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Shares of Tyson Foods climb after it wins approval to export poultry to China
December 17, 2019
Business

Shares of Tyson Foods climb after it wins approval to export poultry to China

Tyson Foods received approval to sell U.S. poultry products to China, according to Reuters. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company expects to start taking orders early next year and can start shipping from all 36 of its processing plants, Reuters reported. China banned American poultry in 2015 due to a U.S. outbreak of avian...

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Athletes eating a plant-based diet: What are the health risks and benefits?
December 16, 2019
Food

Athletes eating a plant-based diet: What are the health risks and benefits?

Chris Pizzello / Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Plant-based diets have been receiving a lot of buzz lately with the recent release of the documentary The Game Changers , about the benefits of plant-based eating for athletes. Vegetarian diets are often based on ethical concerns and/or animal welfare. Vegetarian diets vary greatly on...

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Poorest countries facing both obesity and malnutrition
December 16, 2019
Food

Poorest countries facing both obesity and malnutrition

A third of the poorest countries in the world are dealing with high levels of obesity as well as under-nourishment, which leaves people too thin, according to a report in The Lancet. It says the problem is caused by global access to ultra-processed foods, and people exercising less. The authors are calling for changes to the...

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Cristina Martinez of South Philly Barbacoa is nominated for an international award
December 14, 2019
Food

Cristina Martinez of South Philly Barbacoa is nominated for an international award

Staff Photographer Cristina Martinez of South Philly Barbacoa, an activist for immigrants’ rights, is one of 10 finalists for the Basque Culinary World Prize , which honors those who use gastronomy as a force for change. This prize, to be announced July 16, is not exclusively for chefs with charitable or social projects....

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How South Philly Barbacoa Gets Ready to Sell Thousands of Tacos in One Day
December 14, 2019
Food

How South Philly Barbacoa Gets Ready to Sell Thousands of Tacos in One Day

“No llores.” Cristina Martinez laughs as she instructs her staff not to cry. The small team is chopping hundreds of onions and the tiny kitchen is filled with a stinging aroma that would make anyone’s eyes water. Not Eater Philly’s Chef of the Year and her team, though. They keep chopping. Since moving...

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‘The real jewels of the plant kingdom’: growing heirloom tomatoes
December 14, 2019
Food

‘The real jewels of the plant kingdom’: growing heirloom tomatoes

As growers of food, we must look for the silver lining during times of increasing environmental discord. This season I’m grateful for the beautiful summer and winter squashes that I harvested very early. I’m grateful for the hardy mango flowers that have clung on in defiance of the drought, which has dropped and...

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Namibia Set to Further Reform Policies to Curb White Farm Ownership, in South Africa’s Footsteps
December 14, 2019
Food

Namibia Set to Further Reform Policies to Curb White Farm Ownership, in South Africa’s Footsteps

Click here to view original web page at sputniknews.com The previously established scheme involves handing over lands to the state, which was to distribute it evenly between those in need. White farmers were to be allotted “fair compensations”, but the plan didn’t work out, raising concerns about the...

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