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Fall Armyworms Are Ravaging Crops in Many African Countries

Fall armyworm from the Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility – Public Domain As African economies begin to emerge from the global financial crisis of the last decade,...

Hong Kong Activists Urge Restaurants to Remove Shark Fin Soup From...

Shark Fin Protest outside one of Maxim's restaurant. Photo taken by PH Yang. Non-commercial use with permission. Dozens of activists protested on 10 June outside...

Japanese Traditional Sweets Day Means Twitter Is Full of Mouth-Watering Photos...

Making suisen manjuu (水仙まんじゅう) at Iseya, a traditional Japanese confectionery shop in Obama, Fukui Prefecture. Photo by Nevin Thompson. June 16 is Japanese Traditional Sweets...

One Palestinian Man’s Mission to Make Urban Agriculture More Sustainable

This post by Todd Reubold was originally published on Ensia.com, a magazine that highlights international environmental solutions in action, and is republished here as part of a content-sharing...

How Sri Lanka Is Coping with the Worst Flooding in a...

More than 100 killed in a recent flooding disaster in Sri Lanka. Screenshot from the YouTube video of World is One News. The island nation...

In Japan, Plastic Food Models Aren't Just for Restaurants Anymore

Plastic food samples (食品サンプル) outside of a typical restaurant in Japan. Image by Flickr user sayot. Image license: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) In...

A Very Central Asian Football Match in Tweets

Of the countries signed up to the little-known Central Asian Football Association, only Iran has participated in a World Cup. Wikipedia image. Have you ever...

Five Foods From Vietnam That Might Be a Little Hard to...

Central Market, My Tho, Vietnam. Photo by Milei.vencel. Wikipedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported). This article by Tiến Nguyễn is from Loa, a...

CNN Reignites the Great West African Jollof Rice War During Visit...

Screen shot of Nigerian Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed and Richard Quest (carrying a plate of Nigerian Jollof Rice) Nigerians are irked with their Minister...

Instagram Snaps of Japanese Foods You May Not Have Heard Of

Raw chicken, fish sperm, raw liver, and “cherry blossom meat”While to some outside of Japan it might seem like food poisoning waiting to happen,...

Burundi’s Political Instability Is Worsening the Country’s Food Crisis

The food shortage has affected three million Burundians. Marché de Bubanza, Burundi. 17 August 2014. Credit: Sara, via Wikimedia. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International. In...

A Healthy Food Movement Is Gaining Momentum in Paraguay

Ecological markets, communities, families and organizations take initiative on the issue of adequate food and the conscious use of natural resources. Photograph from the...

As Starbucks Mulls Entry Into Jamaica, a Look at Coffee Culture...

Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee; photo by Adam Chandler, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Jamaica is the land of Blue Mountain Coffee — the mild and deliciously refreshing...

Please Drink in and Inhale These Unusual Superstitions before You Visit...

Photo taken during beshik toy, or ‘crib party': Elita Bakirova and Erlan Bakirov. Kyrgyzstan, a country located where the old silk routes once ran through...

India's Education Minister Says Cow Is the Only Animal to Inhale...

The cow is, quite possibly, the most talked about animal in India. Image from Flickr by Rod Waddington. CC BY-SA 2.0 The Indian cow is...

How ‘Open Source’ Seed Producers From the US to India Are...

A collection of colorful carrots in Adelaide, Australia. Photo by Helen K. CC 2.0. This post by Rachel Cernansky was originally published on Ensia.com, a magazine that highlights...

Malaysians Can Have Their Cake and Eat It Too Inside McDonald's...

McDonald's in Malaysia. Photo from the Flickr page of Martin Lewison, CC License The decision of the Malaysian office of fast food giant McDonald’s to...

Christmas Time Means Loads of Peculiar and Delicious Dishes for Latin...

Colombian buñuelos. Picture taken by Cristina Valencia, shared on Flickr under Creative Commons license. As Christmas is celebrated throughout Latin America, families and friends get together to...

The 2016 Word of the Year Down Under? ‘Democracy Sausage’.

Democracy Sausage. By Silent Billy (Own work) , via Wikimedia Commons‘Democracy sausage’ has been awarded the Oz word of the year by the Australian...

Will Tajikistan and Uzbekistan Make Plov, Not War in 2017?

Samarkand plov. Photo by Flickr user Robert Wilson. United by an oily dish of rice, meat and carrots but divided by questions of access to...

These East African Countries Show How Teamwork and Technology Can Thwart...

Photo courtesy of FISH-i Africa — an endeavor working to halt large-scale illegal fishing. This post by Emma Bryce was originally published on Ensia.com, a magazine that highlights...

Tajikistan's Qurutob: ‘Food for the Poor'?

Qurutob, also spelled Kurutob. Creative commons. Qurutob, a food that was traditionally popular in the south of the ex-Soviet country of Tajikistan, has rapidly conquered...

Call for Sugar Tax on Beverages Ignites Nanny State Debate Down...

Sugar Tax report – Image courtesy Grattan Institute (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) Australians are divided over a proposal by the Grattan Institute to levy a so-called sugar tax on...

Sriracha, a Truly Global Sauce with a Big Heap of Vietnamese...

Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce. Photo from the Flickr page of Mike Mozart, CC License This article by Chí-Linh Đinh is from Loa, an independent news...

Complaint of Moldy Buns Triggers Wave of Harassment at Chinese University

Moldy mandarin orange. Photo released to public domain via Wikimedia Commons. Online complaints about food quality are a persistent fear for restauranteurs and food companies, who...