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Jamie Oliver And Victoria Government Announce Partnership To Tackle Obesity

Obesity Update 2016: 641 Million People Worldwide are Now Obese

A new study says that obese population worldwide rose to 641 million in 2014, a sharp rise from the 105 million obese people reported 40 years ago.

Cuba Faces Historic Changes As Relations With U.S. Broaden

FDA Denies Fruits and Vegetable Entry Most Often

As a group, food and vegetables from abroad are the items most frequently denied entry by the FDA. The most common reason for fruits' rejection is "filth", while vegetable are most likely to be denied due to unacceptable pesticide residue levels.

Reduction In Food Stamps, High Food Prices Puts Pressure On Food Pantries

Most Food Cans Sold in the US, Canada Still Contain BPA

Environmental Defence, a Canadian-based group, says 18 out of 21 cans still contain the chemical BPA.

Greeks Continue Their Lives As They Struggle To Cope With Austerity Cuts After The Financial Crisis

Europol Seizes 10,000 Tons of Illicit Food and Drink

Counterfeit goods that include monkey meat, dead insects and sugar laced with fertilizer are among the illicit food and drink items seized by Interpol, Europol and multinational enforcement agencies. It is said to be the biggest global crackdown to date with more than 10,000 of these potentially dangerous goods confiscated.

2013 Gruene Woche Agricultural Trade Fair

Eating Pulses Can Lower Cholesterol Plus Reduce and Keep Weight Off, Says Study

A recent study points to pulses being a possible solution to long term weight management. And it shows that pulses can lower bad cholesterol as well.

Chipotle To Close Restaurants For Few Hours For Food Safety Meeting

Chipotle Registers “Better Burger,” Announces its Entry into the Burger Scene

Watch out McDonalds. Chipotle enters the burger market with its own burger chain named Better Burger.

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Burger King Introduces New Spicy Offering – the “Angriest Whopper”

Burger lover better get their taste buds ready for this super hot and spicy "Angriest Whopper". Red buns infused with hot sauce, jalapenos and the spicy angry sauce might be a challenge indeed.

Esteban Cortezar Dinner Party

Never Eat with Loud Music Plus Other Dieting Traps You Need to Know

Studies have shown that eating with a loud music tends to make one chew faster, increasing one's consumption unintentionally. Check out these scientifically-proven scenarious and their effect on one's appetite.

NY And NJ Dunkin Donuts To Pay 200,000 In Back Wages

Dunkin’ Donuts CEO Pay Down 50%: How Much Is Left In Exec's Salary?

Due to increased competition, Dunkin' Donuts CEO's 2015 compensation is reduced to almost half of what he receive the previous year.

McCormick Pure Pumpkin Pie Spice Spice Blend Extract

McCormick Keenly Interested in Acquiring Premium Foods

After Premier showed a spectacular first quarter performance this year, McCormick expressed renewed interest in acquiring the British food company, even hinting of increasing its previously rejected $700 million offer.

Exotic Trees Rolled Out At Sanssouci

Diet Rich In Vitamin C Prevents Cataract, Say Study

A new research shows that increasing vitamin C in one's diet could halt cataract progression. However, vitamin C from supplements does not have an effect on the condition

Apple Introduces New Products

Apple's Provides Solution To Wrecked Sleeping Patterns Caused By Backlit Screens

Apple figured out a way to reduce the negative effects of backlit screens during nighttime usage. A new setting named Night Shift significantly reduces blue light, the main factor that affects nighttime melatonin release.

McDonald's All Day Breakfast At the 58th Annual Grammy Awards

McDonalds Goes High Tech, Tests App That Could Be Used for Ordering

McDonalds joins rivals in the app-based ordering game. Tests mobile-ordering platform in response to Starbucks' and Dunkin's apps.

NYC Begins Enforcement Of Calorie Count Postings At Chain Restaurants

Calorie Labelling In Menu Items Postponed

FDA will move the implementation of the calorie labeling on menu items next year as it is still finalizing guideline for retailers.

Normal Life Resumes In The Paris District Of Barbes

Surface Matters: Study Reveals Why Viruses Can’t Cling To Some Vegetables

It seems some vegetables are almost immune to clingy viruses that a simple rinse or two would be sufficient to remove them. This characteristic makes them less likely to be contaminated, a fact that could be used in the fight against foodborne illnesses.

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Food Biz
Campbell Soup To Sell Danish Snacks Manufacturer To Ferrero Affiliate For $300 Million

Campbell Soup To Sell Danish Snacks Manufacturer To Ferrero Affiliate For $300 Million

Campbell Soup has announced it will sell its Danish baked snacks manufacturer Kelsen Group to CTH Invest, a Belgian holding company affiliated with the Nutella maker Ferrero, for $300 million. The transaction is subject to customary purchase price adjustments, and it is expected to be completed in the first quarter of fiscal 2020.

New Whiskies Well Worth Buying This Summer: Brown Is Beautiful

New Whiskies Well Worth Buying This Summer: Brown Is Beautiful

The newly appointed editor-in-chief of Esquire Magazine, Michael Sebastian, recently told the press that he wants to get away from the idea that the magazine's reader is "a middle-aged white guy who likes brown liquor and brown leather"). Which should send chills down the ad dept's spine working on those Scotch and bourbon accounts!

To Celebrate National Michelada Day On July 12: Everything You Need To Know

To Celebrate National Michelada Day On July 12: Everything You Need To Know

Adding a squeeze of fresh lime and a dash of salt to a lager or pilsner has long been Mexican tradition, and in the 1980s, this practice evolved into the refreshing beer cocktail known as a michelada. The popularity of the drink grew across Mexico and, thanks to the influx of immigrants, it translated well to restaurants and bars across the U.S.

Food Tech
Rosé Wine: Is Oak-Aged Rosé Wine Gilding the Lily?

Rosé Wine: Is Oak-Aged Rosé Wine Gilding the Lily?

Rosé wine is made in almost every region in the world, from many different grape varieties. And rose-colored wine is produced in a sweet, dry, sparkling, and even fortified style. Yet the classic style of dry rosé wine from Provence sets the trend that many other wine-producing regions around the world want to emulate.

Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel Celebrates 15 Years In NYC With A Sweet Tribute To The City

Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel Celebrates 15 Years In NYC With A Sweet Tribute To The City

Dominique Ansel moved from Paris to New York City to work at Daniel Boulud's French flagship Daniel as the executive pastry chef, a position he held for 6 years. Fast forward 15 years later, and Ansel has become a household name after the invention of a certain croissant-donut hybrid, and his namesake bakery has expanded beyond SoHo to include branches around the world.

This Is Where The Piña Colada Was Born

This Is Where The Piña Colada Was Born

As if you ever really need an excuse to order a piña colada, today is National Piña Colada Day, so go ahead and order that creamy, sweet, cocktail-meets-dessert libation that is best served on a sunny, tropical beach somewhere exotic.

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