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Australian regulator blocks Heinz infant food deal

Australia's competition regulator has blocked an attempted takeover of Rafferty's Garden, an organic baby food supplier, by U.S.-based food giant H.J. Heinz Co on concerns that the deal would have reduced competition significantly.

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Global Food Prices Experience Little Change in May, UN FAO Says

Global food prices did not change much in May following declines in dairy and sugar costs were offset by rising maize prices, according to the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Pope Says Wasting Food is like Stealing from the Poor, 1.3 Billion Tons Wasted Every Year

Pope Francis took denounced consumerism on Wednesday by calling it the "culture of waste" of modern economies when it comes to food. He likened food wasting to stealing food from the poor and hungry.

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Krusty Burger, Drink at Moe's: The Simpsons Comes to Life at Orlando Universal Studios [VIDEO]

The Simpsons' fans can turn fantasy into reality by ordering a Krusty Burger at Orlando's Universal Studios theme park.


National Doughnut Day 2013: Get Free Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts [DETAILS]

National Donut Day is this Friday, June 7, and who doesn't like donuts, especially free doughnuts? To celebrate, a few donut shops are offering a free donut deal. Celebrate at Krispy Kreme with a free donut of any variety, or at Dunkin' Donuts which is offering a free donut with the purchase of any beverage.


AmazonFresh to Sell Groceries Online, Testing in Los Angeles Before Nationwide Roll Out

Amazon has a new service called "AmazonFresh" which will be selling groceries online. The giant Internet retailer is said to be prepping a major expansion into the grocery market, planning to offer eggs, strawberries, and everything else in dozens of cities, sources tell Reuters.

Delivery Enters Dry Cleaning Business After Purchasing Brinkmat, a merchant delivery company, has acquired Brinkmat, a startup that's built an online scheduling and ordering platform for local laundry and dry cleaning businesses, Venture Beats notes.

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Chef Jamie Oliver cooks up global expansion for Italian chain

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver inspired home cooks across Britain with his "pukka tukka" or nutritious food recipes and now he wants to expand his profile internationally by opening up to 20 of his Italian restaurants around the world.


U.S. food manufacturers push for end to sugar-to-ethanol program

Food manufacturers and big sugar buyers said on Monday they believe a proposed U.S. sugar-to-ethanol program will cost twice as much as a government estimate and urged Congress to repeal it as part of broader changes in sugar policy.

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U.S. Senate largely rebuffs Obama plan for food-aid reform

The U.S. Senate voted on Monday to make only a minor change in the main U.S. global food aid program, rebuffing President Barack Obama's call for the biggest reform of the hunger relief program since the Cold War.

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Taco Bell Employee Photographed Licking Tacos [PHOTO]

A photo of an unnamed Taco Bell employee licking a stack of taco shells was uploaded to Taco Bell's Facebook wall which has gone viral.

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Starbucks Bans Smoking 25 Feet Near Store

If you like to enjoy your Starbucks cup of Joe with a cigarette, you will have to do so at least 25 feet away from the store, Starbucks said Friday.

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France to Double Organic Farming Area by 2017: Report

France aims to double the farmland area used to grow organic agriculture by 2017 to meet growing consumer demand through local production, Reuters note on Friday.


US Obesity Epidemic is still soaring: Report

The obesity epidemic in the United States does not seem to be ending anytime soon, Washington Times noted on Friday.

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McDonald's CEO to 9-Year-Old Girl: We Don't Sell Junkfood, I lost 20 lbs Eating McDonalds

McDonald's CEO Don Thompson made a super-sized error when he told a girl, age 9, that his fast-food chain doesn't sell "junk food." He also said he has lost a whopping 20 pounds by eating McDonald's, in a bid to squash the ongoing relationship between McDonald's and obesity.

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