Tag Archives: Food and drink

07Aug/17

Nigerian innovator uses app to fight food waste

Nigerian engineer Oscar Ekponimo has created a web app that could help beat hunger. The app connects disadvantaged communities with stores and non-governmental organisations; giving them an opportunity to buy food approaching the end of its shelf life at a discount.

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26Jul/17

British summer fruit: a rarity post-Brexit?

Farmers are warning that the UK government needs to act fast to ensure a supply of seasonal migrant labour after Brexit. Arrivals are already dropping, and they warn farms could move or close down. Lucy Fielder reports. Continue reading

08Jul/17

Ice cream takes a trip to the dark side, with charcoal soft serve

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Los Angeles store Little Damage is taking dessert to the dark side with a gothic-inspired charcoal ice cream served in an inky-black waffle cone, and it’s taking social media by storm.
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13May/17

Zambia’s poorest farmers risk becoming “squatters on their own land” – UN expert

LONDON, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zambia’s smallholder farmers could be made squatters on their own land as the country opens up to farming multinationals in an effort to boost its economy, said a United Nations expert. Continue reading

07May/17

Who will be the future French president’s new baguette supplier?

PARIS, FRANCE (MAY 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – The annual tasting for the title of Paris’s best baguette took place on Thursday (May 4), undertaken by a jury made up of city council members, the Elysee presidential palace’s head chef, Parisian residents and food bloggers.
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07May/17

Danish brewer puts the ‘P’ in pilsner

ROSKILDE, DENMARK (DANISH AGRICULTURE AND FOOD COUNCIL) – A Danish brewery is drawing on 50,000 liters of urine collected from the largest music festival in Northern Europe in producing a novelty beer aimed at the more adventurous drinker.
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07May/17

Johannesburg bourse to launch Zambia dollar-denominated maize contract

DURBAN, South Africa May 5 (Reuters) – The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is setting up a contract for Zambian maize that will be denominated in U.S. dollars.
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18Apr/17

Weetabix to be sold to U.S. firm in $1.76bln deal

U.S. cereal company Post Holdings has agreed to buy British brand Weetabix from China’s Bright Food Group Co Ltd in a 1.4 billion pound ($1.76 billion) deal that will expand its international business. Sonia Legg reports Continue reading

30Mar/17

Scientists map Arabica coffee genome

Researchers have mapped the genome for Arabica coffee in an effort to unlock its delicious secrets and protect it against disease and climate change in the future.
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29Mar/17

East meets west with China’s latest culinary offering – Bao-zza

What do you get when you fuse two of the globe’s most popular fast food items – China’s a baozi, a steamed bun usually filled with meat, and the pizza? The answer: Baozza.

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