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France's Galeries Lafayette turns to art and gourmet food to lure shoppers

PARIS (Reuters) - France's chic department store Galeries Lafayette is betting on an art foundation and an Italian gourmet food hall in Paris to help differentiate its brand from bricks-and-mortar...

North American Free Trade Agreement

In Nafta Talks, U.S. Tries to Limit Junk Food Warning Labels

A Trump administration proposal would limit the ability of Mexico, Canada and the U.S. to warn consumers about the dangers of foods linked to obesity.


FDA seeks data on role of flavors in tobacco addiction

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday asked for data, research and public comment on the role that flavors such as menthol play in tobacco addiction, the agency's latest move to curb nicotine addiction in the country.

How your next meal could help fight depression and stress

Do you find that food deeply affects your mood? Science is beginning to back up such gut feelings.


How to Enjoy Fine Dining on a Fast Food Budget

Go on, treat yourself. We talked to financial and food experts alike for their tips to dine out on a dime.


CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Whole Foods calls supplier summit amid Amazon angst

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, March 19 (Reuters) - Whole Foods will host a summit on Tuesday for up to 200 of its suppliers, amid anxiety about how its ongoing business revamp will play out under new owner


Whole Foods calls supplier summit amid Amazon angst

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Whole Foods will host a summit beginning Tuesday for up to 200 of its suppliers in its hometown of Austin, Texas, amid anxiety and speculation about how its ongoing business revamp will play out under new owner

New York Times

Quebec Road Trip: The Meal Began With a Foie Gras Cake. It Ended With Snow and Maple Syrup.

How to unlock Quebec’s identity? One way is through its food, Dan Bilefsky finds.

Slaughter, Louise M

Louise Slaughter, 16-Term Liberal Congresswoman, Dies at 88

A House member from upstate New York, Ms. Slaughter championed women’s rights, food safety and the Affordable Care Act.


French food retailer Leclerc takes on rivals to crack Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - French supermarket chain Leclerc, which launches a home delivery service in Paris this month, also aims to open click and collect stores and hypermarkets in the capital.


Deadly listeria could herald tighter food safety rules in South Africa

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) - A huge and deadly outbreak of listeria in South Africa could alter the country's approach to food-borne disease and prompt improvements in food safety standards, a leading health official said on Friday.


South Africa's RCL says no traces of deadly listeria strain at its factory

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Independent tests at RCL Foods' processed meat factory have not found any traces of a listeria strain that has killed 180 people since January last year, the South African food producer said on Friday.


Germans First? A Food Bank Bars Migrants, Setting Off a Storm

Chancellor Angela Merkel says, “You shouldn’t categorize people like this.” But Germans call the man who runs the food bank a “people’s hero.”


Nestle chairman calls CEO 'man of action,' praises his first year

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Nestle SA's chairman gave a vote of confidence to Chief Executive Mark Schneider 14 months into his tenure at the helm of the world's biggest packaged food company as it struggles to recover from a sixth straight year of slowing growth.


Goldman Sachs sees reshaping of industries driving M&A

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Major shifts in industries ranging from semiconductors and food to beverages and pharmaceuticals will keep fueling the blistering pace of mergers and acquisitions, one of Goldman Sachs Group Inc's top dealmakers said on Thursday.


FDA takes fresh step towards curbing U.S. nicotine addiction

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a fresh step on Thursday towards setting a maximum nicotine level for tobacco products in a bid to lower tobacco-related deaths across the country, saying it would collect public comment and scientific research over the next three months.


Restaurant Review: A Celebration of Black Southern Food, at JuneBaby in Seattle

The chef Edouardo Jordan locates the pleasure and meaning of hog maw, pigs’ ears and other “ingredients we don’t want to talk about.”

Travel and Vacations

What to Pack for 36 Hours in Oaxaca

A vibrant art, food and cultural scene make Oaxaca an attractive destination. Before you go, pack these necessities to make the most of your stay.


Walmart patents hint at future where its drones tend the farms

NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Walmart Inc's patent filings hint that it may see a future where farmers use its drones to not only spot crop problems but selectively apply chemicals or even disperse pollen to bring shoppers the freshest and cheapest food possible.


FOCUS-Walmart patents hint at future where its drones tend the farms

NEW YORK/CHICAGO, March 15 (Reuters) - Walmart Inc's patent filings hint that it may see a future where farmers use its drones to not only spot crop problems but selectively apply chemicals or even disperse pollen to bring shoppers the freshest and cheapest food possible.


U.S. lawmakers seek overhaul of overseas food aid rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers launched their latest effort on Wednesday to ease restrictions on international food assistance programs, which they say would free hundreds of millions of dollars a year and get aid to millions more hungry people around the world.

Bakeries and Baked Products

Food Matters: Vive le Croissant!

For years, no chef dared try to improve the most iconic French pastry. Now, though, a new generation of bakers is trying.


BRIEF-Board Of Directors Of B&G Foods Authorizes Stock Repurchase Program


10 health benefits of making love

"I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself."

Cooking and Cookbooks

Filipino Food Finds a Place in the American Mainstream

Many Asian cuisines have been part of the landscape in the United States for decades, but only in recent years have Filipino dishes started gaining recognition outside immigrant communities.


For poor Venezuelans, a box of food may sway vote for Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - A bag of rice on a hungry family's kitchen table could be the key to Nicolas Maduro retaining the support of poor Venezuelans in May's presidential election.


BRF execs barred from returning to Brazil's top chicken exporter

BRASILIA, March 10 (Reuters) - Executives of major food processor BRF SA who were released by police on Friday will not be able to return to their posts at the company, the world's largest poultry exporter, Brazil's public prosecutor's office said on Saturday.


South African rights lawyer plans listeria class action against Tiger Brands

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A human rights lawyer plans to launch a class action lawsuit against South African food producer Tiger Brands on behalf of the families of people who died and those affected by the worst listeria outbreak in history.

Waitress' act of kindness goes viral

A waitress takes time to cut a customer's food. The act of kindness lands her a scholarship and more.


Convoy delivers food to Syria's besieged Ghouta amid shelling

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A convoy of relief trucks crossed front lines into the rebel-held Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta on Friday and unloaded all its food to the trapped population, despite fighting that the Red Cross said had come "extremely close".


Highly rated borrowers drive leveraged loan pricing lower

NEW YORK, March 9 (LPC) - Highly rated US leveraged loan issuers such as packaged foods company Pinnacle Foods and auto parts maker Allison Transmission are taking advantage of strong investor appetite for floating-rate assets to further cut borrowing costs.


Aid convoy delivers food in Syria's besieged Ghouta despite bombardment

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An emergency aid convoy crossed front lines into the besieged rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta and delivered its supplies on Friday, braving shellfire and air strikes in the area amid a fierce government offensive.


South Africa's Tiger Brands calls in experts to identify listeria cause

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African food producer Tiger Brands said on Friday it had appointed an expert team to identify the causes of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people in the past 14 months and which has been traced to one of its factories.

Is vegetarian fast food actually good for you?

Plant-based diets have been associated with many health benefits, including a reduced risk of obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. So it might naturally follow that vegetarian fast food, which is inherently plant-based, would be more nutritionally appealing than its traditional relatives.


Food aid convoy enters Syria's eastern Ghouta as assault pauses: ICRC

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An emergency aid convoy crossed front lines into the besieged rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta on Friday, Red Cross officials said, as a war monitor reported a pause in Syrian government air strikes backing a massive ground assault.


FDA panel backs Pfizer's Xeljanz as bowel disease treatment

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc's Xeljanz should be approved to treat patients with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, a chronic bowel disease, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee concluded on Thursday.


FDA receives new reports of issues with Essure birth control device

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating new reports of Bayer's implanted birth control device Essure causing problems during removal, the agency said on Wednesday, two years after it slapped a warning label on the product.

FDA approved test for breast cancer genes comes with cautions

The US Food and Drug Administration gave its approval Tuesday to a 23andMe test that screens for a few breast and ovarian cancer genes, but that approval came with a number of caveats and cautions.


Kraft Heinz launches incubator for 'disruptive' food startups

March 7 (Reuters) - Kraft Heinz Co has launched an incubator program for food and beverage startups, joining a growing list of U.S. food companies looking at new ways to spur growth as consumers shun processed packaged food in favor of healthier offerings.


Highly processed foods tied to increased risk of certain cancers

(Reuters Health) - People who consume mostly packaged foods and drinks with lots of unpronounceable ingredients may be more likely to develop certain cancers than people who subsist mostly on whole foods found in nature, a French study suggests.


FDA's Gottlieb blames industry 'Kabuki drug pricing' for high costs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday criticized drugmakers, pharmacy benefit managers and health insurers for "Kabuki drug-pricing constructs" that expose consumers to high costs and that discourage competition.

Some foods better for your brain, memory

You may be aware of foods that protect our hearts and bones and even keep our weight in check as we age. But which foods keep our brains in top shape? Below is an evidence-based list of brain foods that may help pre-empt senior moments and more.

Queer Eye (TV Program)

Antoni Porowski Can Cook

The “Queer Eye” food and wine guy is more capable in the kitchen than the show lets on. Not that he has to prove it to you.


Dieting pressure in teen years tied to food and weight problems later

(Reuters Health) - Adults who were pressured by their parents to diet during adolescence may have a higher risk of obesity and eating disorders as adults than people who weren’t urged to lose weight as teens, a U.S. study suggests.


Argentina approves GMO varieties for corn and soybeans

BUENOS AIRES, March 6 (Reuters) - Argentina, one of the world's leading exporters of foodstuffs, approved on Tuesday the use of two corn GMO varieties belonging to Syngenta and the local unit of Dow Chemical, and one soy GMO variety belonging to Bayer SA.

UK put on the 400-600-600 diet

The UK has become the first country to challenge the food industry to cut calories in everyday foods by a fifth in an attempt to halt the rising levels of obesity in adults and children.


U.S. FDA allows 23andMe to sell test for 3 mutations of breast cancer gene

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday allowed genetic testing company 23andMe to market directly to consumers its test that will help assess three mutations in a common type of breast cancer gene.


FDA approves new dosing for Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo

(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved a four-week dosing schedule for its cancer drug, Opdivo.


UPDATE 2-FDA approves new dosing for Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo

March 6 (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved a four-week dosing schedule for its cancer drug, Opdivo.

United States Politics and Government

He Turned on Al Qaeda and Aided the U.S. Now He’s on Food Stamps and Needs a Job.

Bryant Neal Vinas, a convicted terrorist, thought he would be rewarded for telling the F.B.I. everything he knew. Instead, he is living unprotected in New York.


South Africa blames food firms for world's worst listeria outbreak

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa said on Monday producers of cold meat products were to blame for delays in tracing the cause of the world's worst listeria outbreak, which has killed 180 people in the past year.


BRF board meeting to go ahead despite latest fraud allegations

SAO PAULO, March 5 (Reuters) - A key board meeting at embattled Brazilian food processor BRF SA is set to go ahead as planned despite new fraud allegations levied at the company by Brazil's federal police, the company's investor relations department said on Monday.


EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil equities mixed as corruption probe weighs

SAO PAULO, March 5 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index was roughly flat on Monday, underperforming some other major Latin American equities markets despite general market optimism, after new corruption revelations sent shares in food companies plummeting. Early on Monday, Brazilian federal police said they arrested the former chief executive of food processor BRF SA on charges that he and other executives were aware that the company committed fraud in trying to avoid food safety


Former CEO of BRF arrested in Brazil food safety probe: police

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Federal police said on Monday they arrested the former chief executive of Brazilian food processor BRF SA on charges that he and other executives were aware the company committed fraud in trying to evade food safety checks.


Brazil police announce new phase in 'Weak Flesh' food fraud investigation

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police on Monday announced a new phase in an investigation dubbed “Weak Flesh” targeting a business group accused of acting fraudulently to evade food security checks.


Bulgaria reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a farm in the northeastern district of Dobrich, the national food safety agency said on Monday.


South Africa's Tiger Brands, RCL Foods shares fall over listeria scare

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Shares in South Africa's biggest consumer foods producer Tiger Brands and RCL Foods fell on Monday after the government linked a deadly listeria outbreak to cold meat products known as "polony" made by Tiger unit Enterprise Food.


As Congress moves to drop tariffs, some U.S. firms cry foul

NAPLES, Fla. (Reuters) - Michael Korchmar was hiring. His family-owned travel-goods company was planning to make a new product, an insulated food bag, and he had put out help-wanted notices for up to 30 workers to run the sewing machines in his small factory on Florida’s Gulf Coast.


South Africa traces deadly listeria to processed meat, issues recall

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans were told on Sunday not to consume ready-to-eat processed meat as the government identified the source of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people as a cold meat product made by the country's biggest consumer foods group.


South Africa traces deadly listeria to sausage meat, issues recall

JOHANNESBURG, March 4 (Reuters) - South Africans were told not to consume "ready to eat" processed meat on Sunday as the government linked a listeria outbreak which has killed 180 people to a sausage meat made by the country's biggest consumer foods group.


Amazon has French grocery market in its sights, French boss tells paper

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon aims to launch its grocery delivery service in France as part of global ambitions to expand in food retail, though the move is not imminent, its general manager for France said in a newspaper interview.


Key shareholders in Brazil's BRF present board candidates, seek new chairman

SAO PAULO, March 3 (Reuters) - Two pension funds that are the largest shareholders in Brazilian food processor BRF SA presented on Saturday a list of ten candidates for seats to the company's board that excludes the current chairman, according to a joint statement.

Defense and Military Forces

Op-Ed Columnist: I Saw a Genocide in Slow Motion

Myanmar continues to kill its Rohingya, now by denying them health care and sometimes food instead of by wielding machetes and firing bullets.


Hungry City: At Ok Lah! in Queens, a Menu That Defies Tidy Categorization

The fast-casual lunch counter brings healthy, thoughtfully priced food that speaks to the experience of young Americans of Asian heritage in Flushing.

Opinion: Slow food? Let's try slow college

Not long ago, my colleagues and I learned an unexpected lesson about education from a campus snack shop.

How close are we to a hamburger grown in a lab?

The latest craze in the food industry, in vitro or "clean" meat, is produced by extracting stem cells from animals and then growing and multiplying those cells in a lab to create a piece of meat. Inc

Bit by Bit, Whole Foods Gets an Amazon Touch

It has been six months since Amazon took over Whole Foods for $13.4 billion. Here are a handful of notable changes Amazon has made to Whole Foods so far.


Alibaba unit invests $150 million in India's Zomato

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A unit of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has invested $150 million in Zomato, valuing the Indian food search and delivery service at more than $1 billion, the companies said on Thursday.

Travel and Vacations

TRENDING: How Skipping Hotel Housekeeping Can Help the Environment and Your Wallet

Promoting sustainability, properties are offering food and beverage credits and other perks for guests who forgo housekeeping services.


FDA approves Sorrento's non-opioid painkiller patch, shares jump

(Reuters) - Sorrento Therapeutics Inc said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved ZTlido, its non-opioid painkiller patch for nerve pain related to shingles, which it plans to launch later this year.


Europe follows FDA with plans to help early Alzheimer's drugs

LONDON (Reuters) - European regulators are following in the footsteps of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with plans to help pharmaceutical companies win approval for novel Alzheimer's drugs that treat the earliest stages of the memory-robbing disease.


Pesticides put bees at risk, European watchdog confirms

LONDON (Reuters) - Wild bees and honeybees are put at risk by three pesticides from a group known as neonicotinoids, Europe's food safety watchdog said on Wednesday, confirming previous concerns that prompted an EU-wide ban on use of the chemicals.


China's Alibaba seeks to buy food delivery app shareholder

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is in talks to buy the food delivery platform but no deal is yet in place, a stakeholder in said in a filing on Tuesday.


Beyond Lemons and Vinegar: How to Clean with Ketchup, Vodka, Butter and More

While you may already use some food products to remove stains or wash the dishes, here are some other pantry staples to clean all kinds of messes.


Sam's Club partners with Instacart to deliver groceries

NEW YORK, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Warehouse chain Sam's Club, a unit of Walmart Inc, said on Tuesday it will offer home delivery through Instacart, becoming the latest retailer to partner with the startup since Inc strengthened its push into food sales last year.

Oceans and Seas

Trilobites: King Penguins Are Endangered by Warmer Seas

A new study projects that slightly more than two-thirds of the species could be threatened, as they swim farther and farther to find food.

10 best foods for your heart

Keeping your heart healthy is about more than avoiding fast food and overly processed chow. You can also pump up your heart's health by choosing foods that will help reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation.


Corporate America’s new dilemma: raising prices to cover higher transport costs

SEATTLE/BOCA RATON, Fla. (Reuters) - The drive for cost cuts and higher margins at U.S. trucking and railroad operators is pinching their biggest customers, forcing the likes of General Mills Inc and Hormel Foods Corp to spend more on deliveries and consider raising their own prices as a way to pass along the costs.


UPDATE 1-Shareholders in Brazilian meatpacker BRF seek management shake-up

SAO PAULO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The two largest shareholders in Brazilian food processing company BRF SA called on Sunday for an extraordinary shareholders meeting to replace the firm's entire board of directors, following its worst annual results ever.


Shareholders in Brazilian meatpacker BRF seek management shake-up

SAO PAULO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Petros pension fund said on Sunday it was calling on Brazilian food processing company BRF SA to hold an extraordinary shareholders meeting to dismiss the firm's entire board of directors following its worst annual results ever.


Italy's poor south looks to 5-Star for hope at election

POMIGLIANO D'ARCO, Italy (Reuters) - In a baroque church in Pomigliano d'Arco at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, a cluster of struggling Italians receiving food and other hand-outs from the local priest have no doubt who to back in the March 4 parliamentary election.


KemPharm's opioid painkiller gets FDA approval, shares soar

(Reuters) - KemPharm Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its opioid painkiller Apadaz for the short-term management of acute pain, sending the shares of the drugmaker up as much as 36 percent in late afternoon trading.

General Mills to buy Blue Buffalo pet food for $8 billion


Review: David Chang in the Comfort Food Zone on Netflix

In “Ugly Delicious,” the star chef chases the best pizza and barbecue, talks about authenticity and racism, and whips up some Spam fried rice.


Norway to spend $13 million to upgrade 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway plans to spend 100 million Norwegian crowns ($13 million) to upgrade a doomsday seed vault on an Arctic island built 10 years ago to protect the world's food supplies, the government said on Friday.


Radical change urged over 20 years to attain climate goals: institute

OSLO (Reuters) - The world will need sweeping changes over the next 20 years ranging from energy use to food production to achieve climate goals set by almost 200 nations, the new heads of a top environmental think-tank said on Friday.


General Mills moves into pet food with $8 billion Blue Buffalo deal

(Reuters) - Cheerios cereal maker General Mills Inc will buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc for nearly $8 billion, foraying into a fast-growing pet food market to counter declining sales of processed foods.


Turkish forces shell convoy headed to Syria's Afrin region

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish army struck a convoy entering Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin region, which Ankara said carried fighters and weapons but Kurdish forces said was made up of civilians entering with food and medicine.


General Mills to buy pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion

(Reuters) - Cheerios cereal maker General Mills Inc will buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc for nearly $8 billion, seeking to tap burgeoning demand for natural pet food and offset falling sales for processed items.

Xian (China)

Frugal Traveler: Xian Offers Terracotta Warriors, Stunning Food and Plenty of Bargains

One of the oldest cities in China proved to be one of the less expensive trips our columnist has taken in the past year.


Five refugees killed, 20 injured, in Rwanda camp food protest-police

KIGALI (Reuters) - At least five refugees were killed and 20 injured at a camp in Rwanda after a protest over a cut in food rations turned violent, Rwandan police said on Friday. Seven policemen were also injured.


UPDATE 1-Brazil's BRF swings to 4th-qtr loss on write-downs, export challenges

SAO PAULO, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's BRF SA swung to a loss in the fourth quarter, missing a consensus estimate for a profit, as the food processor wrote down unsold inventory and faced a difficult market for its exports to Europe and Asia.


Japan wins WTO dispute over Fukushima-related food

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korean import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.


Hungry City: At Belarussian Xata, Hearty Fare to Keep the Spirits Light

There is an odd magic at work at the Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn restaurant, where the food grows increasingly rich as the meal goes on.


Japan wins WTO dispute over South Korean bans on Fukushima-related food

TOKYO/GENEVA (Reuters) - A World Trade Organization ruling on Thursday largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korea's import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.


Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa more than doubles to 172

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria in South Africa has more than doubled from previous numbers given in January to 172 deaths, the government said on Thursday.


Colombia boosts security after looting at stores with ties to FARC

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian armed forces on Wednesday stepped up security after mobs broke windows and stole food at 16 supermarkets in Bogota and other cities that the government said are a front for hiding assets of former FARC rebels.


Eating carbs not linked to risk for PMS

(Reuters Health) - The amount of foods containing sugars or other carbohydrates that a woman eats has nothing to do with the likelihood she will start experiencing premenstrual syndrome (PMS), researchers say.


Venezuelans report big weight losses in 2017 as hunger hits

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans reported losing on average 11 kilograms (24 lbs) in body weight last year and almost 90 percent now live in poverty, according to a new university study on the impact of a devastating economic crisis and food shortages.


U.S. FDA says recalls, destroys certain kratom-containing dietary products

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said it recalled and destroyed a large volume of kratom-containing dietary supplements made by a company in Missouri.