United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in its shocking report titled ‘Avoiding Future Famines,’ revealed one-third of food produced globally is wasted and fails to reach the consumers' plate. The amount of wastage exceeds 1.3 billion tonnes every year, the...
Thanks to globalisation, we now see a few major brands all over the world. McDonald’s is perhaps one of the most internationally recognised brands that can be found almost everywhere around the globe. While you might not be surprised...
People couldn’t believe their ears when Hollywood star Katharine Hepburn attributed her slim physique to chocolates. “What you see before you is the result of a lifetime of chocolate,” she once confided during an interview. Well, decades later she is...
Multi-Coloured ?barfi? sweets with silver cover are definitely a delight for all the sweet-toothed Indians. Recent reports suggest that demand for the metal paper is surging in the markets due to rising international prices. Girish Aggarwal,?Bengali Sweet House co-owner, confesses...
Coca-Cola Co acquired half the equity in Aujan Industries, a Saudi-based beverage business, for $980 million to expand its non-alcoholic beverages in the Middle East. As per the deal, Coca-Cola will have 50 percent stake in the entity with rights...
?Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are. ~ Anthalme Brillant Savarin Just when the world woke up to the delights of Epicurean experience, and the health benefits of going Organic, food trends in Indian...
The world is becoming more and more obsessed about healthy diet and while shopping in the supermarkets we see more and more people standing in the aisles between the food shelves carefully reading tiny letters on colorful packages. These...
?Jesus! Is the weigh machine in a fight with me? Why does it shows such a heavy weight always?" my friend protested. I hear this very often from her. I sometimes feel I am the other way round. Unlike...
Kraft Foods Inc. recently released a statement in Thursday saying that it was splitting in two. The world?s largest global-food company has decided to divide its snack and grocery businesses. The statement came as a surprise, especially since Irene Rosenfeld,...
Place:Abu Dhabi Story: 'Smart Shopper' Drive Objective: Educate consumers on safe shopping practices Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), the internationally recognized food and agriculture organization, is on its alert yet again, with the holy month of Ramadan starting in a few...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 25, 2011 What a great event for Egyptians in the UAE to feel inspired and be proud. The theme for the Forum, said it all ? ?Egyptian Success Story?. On Saturday, June 25th,?...
Dubai is a place that has been influenced by different cultures. People from all over the world are welcomed here. It is for this reason that you can enjoy the best cuisines of the world in Dubai. You can...
Believe it or not, it?s true. The modest, south-Indian meal of ?Upma?, prepared in all its simplicity, managed to win the first prize at a Top Chef Master?s Contest in Los Angeles last week. The craftsman behind the making...
The Ministry of Economy (MoE) has confirmed the news that prices of essential commodities, including vegetables will be reduced up to 25% during the Holy month of Ramadan. The list includes food items such as rice, oil, flour, tea,...
Dubai has become a ?dining out? society. We love good food. Dubai hosts many culinary events and shows it is the ?Culinary Hub? of the Middle East. Due to the vast expat population Dubai is truly a cosmopolitan society....
The craze for green tea is on rise in the Middle East, a region where the traditional black tea dominated for years. Unilever, one of the world's largest consumer goods companies announced in May this year?its plans for expanding the...
The Saudi Food?and Drug Authority (SFDA) ban import of canned vegetables and salad from Europe to prevent any consignment of banned products from entering the country. The move is part of the preventive measures of any contaminated agricultural products...
E-coli scares has reached the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia. The import ban will come into effect on Wednesday June 8th and it would continue until the source of the virus comes clear, minister of Agriculture Fahd Balghunaim. KSA...
The EU has taken it upon itself to handle the situation of E-coli. After much discussions the 16 member bloc has a proposition. However the bacterial strain has entered into every sphere of the EU. The European Union farm chief...
We have all played the game called passing the ball. Germany seems to be playing this game, except it's the blame. For the past one month Germany has single-handedly destroyed vegetable farmers all over the world and it is...
How do we put food on our tables? Once, people simply relied on their local farmers. Today, we depend on a global web of growers, fisheries, packers, shippers, manufacturers, retailers as well as government and industry bodies. As the...
Case-1 ?I wake up at 8.30 in the morning. I allow myself to sleep for some more time and then when I open my eyes, it is usually 9-9.15. And I am late. I run to office. I start with...
The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority has ordered closure of the famous hotel chain, Chilis branch in Abu Dhabi. The action has been taken following an inspection at the restaurant. It was found during the inspection that the restaurant was...
As estimated by a UAE based food and beverage expert, the average monthly household spent in the UAE on dining out is Dh 1,200. This is a high amount compared to that to the rest of the world. According to...
Parathas are perhaps one of the few types of ethnic foods that seem to resonate well with just about every culture in Dubai. A flatbread that originated in the Indian sub-continent, parathas are made out of whole-wheat flour and...