Thirty Percent Of World's Food Wasted, New Online Platform Seeks Savings

Enough food to feed 2 billion people is wasted every year, leading U.N. agencies to create a new interactive platform to try to reduce the losses, which could easily feed the world's 800 million hungry.

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U.S. FTC Sues Gerber Over Health Claims In Baby Formula Ads

The U.S. government is suing baby food maker Gerber, owned by Nestle SA, alleging it advertised that its Good Start Gentle formula would reduce the risk of a baby developing allergies despite having no proof for the claim.

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Speed Of Weight Loss May Have Little Impact On Success At Keeping It Off

In a trial of weight loss approaches, the rate at which people dropped excess pounds was not linked to their success in keeping the weight off over the next three years.

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Egypt Must Target Neediest In Food Subsidy Reforms

People queue for bread at a bakery in Cairo March 2, 2014.

Egypt's reform of its subsidized food system must do more to help the neediest if the government is to begin reducing "huge pockets of poverty", the top World Food Programme official in the country said on Monday.

Experts Update Stroke Prevention Guidelines

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Tools for preventing strokes include a healthy diet, home blood pressure monitoring and an online stroke-risk estimator, according to updated guidelines issued Wednesday by a leading heart health organization.

GMO Crops Have History Of Controversy

A group of demonstrators hold signs during a rally in support of the state's upcoming Proposition 37 ballot measure outside the Ferry Building in San Francisco, California October 6, 2012.

Since commercialization of the world's first genetically engineered crops in 1995-1996, there has been an ongoing debate globally about the safety and effectiveness of the crops.

Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Shops To Sell Flaky Croissant-Donut Crossover

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Dunkin' Donuts will begin selling a combination croissant-donut early next month, an official said on Monday

In France, Kebabs Get Wrapped Up In Identity Politics

A man cuts meat from a spit as he prepares kebab in a fast-food restaurant in Marseille October 9, 2014.

In a country whose national identity is so closely connected to its cuisine, France's hard right has seized on a growing appetite for kebabs as proof of cultural "Islamisation".

India Considers Raising Import Taxes On Vegetable Oils

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India is considering raising import taxes on crude and refined vegetable oils to protect local farmers and the refining industry, two government sources said, as purchases by the world's top importer are expected to hit a record this year.

Cutrale-Safra Wins Takeover Battle For Fruit Producer Chiquita

Bananas bearing Chiquita stickers are displayed for sale in a store in central London August 12, 2014.

Chiquita Brands International Inc (CQB.N) agreed on Monday to a $682 million takeover by Brazilian juice maker Grupo Cutrale and investment firm Safra Group, with the U.S.-based banana producer going private early next year at the latest.

Del Monte Pacific Sets $360 Mln Preferred Share Sale

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Del Monte Pacific Ltd , which is publicly listed in Singapore and the Philippines, is looking to raise $360 million via the sale of preferred shares for debt refinancing, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.

Navigating Food Ban, Russian Retailer Magnit Sees Profits Leap

Inside An OAO Magnit Supermarket As Russia Bans Array Of U.S., EU Foods In Response

Russia's biggest food retailer Magnit posted a forecast-beating 40 percent jump in third-quarter earnings on Friday after nimbly navigating an import ban and sticking with low prices despite surging inflation.

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The second largest fastfood chain in the world will launch its first stores in India in the coming months.  Target locations will be New Delhi, Mumbai and NCR.

Burger King India Soon To Open In Coming Months

The second largest fastfood chain in the world will launch its first stores in India in the coming months. Target locations will be New Delhi, Mumbai and NCR.

Panera cuts 2014 profit forecast, shares slip

Panera Cuts 2014 Profit Forecast, Shares Slip

Panera Bread Co (PNRA.O) on Tuesday lowered its full-year earnings forecast as it works to speed up service at its popular bakery cafes.

Papa John’s CEO At Funeral Of Ruthlessly Killed Employee At Late Shift In Pizza Store

Papa John’s CEO At Funeral Of Ruthlessly Killed Employee At Late Shift In Pizza Store

Papa John’s CEO At Funeral – John Schnatter, the founder and CEO of Papa John’s, attended a funeral held in commemoration of Gordon Schaffer’s recent passing on Sat.

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Swiss-based food giant Nestlé is hiring 1,000 humanoid robots as sales clerks at stores across Japan.

Nestle To Hire 1,000 Humanoid Robots In Japan For Selling Coffee And Home Espresso Machines

The first batch of robots which will be called as Pepper will be assigned on their stations at the end of the year to sell home espresso machines and coffee capsules.

"Mooncake Hot Pot" And "Mooncake Salad" Appear In Chongqing

Brain’s Calorie Counter: The Reason Behind Craving Junk Food

A new study has found that there is such a thing as the brain’s calorie counter, which explains why the brain has a tendency to choose junk food over healthier one, as it’s attempting to fill a quota. The discovery of the brain’s calorie counter explains the body’s need for fatty foods, beyond the fact that these types of meals are cheaper.

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FDA Seeks More Data On Sarepta Muscle Disorder Drug, Shares Slump

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had asked for additional data on its lead drug, delaying its marketing application by about six months.

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