Chef group working to bring 'washoku' to Japan's school lunches

Jan 6, 2017

Chef group working to bring 'washoku' to Japan's school lunches

Chefs specializing in washoku (traditional Japanese dishes) are trying to help schoolchildren appreciate flavors passed down through generations in their school lunches. In March 2014, the year after washoku was added to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, eight chefs launched a group ...

/ Jan 3, 2017

Trump seen leaning toward Georgia ex-Gov. Sonny Perdue as farm chief

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s leading candidate to run the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a senior Trump transition team official said on Monday. Perdue, a Democrat-turned-Republican who founded a grain and fertilizer business, served on Trump’s agricultural advisory ...

Skilled foreign workers to be employed by farms in special zones

Dec 12, 2016

Skilled foreign workers to be employed by farms in special zones

The government will allow skilled non-Japanese to work in the agricultural sector in special economic zones to alleviate the farming labor shortage. “We have decided to add the employment of foreign workers in the agricultural sector … to the menu for strategic special zones,” ...

Danish supermarket offers fresh take on expired food

Nov 27, 2016

Danish supermarket offers fresh take on expired food

A supermarket in Copenhagen selling surplus food has proved to be so popular it recently opened a second store. After launching in the gritty inner city district of Amager earlier this year, the Wefood project earlier this month drew a long line as it ...

/ Nov 27, 2016

Dutch destroy 190,000 ducks in first bird flu cull

Some 190,000 ducks were destroyed on Saturday at six farms in the Netherlands following an avian flu outbreak, the country’s first cull of an epidemic sweeping northern Europe. Outbreaks of avian flu, primarily the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain, have been reported in Denmark, Finland, ...