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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. The Future of the Food Industry

      The global population is expected to increase by 2bn people by 2050. The prospect of f...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. May 31, 2015

      NHS boss warns food and drink industry must act to cut sugar

      The head of England’s NHS has taken aim at the food and drink industry, saying it must cut the sugar content of its...

    13. May 31, 2015

      Bollywood star in hot water over Nestlé noodle row

      When brand endorsements go bad, it is usually the celebrity at fault, either through personal scandal or professional...

    14. May 28, 2015

      Three-quarters of fresh UK chickens carry food poisoning bug

      Almost three-quarters of fresh chickens bought in UK shops have tested positive for the food poisoning bug...

    15. May 24, 2015

      Food and drink companies counter moves to cut sugar levels

      Food and drink companies are fighting back against the threat of government measures to tackle unhealthy diets. Public...

    16. May 3, 2015

      US fast-food chains return to Japan amid McDonald’s backlash

      Rebuffed once in the 1980s, a number of US fast-food chains from Taco Bell to Carl’s Jr are flocking back to the land...

    17. April 5, 2015

      Health drive whets drink industry’s thirst for sugar alternative

      Giving up sugar for Lent will be a thing of the past if food and drinks producers have their way. The battle to produce...

    18. March 10, 2015

      Fonterra scrambles to reassure after milk powder threat

      New Zealand’s dairy industry scrambled to reassure customers about the safety of its products after police revealed an...

    19. February 17, 2015

      Edible insects: grub pioneers aim to make bugs palatable

      Pioneers of grub food Could insects be the next sushi and bug-burgers the new sirloin steak? Pat Crowley, founder of...

    20. February 11, 2015

      Public scientists urged to quit over food and drink group links

      Leading public health scientists who advise the government on nutrition have received millions of pounds in research...

    21. January 29, 2015

      McDonald’s: big game hunter

      Did Warren Buffett back the wrong burger joint? Last year he put $3bn of preferred stock behind Burger King’s merger...

    22. January 28, 2015

      Europe cannot ignore GM and the next green revolution

      The European Parliament voted this month to let member states make their own decisions on whether to ban the growing of...

    23. January 14, 2015

      Chipotle tries to beef up pork supplies

      There was hope for carnitas lovers on Wednesday as Chipotle said it was trying to get hold of additional pork supplies,...

    24. January 13, 2015

      EU gives member states power to block GM crops

      The EU has sought to resolve years of acrimony over the status of genetically modified crops by giving each of its 28...

    25. January 7, 2015

      McDonald’s Japan apologises over safety woes

      McDonald’s has apologised after a string of incidents in Japan where objects — from a human tooth to pieces of vinyl...

    26. January 5, 2015

      US to resume importing beef from Ireland

      The European Commission is pressing the US to allow all EU countries to resume exporting beef to the American market...

    27. December 29, 2014

      Subway in China food safety scandal

      Subway has become the latest foreign fast-food brand to be involved in a food safety scandal in China, after the US...

    28. November 26, 2014

      Fonterra learns from a corporate health scare in China

      Theo Spierings was in Europe when he first learnt of a health scare in China related to his company’s milk products...

    29. November 20, 2014

      Food supply: Uncharted waters

      Under drizzly skies on the west coast of Norway, Thor Halvor Nygaard surveys the fish in the pens floating in the...

    30. November 20, 2014

      Fat places $2tn burden on world economy, says McKinsey report

      Fat is becoming a weighty economic issue. Almost a third of the world’s population is overweight or obese, levying an...

    31. November 3, 2014

      Irish beef set to overcome ‘mad cow’ bans

      Ireland may soon become the first European nation to recover access to all major markets for its beef – 15 years after...

    32. October 8, 2014

      China food scandal hits Yum Brand sales

      The food safety scandal that has hit fast-food chains in China and Japan has dented third-quarter sales at Yum Brands,...

    33. October 7, 2014

      McDonald’s Japan warns of loss after food safety scandal

      With sales crushed by a recent food safety scandal, McDonald’s Japan warned it expected to report an annual net loss of...

    34. August 27, 2014

      China acts over poisoned dog meat and chicken feet

      Dog meat and chicken feet are the latest delicacies hit by gruesome food scandals in China, where the government has...

    35. August 26, 2014

      KKR cooks up $400m investment in Chinese chicken producer

      KKR is investing $400m into China’s largest chicken producer in the latest example of the buyout group’s tactic of...

    36. August 22, 2014

      Fast food faces indigestion in China amid rapid expansion

      One month after the expired-meat scandal that dented the sales and reputation of western fast food in China, office...

    37. July 29, 2014

      Food industry boosts lobbying on product labelling

      The food industry has beefed up its lobbying efforts in 2014 as it seeks to beat back bills mandating the labelling of...

    38. July 25, 2014

      Rapid China expansion comes back to bite western food chains

      Fast food scare in China The footage is grainy and dull, the hidden camera jerky, but the image of the light pink meat...

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