food http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25105/all en 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 Thomson Reuters 5732679 at http://www.globalpost.com China offers up to $48,000 reward for food safety informers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/china-offer-48000-reward-food-safety-informers China will offer up to 300,000 yuan ($48,200) as a cash reward to people who report on others who violate food safety laws, state media said on Tuesday, as the government tries again to crack down on a persistent problem.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/china-offer-48000-reward-food-safety-informers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adulteration food Health Safety Food & Drink China Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:46:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734672 at http://www.globalpost.com Report questions U.S. food stamp program's effectiveness http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/report-questions-us-food-stamp-programs-effectiveness <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>* USDA ignores some factors in determining benefits -report</p> <p>* Should consider access to food, preparation costs</p> <p>* Regional food price differences also an issue</p> <p>By Lisa Lambert and Susan Heavey</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A report by a panel of experts released on Thursday questioned whether the U.S. government's food stamp program adequately provides for healthy diets for the more than 47 million low-income people who rely on the benefit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/report-questions-us-food-stamp-programs-effectiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federal assistance in the United States food Health Labor Social Issues Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Technology United States Department of Agriculture Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:30:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735808 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Report questions U.S. food stamp program's effectiveness http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-report-questions-us-food-stamp-programs-effectiveness <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>* USDA slow to adjust benefits to rising food costs</p> <p>* Government should consider access to food, preparation costs</p> <p>* Program under pressure for funding cuts</p> <p>By Lisa Lambert and Susan Heavey</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A report by a panel of experts released on Thursday questioned whether the U.S. government's food stamp program adequately provides for healthy diets for the more than 47 million low-income people who rely on the benefit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-report-questions-us-food-stamp-programs-effectiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federal assistance in the United States food Health Labor Social Issues Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Technology United States Department of Agriculture Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735888 at http://www.globalpost.com Internet 'floggers' cash in on food-mad Asia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/internet-floggers-cash-food-mad-asia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>As a Hindu who does not eat beef but craves other meat, Tashny Sukumaran discovered her new passion for pork burgers through her native Malaysia's vibrant food-blogging, or "flogging", scene.</p> <p>The Muslim-majority country's mainstream media shy away from references to pork and other foods objectionable to Islam, but blogs have helped spark a burger boom in a nation with sizeable ethnic Chinese and Indian communities.</p> <p>"I kept reading about pork burgers on 'flogs' but have never seen much in newspapers, I guess because it's non-halal," said Sukumaran, 22.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/internet-floggers-cash-food-mad-asia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American cuisine Cuisine Entertainment food Food and drink Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 03:45:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745971 at http://www.globalpost.com Moles sniff in stereo, experiment shows http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/moles-sniff-stereo-experiment-shows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Moles need both nostrils to locate food underground, in the way that humans see and hear in stereo, according to research reported on Tuesday.</p> <p>The common mole (Scalopus aquaticus) has tiny eyes tucked between fur and skin and is nearly blind, with small ears attuned only to low frequency sounds.</p> <p>Curious to understand how the little creature finds food in the dark, biologist Kenneth Catania at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, created a plexiglass chamber in his lab.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/moles-sniff-stereo-experiment-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anatomy Biology Entertainment food Talpidae Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:16:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746570 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-World food prices stable, low stocks pose risk of spikes-UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-world-food-prices-stable-low-stocks-pose-risk-spikes-u <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>* UN FAO food price index stable in Jan at 210 points</p> <p>* Crop prospects favourable for 2013 but stocks low-FAO</p> <p>* Weather shocks could lead to sharp price spikes-FAO (Adds detail)</p> <p>By Catherine Hornby</p> <p>ROME, Feb 7 (Reuters) - World food prices stabilised in January after falling in the previous three months, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, but it warned that adverse crop weather could cause violent price spikes due to tight grains stocks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-world-food-prices-stable-low-stocks-pose-risk-spikes-u" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Biofuels Business Economy of Africa Energy crops Entertainment food Food and drink Food politics United Nations Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:15:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748681 at http://www.globalpost.com German bin-divers get connected to wage war on food waste http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/german-bin-divers-get-connected-wage-war-food-waste <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 Stephen Brown</p> <p>BERLIN, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Just past midnight behind a Berlin supermarket, two youngsters with torches strapped to their woollen hats sift through rubbish bins for food that is still edible, load their bikes with bread, vegetables and chocolate Santas and cycle off into the darkness.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/german-bin-divers-get-connected-wage-war-food-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> DIY culture Environment food Food and drink Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:15:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748882 at http://www.globalpost.com French supplier 'knew it wasn't beef': Romanian food industry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/french-supplier-knew-it-wasnt-beef-romanian-food-industry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The French supplier who said it sourced lasagna meat in Romania must have known it was dealing with horsemeat, not beef, the president of Romania's food industry federation Romalimenta said Saturday.</p> <p>"I am certain the importer knew it wasn't beef, because horsemeat has a specific taste, colour and texture," Sorin Minea told AFP.</p> <p>There are three abattoirs in Romania that slaughter horses and export their meat to the European Union, mostly to France and Italy, he added.</p> <p>"It's a legal operation that complies with standards," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/french-supplier-knew-it-wasnt-beef-romanian-food-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American cuisine food Food and drink Meat AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 16:15:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751091 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe's horsemeat scandal 'not a food safety issue': Brussels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/europes-horsemeat-scandal-not-food-safety-issue-brussels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Commission said Monday that Europe's horsemeat scandal appeared at this stage to be a labelling problem and definitely not a question of food safety.</p> <p>"We're not talking about a food safety issue," Commission spokesman Frederic Vincent said on being queried at a news conference on the possibility of a British ban on EU meat exports.</p> <p>"Nobody got sick as far as I know. It's just a labelling issue. So at this stage a ban on anything would not be appropriate."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/europes-horsemeat-scandal-not-food-safety-issue-brussels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> food Meat Safety Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752830 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe's horsemeat scandal 'not a food safety issue': Brussels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/europes-horsemeat-scandal-not-food-safety-issue-brussels-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The European Commission said Monday that Europe's horsemeat scandal appeared at this stage to be a labelling problem and definitely not a question of food safety.</p> <p>"We're not talking about a food safety issue," Commission spokesman Frederic Vincent said on being queried at a news conference on the possibility of a British ban on EU meat exports.</p> <p>"Nobody got sick as far as I know. It's just a labelling issue. So at this stage a ban on anything would not be appropriate."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/europes-horsemeat-scandal-not-food-safety-issue-brussels-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> food Meat Safety Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:00:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752858 at http://www.globalpost.com Insurgency threatens food crisis in Central African Republic-WFP http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/insurgency-threatens-food-crisis-central-african-republic-wfp <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>GENEVA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Insecurity in Central African Republic threatens a severe food crisis this year, the U.N. World Food Programme said on Friday, citing a doubling of prices for staples such as corn after a month-long insurgency.</p> <p>Some 800,000 people live in the central third of CAR, an area still held by the Seleka rebel coalition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/insurgency-threatens-food-crisis-central-african-republic-wfp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development food Food and drink Food politics Human Interest Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:00:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756569 at http://www.globalpost.com Horsemeat in German-produced food in Austria: firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/horsemeat-german-produced-food-austria-firm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Traces of horsemeat have been discovered in beef tortelloni manufactured by a German food company and delivered to Austrian branches of budget retailer Lidl, the German firm's parent company said Friday.</p> <p>In the first case of its type in Austria, Lidl said it was pulling the product off the shelves after the country's food agency said "undeclared horsemeat" had been detected in the tortelloni.</p> <p>The product has also been withdrawn from sale in Germany as a precautionary measure.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/horsemeat-german-produced-food-austria-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> food Food and drink Italian cuisine Meat AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:46:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756983 at http://www.globalpost.com World's biggest food firms embroiled in Europe horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/worlds-biggest-food-firms-embroiled-europe-horsemeat-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The world's biggest food company, Swiss-based Nestle, and the world's top beef producer, JBS of Brazil, were Tuesday the latest in a long list of firms to be embroiled in Europe's spiralling horsemeat scandal.</p> <p>Their involvement in the fast-moving drama marked another milestone in a scandal that has seen supermarket chains across Europe pull from their shelves millions of "beef" products that are thought to contain horsemeat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/worlds-biggest-food-firms-embroiled-europe-horsemeat-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American cuisine food Food and drink Meat Technology AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:01:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759855 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. offers banquet of blemished food to highlight waste http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/un-offers-banquet-blemished-food-highlight-waste <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>OSLO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The United Nations treated government ministers and officials to a meal of blemished African fruit and vegetables on Tuesday to highlight how perfectly edible food is being rejected by European supermarkets.</p> <p>The five-course meal for 500 delegates at a week-long United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) event in the Kenyan capital included grilled sweet corn tamales, yellow lentil dal and mangomisu - a tropical version of the Italian dessert tiramisu.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/un-offers-banquet-blemished-food-highlight-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> food Food Food waste Waste Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:00:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760258 at http://www.globalpost.com