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Wheels Begin To Turn In India's Farm Revolution

As a shiny red harvester bounces across the black earth into the first row of sugar cane, excited schoolchildren run after it and several dozen men stand gaping in the wake of its swift progress. Read more

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African Uses More Fertilizers To Cut Food Imports

Demand for fertilisers from the poorly-fed African continent is on the rise but still has some way to go before crop yields rise to levels that can significantly cut reliance on food imports, delegates to a fertilisers conference said on Thursday. Read more

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Think Carrots, Not Candy As School Snack, Group Suggests

Junk food may soon be hard to buy at American public schools as the U.S. government readies new rules requiring healthier foods to be sold beyond the cafeteria - a move most parents support, according to a poll released on Thursday. Read more

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Lawsuit: KFC Franchisee Was Accused Of Serving Expired Chicken

It’s not unusual that fast food franchises are accused of deceit and insanitary. Recently, one more lawsuit was filed. Read more

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Acne Drug Tied To A Doubled Risk Of Eye Problems

Prescription pills used to treat severe acne were linked to a two-fold risk of developing eye problems, such as pink eye, styes and dryness, in a large new study from Israel. Read more

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Confining Pigs In Crates Stirs Complaint From Humane Society

The Humane Society of the United States filed a legal complaint asserting that a national campaign that portrays the pork industry as ethical and humane is misleading consumers because of practices such as confining breeding pigs to small crates. Read more

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Girls In Troubled Home Are More Likely To Be Obese

Today, 1 out of 3 children and teens in the U.S. is overweight. Obesity of children can cause serious health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. Childhood obesity also takes an emotional toll. As not only adults but also young children prefer slim and healthy shape to fatty and heavy shape, overweight and obese children are som... Read more

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Controversy Over The FDA’s Guidelines About Antibiotics Use In Animal

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new voluntary guidelines Last Wednesday. The guideline defined how antibiotics should--and should not--be used in food animal production to slow the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Read more

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Farm Group Seeks U.S. Halt On "Dangerous" Crop Chemicals

A coalition of more than 2,000 U.S. farmers and food companies said Wednesday it is taking legal action to force government regulators to analyze potential problems with proposed biotech crops and the weed-killing chemicals to be sprayed over them. Read more

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Jamie Oliver Announces Food Revolution Day

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has announced the launch of the first-ever Food Revolution Day on May 19, giving everyone around the world a platform to stand up for real food. Food Revolution Day aims to empower people to make healthier food choices that lead to healthier lives. Read more

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Nestle Near Deal For Pfizer's Baby Formula Unit

Pfizer Inc is near a deal to sell its baby formula business to Swiss food giant Nestle SA for at least $9 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Read more

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More Food on Urban Tables: 20 Communities to Have More Edible Trees!

Tree Canada is proud to announce its 20 winners of its very popular Edible Trees program. Read more

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Sushi Tuna Recall and Salmonella Outbreak Prompt Food Poisoning Lawyer to Call for Increased Inspections

Salmonella lawyer Fred Pritzker is calling for increased inspections of fish imports in the wake of emerging evidence that a massive U.S. Salmonella Bareilly outbreak may be linked to a single tuna processing facility in India. Read more

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Atlanta's First 7 Days A Week Food Truck Park Opens

The Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market, the first 7 days a week food truck park, will open April 26 at 1850 Howell Mill Road. Read more

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Chef Amaro Wins Poland's First Michelin Rising Star

You will find it in an inconspicuous little red-brick building hidden in a small park in the heart of Warsaw - between the prime minister's office and the museum of modern art. Read more

Tasting India

Indian Cookbook Wins International Award

"Indian food has infinite universal appeal that makes it a global hit" - The author's belief was right. Australian celebrity chef Christine Manfield’s recipe book, <em>Tasting India</em>, has been named ‘Cookbook of the Year’ at the noted International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards in New York. Read more

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Does Fast Food Expose You To The Greater Risk Of Depression?

It’s a well known fact that non-nutritional junk food contribute to your brain as well as your body. How about depression? New study from The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria found the correlation between fast food and depression. According to the study, consumers of fast food and sweets were 51 percent more likely to develop depression than those who eat less them. Read more

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Fast-Food Salt Content Varies By Country

Fast food may often be high in salt, but the exact levels seem to vary based on the country you live in, according to a study published Monday. Read more

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Grains Week Ahead-Rains Favor Bears As Wheat Flourishes

Rain makes grain, and there will be healthy amounts of rain in the U.S. Midwest this week that could give a bearish tone to Chicago Board of Trade wheat and new-crop corn futures. Read more