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Venezuelan opposition out manoeuvred by Maduro as shortages persist

Venezuela, a country with the world's largest oil resources, is mired in a crippling economic crisis and tens of thousands of anti-government protesters are demanding fresh elections.

Venezuela, a country with the world's largest oil resources, is mired in a crippling economic crisis and tens of thousands of anti-government protesters are demanding fresh elections.

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Venezuela seizes US factory after closure due to lack of raw materials

Venezuela’s government has seized a factory belonging to Kimberly-Clark Corporation after the US personal care giant said it was halting production as it was unable to obtain raw…

Venezuela’s government has seized a factory belonging to Kimberly-Clark Corporation after the US personal care giant said it was halting production as it was unable to obtain raw…

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Venezuelans rush into Colombia seeking food and medicine

During a brief border opening tens of thousands of Venezuelans flooded into neighbouring Colombia to buy food and medicine not available in their economically troubled country.

During a brief border opening tens of thousands of Venezuelans flooded into neighbouring Colombia to buy food and medicine not available in their economically troubled country.

Europe

MEPs call for restrictions on weed-killing substance

MEPs have voted to renew the licence for glyphosate – a chemical widely used in popular weed-killing products – but only for an additional seven

MEPs have voted to renew the licence for glyphosate – a chemical widely used in popular weed-killing products – but only for an additional seven

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Who pays the most for their meat in Europe?

Farmers have put the spotlight on meat prices in France over the past week by blockading roads and supermarkets and stopping imports at the

Farmers have put the spotlight on meat prices in France over the past week by blockading roads and supermarkets and stopping imports at the

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Drought- suffering California in Nestle protest

Protesters in Los Angeles have demanded the company Nestle stop its water bottling operations. California is suffering its fourth year of a serious

Protesters in Los Angeles have demanded the company Nestle stop its water bottling operations. California is suffering its fourth year of a serious

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Food basket attack with olive oil and chocolate in the firing line

This week we have decided to focus on food glorious food. It seems likely that we will have to pay more for some of our favourite treats and staples

This week we have decided to focus on food glorious food. It seems likely that we will have to pay more for some of our favourite treats and staples

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Willy Wonka worried as world faces chocolate shortage

Leading confectioners have warned the world may be running out of chocolate as global demand continues to outpace production. The problem is the

Leading confectioners have warned the world may be running out of chocolate as global demand continues to outpace production. The problem is the

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UN promotes family-run farms on World Food Day

October 16 is World Food Day with events taking place across the globe to focus on the importance of the family farm in ending hunger and

October 16 is World Food Day with events taking place across the globe to focus on the importance of the family farm in ending hunger and

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McDonald's stops nugget sales in Hong Kong following food scare

Fast food giant McDonald’s has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other products in Hong Kong. It was taken off the menu after the restaurant

Fast food giant McDonald’s has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other products in Hong Kong. It was taken off the menu after the restaurant

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Gaza shortages: food, water, electricity.

British charity Oxfam says water and food supplies in the besieged Gaza Strip are dangerously low. Gaza’s water infrastructure has been damaged by

British charity Oxfam says water and food supplies in the besieged Gaza Strip are dangerously low. Gaza’s water infrastructure has been damaged by

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Ukraine: living amid the violence in Kramatorsk

Residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk surveyed destroyed buildings as they described another night of shelling on July

Residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk surveyed destroyed buildings as they described another night of shelling on July

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UN calls for action in Africa's forgotten crisis

The World Food Programme has stepped up its efforts to bring aid to the people of the Central African Republic. The aid agency says it is currently

The World Food Programme has stepped up its efforts to bring aid to the people of the Central African Republic. The aid agency says it is currently

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Egypt: the population time-bomb

Confucius told his disciple Tsze-kung three things are needed for government: weapons, food and trust. If a ruler can’t have all three, said the

Confucius told his disciple Tsze-kung three things are needed for government: weapons, food and trust. If a ruler can’t have all three, said the

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Warnings of looming food shortages in Egypt

The crisis in Egypt is no longer just political. The most populated country in the Arab world is in troubled economic times, which is leading to food

The crisis in Egypt is no longer just political. The most populated country in the Arab world is in troubled economic times, which is leading to food

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Insects food of the future

Is this the shape of food to come? Most Westerners would be disgusted at the idea of this being a staple food, but for many in the third world bugs

Is this the shape of food to come? Most Westerners would be disgusted at the idea of this being a staple food, but for many in the third world bugs

Europe

EU unwraps new food labelling rules

The European Commission wants to tighten food labelling rules in the wake of the recent horsemeat scandal. The issue came to light in January when

The European Commission wants to tighten food labelling rules in the wake of the recent horsemeat scandal. The issue came to light in January when

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More bird flu deaths in China

The death toll from a new strain of bird flu in China has risen to six. Authorities in Shanghai slaughtered birds at a poultry market in the city

The death toll from a new strain of bird flu in China has risen to six. Authorities in Shanghai slaughtered birds at a poultry market in the city

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Food safety after horse meat scandal

Question from Estelle, Brussels: “After the horse meat scandal, what is Europe doing to ensure food safety?” Answer by Monique Goyens, Director

Question from Estelle, Brussels: “After the horse meat scandal, what is Europe doing to ensure food safety?” Answer by Monique Goyens, Director

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Highly toxic substance found in animal feed in Germany

Authorities say thousands of farms in northern Germany have been supplied with corn feed contaminated by a highly toxic substance. Aflatoxin B1 is

Authorities say thousands of farms in northern Germany have been supplied with corn feed contaminated by a highly toxic substance. Aflatoxin B1 is

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Now Nestle finds horsemeat in beef meals

The world’s biggest foodmaker confirmed on Tuesday it was the latest firm to be touched by the horsemeat scandal. Nestle removed beef pasta meals

The world’s biggest foodmaker confirmed on Tuesday it was the latest firm to be touched by the horsemeat scandal. Nestle removed beef pasta meals

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Nestle is drawn into the horsemeat scandal

Swiss-based Nestle has become the latest company to find itself embroiled in the horsemeat-for-beef scandal sweeping Europe. The world’s biggest

Swiss-based Nestle has become the latest company to find itself embroiled in the horsemeat-for-beef scandal sweeping Europe. The world’s biggest

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French firm accused of selling horse has ban partially lifted

Spanghero, the French meat company accused by the French government of knowingly selling horsemeat, has had the ban on its licence partially

Spanghero, the French meat company accused by the French government of knowingly selling horsemeat, has had the ban on its licence partially

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EU wants tougher labelling on meat products

Germany is carrying out tests on meat and meat products as supermarkets in North Rhine-Westphalia removed suspicious products from shelves as the

Germany is carrying out tests on meat and meat products as supermarkets in North Rhine-Westphalia removed suspicious products from shelves as the