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Stories about Food

22 November 2014

Waited All Year for That Christmas Cake? If You're in Japan, Welcome to the Butter Shortage

The shortage in the lead-up to Christmas has coined a new Internet meme in Japan: butter refugees.

18 November 2014

Japan's Appetite Is Pushing Bluefin Tuna to the Brink

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has placed bluefin tuna on its Red List of endangered species. Japan consumes about a quarter of the world's tuna catch.

8 October 2014

Could Women Be Banned from Buying Alcohol in Myanmar?

Myanmar's alcohol consumption is the lowest in Southeast Asia, but many claim that this is now changing. Authorities are reportedly discussing banning women from buying alcohol in certain areas.

7 October 2014

A Culinary Tour of Eid al-Adha Dishes Enjoyed Across the Middle East

Muslims mark Eid al-Adha celebrations with a feast. Thalia Rahme brings us some traditional and not so traditional recipes prepared by Muslims across the Middle East on that day.

4 October 2014

In Photos: Gaza Rises Above the Rubble to Celebrate Eid

In Gaza, there is hope amidst rubble, destruction, and loss. Twitter users began circulating images of crowded streets and markets, and shared positive messages.

21 August 2014

Moscow Shutters 4 McDonalds for Poor Sanitation, But You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

RuNet Echo

Russia closed four McDonald's locations in Moscow for "sanitary violations" in what some say is another stage of the sanctions war. The RuNet exploded with disbelief—and photos of Russian bathrooms.

6 August 2014

Putin Is Banning a Bunch of Western Imports. Russians Fear for Their Booze.

RuNet Echo

Russians might soon be missing Scotch whisky and French cheese. A decree signed by Vladimir Putin bans the import of agricultural products from countries which had earlier sanctioned Russia.

22 July 2014

Expired Meat Was on the Menu at McDonald's, KFC and Other Fast Food Restaurants in China

It's the latest food safety scandal to hit China, which has seen a spate of issues in recent years, including a 2008 milk contamination that killed six infants.

18 July 2014

Bangladesh Has Formaldehyde to Thank for Its Short Supply of Mangoes This Season

Police are confiscating and destroying truckloads of mangoes because they are contaminated with dangerous levels of formalin, a strong solution of formaldehyde sprayed on fruit to extend their shelf life.

8 July 2014

Can't Find Milk or Other Basics in Venezuela Thanks to a Food Shortage? This App Can Help

Rising Voices

Abastéceme pinpoints the locations of items such as milk, flour and bread in Venezuela, where basic goods can be hard to find at times.

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