Anne Reuben stands at her doorway in Kibera slums in Kenya's capital Nairobi in this March 30, 2012 file photo.

Can an African "green revolution" help feed the world?

(AlertNet) - Her bare feet coated with mud, Sabena Gitau trudged down the rain-sodden hillside to her banana plantation, machete in hand. Read more

Father and daughter team Juan Mari Arzak and Elena Arzak, owners of Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain's Basque Country region

Spanish chef Arzak has no plans to leave the cutting edge

Chef Juan Mari Arzak has done much to put Spain's culinary heritage on the map and aims to keep it there despite an economic crisis by researching new ideas and giving free rein to the imagination. Read more

Cooks prepare food at the kitchen of the Noma restaurant run by chef Rene Redzepi in Copenhagen

Denmark's Noma wins World's Best Restaurant third time

Danish restaurant Noma was crowned the world's best restaurant for the third year in a row in an annual list, beating out top eateries in Spain, Brazil, Italy, the United States and elsewhere. Read more


Public Request To Ban The Approval Of The Agent Orange Resistant Corn

While U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is deciding whether or not to approve an application by Dow Chemical for its genetically engineered (GE) corn crop, over 140 groups and over 365,000 citizens from all over the country are requesting USDA to reject it. The reason they are opposed to the approval of the GE corn crop is because it is resista... Read more

Chef Julia Myall

California Giant Berry Farms Selects Eight Winning Fresh Berry Recipes from Consumer Contest

Featuring a Variety of Mixed Berries, California Giant Berry Farms Selects Eight Delicious and Fresh Winning Recipes in Multiple Categories from Customer Contest Read more


Airport Food Delivery Service App Available Now

We've all been famished at the airport gate, but sometimes there're not enough minutes to grab a bite to eat. And now the app delivering foods to the gate is available for no extra charge at Chicago O’Hare, JFK and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airports. Read more


Worm Turns Sheep Clone To "Good" Fat-China Scientists

Chinese scientists have cloned a genetically modified sheep containing a "good" type of fat found naturally in nuts, seeds, fish and leafy greens that helps reduce the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease. Read more

Chocolate maker Mariella Balbi

U.S. Anti-Cocaine Push Embitters Peru Chocolate Makers

Connoisseurs who take chocolate as seriously as sommeliers study wine are challenging the widespread use of an inferior cocoa pushed by the U.S. government in its war against drugs in Peru, considered by many to be the birthplace of cocoa. Read more

A dairy cow

U.S. Mad Cow Find: Lucky Break Or Triumph Of Science?

The discovery this week of the fourth U.S. case of mad cow disease was one of two things for food safety experts: a validation of a decade-long focused surveillance regime or a lucky break that highlights the need to revisit previously scrapped efforts for more comprehensive surveillance. Read more

Whole Foods grocery store worker stacks vegetables while customers shop in the produce section at the Whole Foods grocery story in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Global Food Prices On The Rise Again: World Bank

Global food prices are rising again, pushed higher by costlier oil, strong demand from Asia and bad weather in parts of Europe, South America and the United States, the World Bank said on Wednesday. Read more

Right To Know March

Protesters Urge U.S. To Scuttle Dow's New GMO Corn

Opponents of a new biotech corn variety developed by Dow AgroSciences are making a final push to get U.S. regulators to reject Dow's application to roll out herbicide-tolerant crops that critics believe will wreak havoc on the environment and endanger human health. Read more


High Salt Intake Linked To Higher Stroke Risk

Older adults with salty diets may have an increased risk of suffering a stroke, according to a U.S. study of more than 2,000 people. Read more

Great Park Orange County

Great Park Artisan Food & Arts Festival Opens April 28

Event to Feature Cooking, Arts and Gardening Workshops Read more

Corn Field

Climate Change Can Push Poor Family Into Hunger

January 2012 the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization reported that global food price declined in December, but the overall annual average the highest ever record. It recorded highest average since FAO started measuring international food prices in 1990. Because drought drove up crop prices and hoard occurred by political instability th... Read more

Heart Attack Grill

Las Vegas’ Heart Attack Grill Claims Second Victim men’s lifestyle and finance magazine today weighed in on the Las Vegas restaurant that has seen two people collapse mid-meal in two months. Read more

Beef Ribs

Instant View: Mad Cow Disease Found In California

The U.S. Agriculture Department confirmed on Tuesday that it found a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, the nation's fourth, in a dairy cow in California. Read more

Raw tuna dish

First Salmonella Sushi Lawsuit Filed

Move over, pink slime. There's a new potential target for food purists' scorn, and it's the focus of the first Salmonella sushi lawsuit linked to a recent nationwide outbreak. Read more

A woman picks up a box of Australian beef as local and Australian beef are displayed on a stand at Lotte Mart in Seoul

Mad Cow Case Prompts Korean Retailers To Halt Sale Of U.S. Beef

U.S. authorities reported the country's first case of mad cow disease in six years on Tuesday, swiftly assuring consumers and global importers that there was no danger of meat from the California dairy cow entering the food chain. Read more

Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action

New Children Book Stirs Up Controversy- Is Veganism Good For Children?

For adult, veganism is usually regarded as healthy diet. Sometimes people argue plant-based diets are better than omnivorous diets. How about children? Is vegan diet better than omnivorous? Read more

A dog chewing a chicken jerky

Dog Died From Waggin' Train Dog Treats

According to a new federal class action lawsuit, Nestle Purina's Waggin' Train Yam Good dog treats are responsible for the death of a 9-year-old Pomeranian named Cleopatra. The furry canine reportedly ingested one chicken jerky treat a day for three days before becoming ill and eventually dying of kidney failure. Read more