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McDonald's to become 'Macca's' in Australia
McDonald's to become 'Macca's' in Australia

Global fast food chain McDonald's is embracing its Australian nickname Down Under, with selected stores around the country changing their signage on Tuesday to "Macca's".

McDonald's to become 'Macca's' in Australia
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Hot chocolate tastes better in an orange cup

European scientists say they have found further evidence that how you serve food and drink matters hugely in the perception of taste.

Hot chocolate tastes better in an orange cup
Belgium, France lay claim to fries
Belgium, France lay claim to fries

Fries, crunchy, salty, tasty fried sticks of potato are claimed by Belgium and France as the product of their national gastronomic genius but the true origins are shrouded in popular folklore.

Belgium, France lay claim to fries
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Beginning of 2013 will be difficult for Central Asian countries

The beginning of 2013 will be difficult for Central Asian countries because of this year’s drought in the grain-yielding regions of the world.

Beginning of 2013 will be difficult for Central Asian countries
Philippine typhoon survivors 'loot' shops: offficial
Philippine typhoon survivors 'loot' shops: offficial

Hungry survivors of a deadly Philippine typhoon looted shops and warehouses in a hard-hit town in a bid to stay alive amid stalled aid deliveries.

Philippine typhoon survivors 'loot' shops: offficial
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Australian scientists develop coconut-tasting pineapple

Australian researchers are working on a new breed of pineapple -- one that is not only sweet and juicy but which has the added tropical taste of coconut.

Australian scientists develop coconut-tasting pineapple
The World Bank's Vice President for Poverty Reduction Otaviano Canuto. Photo courtesy of veja.abril.com.br
Food prices easing but remain sky-high: World Bank

Global food prices have eased from their July records but remain very high, putting more people in danger of hunger and malnutrition-related disease.

Food prices easing but remain sky-high: World Bank
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What's eating the sea butterfly? CO2, study says

Rising acidity is eating away the shells of tiny snails, known as "sea butterflies", that live in the seas around Antarctica, leaving them vulnerable to predators and disease.

What's eating the sea butterfly? CO2, study says
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Malnutrition in N.Korea despite better harvests: UN

North Korea's staple food output has improved but the poverty-stricken country is still struggling to eradicate malnutrition and provide its people with vital protein.

Malnutrition in N.Korea despite better harvests: UN
Kazakhstan bans import of NK603 genetically modified corn
Kazakhstan bans import of NK603 genetically modified corn

The decree was signed by Kazakhstan’s chief sanitary doctor Zhandarbek Bekshin.

Kazakhstan bans import of NK603 genetically modified corn
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Second to US in obesity, Mexico wants kids to slim down

Mexico, second in obesity in the world after the United States, wants its children to cut down on the soft drinks and fatty foods that have made them the chubbiest kids in Latin America.

Second to US in obesity, Mexico wants kids to slim down
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Pilaf Festival to be held in Shymkent

The Festival is dated to the City Day and dedicated to the 80th anniversary of establishment of South Kazakhstan Oblast.

Pilaf Festival to be held in Shymkent
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Three-quarters of African countries face food insecurity: report

Three-quarters of African countries and several "Arab Spring" nations are at high or extreme risk of a food crisis, according to an analysis published on Wednesday.

Three-quarters of African countries face food insecurity: report
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Tomatoes can lower stroke risk: study

Eating tomatoes can dramatically reduce the risk of having a stroke, according to a new study out Monday that provided more support for diets rich in fruits and vegetables.

Tomatoes can lower stroke risk: study
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Revealed: How sea lions make mega-dives

Scientists in California have shed light on a marine mystery: how diving mammals can hunt for food at great depths without getting the "bends".

Revealed: How sea lions make mega-dives
McDonald's to post calories for its menu
McDonald's to post calories for its menu

First they began offering salad, then they added fruit. On Wednesday, McDonald's announced it would put something else on its menu to help customers watching their waistlines: calorie counts.

McDonald's to post calories for its menu
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Oxfam warns food prices to soar due to climate change

Staple food prices may double within the next two decades due to climate change and an increase in extreme weather including droughts and hurricanes.

Oxfam warns food prices to soar due to climate change
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Threatened shark species turning up in US restaurants: study

Threatened shark species are being used to make shark fin soup, a delicacy in Chinese cuisine, in several US cities, according to an unprecedented study based on DNA testing.

Threatened shark species turning up in US restaurants: study
UN body sends first food aid to flood-hit N. Koreans
UN body sends first food aid to flood-hit N. Koreans

The World Food Programme has said it is sending a first shipment of emergency food aid to flood-hit areas of North Korea, where torrential rain has killed scores of people and inundated cropland.

UN body sends first food aid to flood-hit N. Koreans
Gays target US fast-food chain with 'kiss-in'
Gays target US fast-food chain with 'kiss-in'

Gays and lesbians puckered up at "kiss-ins" outside Chick-fil-A outlets across the United States in protest over the fast-food chain's opposition to same-sex marriage.

Gays target US fast-food chain with 'kiss-in'