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In US, 'natural' food may be anything but

In the United States, pre-packaged foods loaded with artificial ingredients and chemicals can make it onto grocery store shelves boasting the label "natural."

In US, 'natural' food may be anything but
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In Greece, recovery starts with fast food and coffee

Graphics artist and part-time barmaid, Mariza Papasmiria struggled for years juggling her two jobs, working seven days a week for 1,600 euros ($2,200) a month.

In Greece, recovery starts with fast food and coffee
Ready for python pizza? Florida diners get a taste
Ready for python pizza? Florida diners get a taste

Alligator and frog have long been on the menu in Florida, but a new delicacy has slithered its way onto dinner plates in the US state.

Ready for python pizza? Florida diners get a taste
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Indonesia to open instant noodles plant in Kazakhstan

A joint plant working on Kazakh flour looks profitable for both Indonesia and Kazakhstan: President Nazarbayev.

Indonesia to open instant noodles plant in Kazakhstan
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Top chefs bring ready meals to NYC elderly

Shivering in Arctic temperatures and reeling from a brutal winter snowstorm, elderly New Yorkers got the surprise of their lives when five top chefs suddenly appeared with meals on wheels.

Top chefs bring ready meals to NYC elderly
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Kazakh-Iran economic and trade cooperation to ease tension in the region

Iranian Deputy Minister Valiola Afkhami visited Astana to meet with his Kazakhstani counterpart at the 3rd sitting of the Kazakh-Iranian Working Group on Trade and Economic Cooperation.

Kazakh-Iran economic and trade cooperation to ease tension in the region
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Kazakhstan to increase export via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad

Kazakhstan has expressed interest in exporting goods via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad that will be launched sometime next year.

Kazakhstan to increase export via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad
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Living wage to be raised in Kazakhstan in 2017

After the controversy around the minimum living wage is Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population Tamara Duisenova promised to raise the living wage in 2017.

Living wage to be raised in Kazakhstan in 2017
 Svetlana Dzhalmagambetova. Photo a courtesy of vesti.kz
Minimum living wage to starve Kazakhstanis to death

Lawmaker Svetlana Dzhalmagambetova believes that the effective minimum food basket will starve Kazakhstanis to death.

Minimum living wage to starve Kazakhstanis to death
Make-or-break WTO meeting goes down to the wire
Make-or-break WTO meeting goes down to the wire

Commerce ministers engaged in an eleventh-hour flurry of diplomacy on Friday, hoping to save a WTO package amid stark warnings that failure could permanently cripple the global trade body.

Make-or-break WTO meeting goes down to the wire
India rejects WTO proposals in Bali
India rejects WTO proposals in Bali

India said Wednesday it could not accept a WTO proposal on food security, casting a gloom over a high-stakes conference tasked with salvaging the body's faltering efforts to liberalise world trade.

India rejects WTO proposals in Bali
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Production of Kazakh national Talkan dish launched

Production of Talkan - a Kazakh national dish made from sprouted wheat - has been launched in Kazakhstan for the first time ever.

Production of Kazakh national Talkan dish launched
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N. Korea produces more food, but malnutrition persists: UN

North Korea has increased food production for a third straight year, but malnutrition remains widespread, UN agencies say, voicing particular concern over stunting in children.

N. Korea produces more food, but malnutrition persists: UN
Free food and fiery resentment at Thai protests
Free food and fiery resentment at Thai protests

Underwear swings from washing lines near clusters of tents in the finance ministry grounds in Bangkok as food aromas and the cheerful screech of whistles fill the air. Welcome to street politics -- Thai style.

Free food and fiery resentment at Thai protests
Don't eat furry friends, activists urge Chinese diners
Don't eat furry friends, activists urge Chinese diners

Animal rights campaigners have launched a poster campaign urging Chinese diners to turn down cat and dog dishes, with the group calling for the creatures to be considered "friends not food".

Don't eat furry friends, activists urge Chinese diners
Chef Alex Atala: Brazil's taste ambassador
Chef Alex Atala: Brazil's taste ambassador

Brazilian chef Alex Atala, widely seen as one of South America's culinary wizards, is making his name by highlighting the little-known cuisine of the Amazon region.

Chef Alex Atala: Brazil's taste ambassador
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Kazakhstan officials drink 1 billion tenge worth of tea with sweets in 10 months

Kazakhstan state officials have drunk almost 1 billion tenge ($6.5 million) worth of tea with sweets since the beginning of the year.

Kazakhstan officials drink 1 billion tenge worth of tea with sweets in 10 months
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Culinary competition's Grand Prix goes to Kyrgyz chefs

The Grand Prix at the culinary competition in Almaty has gone to a team from Kyrgyzstan.

Culinary competition's Grand Prix goes to Kyrgyz chefs
McDonald's drops Heinz Ketchup
McDonald's drops Heinz Ketchup

McDonald's said Friday it was dropping ketchup king Heinz as a supplier of the key hamburger condiment, citing management changes at Heinz that put the company closer to rival Burger King.

McDonald's drops Heinz Ketchup
Japan's luxury fruit masters grow money on trees
Japan's luxury fruit masters grow money on trees

With melons that sell for the price of a new car and grapes that go for more than $100 a pop, Japan is a country where perfectly-formed fruit can fetch a fortune.

Japan's luxury fruit masters grow money on trees