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Regional British foods we should be more proud of

Regional British foods we should be more proud of

People profess a lot of love for regional British foods like Cornish pasties, clotted cream and Yorkshire puddings. But what about other often neglected regional delicacies? Shouldn't we be proud of those too?

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Biofuels and the food that’s going up in smoke

Biofuels and the food that’s going up in smoke

The new EU policy on biofuels is resisted by the industry, but its limits are actually not harsh enough

'It’s possibly,” someone remarked to me this week, “one of the worst things ever to come out of Brussels.” Quite a condemnation, everything considered – and all the more so for coming from an Action Aid

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Food Waste in Supermarkets

Food Waste in Supermarkets

Say you have a melon in your fridge. And you find a soft spot on that melon, about the size of a nickel. Do you waste the whole melon? Of course not--you chop it up and throw away only the part that's bad.

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Brighton all-you-can eat restaurant bans two 'greedy' diners

Brighton all-you-can eat restaurant bans two 'greedy' diners

Two men barred from an all-you-can-eat Mongolian restaurant in Brighton say it was because they ate too much food.

George Dalmon and Andy Miles, both 26, have visited Gobi, in Middle Street, twice a month for two years to take advantage of the £12 dea

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How will climate change affect food production?

How will climate change affect food production?

Food is one of society's key sensitivities to climate. A year of not enough or too much rainfall, a hot spell or cold snap at the wrong time, or extremes, like flooding and storms, can have a significant effect on local crop yields and livestock production.

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Do you know the water footprint of your cafe meal?

Do you know the water footprint of your cafe meal?

Experts are increasingly arguing that food and drink should be counted as part of our total water footprint

I am asked to guess the water footprint of the fantastic milky coffee that I am drinking in Leila's Shop, a cafe and food shop in Shoreditch, London. I hazard a guess of 10, maybe 15 litres? The actual figure – 207L – nearly makes me spit it out again.

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How Food And Clothing Size Labels Affect What We Eat And What We Wear

How Food And Clothing Size Labels Affect What We Eat And What We Wear

When you go into a restaurant, you probably give some thought to whether you're ordering a small, regular or large sandwich.

That makes sense.With widening waistlines across the land, many of us want to make a health-conscious choice. But are we really getting a small portion when we order a small sandwich?

Well, that depends.

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School junk food hampers military readiness

School junk food hampers military readiness

It's been an alarming few days of obesity-related news. First, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the results of its “F as in Fat” report, projecting that half of U.S. adults will be obese by 2030 unless Americans make drastic dietary changes.

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Street food: risky but worth it

Street food: risky but worth it

I rolled over, edged down my pyjama pants and wearily said: "Just stick it in".

So fatigued after driving the porcelain bus for hours on end, I didn't care much what the short Cuban woman - a nurse who was hosting me in her home in Trinidad - had loaded into the syringe she was about to shove into my behind. Drugs! I want all of them!

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Bacon, pork shortage 'now unavoidable,' industry group says

Bacon, pork shortage 'now unavoidable,' industry group says

You might want to get your fill of ham this year, because "a world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable," according to an industry trade group.

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The recovering food addict who overcame cravings, binging and withdrawal by re-training her brain

The recovering food addict who overcame cravings, binging and withdrawal by re-training her brain

More American's die from obesity every year than all cancers combined, and a leading cause could be food addiction.
Dr Pamela Peeke, author of the new book The Hunger Fix, explains that food can be as addictive as cocaine with some people experiencing cravings, binging and withdrawal.

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Want another burger? You could be addicted to food

Want another burger? You could be addicted to food

Food addiction could be one of the reasons behind the rising number of individuals suffering from eating disorders and obesity, scientists have said.

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McDonald's: the food that's not coming fast enough for Americans

McDonald's: the food that's not coming fast enough for Americans

A leaked memo from McHQ has riled McDonald's fans in the US: the arrival of the McRib (an occasional addition to the standard Maccy D menu) on American menus has been knocked back until December this year. Apparently the men in grey want an end-of-year sales uplift.

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Whisky: Wartime nip on sale for £23,000

Whisky: Wartime nip on sale for £23,000

When John Urquhart gave the instructions for Cask 339 to be filled with raw single malt whisky at the Glenlivet Distillery in February 1940, he had good reason to consider the spirit as precious.

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Shoppers still want cakes, only smaller

Shoppers still want cakes, only smaller

Sweet-toothed Britons have not thrown cakes out of the shopping trolley just yet, but they are trading down for their treats, the cake maker Finsbury Food said yesterday.

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Food for thought – finding the novelty in daily life

Food for thought – finding the novelty in daily life

Supermarket shopping is rarely fun. In all honesty, I dread schlepping to and from the grocery store, hands white and red where the cardboard handles are cutting into my skin. Worse, when it rains, the cardboard bags go soggy and the contents threaten to fall out onto grimy New York streets. But this week my parents are in town. And supermarket shopping has suddenly become a tourist activity.

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NYC hospitals crack down on junk food

NYC hospitals crack down on junk food

People nervously waiting around in New York City hospitals for loved ones to come out of surgery can't smoke. In a few months from now, they can't have a supersized fast-food soda. And soon, they won't even be able to get a candy bar out of the vending machine or a piece of fried chicken from the cafeteria.

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Can good food come from chain restaurants?

Can good food come from chain restaurants?

Turn up your nose at chain restaurants? Think independents are always best?

Yet in The Oracle many chains are doing well. Tom Fahey goes beind the scenes to investigate.

I’m standing behind the counter at Mission Burrito and owner Jan Rasmussen is telling me about his healthy respect for McDonald’s.

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