Tag: Food

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California Chefs in Full Revolt Against Renewed Foie Gras Ban

California cannot seem to make up its mind whether or not to ban foie gras — a delicacy that is produced by force-feeding ducks to enlarge their livers — and now some of California’s top chefs are in full revolt against the liberal establishment that is often their clientèle.

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Venezuelans Eating Dogs, Zoo Animals as Economy Collapses

Venezuela’s opposition published photos this weekend of men butchering a dead dog on the streets of Caracas, preparing the meat for cooking in a nation that has been forced to take increasingly extreme measures to avoid a famine.

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Contaminated EU Eggs Spread Into Asia

AFP — A scandal involving eggs contaminated with insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong on Friday as the European Commission called for a special meeting on the growing crisis. Ministers and food

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BBC: Are Chopsticks Racist?

“Are food bloggers fuelling racist stereotypes”, asks the BBC in a headline on its news website, the article highlighting concern about “microaggressions” in food media.

Michelle Obama prepares ingredients from a White House Kitchen Garden harvest for cooking with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC.

Bay Area Public Radio Mourns Obama’s ‘Food Legacy’

Bay Area public radio station KQED is mourning Barack and Michelle Obama’s departure from the White House because of their contribution to healthy food awareness, as well as their elite food tastes.

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Venezuela Declares Another Emergency: It Has Run Out of Food

Venezuela’s opposition legislature has declared a “nutritional emergency,” proclaiming that the country simply does not have enough food to feed its population. The move comes after years of socialist rationing and shortages that forced millions to wait on lines lasting as long as six hours for a pint of milk, a bag of flour, or carton of cooking oil.

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Sriracha Hot Sauce Now Comes in Packets

Sriracha, the famous California red chili pepper sauce, will now be offered in packets, making the sauce more convenient to transport than the bottles in which it had been packaged before.

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Russian Orthodox Church: Potato Chips Are Sinful

The Russian Orthodox Church declared eating unhealthy foods such as potato chips sinful this week. The statement follows a greater effort to encourage Russians not to consume Western foods.

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EPA Can’t Figure Out What to Do with 300 Million Tons of Animal Poop

When President Obama came into office, his appointees to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promised anti-farm activists and other environmental groups that a crackdown on animal waste was in the works. But nearly seven years later, no new rules have been proposed on how to further restrict about 300 million tons per year of animal waste, causing activists to cry foul.

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Venezuela Puts 12,000 Tons of Food in Jeopardy with Military Siege of Nestle/Pepsi Center

The Venezuelan military has invaded and seized a food distribution center in Caracas used by national food and beer corporation Polar, as well as American companies Nestle and Pepsi. 12,000 tons of food, six million liters of soft drinks, and 2,000 jobs are now at risk in a nation suffering major food shortages and a collapsed economy.

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Putin Orders the Destruction of Embargoed Foodstuffs from the West

According to official data, the average cost of foodstuffs in Russia increased by 14.3 percent in the first half of this year, largely because of the embargo of Western products. In late June, Putin announced his decision to extend the embargo on perishable food products from the European Union for one year, in response to the extension of the sanctions taken by Brussels against Moscow for its role in the crisis in Ukraine.

Dairy farmers, Anthony Paudoie and his father Jean-Louis, harvest wheat in a field with their harvester on July 14, 2014 at a farm of Le Pin, near Nantes, western France. The Loire Atlantique department is the second milk producer in France with 840 million liters of milk per year.

The Big Ratchet: How to Feed a Hungry Planet

In her book The Big Ratchet, Ruth DeFries explains how humanity went from hunger to plenty by making more efficient use of Earth’s resources. Even with more people than ever before, “Our current problems are more about abundance than about lack of food. Our species has never had to grapple with such surplus,” she writes.

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Stunned Sausages? Shoppers to be Told How Their Meat Was Killed

Shoppers will finally be told how the meat they are buying was killed after a European Commission review, potentially ending years of concern over Halal slaughter. Environment Minister George Eustice has given the clearest signal yet that meat products will