Food and drink http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23483/BF_WIDGET_SRC en Welcome to Macca's as McDonald's goes Aussie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/welcome-maccas-mcdonalds-goes-aussie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>SYDNEY, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Looking for a McDonald's in<br /> Australia this month? You may bump into a "Macca's" instead.</p> <p>The international fast food giant will temporarily change<br /> signs at selected stores across the country to "Macca's," the<br /> affectionate Australian nickname for the chain, in celebration<br /> of Australia Day, which falls on Jan. 26 - a move that is its<br /> first such globally.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/welcome-maccas-mcdonalds-goes-aussie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aussie Australian culture Australian English Australian rules football CDATA Company Location Food and drink Games McDonald's McDonald's Person Career Quotation Sports XML Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:14 +0000 5731324 at http://www.globalpost.com Yum says dropped China chicken suppliers before review announced http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/yum-says-dropped-china-chicken-suppliers-review-announced <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lisa Baertlein</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 8 (Reuters) - KFC parent Yum Brands Inc said it had stopped using chicken from suppliers in China that are now under a government investigation before the review was even announced, and analysts said they expect the company to recover from the business hit in its biggest market.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/yum-says-dropped-china-chicken-suppliers-review-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Yum Yum Brands Inc Yum! Brands Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:45:15 +0000 5731829 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Yum says China chicken suppliers dropped before probe announced http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-yum-says-china-chicken-suppliers-dropped-probe-announc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lisa Baertlein</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 8 (Reuters) - KFC parent Yum Brands Inc said it had stopped using chicken from suppliers in China that are now under a government investigation before the review was even announced and analysts said they expect the company to recover from the business hit in its biggest market.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-yum-says-china-chicken-suppliers-dropped-probe-announc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Health in the People's Republic of China Yum Brands Inc Yum! Brands Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 03:30:03 +0000 5731949 at http://www.globalpost.com McDonald's takes on pizza for Italy growth spurt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/mcdonalds-takes-pizza-italy-growth-spurt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* McDonald's plans 350 mln euro investment, new hires</p> <p>* Targets 3 pct Italy market share by 2015 from 2 pct now</p> <p>* Still faces cultural resistance in land of pizza and pasta</p> <p>By Francesca Landini</p> <p>MILAN, Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. fastfood giant McDonald's believes recession-hit Italy will be one of its higher-growth areas in the coming decade and is opening more than 100 new restaurants to convert pizza-lovers to its burgers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/mcdonalds-takes-pizza-italy-growth-spurt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dow Jones Industrial Average Fast food Food and drink Labor McDonald's Italia Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:15:22 +0000 5732189 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Food prices to stay high in 2013, low stocks pose risk-FAO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-food-prices-stay-high-2013-low-stocks-pose-risk-fao <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FAO food price index falls 2 points to 209</p> <p>* Food index averages 212 in 2012, down 7 pct</p> <p>* Prices to stay high but situation may be calmer (Adds economist quotes, details, background)</p> <p>By Catherine Hornby</p> <p>ROME, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Food prices will stay at high levels in 2013 and low stocks pose the risk of sharp price increases if crops fail, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday, after its index showed prices fell for the third month running in December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-food-prices-stay-high-2013-low-stocks-pose-risk-fao" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy crops Entertainment Food and drink Food politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:00:22 +0000 5732566 at http://www.globalpost.com Up to half of world's food goes to waste, report says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/half-worlds-food-goes-waste-report-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* 1.2 to 2 bln tonnes of food wasted each year worldwide</p> <p>* Most of waste in rich countries by consumers, retailers</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Up to half of all the food produced worldwide ends up going to waste due to poor harvesting, storage and transport methods as well as irresponsible retailer and consumer behaviour, a report said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/half-worlds-food-goes-waste-report-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Environment food Food and drink Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:45:44 +0000 5732679 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-U.S. corn stockpile smaller than expected, prices jump http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-us-corn-stockpile-smaller-expected-prices-jump <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* US corn stocks 3 pct below trade expectation</p> <p>* US winter wheat sowings up 1 pct, less than expected</p> <p>* US corn, soybean crops up 1 pct, larger than expected</p> <p>* Brazil soy crop forecast at record 82.5 mln tonnes</p> <p>* "Strong, volatile" corn prices "well into summer" - USDA</p> <p>By Charles Abbott</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-us-corn-stockpile-smaller-expected-prices-jump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Energy crops Entertainment Food and drink Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:00:31 +0000 5733278 at http://www.globalpost.com World Chefs: Michael LaScola makes sustainable mean something http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/world-chefs-michael-lascola-makes-sustainable-mean-something <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Chris Michaud</p> <p>Jan 15 (Reuters) - Sustainable and locally sourced foods have been at the forefront of American cooking trends for at least a decade, but the approach takes on a fresh set of challenges when the locality is a small island off the coast of Massachusetts.</p> <p>Nantucket chef Michael LaScola has found the approach widening his culinary talents, which champions regional American cooking, while also boosting the sense of community so integral to small island life.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/world-chefs-michael-lascola-makes-sustainable-mean-something" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Condiments Food and drink Top Chef Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:15:35 +0000 5734617 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Primark sales rise drives AB Foods revenue higher http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-primark-sales-rise-drives-ab-foods-revenue-higher <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Associated British Foods said group revenue in the 16 weeks to Jan. 5 was 10 percent ahead of last year, driven by a higher-than-expected 25 percent increase in sales at clothing retailer Primark.</p> <p>At discount retailer Primark, where new store openings also helped sales, "like-for-like growth benefited from comparison with weak sales during the unseasonably warm autumn of 2011 and good trading over the Christmas period," AB Foods said in a statement on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-primark-sales-rise-drives-ab-foods-revenue-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Sugar Sweeteners Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:15:16 +0000 5735463 at http://www.globalpost.com EXCLUSIVE-UPDATE 2-Argentina to OK more corn exports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/exclusive-update-2-argentina-ok-more-corn-exports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Government curbs corn exports to ensure domestic supply * Farmers need rain before month's end to bolster yields * World looks to Argentina to compensate for thin U.S. crop (Adds context, quotes) By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Argentina will approve at least 3 million tonnes more in 2012/13 corn exports over the weeks ahead, Agriculture Secretary Lorenzo Basso said on Friday, good news for consumer nations hit by high prices caused by thin global supplies. The government in Argentina - the world's No.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/exclusive-update-2-argentina-ok-more-corn-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Energy crops Entertainment Food and drink Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:15:15 +0000 5736200 at http://www.globalpost.com Subway given sandwich course in measuring feet and inches down under http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/subway-given-sandwich-course-measuring-feet-and-inches-down-und <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYDNEY, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. fast-food chain Subway got caught up in an online furore after an Australian teenager measured his "footlong" Subway sandwich and found that it was an inch (2.54 cm) short.</p> <p>Matt Corby's photo of the sandwich next to a tape measure attracted hundreds of thousands of likes and hundreds more comments when he posted it on Subway's Facebook fanpage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/subway-given-sandwich-course-measuring-feet-and-inches-down-und" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fast food Food and drink Subway Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 04:00:22 +0000 5737072 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-odd-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Subway given sandwich course in measuring feet and inches down under</p> <p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. fast-food chain Subway got caught up in an online furor after an Australian teenager measured his "footlong" Subway sandwich and found that it was an inch short. Matt Corby's photo of the sandwich next to a tape measure attracted hundreds of thousands of likes and hundreds more comments when he posted it on Subway's Facebook fanpage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-odd-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Food and drink Lance Armstrong Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:45:41 +0000 5737091 at http://www.globalpost.com Kevin Bacon finds his TV niche in "The Following" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/kevin-bacon-finds-his-tv-niche-the-following <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Plays flawed investigator in serial killer series</p> <p>* Peeling back the layers</p> <p>By Jill Serjeant</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Kevin Bacon is hardly the first movie star to make the leap to television. But his new show - serial killer thriller "The Following" - may qualify as one of the creepiest projects he has ever done.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/kevin-bacon-finds-his-tv-niche-the-following" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bacon Entertainment Food and drink Human Interest Kevin Bacon Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:00:19 +0000 5737158 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-odd-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Subway given sandwich course in measuring feet and inches down under</p> <p>SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. fast-food chain Subway got caught up in an online furor after an Australian teenager measured his "footlong" Subway sandwich and found that it was an inch short. Matt Corby's photo of the sandwich next to a tape measure attracted hundreds of thousands of likes and hundreds more comments when he posted it on Subway's Facebook fanpage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/reuters-odd-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Food and drink Lance Armstrong Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:30:39 +0000 5737213 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Russia to ban German chilled meat imports in Feb http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-russia-ban-german-chilled-meat-imports-feb <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Russia eyes ban on Germany's poultry, beef and pork</p> <p>* Moscow-Berlin ties have been frosty</p> <p>* Russia requires testing for ractopamine for meat from the U.S. (Changes sourcing, adds detail)</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Russia will stop importing chilled meats from Germany starting from Feb. 4 because of health concerns, a spokesman from Russia's animal and plant health watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-russia-ban-german-chilled-meat-imports-feb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Environment Food and drink Health Labor Meat Pork Russia Social Issues Weather Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:00:56 +0000 5737306 at http://www.globalpost.com