Taiwan restricts Japanese food imports

2015-05-15 20:32

Taiwan has began enforcing stricter rules on inspecting imported Japanese food products potentially originating in radiation-exposed areas, prompting a warning from Tokyo.

Google adds food-ordering feature to mobile search

2015-05-10 07:19

The search giant has added a feature that lets people in the US order food directly from mobile searches for local restaurants.

Wasting of food an 'enormous' global concern

2015-05-08 15:30

Food wasted by consumers is an enormous economic problem and nations should ensure excess food is given to the hungry, says agriculture ministers from the G20.

McDonald's embracing new ingredient: Kale

2015-05-08 09:00

McDonald's, the world's biggest burger chain says it's testing two breakfast bowls, one of which includes the leafy green as an ingredient.

Food security a priority: Nene

2015-02-25 16:24

Food security remains a top priority, with 1 000 farms set to benefit from a new programme, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

EU lifts ban on mangoes from India

2015-01-20 19:30

Mangoes from India can once again be imported into the EU, the bloc's executive body says after the country made progress on ensuring that the fruit is free of pests.

Faced with Boko Haram refugees, Niger calls for help

2014-12-11 16:10

Niger says it needs more international assistance to help it confront a looming food crisis compounded by an influx of Nigerian refugees fleeing Boko Haram.

Eating out on the up

2014-12-08 20:25

Restaurants and fast food outlets have shown a marked increase in sales, with patrons spending nearly R4bn on food and drink,

Americans urged to stop wasting food

2014-11-25 11:59

The typical American family of four could save $1 600 a year by reducing their food waste, says the Environmental Protection Agency.

Have a wine filled Halloween this year at Tuning the Vine!

2014-10-10 14:37

31 October may be Halloween, but it’s also Hello-Wine time at Tuning the Vine at the Lookout, V&A Waterfront.


Malawi pays high price for child hunger

2015-05-13 19:55

Child malnutrition costs Malawi about $600m a year, with more than half of children aged between 18 and 23 months are suffering from stunted growth.

‘Westernisation’ of African diet increases colon cancer risk

2015-05-08 15:35

Planning on getting cheeseburgers for dinner tonight? How about a greasy serving of fried chicken from your favourite take-out joint? It may be a quick and easy way of feeding the family, but researchers have warned that the increasing “Westernisation” of African diets could turn colon cancer into a major health issue.

Will Joburgers ditch their burgers for Spandex and salads?

2015-05-08 11:51

Joburg’s mayor has a utopian idea of what his city will look like in 2040 – healthy, fit residents will commute by bicycle, and restaurants will serve up healthy fare cooked with electricity harnessed from turbines in the water pipes. But if South Africans are what they eat, he has a massive task ahead of him

Inside Labour: Food is about people, not big business

2015-05-04 11:56

It’s a great paradox: as food production has increased, so too has the amount of hunger in the world.

Low oil prices helping reduce food prices

2015-02-06 10:00

The sharp drop in the cost of oil is not only helping people fill their petrol tanks but their stomachs as well by reducing food prices.

Petrol drop has no effect on food prices

2015-01-09 13:44

The drastic drop in the petrol price over the past four months has not had any effect on the price of food, according to an inflation expert.

SA’s biggest food and music festival is coming to the Mother City!

2014-12-09 19:05

South Africa’s biggest food and music extravaganza makes its debut in Cape Town. Get the deets here!

Buckwheat situation causes concern for Putin

2014-11-26 10:33

Rumours of a ruined harvest have caused panic-buying in some areas and pushed up the price of one of Russia's most popular foods.

New Indonesia leader targets food production

2014-10-20 12:32

Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo says he wants his country to be self-sufficient in food staples sugar, rice and corn within four years.

Japan's Kewpie adapts menu to feed elderly

2014-08-18 12:30

Almost 55 years later, the Tokyo-based company sees a new opportunity opening up in rapidly ageing Japan - what it calls "nursing care food" for the elderly.

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