suggestion that foreign chefs on Turkish television shows are undercover spies.

Iceland v Iceland: UK supermarket hits back in name row

London - British supermarket Iceland on Friday hit back at Iceland the country after Reykjavik said it was suing the retailer over use of the Nordic nation's name.

Iceland sues 'aggressive' UK supermarket chain over name

Reykjav - Iceland said Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against a Britain-based supermarket chain called Iceland Foods to ensure that companies in the Nordic nation can use the country's name.

Riders on the waves: China's jellyfish-hauling mules a dying breed

Guizhou - With a crack of his whip, Qin Yusheng drives his mules through the ocean surf off the Chinese coast, labouring to bring in the day's catch.
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