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US drought woes deepen
US drought woes deepen

The drought in America's breadbasket is intensifying at an unprecedented rate, experts warned Thursday, driving concern food prices could soar if crops in the world's key producer are decimated.

US drought woes deepen
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Potato chips on the eve of their social media moment

Taking crowdsourcing to new heights, Lay's potato chips is inviting consumers to go online from Friday with their ideas for a new flavor and the chance to win $1 million.

Potato chips on the eve of their social media moment
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Chile McDonald's patron finds mouse tail in burger

Health authorities in Chile on Tuesday confirmed what one man has claimed for weeks: that he found a mouse tail in his McDonald's hamburger.

Chile McDonald's patron finds mouse tail in burger
'Black widow' hot dog champ eats age in dogs
'Black widow' hot dog champ eats age in dogs

World champion hot dog eater Sonya Thomas crushed her previous record Wednesday in the annual showdown, wolfing down 45 dogs and buns in 10 minutes, to the cheers of an entranced crowd.

'Black widow' hot dog champ eats age in dogs
Competitive eater from Canada retains hamburger title
Competitive eater from Canada retains hamburger title

A one-time anorexic from Toronto turned world-class competitive eater clinched his fourth straight hamburger title in Washington on Tuesday on the eve of New York's iconic hot dog classic.

Competitive eater from Canada retains hamburger title
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PHOTO: Baursak contest was held in Semey

An unusual holiday was organized in Semey by Aisha BibiKazakh National Cultural Center.

PHOTO: Baursak contest was held in Semey
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Central Asia countries might face overweight problem

European and Central Asian countries might face overweight problem by 2030 as a consequence of malnutrition or improper diet, according to the report of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).

Central Asia countries might face overweight problem
Najib Tun Razak. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan and Malaysia to start joint production of halal food

Kazakhstan and Malaysia may open a joint company for production of halal food.

Kazakhstan and Malaysia to start joint production of halal food
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Astana creating OIC food security fund

Kazakhstan is creating a food security fund of the member-countries of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation.

Astana creating OIC food security fund
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Chef of Kazakhstan Embassy to U.S. reached the final of Embassy Chef Challenge-2012

Chef of Kazakhstan Embassy to the U.S. got into the finals of the international contest of chefs of foreign diplomatic missions.

Chef of Kazakhstan Embassy to U.S. reached the final of Embassy Chef Challenge-2012
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan will 100% supply itself with food

Kazakhstan's domestic production will fully meet the country's demand for food.

Kazakhstan will 100% supply itself with food
Chairman of Majilis Commission on Social-Cultural Development Dariga Nazarbayeva. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
GMO-containing goods have to be checked independently: Dariga Nazarbayeva

Dariga Nazarbayeva talked about GMO-containing goods at the round-table meeting on the draft law On regulation of genetic-engineering activities.

GMO-containing goods have to be checked independently: Dariga Nazarbayeva
Growing tomatoes in greenhouse. ©RIA Novosti
Glass-grown vegetables to be supplied to Astana by 2013

Astana will be fully supplied with local glass-grown vegetables by 2013: Akim.

Glass-grown vegetables to be supplied to Astana by 2013
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Fuel prices went a quarter up in 2011 in Kazakhstan

Petrol prices went 24 percent up in Kazakhstan in 2011, while diesel fuel prices increase 26.2 percent.

Fuel prices went a quarter up in 2011 in Kazakhstan
Deputy Director of the IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department David Owen. Photo courtesy of aef.kz
Prices growth is not related to the Customs Union: IMF

IMF representative linked the food prices increase in the Customs Union member-states with the global economic changes.

Prices growth is not related to the Customs Union: IMF
Students take training on methods for testing pesticide contamination in fresh fruits
First International Food Safety Training Laboratory to teach 200 professionals per year

The Lab opened last month. Foreign students are taking training on methods for testing pesticide contamination in fresh fruits and produce.

First International Food Safety Training Laboratory to teach 200 professionals per year
At press-conference in IFPRI
U.S. IFPRI seeks to reduce micronutrient malnutrition among poor populations

The institute released the project of sweet potato in Uganda and Mozambique. And now IFPRI is focused on Zambia and Southern Asian countries.

U.S. IFPRI seeks to reduce micronutrient malnutrition among poor populations
The warehouse of Capital Area Food Bank
US Capital Area Food Bank supports low income residents

The organization's mission is to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington, D.C. area. But unfortunately the level of donations dropped dramatically.

US Capital Area Food Bank supports low income residents
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The flood-tolerant rice to be grown in Bangladesh

It was developed by the University of California and the International Rice Research Center in the Philippines. Other crops are under research.

The flood-tolerant rice to be grown in Bangladesh
US to continue 'feeding the future'
US to continue 'feeding the future'

Secretary Clinton made a statement on World Food Day. Food security is a foreign policy priority for the United States.

US to continue 'feeding the future'