Food

Amazon takes top stake in UK food delivery firm Deliveroo

LONDON (AP) — Amazon is investing in British meal delivery company Deliveroo, giving the online shopping behemoth a larger stake in the fast-growing restaurant delivery business.

Amazon failed to get its own restaurant delivery business going in the United Kingdom, shutting it down for good late last year. It faced tough competition from Deliveroo, as well as its other rivals in the country such as Just Eat and UberEats. Amazon’s service, called Amazon Restaurants, still operates in several U.S. cities.

China's poverty reduction efforts exemplary, UN seminar participants say

ROME, May 18 (Xinhua): China's poverty reduction approach can serve as a useful model for developing countries around the world, United Nations (UN) experts and Chinese officials said at a seminar on poverty reduction.

The seminar took place at the third International Seminar on Global Poverty Reduction Partnerships held here during the 2019 International Cooperation Expo earlier this week.

China accelerates rice cultivation in saline soil

CHANGSHA, May 16 (Xinhua): A leading saline soil rice research center in eastern China's Shandong Province made the decision to expand its experimental land to over 666 hectares early this month.

The Saline-Alkali Tolerant Rice Research and Development Center in the coastal city of Qingdao said the move aims to speed up research and development and optimize the types of saline soil rice.

The center said one other important purpose of the expansion is to seek the best cultivation methods.

Australia to import grain for the first time in over a decade

CANBERRA, May 15 (Xinhua): Australia will import grain for the first time in over 10 years as the country recovers from the devastating 2018 drought.

The Australian government has approved a single shipment permit to import bulk wheat from Canada to mitigate the rising domestic prices for grain caused by the worst drought in decades on the east coast, according to the report of Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on Wednesday.

Iconic New Zealand ice-cream brand sold to Britain

WELLINGTON, May 13 (Xinhua): New Zealand dairy company Fonterra has sold its ice cream company Tip Top for 380 million New Zealand dollars to British dairy giant Froneri.

Fonterra CEO Miles Hurrell confirmed the sale, saying it was a bittersweet moment for Fonterra. "Fonterra received a number of quality bids for Tip Top, we have secured a good price for our farmers and unit holders," Hurrell said.

It is understood that Fonterra had signed an agreement with the new owner to supply milk which ensured Fonterra farmers would continue to contribute to Tip Top.

Chinese "Green Super Rice" good for agri development in Asia and Africa

BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese agriculture scientists have bred new rice varieties named "Green Super Rice (GSR)" for developing Asian and African countries to reduce hunger and increase the income of farmers.

Supported by the Chinese government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the project has bred 78 GSR varieties for 18 countries with a total growing area of 6.12 million hectares since its launch in 2008, hoping to benefit 30 million resource-poor smallholder rice farmers in Asia and Africa.

India: Drive against adulterated foods

KANPUR: In view of the approaching Diwali festival, the Food safety department launched a drive against the sale of adulterated items in city areas.

As many as seven teams conducted raids on the sweet shops and the eateries respectively. There were also collected samples in the course of the drive. Besides, as many as 65 kgs of khoya were also trashed at Ghantaghar area.  

Tales from the East - Australian Malayalee Islamic Association presented Muslim History and Culture of Kerala

Sydney; 11 Aug 2018: Australian Malayalee Islamic Association (AMIA) New South Wales presented a day full of cultural events at the Old Parliament House in Parramatta.

AMIA was invited by National Trust to present the culture and heritage of Kerala, a southern state of India, as part of the Tales from the East, an exhibition currently running at the Old Parliament House in Parramatta.

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