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World population

World's Population to Reach 11 Billion by end of the Century, Can the Earth Handle it?

The United Nations predicts that human population numbers will exceed 11 billion by the end of the century, according to the latest United Nations report released Thursday.


New diet craze offers five days of feasting for two days of famine

Forget abandoning carbohydrates or detoxing. The new dieting craze sweeping Britain and taking off in the United States lets people eat whatever they like - but only five days a week.


World Cereal Production to Rise 6.5 pct

World cereal production is expected to rise 6.5 percent in 2013/14 to reach a record 2.46 billion tons, force global grain prices lower this year, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said on Thursday in its twice-yearly review of global agricultural markets.

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India considers special parliament session to pass food bill

India's government is considering calling a special session of parliament to pass a $24 billion welfare scheme to give cheap food to the poor, the finance minister said on Thursday, a move clearly aimed at public opinion ahead of a general election.


Singapore's DealGuru Spins Off Food Delivery, Creates Food Runner

DealGuru, a Singapore-based e-commerce company backed by Michael Brehm of Rebate Networks, has has spun off its food delivery subsidiary to form 'Food Runner' as it seeks to expand further in the region with local partnerships.


Dole CEO Murdock Announces $1.1-Billion Takeover Bid

Dole Food Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Murdock owns 40 percent of the company and now he wants to own the rest of the company by offering about $645 million to buy out other shareholders of the fresh fruit and vegetable producer, reports say.

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India's stubborn retail inflation may spoil rate cut hopes

India's consumer inflation likely eased for the third straight month in May but remained high enough to be a headache for the central bank, which is under pressure to cut rates again next week after headline wholesale inflation cooled.

World Chefs: N.Y. chef learns, excels at Filipino cuisine

Chef Miguel Trinidad was in his mid-30s and a relatively inexperienced cook in New York when he decided to help a co-worker realize her dream of opening a modern Filipino restaurant.

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U.S. Senate passes farm bill; food stamp fight looms in House

The Democratic-run U.S. Senate passed a $500 billion, five-year farm bill on Monday that expands a taxpayer-subsidized crop insurance program and rejects sweeping cuts in food stamps for the poor being pursued in the House of Representatives.

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B&G Foods to acquire Pirate Brands for $195 million

Food maker B&G Foods Inc. is buying Robert's American Gourmet Food, which owns the Pirate's Booty brand, for $195 million in cash.

Deer Doritos Bag

Deer Gets Dorito Bag Stuck on His Head, Rangers Free Him [PHOTO]

A deer with a Doritos bag stuck on its head was recently rescued by a Florida Keys deputy. Deputy Becky Herrin said the normally skittish deer was calm as she and her colleague, Deputy Joshua Gordon, approached.

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EU states deadlocked on genetically modified maize approvals

European Union governments failed to agree on Monday whether to approve three genetically modified maize varieties for use in food and feed, the European Commission said.

Soy Sauce Overdose

Soy Sauce Overdose Leaves Teenager in Coma for 5 Hours

Soy sauce overdose is making headlines on Friday after a teenager swallowed a quart of soy sauce, causing him to fall into a coma.


Rising food demand to put pressure on global prices-FAO/OECD

China, the world's most populous nation, will import more meat and oilseeds over the next decade as consumption outpaces production growth, the OECD said in a joint report with the UN's food agency, adding inflation pressure to global prices.

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India's finance minister says no decision yet on food security bill

India's Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said on Thursday there was no decision so far on the proposed National Food Security Bill and it could take some time to be passed.

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