USAID officials said that a 41 percent surge in prices for wheat, corn, rice and other cereals over the past six months has generated a $120 million budget shortfall that will force the agency to reduce emergency operations. That deficit is projected
The operation is veiled in secrecy and furtiveness... Tesco is a formidable retailer, having transformed itself from Britain's third-ranked supermarket by sales to the third-largest in the world, after America's Wal-Mart and France's Carr
The operation is veiled in secrecy and furtiveness... Tesco is a formidable retailer, having transformed itself from Britain's third-ranked supermarket by sales to the third-largest in the world, after America's Wal-Mart and France's Carrefour
A global shortage of hops, combined with a run-up in barley prices, is sending a chill through Arizona's craft-beer industry. The hops shortage threatens to boost prices, cut into profits and close down brewpubs. It could change the taste and con
Mamie Manneh, a Liberian national, who is in a NY prison after being arrested for smuggling monkey meat, and touching on issues of religious freedom, infectious diseases and wildlife preservation. Manneh never lost the longing to celebrate religious
The chocolate enjoyed around the world today had its origins at least 3,100 years ago in Central America not as the sweet treat people now crave but as a celebratory beer-like beverage and status symbol. Researchers identified residue of a chemical c
Dairy farmers are paying higher prices to feed their cows as a result of ethanol production that depends on corn and other rough grains. "We have a new competitor, and the government is subsidizing this competitor." Good thing the governme
Video documentary: in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade.
Katherine Albrecht explains how Supermarket giant 'Stop & Shop' leveraged its huge customer database and $3,000,000 to create detailed online health profiles of all its customers, without their knowledge or consent, based upon their buying ha
A mathematical formula can now predict how the frothy head on a beer changes over time, a finding that may have a wide range of commercial uses beyond pulling the perfect pint. The formula explains how the tiny bubbles that make up foam grow -- an ex
Strong demand for corn from ethanol plants is driving up the cost of livestock and will raise prices for beef, pork and chicken, the Agriculture Department said. Meat and poultry production will fall as producers face higher feed costs, the departmen
"Many health professionals, including us, have either dismissed the value of very-low-carbohydrate diets for weight loss or been very skeptical of them," said an assistant professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center.
How about a Buzz Donut or a Buzzed Bagel? Doctor Robert Bohannon says he's developed a way to add caffeine to baked goods, without the bitter taste of caffeine. Each piece of pastry is the equivalent of about two cups of coffee.
As much as 70% of oranges still on California trees may have been destroyed by record cold temperatures across the state, officials and farmers said Monday.
It will take days to make a full assessment of the losses to the $1.1-billion orange crop.
Meth Coffee, described on the company website as "a volatitherapeutic beverage," is a blend of Arabian and South American coffee beans with "dusting" of yerba mate. Yerba mate is a natural stimulant made from Ilex paraguariensis,
After the city ordered restaurants to stop selling foie gras, it's liver and let liver in Chicago. While some restaurants no longer offer the goose liver delicacy, others are flouting the ban, listing foie gras on the menu and, framing the city*
Momofuku Ando, the Japanese inventor of instant noodles — a dish that has sustained American college students for decades — has died. He was 96. In 1958, his "Chicken Ramen" — the first instant noodle — was introduced after many trials.
People with wheat allergies who have stayed away from beer now have a new option. Anheuser-Busch introduced Redbridge, which they called the first nationally available sorghum beer available in restaurants and stores carrying organic products.
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