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    1. June 6, 2016

      Brussels threatens to eradicate weed killer sold by Monsanto

      The EU risks a legal showdown with agrichemical group Monsanto and farming unions after leading member states on Monday...

    2. May 24, 2016

      Q&A: Mega-mergers and genetically modified crops in the UK

      Britain’s Royal Society has launched a new guide to genetically modified plants, which makes a plea for GM crops to be...

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    1. March 22, 2016

      Hotter world craves food tech revolution

      ‘Making the desert bloom” is one of the most enduring — if clichéd — images of Zionism, and something at which Israeli...

    2. March 17, 2016

      The relentless march of the nanny state

      Sugar is set to take its place among the UK’s sin taxes. Doctors are calling for an end to tackling in school rugby...

    3. March 9, 2016

      Review: ‘Sorting the beef from the bull’, by Evershed and Temple

      Out of the 1,500 tonnes of manuka honey produced by New Zealand’s beekeepers a year, the UK alone consumes 1,800. So...

    4. February 23, 2016

      Mars recalls chocolate bars after plastic found in product

      Mars has issued a sweeping recall of Mars, Snickers and Milky Way bars, after a piece of red plastic was found by a...

    5. February 1, 2016

      The pampered pigs and happy hens set to save China’s economy

      The pigs in Lonely Mountain village drink only spring water. There are no doors on their pens so they can come and go...

    6. January 14, 2016

      Fat and sweets or processed meats — what is really safe to eat?

      Food health scares and dietary controversies continue to erupt in the news. Last year, for instance, the World Health...

    7. January 14, 2016

      Agribusiness eyes Mexico as courts debate lifting GM maize ban

      Martha Wilcox dips her hand into the baskets she has laid out on the table, trickling their red, white, yellow, black...

    8. January 14, 2016

      Global food prices continue to fall despite climate concerns

      When El Niño wreaked havoc on the world’s population during 2015, causing floods in Southeast Asia and rains in Brazil,...

    9. January 14, 2016

      Future farming relies on new technology

      In the blue skies above a livestock farm in New Zealand, a drone flies over flocks of sheep. In the office below, Neil...

    10. January 11, 2016

      The unwanted extra ingredients hidden in rice and green tea

      Like many who have spent part of their career in Asia, I developed a great fondness for the region’s varied and often...

    11. January 5, 2016

      After El Niño, commodity markets brace for La Niña

      The strongest El Niño in almost two decades that caused droughts in Asia and was linked to storms in the UK could be...

    12. November 24, 2015

      A false alarm on red meat and cancer

      This month the World Health Organisation announced that eating red meat is an activity fraught with risk, and shoppers...

    13. November 11, 2015

      India has made noodles out of Narendra Modi’s message

      When Nestlé’s Maggi noodles were declared one of India’s most trusted consumer brands last year, alongside Colgate,...

    14. October 27, 2015

      You can either savour the bacon or relish the hysteria

      All reports about food and health should start with the same instruction: if you enjoy recreational worrying, read on....

    15. October 26, 2015

      Maggi noodles to return to India’s menu as Nestlé resumes output

      Nestlé, the Swiss consumer goods group, has resumed production of Maggi noodles in India, more than four months after...

    16. October 25, 2015

      Sugar tax arguments fail to hit health sweet spot

      There is an unpalatable truth about the foods we crave: they are generally bad for us. Our evolutionary history has...

    17. October 22, 2015

      Public health body backs tax on sugary products

      Powerful and wide-ranging measures are needed to curb Britain’s excessive sugar consumption, including a new levy that...

    18. October 19, 2015

      Jamie Oliver tells government to be ‘brave’ on sugar tax

      Jamie Oliver, the celebrity chef, insisted on Monday that the prime minister had not ruled out a sugar tax — but said...

    19. September 4, 2015

      Britain should not rule out levying a tax on sugar

      Obesity is the new smoking. Ask British doctors and health professionals to spell out what the next big challenge for...

    20. September 3, 2015

      Jamie Oliver back on campaign trail with ‘absolute war’ on sugar

      Jamie Oliver faced accusations of the pot calling the kettle black on Thursday as the celebrity chef released a...

    21. August 27, 2015

      India food watchdog leaves foreign groups wary

      Nestlé’s Maggi noodles were not the only food to disappear from India’s shop shelves in June, after regulators banned...

    22. August 18, 2015

      Scotland’s GMO ban is misconceived

      First impressions are tough to shift. So it has proved with genetically modified foods, introduced in the UK in the...

    23. August 13, 2015

      India court overturns Nestlé Maggi noodles ban

      Nestlé has won a victory in its battle to return Maggi noodles to the shelves of shops in India, after the Bombay High...

    24. August 11, 2015

      India seeks $100m damages from Nestlé over Maggi noodles

      Indian authorities have turned up the heat on Nestlé’s Indian unit by seeking $100m in damages from the Swiss company...

    25. August 6, 2015

      Chilli heat that helps beat the Grim Reaper

      Only a fool believes eating a vindaloo is the triumph of man over chilli. The spicy, vinegary Indian dish beloved of...

    26. August 3, 2015

      China distillers accused of lacing baijiu with Viagra

      The Chinese hard spirit baijiu is known for its fiery taste, but some makers have added an extra kick in the form of...

    27. July 13, 2015

      Sushi addicts need to be aware of mercury toxicity risk

      Is eating sushi safe? During a recent meal with a Wall Street financial adviser, he mentioned that he eats sushi...

    28. July 12, 2015

      Revolutionaries target US school canteens

      Start-up stories do not come more motherhood and apple pie than that of fellow Berkeley Haas graduates Kristin Richmond...

    29. July 7, 2015

      Edible insect farms strive for scale

      The pioneer farmers of the new world reared beef herds on the prairie; today the frontier in farming has shifted to...

    30. July 3, 2015

      Brussels cheese ruling grates with Italians

      The bright white balls of buffalo mozzarella soaking in water are among the main attractions at Volpetti, a gourmet...

    31. June 24, 2015

      China seizes 40-year-old meat in anti-smuggling operations

      More than 100,000 tonnes of smuggled frozen meat — some of it apparently as much as 40 years old — has been seized this...

    32. June 23, 2015

      Progress in peanut allergy trials raises hopes

      Relief for people affected by peanut allergies could be on the way after breakthroughs by two companies leading the...

    33. June 12, 2015

      Noodle recall prompts Indians to look at environmental toxins

      Indians were left distressed when food safety authorities ordered Nestlé’s Maggi noodles off the shelves after...

    34. June 11, 2015

      Nestlé launches legal challenge to Maggi noodle ban

      Nestlé, the Swiss consumer goods group, has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court challenging a finding by India’s...

    35. June 9, 2015

      Noodles controversy that has India in twist over food safety

      In India a home-cooked meal (or at least the semblance of one) is important. It shows effort, and is believed to...

    36. June 7, 2015

      Nestlé hit by storm in a cup of Maggi noodles

      For decades, Nestlé’s Maggi noodles have been one of India’s best loved brands. Despite having no tradition of eating...

    37. June 3, 2015

      New Delhi bans Nestlé’s Maggi noodles

      The New Delhi local government has banned the sale of Nestlé’s Maggi noodles in the Indian capital for 15 days, saying...

    38. June 2, 2015

      India starts safety probe into Nestlé’s Maggi instant noodles

      Indian food safety authorities have launched a probe into Nestlé’s popular Maggi instant noodles, after regional...

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