The U.S. government said food prices are expected to climb 3.5% to 4.5% in 2011 as higher commodity costs continue to filter down to consumers.
Bottles of whiskey from long-demolished distilleries (many of which were closed during the recession of the 1980s) could be just as solid as wine as an investment.
The term is an analogy to blood diamonds (or conflict diamonds), precious gems that are sold in order to fund armed conflict and civil war.
Time magazine reported on allegations made in a report by Human Rights Watch about the production of blood cashews in Vietnam:
First there were blood diamonds from the Congo. Then blood rubies from Burma. Could blood cashews from Vietnam be next?
That's one implication of a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report that claims cashew nuts and other Vietnamese exports are produced by drug addicts detained in forced-labor camps across the country. Those who refuse to work are beaten with truncheons, given electric shocks, locked in isolation, deprived of food and water, and obliged to work even longer hours, the report says. Joseph Amon, director of the New York City–based organization's health and human-rights division, says what's happening at the centers "constitutes torture under international law."
New EU rules are being proposed that would limit added water in bacon to 5%.
The popularity of whole animal dinners (whole pig, whole duck, etc.) is a win-win for resaturants.
Starbucks cafes in Chile remain open despite the threat of a strike by union employees demanding pay increases and more benefits.
Sales of organic food, drink, and textiles in UK have fallen by 5.9% as producers struggle against a downturn in demand.
Despite desert conditions, India's northern Rajasthan state is testing olive cultivation in a $3 million pilot project to boost agriculture.
"Too much dressing will weigh down your value proposition" and other tips from Nate Silver to maximize your salad bar experience.