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These nations are using food to project power around the world. And it's working.

"Noodle diplomacy" and "chopstick diplomacy" may be relatively new phrases, but the concept that food and diplomacy go together is as old as, well, food.

The same plastic chemicals in yoga mats and shoes are found in nearly 500 foods

Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as "healthy," contain a potentially hazardous industrial plastics chemical, according to a report issued Thursday by a health research and advocacy group. Azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA, was found as an ingredient in breads, bagels, tortillas, hamburger and hot dog buns, pizza, pastries, and other food products, according to a report by the Environmental Working Group, based in Washington.

Deadly sandwiches: remarkably dangerous lunchtimes throughout history

Think your tuna on wheat is innocent? Think again. GlobalPost describes five deadly sandwiches throughout history.
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The President has no idea how much danger he's in: US President Barack Obama eats a 'medianoche' sandwich while eating lunch at Kasalta Bakery during a visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 14, 2011. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Sewing needles have been found in in-flight sandwiches on Delta and now, on Air Canada, prompting a wave of public suspicion towards our most dearly-beloved lunchtime dish. But what about other dangerous sammiches in human history? A non-exhaustive list follows.
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Iranians divided over rising inflation....and chicken? (VIDEO)

The price of food and fuel is climbing in Iran due to international sanctions over its nuclear program - and chicken has become a symbol of the nation's financial woes, reports Reuters.

Lack of sleep leads to poor food choices, say studies

New studies show that a lack of sleep may increase the risk of poor diet choices.

Wendy's moves to improve animal welfare in chicken suppliers

Fast food chain Wendy's said that it was changing the way its suppliers slaughter the chicken and pigs used in its products in an effort to be more humane.

Wendy's edges out Burger King for number two sales spot

Wendy's has edged out Burger King as the number two hamburger seller in the US, making it McDonald's next big rival.

Orange juice prices hit record high

Cold weather in Florida and safety concerns about juice from Brazil are driving the price of orange juice to a record high.

Celebrity chef in Los Angeles gun stand-off

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay momentarily forgot what country he was in, when he was pulled over by an LA policeman wielding a gun
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A picture taken on March 20, 2008 shows British TV chef Gordon Ramsay, chef at "Gordon Ramsay au Trianon", his restaurant outside Paris in Versailles, who was awarded with two stars on March 2, 2009. (STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay momentarily forgot what country he was in, when he was pulled over by a Los Angeles policeman wielding a gun.

Ramsay, 44 was driving on the wrong side of the road in his new Maserati when he was stopped by police.

"For a moment I thought I was back in England and turned down the wrong side of the road," he told British tabloid The Sun.

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KFC in Fiji quarantine dispute

The future of KFC in Fiji is in doubt, after its famous herbs and spices mix was quarantined by customs

The future of KFC in Fiji is in doubt, after its famous herbs and spices mix was quarantined by customs.

According to AAP, Fijians are having to go without fried chicken with the nation's three KFC restaurants forced to close when the breadcrumb mix ran out.

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