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Poorest countries facing both obesity and malnutrition

Image copyright Getty Images A third of the poorest countries in the world are dealing with high levels of obesity as well as under-nourishment, which leaves people too thin, according to a report in The Lancet.It says the problem is caused by global access to ultra-processed foods, and people exercising less.The authors are calling for…

The SNAP Rule Will Cause More Hunger Than We Can Handle

Opinion|The SNAP Rule Will Cause More Hunger Than We Can Handle6.2 billion meals from Americans over the next decade. It took Food Bank for New York City nearly 35 years to deliver one billion meals to our neighbors in need. There is no amount of generosity by corporate or traditional philanthropy to any charity that…

Thousands of Santa Clauses flood the streets of New York City. Welcome to SantaCon

(CNN)It's almost Christmas, and what could that mean besides lots of food, gifts and ... Santas?Welcome to SantaCon NYC, where thousands of Saint Nicks hit the streets of the Big Apple, donating to charitable causes while dressing up as Santa and visiting bars around the city.SantaCon 2019 began at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Father…

How to Obtain High-Heat Results in Your Non-Commercial Oven

Photo: A.A. NewtonThe difference between restaurant food and homemade is widest when extreme heat is required. Commercial ovens are designed to reach the high temperatures needed for blistered pizza and crusty artisan bread; home ovens just aren’t. But even if you’ve got an ancient, wimpy rental, clever rack positioning can trick your oven into acting…

Baby food delivery startup Yumi spoon fed another $8 million in strategic funding

Babies have options these days when it comes to what goes in their mouths. No more is it just the standard mush in a jar. Now they’ve got everything from pouches to organic purees delivered right to their parents’ door — and Yumi is one of several startups cashing in. The company has just announced…

One Thing Your City Can Do: Reduce Food Waste

Sign up here to get it in your inbox. (And find the website version of this week’s letter here.)United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. In the United States alone, food waste generates the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as 37 million cars, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. That accounts for both the…

The food stories that defined 2019

(CNN)This isn't a list of the best fine dining of the year. The year 2019 was, in a way, defined by food making the headlines. Fast food restaurants started hopping on the Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger bandwagon, while others proclaimed they had the best chicken sandwich. There was even news about growing meat in…

The secrets of ‘food porn’ viral videos

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Don't ask how many calories a gargantuan burger like this contains I've just watched a fresh turkey being covered in fragments of cheese-flavoured crisps and then stuffed with what looks like three kilos of cheddar.The video has more than four million views on YouTube. Call it a stunt, call…