'My son would rather starve'

2014-08-20 11:11

If it's not fried this woman's son won't eat it. Should she let him starve or feed him what he'll eat?

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.

ADHD, obesity and food allergies in kids

2014-08-15 12:55

Obesity, ADHD and food allergies are all diet-related problems that can affect children and have long-term health implications.

Black truffles from Down Under conquer US

2014-08-12 14:15

A pungent mushroom has conquered the US summer menu and is no longer just a treasured winter treat.

Eating out equals eating more

2014-08-08 10:41

People who eat at fast-food spots and restaurants consume more calories than when they cook at home.

Vitamins every child needs

2014-08-07 14:33

Vitamins are essential to the normal functioning a child's' body and besides a few exceptions, cannot be produced by the body. These are the vitamins your child needs.

Healthy snacks for kids

2014-08-07 14:33

Babies and toddlers have such small appetites that to meet all their dietary needs in three meals a day is impossible. This is where healthy snacks come in.

Aids 101

2014-08-07 14:30

It’s been with us for a quarter-century; you’d think we’d have a reasonably good grasp of how HIV/Aids works by now. But we could all do with a brush-up on the fundamentals.

Making toast? Here are 10 topping ideas

2014-08-06 16:18

Our readers share their favourite things to put on a slice of toast.

China food scandal hurts McDonald's results

2014-08-05 09:30

McDonald's says its business has been affected by China's latest food scare, which forced restaurants in the region to temporarily pull meat items from menus.

Kalette set to tempt US taste buds

2014-08-04 17:47

The prospect of eating kale or Brussels sprouts might make some people gag, but a British company is hoping a hybrid mix of the two vegetables called "kalettes" will appeal to taste buds.

KFC, Pizza Hut feel China pain

2014-07-31 09:06

A television expose showing improper meat handling by Chinese suppliers have caused "significant, negative" damage to sales at KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants.

'For protein I prefer insects to meat'

2014-07-28 11:35

In Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion, from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and snacky termites that stick in your teeth.

Vietnam's taste for cat leaves pets in peril

2014-07-28 07:25

The enduring popularity of 'little tiger' as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban.

Food safety violations company-led - regulator

2014-07-23 09:00

A Chinese food watchdog says food safety violations at Shanghai Husi Food, a supplier to global brands including McDonald's and Yum Brands, were company-led.

Marijuana edibles should not appeal to children

2014-07-21 15:25

Washington State gives the OK to selling marijuana in brownies and other baked goods, but no to lollipops or any other food items that may appeal to children.

Stem cancer-causing arsenic in rice limited

2014-07-17 20:20

Governments have agreed the first international standards limiting cancer-causing arsenic pollution in rice, a key move to protect consumers of what is a staple food for billions.

Halaal tourism takes off in Japan

2014-07-09 13:07

Prayer rooms, hijabs and even halaal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers.

Golden rice: modified to 'save' millions

2014-07-08 07:35

Scientists in the early 90s had the idea of genetically modifying rice crops to produce more vitamin A. After two decades the scientists now believe that by 2016 the rice will be ready for commercialisation.

Insect farms: A new industry in SA

2014-07-03 11:00

Work on the world's largest fly farm has begun in Cape Town after the European firm behind the project won funding from investors, propelling the use of insects as livestock feed.

Dad creates amazing pancakes for his kids

2014-07-03 09:43

No simple circles or smiley faces for this creative dad. His pancakes are out of this world!

Raw pet food a risky choice

2014-07-02 11:00

Feeding your beloved pets raw food raises the risk of food poisoning for both you and your pet.

US pigs raised with a taste for whiskey

2014-06-25 07:27

Small-batch distillery Templeton Rye is feeding the pigs on its farm rye whiskey, hoping that the rich taste of the grain will grab consumers' attention.

The anti-inflammatory diet

2014-06-24 09:55

If you suffer from the pain and disability of osteoarthritis, consider losing weight (if necessary) and applying the principles of the anti-inflammatory diet.


50 family-friendly recipes

2014-08-18 12:28

Want to try something different from the usual macaroni and cheese? Take a peek at our top 50 recipes.

ADHD, obesity and food allergies in kids

2014-08-15 11:38

Obesity, ADHD and food allergies are all diet-related problems that can affect children and have long-term health implications.

The 'Seductive Nutrition' movement

2014-08-11 15:39

It's all about healthier options, without compromising on flavour and taste.

Feeding a picky eater?

2014-08-07 15:13

If your child is a picky eater you will know how difficult it is to feed them. We get a clinical paediatric dietitian to advise.

Top tips for feeding your child

2014-08-07 14:33

If kids could live on pizza and other junk food, they would. Luckily parents are there to monitor their diets. But it's often harder than it sounds.

Making food fun for fussy eaters

2014-08-07 14:33

If there’s one thing every parent of young children understands it’s the frustration of trying to get their kids to eat a balanced diet.

HIV/Aids and food safety

2014-08-07 13:59

People living with HIV/Aids need to be especially careful about the food they eat and the possible presence of germs.

Dutch test-tube cookbook boasts roast dino

2014-08-05 21:03

Dutch-based scientists, chefs and artists have launched the world's first cookbook for lab-grown meat - serving up a bizarre assortment of test-tube dishes including roast raptor leg, dodo nuggets and in-vitro oysters.

Food scare tests loyalty to fast food brands

2014-07-31 15:41

A food safety scare in China is testing local consumers' loyalty to foreign fast-food brands, including McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut.

Spotlight ingredient: cauliflower

2014-07-29 13:21

We find out what makes cauliflower the new trending vegetable.

Mobile app helps African farmers turn a profit

2014-07-28 09:58

A mobile app is helping farmers in Ghana increase crop yields and connect with industry players through an online communications medium that is easily accessible and cost-effective.

Your Brazilian coffee may be in jeopardy

2014-07-23 11:33

Harvest of the world's biggest coffee and sugar cane crops may be stalled by the rain that is in store for southeast Brazil, forecasters say.

Reasons why pork is better than beef

2014-07-22 11:49

Beef is by far the most costly protein when it comes to the environmental damage wreaked by feeding and raising cattle, according to a new study.

Indian farmers face 'hell' due to late monsoon

2014-07-21 11:34

Indian farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but this year's late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest.

Wheat DNA unravelled

2014-07-18 07:28

As far as agricultural genome research goes, this may be the best thing since sliced bread - wheat bread, that is.

NOW TRENDING: artisanal toast

2014-07-15 10:54

Simple food elevated to gourmet status.

Top 5 insects you should be eating

2014-07-08 14:50

Scientists have long argued the virtues of eating insects as an alternative source of nutrition. Not only are insects cheap, they are filled with proteins, good fats, vitamins and minerals.

Europe may start growing GM crops drastically

2014-07-07 11:43

While the US and other countries have embraced genetically modified crops, Europe remains the world's big holdout. But new EU rules could now lead to the widespread cultivation of GM foods.

50 family-friendly recipes

2014-07-03 10:06

Want to try something different from the usual macaroni and cheese? Take a peek at our top 50 recipes.

Dad creates amazing pancakes for his kids

2014-07-02 11:42

No simple circles or smiley faces for this creative dad. His pancakes are out of this world!

Egypt tackles food subsidies

2014-06-25 13:15

The Egyptian government is expanding its use of modern technology to tackle the problem of its costly food subsidies system.

A quarter of India's land is turning into desert

2014-06-18 15:16

About a quarter of India's land is turning to desert and degradation of agricultural areas is becoming a severe problem, the environment minister says, potentially threatening food security.

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