Food And Agriculture Organization News
11 Food Ingredients Banned Outside the U.S. That We Eat
A recently published list of foods banned in countries outside the U.S. has riled the plates of many in the food industry. Last week, Buzzfeed published a list of 8 ingredients banned outside the U.S. that are found in foods in America. The list was derived from the book, Rich Food, Poor Food: The
Do You Know Where Your Fish Poop Is? Fish Farms 101 [SATIRE]
The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently reported that farmed fish production exceeded beef production for the first time in recorded history. While the effects of cattle farming on the environment are readily available , I didn't know much of anything about farmed fish
Beef, Laundry Detergent Prices Expected to Rise in 2012
Food prices are on the rise both in the U.S. and internationally because of bad weather and rising oil prices, but products we use at home including detergents are spiking as well. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization said its price index rose 1 percent from January to February, after rising
Scientists Growing a $317,000 Burger
Scientists from the Netherlands are working on making a hamburger with a hefty price tag — about $317,000. The hamburger won’t be just any ordinary beef patty. The meat will be made in a laboratory, grown from cow stem cells. No animal slaughter required. According to...
Mediterraneans Ditch Their Famously Healthy Diet
The Mediterranean diet -- rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy oils -- has been praised for its ability to stave off obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even arthritis and Alzheimer's disease. All the benefits come to naught, however, if no one is willing to follow it. While the
Lab-Grown Meat: Food of the Future?
Cultured Meat Could Provide Protein Without Harming Planet, Animals, Scientists Say
Conversation: Vertical Farms to Solve Future Food Crisis
Columbia University professor Dickson Despommier says that his Vertical Farm Project could save the world as the swelling global population begins to overwhelm the food supply. In his book "Vertical Farm," Despommier explains that a series of greenhouses stacked on top of each other and placed in
Bugs: The Other White Meat?
Bumble bee burgers, grasshopper pie, and beetle tacos -- are you hungry yet? While these foods may sound outlandish and even unappetizing to most, scientists are predicting that as the global population grows, so will the demand for animal protein. These factors -- along with the considerable
New Jobs Numbers and the Markets
WSJ.com's Simon Constable explains how employment data impacts Wall Street.