$44,000 - that's the sum raised by Kickstarter to make a potato salad. It all started with a $10 crowd-funding campaign by Zack Brown from Columbus, Ohio last week. He wanted to make a tasty side, but did not have enough cash for the ingredients.
This July Fourth, as well as over the weekend, Americans are expected to eat 150 million hot dogs, according to an article from azcentral.com. Independence Day marks the peak point of the summer season, at which during the summer time a whopping seven billion hot dogs are to be consumed by Americans.
UN aid agencies announced on Tuesday that due to donor countries not supplying enough funding they were forced to reduced food rations for nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa, reports DPA. The situation created is dangerous for children above all, because if their minimum diets are cut even slightly, they are likely to suffer permanent physical and mental damage says the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres. Apart from that, their stunted growth as a result of malnourishment will leave them at a social and economic disadvantage for the rest of their lives.
Hogs and pork imports from Latvia fall under ban in Belarus due to to instances of animals being infected with African swine fever (ASF) in that country.
The EU beat out the United States to become the world's top exporter of agricultural and food products last year, AFP cites a European Commission report on the global farming market as saying Monday.
Russia’s veterinary and phytosanitary control authority, or Rosselkhoznadzor, says it might impose a temporary ban on imports of farming products from Ukraine over a threat of possible western corn rootworm invasion.
More countries have banned imports of pigs from the United States over the spreading of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED), Interfax reports.
Russia is insisting on an international GMO watchdog group to be created as the US is lagging behind with food standards. Lawmakers in Russia are pushing for the birth of a global United Nations agency to not just strictly keep an eye on the turnover of GMO produce on a worldwide level, but also make it be its top priority to criticize how eating genetically modified organisms (GMO) would change human health over the long run.
Children can learn to eat new vegetables if they are introduced regularly before the age of two, suggests a new study. Even fussy little eaters can be encouraged to eat more greens if they are offered them five to 10 times, University of Leeds study found.
Diet beverages can help you lose weight, according to a new paper published today in the journal Obesity. The results contradict a number of other recent studies that indicated drinking diet soda may actually do the opposite, NYT reports.
The poorer the economy the more people suffering from obesity, according to the recent study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The new report suggests that obesity rates are spiraling in developed countries, thanks in part to the global economic slowdown of the past few years. Michele Cecchini, health policy analyst at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, explained exactly how the study was conducted and which criteria were used during his interview with VR.
Representatives of more than 20 Muslim organizations urged Malaysia to start a "holy war" against the British company Cadbury, as traces of pigs DNA were found in its chocolates. The several representatives from different Malaysian Muslim organizations condemned the British company Cadbury sweets manufacturer and encouraged others to start "jihad" against it after they have found traces of pigs DNA during the examination of chocolates.
Lithuania's parliament on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to ban the sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to minors.Lithuania's legislation targets drinks that contain 150 milligrams of caffeine per liter, it also applies to beverages containing a range of stimulants like guarana, ginsenosides, glucuronolactone, and taurine.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has warned banana growers that a fungal disease is spreading through crops from Asia to Africa and the Middle East. The UN agency says the disease has the potential to spread to Latin American crops. There is no treatment for the fungal disease and its spores can remain in the soil for decades, so the Food and Agriculture Organization says it is focusing on preventing it from spreading. Bananas are the world’s eighth most important food crop and the fourth most important one in developing countries. The Voice of Russia Mr. Fazil Dusunceli , UN Food and Agriculture Organization Officer.
Russian lawmakers want to equate GMO-related activities that may harm human health or even cause death to terrorist acts and impose criminal liability on producers, sellers and transporters of genetically modified organisms, the newspaper Izvestia writes in its Thursday issue.
A court in central China sentenced 11 members of a gang to jail for selling meat from dogs they had hunted with crossbows using bolts dipped in poison, state media said on Wednesday.
Sarah Kavanagh, 17, a Mississippi teenager has launched a campaign on change.org to raise people's awareness of what goes into their food. Initially she started the petition in order to remove the additive from her favorite sports drink, Gatorade. She got over 200,000 signatures for that.
Obama Administration has appealed to international donors seeking their support to expand global agriculture and food security program. With the food security problem increasingly pressing, isn’t it a paradox that the international community would hesitate to support the US global initiative? Voice of Russia is discussing the issue with Guy Evers, Deputy Director at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization Investment Centre, and Pankaj Kumar, Head of Programmes At Plan International Ethiopia Country Office.
A GMO labeling battle continues in the United States, with those demanding full disclosure of genetically modified organisms in food products appose big companies. It is widely known that despite the fact some agrochemical giants have recently taken timid steps toward being more upfront with consumers, the United States, unlike some 60 other countries, lacks a legal requirement to label GMOs.
Food terrorism poses an eminent danger to the United States, according to antiterrorism specialists. While the need for higher quantities of food is only increasing, the standards for food safety have been at a standstill or worse—nonexistent. The Voice of Russia got to interview three antiterrorism food experts on the rising threats in American society. Not only did they mention the dairy sector of being in danger, but the US' produce is also in a compromising position.