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Food Not Bombs members arrested for serving food without a permit

Members of the charitable group Food Not Bombs have been arrested in Orlando, Florida for serving food without a permit, DemocracyNow reported. A city law states that a permit must be obtained to serve food to 25 or more people in a park, and limits groups to two permits per…

Extra potatoes can pack on pounds

WASHINGTON — Slight changes in eating habits, such as eating an extra serving of potato chips or fries each day, can add plenty to a person’s weight over the years, US researchers said on Wednesday. Three studies that spanned 20 years and more than 120,000 people showed that the notion…

Food prices to be ‘high and volatile’ until 2020

PARIS — Food prices will be high and volatile for the next decade, driven by rising incomes in emerging nations and demand for biofuel, a joint OECD and FAO report forecast on Friday. Although prices will probably fall from high levels reached earlier this year, long-term price increases of up…

U.S. consumer prices climb for 11th month

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US consumer prices rose for the 11th straight month in May but at a slower pace amid easing energy prices, official data showed Wednesday. The consumer price index climbed a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent, the Labor Department said. Year-on-year, prices were up 3.6 percent, chewing away at…

Illegal spread of GM rice alarms Chinese officials

Genetically modified rice has been spreading illegally for years in China, officials have admitted, triggering a debate on a sensitive aspect of the food security plan in the world’s most populous nation. Two strains of GM rice were approved for open-field experiments but not commercial sale in 2009. In January,…

Parts of Africa, India, China could get too hot for key crops

By Marlowe Hood PARIS — Climate change is on track to disrupt lifeline food crops across large swathes of Africa and Asia already mired in chronic poverty, according to an international study released Friday. More than 350 million people face a “perfect storm” of conditions for potential food disaster, warns…

NATO extends Libya operations to September

TRIPOLI/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO said on Wednesday it had extended its Libyan mission for a further 90 days, after Muammar Gaddafi made it clear he would not step down, dashing hopes of a negotiated end to the uprising against his rule. The 28-member alliance originally took over a campaign of…

Groups sue U.S. over human antibiotics in farm feed

NEW YORK (AFP) – A coalition of consumer groups filed a federal lawsuit against the US Food and Drug Administration over the use of human antibiotics in animal feed, saying it creates dangerous superbugs. The suit alleges that the regulatory agency concluded in 1977 that the practice of feeding healthy…

La Niña causes mass penguin deaths in New Zealand

by Neil Sands CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AFP) – “You’re a bit grumpy aren’t you mate,” says conservationist Shirleen Helps as she expertly handles a squawking penguin doing its best to peck her unprotected fingers. The tiny bird, angry at the indignity of being transported in a cat box, was found…

Immigrants assimilate to American culture by eating junk food

WASHINGTON — Immigrants to the United States often ditch their ethnic diets for high-calorie American fare, partly because it is cheap and easy to find but also as a way to fit in, a new study shows. Immigrants who eat American are consuming, on average, 182 extra calories and seven…

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