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Families filling up on high-fat processed foods as 900,000 fewer in two years manage 'five-a-day' fruit and vegetables<p>Austerity Britain is experiencing a nutritional recession, with rising food prices and shrinking incomes driving up consumption of fatty foods, reducing the amount of fruit and …

British children's junk food diets 'worse than rationing' and blamed for comeback of wartime diseases like scurvy and rickets

Children's diets worse today than in wartime: And now illnesses of 1940s are making a comeback<p>Doctors warn food standards in UK are worse now than …

A Haiku or Two, on Sunshine

<i>Haiku52:</i><i><br>Our thoughts on food and cooking<br>In seventeen beats.</i><p>Sarah<p>If I were a plant<br>sunlight would be my food and<br>I wouldn't know bread. :(<p>Kenzi<p>there's no sun until <br>you have ice cream dripping down<br>your fingers, wrist, arm.<p><i>Photo by James Ransom</i>

Food should be regulated like tobacco, say campaigners

<b>The food industry should be regulated like the tobacco industry as obesity poses a greater global health risk than cigarettes, say international groups.</b><p>Consumers International and the World Obesity Federation are calling for the adoption of more stringent rules.<p>These could include pictures on food …

Public Health

No more cheese sandwiches: amazing recipes from around the world

Britain's favourite lunch is apparently the boring cheese sandwich. Gareth May shares four exotic alternatives from across the globe<p>Everybody loves a sandwich. And if you don’t, well, clearly you don’t have a mouth. The sandwich is the hungry person’s sanctuary, the majestic munch at lunch, the …

The very best kitchen gardens to visit and eat from

From food banks to property bubbles – the moral decay that blights Britain

What image will social historians use to capture our times? Last week, after frenzied bidding, a drab garage next to a Camberwell industrial estate in what was once a cheap part of south London, sold for £550,000. That might do. No one who sniffs the air can fail to notice that London in the …

From Jaffa Cakes to Weetabix, who really owns Britain’s favourite foods?

Those foreigners, they come over here and steal our biscuits. That was Ukip’s imaginary response to Monday’s newsflash that Britain’s biggest biscuit maker United Biscuits, guardian of the Jaffa Cake, Penguin and McVitie’s Digestives, had been gobbled up by little known Turkish food giant Yildiz …

Lack of flood protection spending threatening UK food security, say MPs

Ministers are failing to protect the UK's most valuable farmland from flooding, posing a long-term risk to the security of UK food production, …

Toxic Chemical in Food Cans: BPA Endangers Health of Low-Income Adults, Children and Babies

Right now in America there are 13.5 million low-income people who live more than a mile from a supermarket, and more than 2 million don't have access to a vehicle. [i] In these neighborhoods, food typically comes from fast food chains, convenience stores and drug stores, which often means decreased …

Global threat to food supply as water wells dry up, warns top environment expert

Wells are drying up and underwater tables falling so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the US that food supplies are seriously …

The new food businesses helping to revive urban communities

Good food does more than fill a rumbling belly: it can also make a real difference to urban communities.<p>Think of it as the positive version of the …

Super farms are needed in UK, says leader of National Farmers Union

The president of the National Farmers Union believes the UK needs more and bigger "super farms" to keep food prices from rising too high and to …

UK farming subsidies shortchange the public, study says

UK farming subsidies are shortchanging the public that pay them by billions of pounds a year in lost environmental and social benefits, according to …

Meat industry doesn’t want to tell you where your meat comes from

Multinational meat medley, anybody?<p>Industry groups are suing the U.S. government because they don’t want to have to tell you the origins of your meat.<p>…

M&S reports strong food sales

The retailer published its first-quarter trading update today (9 July).<p>UK like-for-like sales rose 1.8% at its food business, but general merchandise …

Call for junk food ban in hospitals

Britain's doctors are demanding that hospitals stop the sale of burgers, cookies and sugary drinks on their premises and have condemned the NHS for …

Labour unveils plan to promote food-growing culture in Britain

The UK should have fruit trees blossoming around housing estates, schools with access to vegetable gardens and council allotments for growing fresh …

Britain in nutrition recession as food prices rise and incomes shrink

Austerity Britain is experiencing a nutritional recession, with rising food prices and shrinking incomes driving up consumption of fatty foods, …

Food Memories: What Do You Miss From Britain?

For many British expats, there’s nothing like food to get us waxing lyrical about our childhoods or weeping softly into our expensive, imported …

Britain vulnerable from cyber attacks for at least 20 years

Britain will be unable to fully defend itself from cyber attacks for at least 20 years because of a dearth of computer experts, a report warns today.<p>Lessons in cyber security will now be stepped up in schools in the hope of creating a new generation of IT specialists who can counter hackers, state …

Cybersecurity

How To Say 'Beer' Everywhere In Europe (PHOTO)

If you try to order a beer at a bar in the Czech Republic, the bartender might not know what you're talking about. There, the stuff is called <i>pivo</i>. But before you chalk it up to a language barrier, consider that plenty of non-English-speaking countries use a cognate for the word "beer," like <i>bier</i> …

The 2013 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

When It Comes To Food, Technology Is Changing The Game

We are at the beginning of the most radical transformation of our food industry since the Green Revolution. Until now, food innovation — including agricultural production, processing, distribution and retail — happened in the laboratories and strategy shops of a few select multinationals. These …

Nestlé baby milk scandal has grown up but not gone away

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, I gave Nestlé chair Peter Brabeck, a present – an original, signed copy of The Baby Killer, the 1974 report …

Sustainability