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'Poor man's oil': Palm's image problem in top market of India

Industry heads discuss plunging demand for palm oil in India as sales fall due to virus curbs and 'less healthy' image.

'Poor man's oil': Palm's image problem in top market of India

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Grub grab? Uber buys Postmates for $2.65bn in all-stock deal

Acquisition aims at expanding Uber's share of food delivery market after pandemic guts its core ride-hailing business.

Grub grab? Uber buys Postmates for $2.65bn in all-stock deal

Opinion

Will the CFS prevent the pending COVID-19 hunger crisis?

The UN Committee of World Food Security should lead the global response to the pandemic's impact on the food system.

Michael Fakhri

by Michael Fakhri

Michael Fakhri

Taiwan

Taiwan finds diplomatic sweet spot in bubble tea

The sweet drink with its chewy tapioca pearls has become synonymous with Taiwan as its global popularity has grown.

Taiwan finds diplomatic sweet spot in bubble tea

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More than a third of fish stocks are being overfished, FAO warns

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization also warned that the problem is particularly acute in developing countries.

More than a third of fish stocks are being overfished, FAO warns

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Coronavirus response: Hacking emergency food supply chains

Some are trying to hack food supply chains to deal with hunger caused by coronavirus economic shocks.

Coronavirus response: Hacking emergency food supply chains

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'This is the worst a nation could experience'

UNDP will receive funds directly to assuage concerns about corruption, Venezuela's central bank governor told Reuters.

Venezuela reaches UN deal to use gold held in UK bank to buy food

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Food for thought: Can a French ruling save restaurants?

AXA insurer said it would meet the bulk of business interruption claims for some restaurant owners in France.

French restaurant ruling forces insurers to pay coronavirus tab

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Editor’s Analysis

Food supply chains do not care if people go hungry

Coronavirus shines a light on the global food chain's dirty little secret.

Food supply chains do not care if people go hungry

India

India's 'superfood' jackfruit goes global

Jackfruit has morphed from a back-yard nuisance into the meat-substitute darling of vegans and vegetarians in the West.

India's 'superfood' jackfruit goes global

Coronavirus pandemic

Yemen gov't accuses Houthis of covering up coronavirus outbreak

Aden-based government calls for urgent global assistance to help health sector decimated by years of war.

Yemen gov't accuses Houthis of covering up coronavirus outbreak

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Wasted food: Pigs rot in compost as US faces meat shortage

Coronavirus outbreaks at slaughterhouses have led to the largest pig-culling effort in United States history.

Wasted food: Pigs rot in compost as US faces meat shortage

United Kingdom

Bid to maintain UK food standards in future trade deals fails

Conservative rebels had tried to block 'chlorinated chicken' and hormone injected beef in post-Brexit deals.

Bid to maintain UK food standards in future trade deals fails

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'Adapt or die': Turkey restaurants rise to coronavirus challenge

Istanbul’s restaurants, bars and cafes had just started to recover. Then COVID-19 hit them with a new setback.

'Adapt or die': Turkey restaurants rise to coronavirus challenge

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German brewery gives away unsold beer to make room for fresh brew

With a reopening of the German economy on the horizon, one brewery has given local villagers a treat.

German brewery gives away unsold beer to make room for fresh brew