Dec 04, 2012 03:47 EST
Bolivia has its eye on untapped Asian and Middle Eastern markets, hoping to cash in on what the United Nations is calling the International Year of Quinoa, another honor for the Andean "superfood".
Dec 04, 2012 00:03 EST
Chinese astronauts are preparing to grow fresh vegetables on Mars and the moon after researchers successfully completed a preliminary test in Beijing, state media reported.
Nov 27, 2012 14:31 EST
Poland's top court Tuesday ruled that the ritual slaughter of animals, a key tenet of the Jewish and Muslim faiths, was illegal, but the government insisted that new EU rules would still allow the practice.
Nov 27, 2012 09:13 EST
Scientists said on Tuesday they had proof that climate change was hitting the Perigord black truffle, a delight of gourmets around the world.
Nov 21, 2012 12:03 EST
Global farm commodities supplier Olam International on Wednesday sued a US-based research firm and its founder for saying the company was in danger of collapse.
Nov 19, 2012 12:38 EST
Annual catches of Atlantic bluefin tuna will rise slightly from next year, environmental groups said Monday at a meeting of countries that hunt the much-prized but threatened species.
Nov 19, 2012 11:53 EST
Annual catches of Atlantic bluefin tuna will rise slightly from next year, green groups said Monday at a meeting of countries that hunt the much-prized but threatened species.
Nov 18, 2012 02:14 EST
Top chefs from across the globe rustled up a mouth-watering lesson in Mediterranean cuisine, at a pow-wow for 240 food stars hosted in Monaco by France's culinary "godfather" Alain Ducasse.
Nov 17, 2012 15:35 EST
Top chefs from across the globe rustled up a mouth-watering lesson in Mediterranean cuisine on Saturday, at a pow-wow for 240 food stars hosted in Monaco by France's culinary "godfather" Alain Ducasse.
Nov 15, 2012 17:36 EST
The US Food and Drug Administration is investigating 13 deaths that may be linked to consumption of an energy drink called 5-hour Energy, an FDA spokeswoman said Thursday.
Nov 15, 2012 02:49 EST
Prince Charles on Thursday comforted the parents of a New Zealand soldier killed in Afghanistan as he toured the rural North Island town of Feilding.
Nov 14, 2012 15:54 EST
The French Senate approved Wednesday the so-called Nutella amendment that would quadruple the tax on palm oil, a key ingredient in the chocolate spread, to discourage consumption of the oil rich in saturated fat.
Nov 13, 2012 12:07 EST
The innocent but pointed questions from a pair of young reporters to officials at China's Communist Party talks have provided a refreshing break from the usual fare of bland reports and rote answers.
Nov 11, 2012 22:52 EST
Fishing nations meet in Morocco this week to thrash out tuna quotas as experts urge maintaining bluefin catch limits amid promising signs of the decimated species making a comeback.
Nov 11, 2012 14:33 EST
Novak Djokovic celebrated a sweet victory over Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals of the ATP Tour Finals by handing out chocolates during his post-match press conference.
Nov 10, 2012 15:45 EST
Chinese officials accustomed to the tame questions of a compliant state press were caught out by a plucky 11-year-old reporter during the country's sensitive Communist Party congress.
Nov 10, 2012 13:52 EST
A small Italian village renowned for its white truffles announced Saturday it would give US President Barack Obama a record specimen weighing in at more than a kilo as a reelection present.
Nov 07, 2012 12:10 EST
Indian veteran Jeev Milkha Singh Wednesday gave himself nine years to win a Major after returning to the top 100 on the back of one of the biggest wins of his career.
Nov 05, 2012 15:34 EST
High-end US jeweller Tiffany & Co said Monday it plans to open a multi-storey megastore in 2014 on a prime location -- currently occupied by a fast food restaurant -- on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris.
Oct 29, 2012 11:58 EDT
History is coming full circle: borrowed from the Aztecs four centuries ago, perfected for the palate by the Europeans, chocolate is conquering new worlds, with sales booming from Asia to Brazil.