Palm oil is an important ingredient in many processed foods. But it can also be a source of environmental damage in southeast Asia, where much of it is produced. So one student tried, and struggled, to get it entirely out of his life for a year.
American beer has long been derided in Europe as light, low-flavor and mass-produced. But the ascendancy of craft beer here is opening some minds, and some mouths, in Europe.
Maggi seasoning is popular among American immigrants of all kinds of nationalities -- and they all think of it as coming from home. But, in reality, few American immigrants are from the actual home of Maggi seasoning. But, for some reason, it still reminds each of them of where they've come from.
A report released Friday showed unemployment is Spain has reached 24.4 percent. Over 5.5 million Spaniards are jobless. As the recession deepens, more Spaniards have turned to scavenging for food to supplement their budgets.
A citrus disease that devastated the Florida citrus industry has been found in California for the first time. State and federal officials are reacting quickly to try and contain it before it does to California what it did in Florida, where it caused $4 billion in damage and 6600 jobs.
In the United Kingdom, the city of Gloucester has a tradition of presenting a pie to the king or queen. But this isn't just any pie, it's a pie made with lamprey. Unfortunately, lamprey were fished nearly to death in the U.K. and are a protected species now. So Gloucester has to look to the former colonies to get the pie's key ingredient.
The U.S. beer market is stable, not really growing, not really shrinking. But a specific subset of that market, the craft beer market, is seeing tremendous growth. It's part of an increasing American culture of buying local -- supporting businesses in your own back yard.
The USDA on Tuesday was trying to calm fears after a case of mad cow disease was found in a U.S. cow for the first time since 2006. They said no part of the animal had been turned into dairy or meat products, so the nation's food system was safe.
Rüstem Altinküpe, a practicing Muslim in Germany, has operated a butcher shop in Germany since 1988. He practiced halal slaughter, the form of animal slaughter required by observant Muslims. Germany banned halal slaughter in 1995, but Altinküpe challenged the ban and won in 2002. Still, his butcher shop is idled as Germany bureaucracy throws up more barriers.
Detention and suspension rates in Chicago increase during end of month period, may be related to food stamps
A recent study of public schools in Chicago shows an increase in the rate of detentions and suspensions at the end of the month among students whose families receive government assistance. The study has been linked to data showing lower caloric intake at the end of the month for recipients of food-stamps.