Food prices to rise faster than salaries until 2018: Fresh produce could become a rare treat for poorer families
9 Dec 2013 | 5:26 pm
Food prices are predicted to rise faster than incomes every year until 2018, with meat and fresh fruit and vegetables becoming only an occasional treat for some.
Food distributor Sysco to buy US Foods for $3.5 billion
9 Dec 2013 | 12:47 pm
Food distributor giant Sysco announced Monday it will buy rival US Foods for $3.5 billion in cash and stock, creating the largest food and restaurant supplier in the country.
Food Lifeline Recognizes Whole Foods Market® as 2013 Outstanding Food Donor
9 Dec 2013 | 8:00 am
SEATTLE, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Foods Market was recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Food Donor at Food Lifeline's third annual Dress Down Hunger event. As part of the evening's Ending Hunger Awards, the leading natural and organic grocer was recognized for its donations and programs that support Food Lifeline's network of food banks, and work to end hunger in Western Washington ...
Food entrepreneurs: The next breakout food product is just waiting to be discovered
9 Dec 2013 | 2:19 am
As they follow their passion, food entrepreneurs find that simply offering tasty, unique products isn’t enough. Here are some who are meeting obstacles — trying not only to survive, but thrive.
Drink-drug abuse surge for over 40s
9 Dec 2013 | 2:17 am
High numbers of people in their 40s are being admitted to hospital for alcohol and drug abuse, while binge drinking is declining, a report has said.
Middle-Aged Drink And Drug Abusers Put Strain On NHS
9 Dec 2013 | 12:15 am
People in their 40s have the highest rates of hospital admissions for drug and alcohol abuse, a review says. More than half a million people were admitted to hospital as an emergency in the last three years with serious health problems related to drink or drug use, health performance experts Dr Foster said. Of the 533,302 admitted since 2010, more than 120,000 were in their 40s. Of those, 60,738 ...
Ipswich: Man jailed after third drink drive related offence in four days
9 Dec 2013 | 12:11 am
A motorist has been jailed after committing three drink-drive related offences in just four days.
'Food aid from UK ends up in Manila shops'
8 Dec 2013 | 8:21 pm
MANILA - Food donations from the United Kingdom that were intended for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda have been diverted and sold for profit by corrupt local officials, a British paper reported yesterday.
Don't drink and drive over Christmas
8 Dec 2013 | 6:28 pm
MOTORISTS are being warned not to risk drink driving over the festive period. With the season of celebrations now underway, West Mercia and Warwickshire Police have launched their annual campaign to stop people from getting behind the wheel when they could be over the limit.
Crackdown on drink-drivers is toughest yet
6 Dec 2013 | 9:38 pm
MOTORISTS who drink and drive over the festive season are facing the toughest police crackdown to date, with more officers than ever before on patrol to catch out those who get behind the wheel while they are over the limit.
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