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Food Crisis Looms Over South Sudan: UN

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Food Crisis Looms Over South Sudan: UN

South Sudan faces unprecedented levels of food insecurity, with 2.8 million people, nearly 25 per cent of the population, in urgent need of aid, at least 40,000 of them on the brink of catastrophe, at a time when the war-torn country is traditionally most food secure, United Nations agencies warned Monday. “It is not only [...]

Half the Population of Central African Republic Faces Hunger

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Half the Population of Central African Republic Faces Hunger

An emergency food security assessment by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners has revealed that half the population of the Central African Republic (CAR) – nearly 2.5 million people – faces hunger. This marks a doubling in the number of hungry people in a one-year period, as conflict and insecurity have [...]

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips for Diabetic Patients

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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips for Diabetic Patients

The holidays are approaching, and with them come buffets, sweets and food-laden tables. You can think of that as temptation or realize that you have the power to make good-for-you choices, whether you’re managing diabetes or aiming for healthy eating in general. The American Diabetes Association has simple recommendations for enjoying delicious foods and good [...]

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Program

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First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Program

First Lady Michelle Obama will join Friday the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) for FNV Live!. It is an event featuring live musical performances and celebrity appearances – including Jordin Sparks, Gabrielle Union, Ashanti, Estelle, Jessica Alba and more – as well as stunts and challenges led by social media creators from Whistle Sports [...]

Gadre Signs Chef Vikas Khanna as Brand Ambassador

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Gadre Signs Chef Vikas Khanna as Brand Ambassador

Gadre Marine Export, a Surimi producer in India, has roped in Indian chef Vikas Khanna as its brand ambassador. Gadre Marine Export was originally a processing and packaging unit of frozen marine products such as shrimps, squids, cuttlefish and other fin-fish. In 1994, the company set up a Surimi manufacturing plant in Ratnagiri. “I can [...]

You Are Called to Join the Fight to End Hunger

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You Are Called to Join the Fight to End Hunger

As Hunger Action Month comes to a close nationwide next week, the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine (NYCWFF) extends the Hunger Action Month efforts of Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry during the month of October. It will host over 100 events [...]

1 in 6 Americans Struggling with Hunger

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1 in 6 Americans Struggling with Hunger

As America has emerged as a new poor nation in the world, 1 in every 6 Americans is struggling with hunger. The fight to end domestic hunger will be at the head of the table this September as hunger-relief advocates come together for Hunger Action Month, a month-long effort to bring national attention to the [...]

Diet Pepsi Offers Aspartame-Free Diet Cola

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Diet Pepsi Offers Aspartame-Free Diet Cola

Pepsi unveils a new option for cola fans – aspartame-free Diet Pepsi. Now consumers can begin to purchase aspartame-free Diet Pepsi, says the company. “Diet cola drinkers in the U.S. told us they wanted aspartame-free Diet Pepsi and we’re delivering,” said Seth Kaufman, SVP Pepsi and Flavors Portfolio, PepsiCo North America Beverages. “We recognize consumer [...]

Let Us Taste Hot Maize Grains of India

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Let Us Taste Hot Maize Grains of India

By Rakesh Raman When you’ve little money but desire to live, this could be the best food for you in India. Maize cobs – which have corn on a cob and called pole corn or cornstick – are quite popular particularly in North India. You can buy one of these with a ready-made handle for [...]

Nestlé Opens R&D Center to Address Food Demands

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Nestlé Opens R&D Center to Address Food Demands

Nestlé opened Wednesday its new Nestlé Research & Development (R&D) Center in Solon, Ohio. This marked the completion of a $50 million, two-year project to establish the global center dedicated to transforming the way the world enjoys frozen and chilled foods. Nestlé R&D Solon is a 144,000 square foot facility and is one of 12 [...]

22 Million U.S. Kids At Risk of Summer Hunger

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22 Million U.S. Kids At Risk of Summer Hunger

For most kids, summer is a time of fun and excitement, but for 22 million kids in communities across the U.S., it also may mean the end of access to the free or reduced price meals that nourish them during the school year. That means for every five kids participating in the National School Lunch [...]

Top Nine Natural & Organic Food Trends Revealed

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Top Nine Natural & Organic Food Trends Revealed

Sterling-Rice Group (SRG) has identified the top nine natural and organic food trends that illustrate growing consumer desires in the natural channel. The brand-building firm carried out research on trends in the food industry. SRG’s Natural Nine list was assembled by Kara Nielsen, culinary director at SRG, by tracking new product introductions at a variety [...]

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