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Big Mac inventor dies, aged 98

Michael James Delligatti, the inventor of the Big Mac, has died at the age of 98.

Michael James Delligatti, the inventor of the Big Mac, has died at the age of 98.

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Obesity and overweight 'on the rise in nearly every country'

Here are four takeaways to digest from the Global Nutrition Report, which acts as a report card on the world’s progress in tackling problems in this area.

Here are four takeaways to digest from the Global Nutrition Report, which acts as a report card on the world’s progress in tackling problems in this area.

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Red and processed meats cause cancer

Following the World Health Organization’s recent announcement that processed and red meat can cause cancer, Euronews explores the facts behind the

Following the World Health Organization’s recent announcement that processed and red meat can cause cancer, Euronews explores the facts behind the

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Syria: child malnutrition now "serious" - UNICEF

UNICEF says the level of acute malnutrition among displaced children in the Syrian cities of Aleppo, Hama and Deir-ez-Zor is now “serious”. The

UNICEF says the level of acute malnutrition among displaced children in the Syrian cities of Aleppo, Hama and Deir-ez-Zor is now “serious”. The

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50g of sugar per day to be healthy? Easier said than done!

The World Health Organisation suggests that adults should eat no more than 50 grams of sugar (12 teaspoons) per day to avoid the risks of obesity and

The World Health Organisation suggests that adults should eat no more than 50 grams of sugar (12 teaspoons) per day to avoid the risks of obesity and

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Eat much less sugar to avoid obesity and tooth decay, says WHO

The sight of sugary doughnuts and crispy pastries can be tempting and tantalising. It has long been known that too many such tasty treats are bad

The sight of sugary doughnuts and crispy pastries can be tempting and tantalising. It has long been known that too many such tasty treats are bad

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McDonald's to phase out antibiotic raised chickens

American fast food giant McDonald’s says its US restaurants will gradually stop buying chickens raised on antibiotics used in human medical

American fast food giant McDonald’s says its US restaurants will gradually stop buying chickens raised on antibiotics used in human medical

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Britain may need sugar tax to rein in soaring obesity - claim

Britain may have to introduce a sugar tax to curb soaring obesity rates, it’s been claimed. Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, said

Britain may have to introduce a sugar tax to curb soaring obesity rates, it’s been claimed. Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, said

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Say cheese! Making pizza a guilt-free pleasure

Easy to make, cheap and cheerful, pizza remains a favorite meal in many countries. But, as with many things in life, the pleasure comes with a

Easy to make, cheap and cheerful, pizza remains a favorite meal in many countries. But, as with many things in life, the pleasure comes with a

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Fast food: can it be healthy?

Pizza lovers, rejoice: very soon, we’ll be able to order a non-fat Margherita that won’t taste awful! Helena Bysell from SP Technological research

Pizza lovers, rejoice: very soon, we’ll be able to order a non-fat Margherita that won’t taste awful! Helena Bysell from SP Technological research

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Food fraud - the EU's battle against counterfeit comestibles

From the farm to the plate, what is really in our food? Despite some of the strictest food safety standards in the world, last year’s horse meat

From the farm to the plate, what is really in our food? Despite some of the strictest food safety standards in the world, last year’s horse meat

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French researcher claims GM food lobbyists pulled study from journal

Lobbyists for genetically-modified crops are influencing the media, according to French researcher Gilles-Eric Séralini. Séralini’s study showing

Lobbyists for genetically-modified crops are influencing the media, according to French researcher Gilles-Eric Séralini. Séralini’s study showing

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Food for thought

We all know food plays a key part in our well being, and starting at a young age with the right nutrition helps lay solid foundations for healthy

We all know food plays a key part in our well being, and starting at a young age with the right nutrition helps lay solid foundations for healthy

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Can magic mushrooms and cannabis treat depression?

The outlawing of drugs such as cannabis, magic mushrooms and other psychoactive substances amounts to scientific censorship and is hampering research

The outlawing of drugs such as cannabis, magic mushrooms and other psychoactive substances amounts to scientific censorship and is hampering research

Science_technology

Statins: lowering cholestorol, raising debate

There is a growing question mark over a commonly prescribed type of drug to lower cholestorol. Some scientists and doctors believe statins are

There is a growing question mark over a commonly prescribed type of drug to lower cholestorol. Some scientists and doctors believe statins are

Science_technology

Bugs for breakfast, anyone?

Producing more food to feed a growing population puts more strain on the world’s already limited resources. Raising livestock takes up a massive

Producing more food to feed a growing population puts more strain on the world’s already limited resources. Raising livestock takes up a massive

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Seventy River Rhine cruise ship passengers down with bug

In Germany, nearly 70 people aboard a River Rhine cruise ship have fallen ill with the highly contagious Norovirus. The affected passengers are all

In Germany, nearly 70 people aboard a River Rhine cruise ship have fallen ill with the highly contagious Norovirus. The affected passengers are all

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UN raises alarm over rising hunger levels

The United Nations food agency has issued a fresh warning over growing hunger levels. One in eight people in the world is chronically

The United Nations food agency has issued a fresh warning over growing hunger levels. One in eight people in the world is chronically

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Mystery virus sickens German school children

An outbreak of an unknown virus in eastern Germany has made 4,000 school children ill. It is believed contaminated school lunches are to blame

An outbreak of an unknown virus in eastern Germany has made 4,000 school children ill. It is believed contaminated school lunches are to blame

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France checks the scientific validity of shocking GM food study

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he is prepared to call for a wider European ban on genetically modified produce following an alarming

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he is prepared to call for a wider European ban on genetically modified produce following an alarming

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New York fights the flab with drinks ban

Drinks which fizz with calories are set to be banned in some outlets in New York. Its the latest tactic in the war against obesity. Any sugary drink

Drinks which fizz with calories are set to be banned in some outlets in New York. Its the latest tactic in the war against obesity. Any sugary drink

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Well fed, well read

The UN estimates that almost 400 million children around the world go to bed hungry. Many also go to school without breakfast. In other countries

The UN estimates that almost 400 million children around the world go to bed hungry. Many also go to school without breakfast. In other countries

Business

Christian Hansen is tasty investment

Danish biotech group Christian Hansen bucked the downward trend on Wednesday with its shares up 11.65 percent. The company makes natural additives

Danish biotech group Christian Hansen bucked the downward trend on Wednesday with its shares up 11.65 percent. The company makes natural additives

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Michelle Obama promotes healthy eating

US First Lady Michelle Obama joined a group of children in the White House garden to plant vegetables as part of a part of her broader initiative to

US First Lady Michelle Obama joined a group of children in the White House garden to plant vegetables as part of a part of her broader initiative to

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Regular chocolate eaters 'tend to be thinner'

There are medical claims that people who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner. Scientists believe that despite the high number of calories it

There are medical claims that people who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner. Scientists believe that despite the high number of calories it

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DNA diet claims to achieve steady weight loss

British scientists have launched a personalised diet based on your DNA. Would-be dieters send a sample of saliva to the Nordiska diet lab for

British scientists have launched a personalised diet based on your DNA. Would-be dieters send a sample of saliva to the Nordiska diet lab for

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Contaminated chickens in Germany raise health debate

A survey in Germany has shown half the number of fresh chickens bought in shops in five cities were contaminated by germs resistant to antibiotics

A survey in Germany has shown half the number of fresh chickens bought in shops in five cities were contaminated by germs resistant to antibiotics

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World's first fax tax levied in Denmark

Denmark has introduced what is believed to be the world’s first, ‘fat tax’. Pizza, meat, cheese, butter and processed foods that contain more than

Denmark has introduced what is believed to be the world’s first, ‘fat tax’. Pizza, meat, cheese, butter and processed foods that contain more than