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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’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…
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.
Security forces in Venezuela have arrested at least 400 people after the latest bout of looting and food riots sweeping the country.
MEPs have voted to renew the licence for glyphosate – a chemical widely used in popular weed-killing products – but only for an additional seven
Farmers have put the spotlight on meat prices in France over the past week by blockading roads and supermarkets and stopping imports at the
Protesters in Los Angeles have demanded the company Nestle stop its water bottling operations. California is suffering its fourth year of a serious
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
Leading confectioners have warned the world may be running out of chocolate as global demand continues to outpace production. The problem is the
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
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
British charity Oxfam says water and food supplies in the besieged Gaza Strip are dangerously low. Gaza’s water infrastructure has been damaged by
Shanghai police have arrested five people in an investigation into a supplier of foreign fast-food brands, including KFC and McDonald’s. The firm –
Residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk surveyed destroyed buildings as they described another night of shelling on July
UK supermarket giant Tesco has admitted it threw away close to 30,000 tonnes of food – in just six months. It also said a combination of
Demonstrators in Brussels have been calling on EU negotiators to do more to tackle financial speculation on food. Speculators have been blamed for
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
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
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
Egyre ingadozóbbá válnak az élelmiszerárak, ennek oka pedig a klímaváltozás. A szélsőséges időjárás miatt India az év elején ideiglenes
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
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
More than a quarter of a million people died because of the severe famine that struck Somalia between 2010 and 2012, says the UN. The report
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
Question from Estelle, Brussels: “After the horse meat scandal, what is Europe doing to ensure food safety?” Answer by Monique Goyens, Director
Authorities say thousands of farms in northern Germany have been supplied with corn feed contaminated by a highly toxic substance. Aflatoxin B1 is
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
Swiss-based Nestle has become the latest company to find itself embroiled in the horsemeat-for-beef scandal sweeping Europe. The world’s biggest
Spanghero, the French meat company accused by the French government of knowingly selling horsemeat, has had the ban on its licence partially
Germany is carrying out tests on meat and meat products as supermarkets in North Rhine-Westphalia removed suspicious products from shelves as the