In Denmark: religious practices under direct fire?In the debate pitting animal rights against religious freedom, Denmark has made up its mind. Animals must now be stunned before they are killed as it is considered more humane. But...
Can tax cuts save Italy's economy?Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has outlined €10 billion in tax cuts, part of a plan he says will help boost the country's struggling economy. It could be good news for ta...
Chiquita-Fyffes merger to create new 'top banana'There’s a new "top banana" in the fruit industry, as Chiquita buys Irish distributor Fyffes for $526 million. The new joint firm will control some 29% of global banana ex...
Down To Earth
DOWN TO EARTH
Food waste: Hard to digestImagine all the food produced each year and then consider that one third of it is either lost or goes to waste. At the same time, 870 million people go hungry each day. It’s a para...
A French baking Revolution: ‘Let them eat (gluten-free) cake’When starving French peasants showed up at her palace complaining that they had no more bread, the oft-quoted legend says, Queen Marie Antoinette infamously suggested they stop bei...
In The Papers
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
Russia flexes military muscleINTERNATIONAL PAPERS, 28.02.2014. Papers continue to focus on the unstable situation in Ukraine, particularly in the mainly Russian-speaking region of Crimea.
French chefs tell customers ‘no more food porn’Thanks to the likes of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook the internet is now awash with carefully taken photos of extravagant plates of food – or ‘food porn’.
Hamburgers invade sit-down restaurants in FranceOne out of every two sandwiches sold in France last year was a hamburger, but the German-American classic's runaway success has not been attributed to fast-food restaurants.
Foie gras off the menu for Japanese shoppersA chain of convenience stores in Japan has scrapped plans to sell foie gras after customers complained about alleged animal cruelty in the way the traditional French delicacy is pr...
French-named sandwich chain inadvertently invents 'frog salad'New research is sounding the death knell for the world's biggest social network, while other analysts say "rubbish!" So, is Facebook really doomed, as teenagers incr...
Don't mess with our tiramisuMargherita pizza from Naples, mozzarella and parma ham... All of them are well-known Italian products. All of them have also been given protected status to make sure they stay true...
Founder of iconic French soda Orangina diesJean-Claude Beton, the Algerian-born Frenchman who made Orangina a global brand rivalling American soft drink giants, has died at 88.