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Kazakhstan may face food deficit by 2050

The climate changes in Central Asian countries may have a significant effect of the region’s food security: WHO.

Kazakhstan may face food deficit by 2050
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Astana businessman breeds hedgehogs for meat

An businessman from Akmola oblast Sergei Bukushev is going to set up a hedgehog farm near Astana city.

Astana businessman breeds hedgehogs for meat
World's first test-tube burger tasted in London
World's first test-tube burger tasted in London

Scientists unveiled the world's first lab-grown beef burger in London on Monday, frying it in a little oil and butter and serving it to volunteers in what they hope is the start of a food revolution.

World's first test-tube burger tasted in London
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New Zealand dairy giant issues global botulism alert

New Zealand warned international health authorities Saturday of exported dairy products, including infant formula, containing a bacteria that could lead to botulism -- a potentially fatal illness.

New Zealand dairy giant issues global botulism alert
20 children dead from school meal in India: official
20 children dead from school meal in India: official

Twenty children have died after eating a free lunch at a primary school in eastern India, with initial tests showing the food may have contained poisonous chemicals.

20 children dead from school meal in India: official
Obama revives broccoli-Gate
Obama revives broccoli-Gate

Michelle Obama's healthy eating campaign is clearly hitting close to home.

Obama revives broccoli-Gate
Flying chickens, robot waiters: bizarre dining in Bangkok
Flying chickens, robot waiters: bizarre dining in Bangkok

From chickens catapulted across tables to meals dished up with a generous portion of sexual health advice, Bangkok is doing a roaring trade in unusual dining experiences.

Flying chickens, robot waiters: bizarre dining in Bangkok
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Mexico City trash-for-food market helps capital clean up

On a recent rainy Sunday morning in a Mexico City neighborhood, people lined up under their umbrellas with bags of empty milk cartons, plastic bottles and cardboard at their feet.

Mexico City trash-for-food market helps capital clean up
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Tableware colour influences food flavour, study

British hospitals use red trays in a programme to combat malnutrition, but may have chosen the worst possible colour.

Tableware colour influences food flavour, study
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UN food body approves $200 mn food aid to N. Korea

The UN food body on Saturday said it had approved $200 million of food aid for North Korea, targeting the country's most vulnerable people who remain dependent on external assistance.

UN food body approves $200 mn food aid to N. Korea
French move to ban industrial food from 'restaurants'
French move to ban industrial food from 'restaurants'

Worried its gastronomic reputation is being damaged by substandard eateries, France is considering banning establishments from calling themselves restaurants if meals are not made from scratch by in-house chefs.

French move to ban industrial food from 'restaurants'
China premier vows baby formula safety checks
China premier vows baby formula safety checks

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for strict monitoring of milk powder production, vowing to crack down on safety violators in a bid to regain public trust after a series of food safety scares in recent years.

China premier vows baby formula safety checks
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Australian prime minister dodges another sandwich

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was forced to dodge a flying sandwich for the second time this month Thursday when someone's salami lunch was flung at her during a school visit.

Australian prime minister dodges another sandwich
WHO urges action against obesity as poor nations get fatter
WHO urges action against obesity as poor nations get fatter

Alarmed at expanding waistlines around the world, the UN's health agency has urged countries to get serious about reining in a ballooning obesity crisis.

WHO urges action against obesity as poor nations get fatter
Shanghai sees biofuel gold in recycled cooking oil
Shanghai sees biofuel gold in recycled cooking oil

China's commercial hub Shanghai plans to turn recycled cooking oil, some of it seized by authorities, into an environmental asset by converting it into fuel for vehicles.

Shanghai sees biofuel gold in recycled cooking oil
Top chefs say Latin America will reach food's zenith
Top chefs say Latin America will reach food's zenith

The world's top chefs say it's only a matter of time before Latin America, home to Brazil's black bean stew "feijoada," Peru's refreshing raw fish "ceviche" and Mexico's street tacos, cooks its way into gastronomy's elite.

Top chefs say Latin America will reach food's zenith
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Presence of rat meat in Kazakhstan airlines' meals impossible: Healthcare Ministry

There is no way Chinese rat meat could have gotten into flight meals of Kazakhstan airlines.

Presence of rat meat in Kazakhstan airlines' meals impossible: Healthcare Ministry
China nabs 900 over rat and other meat scandals: official
China nabs 900 over rat and other meat scandals: official

China has detained 900 people for meat-related crimes including selling rat and fox meat as beef and mutton, the public security ministry said, in another blow to the nation's food safety.

China nabs 900 over rat and other meat scandals: official
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Instant noodle sales top 100 billion units a year

Global sales of instant noodles have topped 100 billion units annually, an industry group said Friday -- more than one monthly serving of the portable meal for every person on the planet.

Instant noodle sales top 100 billion units a year
Robert King, United States Special Envoy for North Korean. ©REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
US would consider food aid request from N. Korea

The United States would consider any new request from North Korea to resume food aid stalled since 2009, provided Pyongyang allowed US staff inside the isolated country to monitor distribution.

US would consider food aid request from N. Korea