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Salt-tolerant rice bred at Philippines institute

Scientists have successfully bred a rice variety that is salt-tolerant, which could enable farmers to reclaim coastal areas rendered useless by sea water.

Salt-tolerant rice bred at Philippines institute
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Australians getting fatter, more anxious: survey

Australians are smoking and drinking less than they were five years ago but are fatter and more anxious.

Australians getting fatter, more anxious: survey
'World's greatest' chef Adria seeks digital legacy
'World's greatest' chef Adria seeks digital legacy

From foie gras noodles and liquid olives to air baguettes and mimetic peanuts, much of what elBulli chef Ferran Adria and his team created in their nearly 2,000 dishes defies transcription.

'World's greatest' chef Adria seeks digital legacy
Cypriot solidarity concert as financial crisis bites
Cypriot solidarity concert as financial crisis bites

Tens of thousands of people on Monday attended a charity concert in the Cypriot capital Nicosia to raise funds and collect food for people suffering the fallout of a severe financial crisis.

Cypriot solidarity concert as financial crisis bites
World Bank links obesity to high food prices
World Bank links obesity to high food prices

Food prices have dropped since peaking six months ago but remain near record levels, pushing the world's poorest people toward "undernutrition" and obesity.

World Bank links obesity to high food prices
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Mister Donut in Japan serves bleach, sickens five

At least five people who were served bleach-laced water at a Mister Donut store in Japan had to be treated by medics.

Mister Donut in Japan serves bleach, sickens five
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Foodmaster-Shymkent fined mere $1,270 for polluting river with caustic soda and sulfuric acid in Kazakhstan

Foodmaster was fined a derisive $1,270 in Kazakhstan for discharge of polluting substances and storage of wastes.

Foodmaster-Shymkent fined mere $1,270 for polluting river with caustic soda and sulfuric acid in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan in talks with McDonald's
Kazakhstan in talks with McDonald's

McDonald’s may enter the Kazakhstan market soon.

Kazakhstan in talks with McDonald's
Dead pigs show dark side of China food industry
Dead pigs show dark side of China food industry

Thousands of dead pigs in a Shanghai river have cast a spotlight on China's poorly regulated farm production, with the country's favourite meat joining a long list of food scares.

Dead pigs show dark side of China food industry
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FoodMaster accused of polluting river with silfuric acid

Residents of Kok-Saiyek village have accused the local branch of FoodMaster company of polluting the local river with caustic soda and sulfuric acid.

FoodMaster accused of polluting river with silfuric acid
Europe horsemeat scandal spreads to Asia
Europe horsemeat scandal spreads to Asia

The fallout from Europe's horsemeat scandal has spread far outside the continent, with an imported lasagne brand pulled from shelves in Hong Kong and a new row over the treatment of horses farmed in the Americas.

Europe horsemeat scandal spreads to Asia
World's biggest food firms embroiled in Europe horsemeat scandal
World's biggest food firms embroiled in Europe horsemeat scandal

The world's biggest food company, Swiss-based Nestle, and the world's top beef producer, JBS of Brazil, were Tuesday the latest in a long list of firms to be caught up in Europe's spiralling horsemeat scandal.

World's biggest food firms embroiled in Europe horsemeat scandal
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Kazakhstan Food Academy denies harmfulness of sodium benzoate in Kazakhstan milk

Sodium benzoate is allowed in milk as a substance not effecting human health at low concentration: Kazakhstan Food Academy.

Kazakhstan Food Academy denies harmfulness of sodium benzoate in Kazakhstan milk
Brussels calls for DNA tests, EU police in horsemeat crisis
Brussels calls for DNA tests, EU police in horsemeat crisis

The EU's executive called in Europe's law enforcers and urged bloc-wide DNA food testing on Wednesday to restore consumer confidence in a widening scandal over horsemeat-tainted processed food.

Brussels calls for DNA tests, EU police in horsemeat crisis
Pioneering Finns share leftovers to cut waste
Pioneering Finns share leftovers to cut waste

Jukka Peltonen has just come home from the shop with a bag of clementines, but he's disappointed to discover they're too acidic for his taste.

Pioneering Finns share leftovers to cut waste
EU ministers gather for talks on horsemeat row
EU ministers gather for talks on horsemeat row

European farming ministers and the European commissioner for health were due to meet in Brussels Wednesday amid growing anger and recriminations over mislabelled meat products.

EU ministers gather for talks on horsemeat row
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US dodges Super Bowl chicken wing shortage

In the run-up to Super Bowl Sunday, millions of American football fans can rest assured: there is no looming shortage of their beloved chicken wings.

US dodges Super Bowl chicken wing shortage
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Calorie-rich shrimp pasta tops Xtreme Eating list

A plate of crispy battered shrimp, mushrooms, tomato and arugula tossed with spaghettini and a cream sauce took the cake Wednesday as the most calorie-rich chain restaurant dish in America.

Calorie-rich shrimp pasta tops Xtreme Eating list
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Sushi is dangerous, Kazakhstan's chief doctor says

Many seafood products, especially those used to make sushi, are used without thermal treatment, which makes them very dangerous for people's health: Zhandarbek Bekshin.

Sushi is dangerous, Kazakhstan's chief doctor says
KFC parent company sorry over China chicken scare
KFC parent company sorry over China chicken scare

US fast food giant Yum! Brands has apologised to customers of its Chinese KFC restaurants after a scandal over tainted chicken that dented sales at the popular chain.

KFC parent company sorry over China chicken scare