WINNIPEG/SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) – As a drought ravages crops in Australia, normally the biggest wheat exporter in the Southern Hemisphere, the country is preparing to make a rare purchase of Canadian grain. An importer was issued a permit to ship bulk wheat from Canada, the Australian Department of Agriculture &... Read more
Peter de Menocal, PhD, director, Center for Climate and Life, Columbia University. Lewis Ziska, PhD, research plant physiologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture. North Dakota State University: “Too much rain?” Nate Powell-Palm, farmer, Belgrade, MT. Michelle Tigchelaar, PhD, climate scientist, Stanford University Center for Ocean Solutions. Mike Rivington, PhD, James... Read more
Dubai is not yet a fine dining destination but plans are in place to change that, according to Jumeirah Group’s chief culinary officer Michael Ellis. The former Michelin Guide international director told Caterer Middle East, a sister title to Arabian Business, that “people do not come to Dubai for... Read more
The UAE Food Bank has opened new branches in Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman, taking the total number to five across the country. Since its launch in 2017, 7,943 tonnes of food had been distributed and agreements have been signed with 50 food establishments and 13 charities, as well... Read more
Popular astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has gotten into hot water with Muslims on social media after telling them they are breaking their Ramadan fasts ‘too soon’. The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began on Monday or Tuesday – depending on the country – this week. During Ramadan, practising Muslims... Read more
The 52 Places Traveler The List Said Go to Batumi and Eilat, but I Got Other Ideas Facing rain on the Black Sea in Georgia and crushing crowds on the Red Sea in Israel, the 52 Places Traveler decides to improvise. By Sebastian Modak May 7, 2019 ImageIn Batumi,... Read more
GENEVA (REUTERS) – North Korea has cut public food rations to 300g per day, the lowest level ever for this time of year, with further cuts likely after the lowest agricultural production in a decade, the United Nations said on Friday (May 3). The UN carried out a food... Read more
AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI (REUTERS) – PepsiCo Inc has sued four Indian farmers for cultivating a potato variety that the snack food and drinks-maker claims infringes its patent, the company and the growers said on Friday (April 26). Pepsi has sued the farmers for cultivating the FC5 potato variety, exclusively grown... Read more
SINGAPORE – Journalists from across Asia showed viewers just how vibrant the street food culture in the region is in a special live broadcast on Friday evening (April 26). To mark the 20th anniversary of the Asia News Network (ANN), The Straits Times’ STFood online editor Hedy Khoo and... Read more
SINGAPORE (ASIAONE) – First, it was disinfectant, now it’s feathers. McDonald’s customers in China have been finding strange items in their fast food meals lately. Most recently, a woman in Beijing said her daughter took a bite of her McWings and found feathers in her meal. The sight made... Read more