A market on Ridley Road in east London has been caught selling meat from cane rats in addition to large quantities of illegal and unsafe meat, according to BBC London. Tensions flair as BBC reporters confront shopkeepers selling illegal and possibly contaminated meat.
A new study shows adding more yogurt to your diet may help lower your risk of high blood pressure. Researchers report that participants who ate yogurt had 31 percent lower blood pressure than did those who did not. Doctors and nutritionists recommend adding yogurt to your diet to achieve these possible benefits.
In the wake of a new study, which revealed that rats that were fed GMOs developed mammary tumors and liver problems, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he is poised to call for a wider European ban on genetically modified organisms.
A new report by Consumer Reports reveals what scientists there call "significant" and "worrisome" levels of arsenic in various brown and white rice products. The report claims that this rice has also found its way into breakfast cereals and baby food.
Earlier this year, processors utilizing standard plastic packaging scored a win when BPA avoided a ban in the Eurpoean Union. But new research now suggests the compound, found in many polymers and plastics used in the food industry, may be linked to obesity.
Kraft Foods is booted from the Dow Jones Industrial Average — the list of 30 leading U.S. stocks — in favor of United Health. As Kraft prepares to split its business in two — forming the smaller Kraft brand for its U.S. grocery business and the much-buzzed-about Mondelez for its international snack business — it is no longer eligible to be included among the big players in the Dow.
As McDonald's and other fast food eateries get a jump on new federal menu labeling requirements by unveiling menu boards with calorie information prominently displayed, some nutritionists wonder if the boards will really help consumers make healthy choices.
After New York City's Board of Health voted to approve Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial ban on the sale of large sugary drinks, New Yorkers took to the streets, outraged over the city's intrusion into their right to slurp, gulp and sip to their hearts' content.
Shares of Campbell's Soup Company are up sharply. While this is certainly good news for the company and its investors, the fact that more people are buying the company's inexpensive soups and other products — presumably in lieu of more expensive items — may signal bad news for the economy.
When food packaging fails, consumers frustrations flair. In this cheeky YouTube video, a man struggles with some common (and not-so-common) food packaging failures. From broken esay-open tabs to peel-away lids that just won't peel, these packages keep this consumer from enjoying his favorite foods.
The Council for Agriculture Science & Technology reports that in order to promote high productivity in animal agriculture, researchers need to examine nutrition, management systems, and animal care practices including the use of antibiotics and vaccines.
Doctors report that red wine has beneficial properties for blood pressure levels and heart health. But not so fast — doctors recommend non-alcoholic red wine for patients looking to improve health, as alcohol can counteract many of red wine's benefits.
A porn company's new line of feature films, produced under the name Ben & Cherry's and featuring titles such as Boston Cream Thigh, features cover art that is strikingly similar to ice cream giant Ben & Jerry's logo.
Maria Sharapova, the Russian tennis player ranked number three in the world, is getting in to the candy business. Sugarpova, her new line of premium candy will feature gummy candies in the shape of lips, bears and — of course — tennis balls.
The Science Squad meet the researchers who are taking big steps on the nano scale, developing revolutionary new methods for the production of lighter and cheaper plastics, manipulating food structures to reduce fat content while increasing flavor and looking at how our genes have evolved in an attempt to better understand genetic diseases.
The art of brewing is studied at UC Davis under the tutelage of Charles Bamforth, a brewing scientist who trains students in the ways of beer. Bamforth's Introduction to Brewing, taught in the university's new state-of-the-art brewing laboratory, is one of the most popular courses on campus.
Last week's Bacon Fest in Kansas City featured dishes ranging from bacon and waffles to bacon and chocolate brownies — even bacon lollipops. The event sold 2,000 tickets and drew crowds eager to taste the latest innovations in bacony goodness and participate in the festival's bacon eating contest.
The the wake of a grain elevator fire last week in Charlotte, Mich., local farmers and employees at the facility are dealing with the aftermath. The only elevator of its kind in the area, the Charlotte grain elevator was the only processing option for many local farmers of specialty varieties, and the fire sparks new concern about where to turn now.
Joshua Shelton of Delmar, Md., drunkenly stumbled onto a chicken farm on Saturday night and turned off power to three chicken houses. The power supply controlled the houses' supply of food, water and cooling fans, and by morning nearly all 70,000 birds inside were dead.
Faith keeps some farmers afloat as the Midwestern drought devastates crops on small farms in the region. CNN looks at how some farmers, at the end of their rope, believe that only God can save the farm and are left only to hope that He will.