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Kazakhstan may lead the global agricultural race: ex-Minister

Kazakhstan is searching for areas where it may have competitive advantage over other countries. In recent months, agriculture has occupied much space in the rhetoric of Kazakhstani politicians.

Kazakhstan may lead the global agricultural race: ex-Minister
Chinese firm serves up 'smart chopsticks' for food-wary diners
Chinese firm serves up 'smart chopsticks' for food-wary diners

A new "smart chopsticks" concept by Internet search giant Baidu could put the answer in hands.

Chinese firm serves up 'smart chopsticks' for food-wary diners
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Kazakhstan will soon feel the rising cost of living: expert

Fuel prices have grown in Kazakhstan, and they will push the prices of other goods upwards.

Kazakhstan will soon feel the rising cost of living: expert
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Russian food sanctions spur price rises: data

Russian authorities have leaned on shops to keep prices steady but data released showed inflation pricking up on goods.

Russian food sanctions spur price rises: data
Instant noodles carry health risks for women: study

Women who eat instant noodles at least two times a week face a greater risk of high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and high cholesterol.

Instant noodles carry health risks for women: study
EU 'shot itself in foot' with Russia trade sanctions: Hungary PM
EU 'shot itself in foot' with Russia trade sanctions: Hungary PM

The EU "shot itself in the foot" by imposing trade sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict.

EU 'shot itself in foot' with Russia trade sanctions: Hungary PM
Novosibirsk shopper in a cheese aisle. Photo © RIA Novosti
Re-export of banned goods to Russia through Kazakhstan and Belarus

Vladimir Putin’s response to the countries supporting sanctions against Russia in the form of an import ban might not be as effective as expected.

Re-export of banned goods to Russia through Kazakhstan and Belarus
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Less than half of wheat in good condition: Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture has reported on the quality of crops and yields of different regions of Kazakhstan.

Less than half of wheat in good condition: Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture
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France asks EU for help with fallout from Russia food ban

France has asked the European Commission to take "appropriate" measures to deal with the fallout from a Russian ban on food imports.

France asks EU for help with fallout from Russia food ban
Russia food embargo creates golden opportunity for Brazil
Russia food embargo creates golden opportunity for Brazil

Brazilian meat exporters said that Moscow's ban on food imports provide a golden opportunity to sell more of their products to Russia.

Russia food embargo creates golden opportunity for Brazil
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Consumer Rights fight against fake-halal goods in Kazakhstan

Consumer Rights Protection Agency continues battling with fake-halal goods.

Consumer Rights fight against fake-halal goods in Kazakhstan
RAJPOJ company, near Grojec  packing apples after Moscow's ban on fruit imports from Poland. ©Reuters
Faced with Western sanctions, Moscow resorts to food fight

As Western countries launch new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, Moscow has returned fire with bans on food imports.

Faced with Western sanctions, Moscow resorts to food fight
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Geneticists offer clues to better rice, tomato crops

Scientists laid bare the genetic codes of African rice and a type of wild tomato, data they said should help breed more resilient crops.

Geneticists offer clues to better rice, tomato crops
Halle Berry lends star power to fight hunger in Nicaragua
Halle Berry lends star power to fight hunger in Nicaragua

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry lent her star power to combat rural hunger during a trip to Nicaragua for the UN World Food Program, officials here said.

Halle Berry lends star power to fight hunger in Nicaragua
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Chain of halal shops may open in Astana

A chain of specialized halal shops may soon open in every neighborhood of Astana.

Chain of halal shops may open in Astana
US food firm sorry over China 'bad meat' scandal
US food firm sorry over China 'bad meat' scandal

The US food supplier at the centre of an expired meat scandal in China has apologised, as KFC and Pizza Hut's parent company said it would stop using the firm's products in the key Chinese market.

US food firm sorry over China 'bad meat' scandal
Officers from Shanghai Food and Drug Administration. ©Reuters/Stringer
China shuts meat factory supplying McDonald's, KFC

Shanghai has shut a factory of US food provider OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald's and KFC, authorities said Monday in China's latest food safety scandal.

China shuts meat factory supplying McDonald's, KFC
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US warns against 'pure caffeine' after teen dies

US regulators on Friday warned against ingesting pure powdered caffeine, which is being sold in bulk over the Internet and is known to have killed at least one teenager.

US warns against 'pure caffeine' after teen dies
Orbital cargo ship nears arrival at space station
Orbital cargo ship nears arrival at space station

An unmanned cargo ship that was rocketed into space this weekend by Orbital Sciences Corporation is nearing the International Space Station where it plans to dock.

Orbital cargo ship nears arrival at space station
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Vials of smallpox discovered in US govt storage room

Federal investigators are probing how vials of smallpox made their way into a storage room at a Food and Drug Administration lab near the US capital, health authorities said.

Vials of smallpox discovered in US govt storage room