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China woman held for nursery poisoning that killed 2: media
China woman held for nursery poisoning that killed 2: media

A Chinese woman has been detained for killing two children at a preschool nursery and making 30 others ill with poisoned food, state media said.

China woman held for nursery poisoning that killed 2: media
Pig virus threatens US outdoor grilling season
Pig virus threatens US outdoor grilling season

A dark cloud is menacing the cherished US summer season of outdoor grilling: a deadly pig virus that has been sweeping through farms and driving up pork prices.

Pig virus threatens US outdoor grilling season
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Stop importing food, support local producers: Kazakh Senator

Kazakhstani lawmaker Kozhakhmet Baimakhanov believes Kazakhstan can meet the demand for rice and flour without importing the goods.

Stop importing food, support local producers: Kazakh Senator
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Panic in the kitchen: UK digests new fruit and veg advice

It was with a heavy heart, and some panic, that Britons digested new advice this week that their struggle to eat enough fruit and vegetables had just got harder.

Panic in the kitchen: UK digests new fruit and veg advice
French minister apologises for calling state dinner 'revolting'
French minister apologises for calling state dinner 'revolting'

An embarrassed French minister has apologised to the head chef at the Elysee Palace after she was caught on camera describing the food at a China-France state dinner as "revolting".

French minister apologises for calling state dinner 'revolting'
Yummy baursaks
No Baursaks, no Nauryz: Kostanay

Kostanay city fried over one ton of Nauryz baursaks and treated the city folks with the yummy snacks.

No Baursaks, no Nauryz: Kostanay
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Astana: Nauryz costs $1.8 million

$1.8 million was spent on the Nauryz celebration in Astana.

Astana: Nauryz costs $1.8 million
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Happy Nauryz: 5 day celebration marathon in Almaty

Kazakhstanis will be celebrating spring equinox holiday Nauryz for 5 days.

Happy Nauryz: 5 day celebration marathon in Almaty
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China hit by new flood of dead pigs in river

Chinese authorities have found 157 dead pigs in a river, state media said Wednesday, a year after 16,000 carcasses were discovered in Shanghai's main waterway, underscoring the country's food safety problems.

China hit by new flood of dead pigs in river
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US yogurt bar founder jailed for attacking beggar

A co-founder of the Pinkberry US frozen yogurt chain was jailed for seven years Friday for using a tire iron to attack a homeless man begging for money.

US yogurt bar founder jailed for attacking beggar
Renowned Peruvian chef and local food network star Gaston Acurio. ©Reuters/Mariana Bazo
Peru's Gaston Acurio: from master chef to world food ambassador

He's not even 50, but he's already transformed Peruvian cuisine and his restaurants are ranked among the best in the world.

Peru's Gaston Acurio: from master chef to world food ambassador
Black French truffles. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
French trufflers rise up in defence of their black diamonds

French truffle growers are up in arms over cheaper imports from China which they say are being doctored by unscrupulous chefs and passed off fraudulently as the hugely prized local variety.

French trufflers rise up in defence of their black diamonds
Michelle Obama to call for nutrition label changes
Michelle Obama to call for nutrition label changes

First Lady Michelle Obama plans to announce a series of proposed changes to food labels Thursday, aiming to make healthy choices easier for consumers in a country where obesity is rampant.

Michelle Obama to call for nutrition label changes
Oenococcus oeni. Photo courtesy of experimentarium.u-bourgogne.fr
Raise your glass to Oenococcus oeni, a real wine bug

Chateau Paradise or Chateau Rotgut?

Raise your glass to Oenococcus oeni, a real wine bug
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$4 billion worth of food imported in Kazakhstan in 2013

Kazakhstan imported $4 billion worth of food products last year.

$4 billion worth of food imported in Kazakhstan in 2013
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Exclusive Japan bar sues website for unwanted publicity

An exclusive Japanese bar is suing a foodie website, arguing that unwanted publicity from a review is damaging its operational strategy of being little-known and hard to find.

Exclusive Japan bar sues website for unwanted publicity
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Possible inflation risks: National Bank

In view of the devaluation of the national currency - the tenge, the central bank of Kazakhstan believes that escalation of inflation is quite possible.

Possible inflation risks: National Bank
Akim Akhmetzhan Esimov. Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Mayor of Almaty orders to keep prices down

The Akim (Mayor) of Almaty Akhmetzhan Yesimov has instructed the city authorities to keep prices down amid the devaluation of tenge.

Mayor of Almaty orders to keep prices down
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Communist Vietnam gets first taste of the Big Mac

Four decades after the Vietnam war ended, US fast-food giant McDonald's opened its first restaurant in the communist country Saturday, aiming to lure a rising middle class away from rice and noodles.

Communist Vietnam gets first taste of the Big Mac
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Yoghurt consumption linked to lower diabetes risk

Eating yoghurt and low-fat cheese can cut the risk of developing diabetes by around a quarter compared with consuming none.

Yoghurt consumption linked to lower diabetes risk