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Stories about Food

7 April 2015

Syria's Yarmouk Camp Between the Hammer of Hunger and the Anvil of Extremism

After almost two years of starving them to death, both Assad and ISIS forces are competing on killing those left alive in the Yarmouk Camp for Palestinians refugees in Damascus.

3 April 2015

Spreading the Seed of Permaculture from Timor-Leste to the Tropical World

A crowdfunding campaign aims at making The Tropical Permaculture Guidebook a reality - a practical reference guide for implementing permaculture techniques that are specific to tropical climates.

26 March 2015

‘Diner en Blanc’ Fans the Flames of Jamaica's Social and Economic Divide

'Diner en Blanc' is a worldwide phenomenon - but staging it in economically challenged Jamaica, with its ever-widening gap between the haves and have nots, has left a bitter taste.

23 March 2015

Six Reasons You Should Visit Malapascua, Philippines, at Least Once in Your Life

The Bridge

Deciding which of the 7,000 Philippine islands to visit is no easy task. Marie Bohner makes a strong case for one in particular.

18 March 2015

Looking Beyond Boko Haram: Rediscovering the Ténéré Desert in Niger

Rising Voices

Niger is at war with Boko Haram. Let's not forget, though, that Niger is also home to many projects and is a land full of natural beauty and poetry.

11 March 2015

Katsuo Ningen, the Humanoid Severed Fish Head That Won Japan's Heart

In a country used to mascots, even Japanese people are surprised by "Bonito Man," better known as Katsuo Ningen, who represents one of Japan's most isolated prefectures.

26 February 2015

How Did Palm Oil Become Such a Problem—and What Can We Do About It?

Production of palm oil is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex, but they exist.

12 February 2015

Hungry for a Meme? Try Japan's ‘English French Toast’

This isn't exactly high-end fusion food. The somewhat contradictory nature of the local Japanese treat's name has become a minor Internet meme.

17 December 2014

Small Fries, Big Problems for Japan's McDonald's

A port strike in the U.S. is causing a potato shortage in Japan and affecting McDonald's menus. But the company has more to worry about than just French fry rationing.

15 December 2014

A First Glimpse of Christmas in Trinidad and Tobago

If you've never experienced a Caribbean Christmas - or even if you have - this peek into how Trinidad and Tobago celebrates will get you into the Christmas spirit!

6 December 2014

Spending Christmas Eve Alone? Japanese Has a Word for That

"At work a bunch of the junior staff were discussing their kuribotchi plans. 'And just what the heck is kuribotchi?' I asked with a laugh. There was an awkward silence."

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.

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