food

World Food Prices Edge Up in October: FAO

By Isla Binnie ROME, Nov 10 – World food prices edged up in October to continue an upward trend since January, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, adding that prospects for global cereal output had improved. Barring a slight dip in July, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food price index has steadily

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Dinner With TV May Be A Recipe for Less Healthy Meals

By Madeline Kennedy –  Families that eat dinner with the TV on tend to eat less healthy food and to enjoy the meals less than families who leave the TV off, according to a recent U.S. study. This was true even for families that were not paying attention to the TV and only had it

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The New Environment-Friendly C4 Rice

Scientists are genetically modifying rice to withstand the ravages of climate change According to the International Rice Research Institute, each hectare of land (about 2.5 acres) used to cultivate rice in Asia provides food for 27 people. By 2050, that same hectare will need to feed 43 people. Read more: http://newsweekme.com/grain-elevator/ Social Streams

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British Lawmakers Call for Sugar Tax to Tackle Childhood Obesity

LONDON, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – British lawmakers urged the government on Monday to introduce tough measures, including a tax on sugary drinks and controls on price promotions for “unhealthy food and drink”, to try to tackle childhood obesity. Parliament’s Health Committee said there was “clear evidence that measures to improve the food environment” must be

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