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No food scarcity in Pakistan: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Food Security Sikandar Hayat Khan Saturday Bosan said  the country was not facing food scarcity and surplus stock was available to meet the need of people. Talking to Radio Pakistan, Bosan said two million extra cotton bales were produced this year as compare to last year. The Minister said Pakistan was facing…

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Video: Tantalize your taste buds with this burger

Devour this delicious burger in Peshawar with the side of french-fries in Peshawar at a very nominal cost.

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Video: Peshawar’s desi burger is healthy

Burger is liked by nearly everyone. But, the exorbitant prices make it unreachable for the impoverished. However, there is a desi burger available in Peshawar which is reachable by all and sundry with its low price without compromising the quality for health-conscious people. Watch Fatima Nazish’s report on the delicacy.

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Here’s why you should NEVER store eggs in the fridge door

NEWS DESK: When it comes to matters of the yolk, the fridge vs. cupboard debate is a contention as old as time. While one person will tell you that eggs stay fresher for longer when kept in the fridge, another will defiantly keep them in a dry goods cupboard, probably because that’s what their grandmother…

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Here are six food items rich in Vitamin D

NEWS DESK: Vitamin D plays a very important role in the human body and it is obtained from sun exposure and food. It is also called ‘sunshine vitamin’ as it helps in keeping the bone and teeth healthy. Vitamin D deficiency causes serious health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and cancer. The…

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Will we end up forgetting how to cook?

NEWS DESK: Wandering among the engineers, strategy directors and managers of something called “connected customer experience” at the Smart Kitchen Summit, one had to wonder: do any of these people actually cook? The conference, now in its third year, brings together people on the front lines of technology to figure out how to move the…

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How a businessman struck a deal with Islamic State to help Assad feed Syrians

RAQQA/DUBAI: While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was accusing the West of turning a blind eye to Islamic State smuggling, a member of his parliament was quietly doing business with the group, farmers and administrators in the militants’ former stronghold said, reported Reuters. The arrangement helped the Syrian government to feed areas still under its control…

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When ‘healthy eating’ ends up making you sick

PARIS: People, it seems, have never been so afraid of their food -– and, say some experts, an obsession with healthy eating may paradoxically be endangering lives. Twenty-nine-year-old Frenchwoman Sabrina Debusquat recounts how, over 18 months, she became a vegetarian, then a vegan — eschewing eggs, dairy products and even honey -– before becoming a…

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In Puerto Rico, acute shortages plunge the masses into survival struggle

FAJARDO, Puerto Rico: Brian Jimenez had burned through dwindling supplies of scarce gasoline on a 45-minute drive in search of somewhere to fill his grandmother’s blood thinner prescription. He ended up in Fajardo, a scruffy town of strip malls on Puerto Rico’s northeastern tip, where a line of 400 waited outside a Walmart. The store…

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Study finds high-fat diet linked to lung cancer risk

ISLAMABAD: People who eat a lot of saturated fat the “bad” kind of fat that’s abundant in foods like butter and beef are more likely to develop lung cancer than individuals on low-fat diets, a recent study suggested. Compared to adults who didn’t get a lot of fat in their diets, people who ate the…

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Watch: Food arrangements for voters of Islampura

NEWS DESK: A huge quantity of food items including biryani have been ordered by both PML-N and PTI for voters of Islampura. Watch here:

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Watch: A variety of food to attract voters in NA-120

NEWS DESK: Huge quantities of food items, savory and sweet, have been ordered by both PML-N and PTI in Lahore to attract voters to cast their ballots in Lahore. Watch here:

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Video: Doctor’s advice on eating healthy this Eid-ul-Azha

Eid-ul-Azha brings with it lots of consumption of meat and subsequently, plenty of diseases. Here’ the doctor tells us about how to cook the meat perfectly in order to avoid health hazards and to keep regulating the cholesterol level in the human body.   

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Watch: Eid-ul-Azha sacrifices to be held at Karachi’s Dadi House once again

Many beautiful and strong animals will be sacrificed on Eid-ul-Azha at Karachi’s Dadi House. Air condition facilities and special food has been arranged for the sacrificial animals whereas their meat is distributed amongst the poor.

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After anti-Muslim attack, Brazilians shower victim with love

RIO DE JANEIRO: When video went viral of a racist attack on a Muslim street food vendor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilians wondered gloomily: had their country also been swept up in a global wave of xenophobia? The answer — a flood of love transforming the humble vendor into a folk hero and, on Thursday,…

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Despite huge promises, Pakistani pilgrims facing numerous difficulties in Makkah

NEWS DESK: Around 107,000 Pakistanis are currently in Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage. Unfortunately, some of them are facing some serious issues despite the government’s promises regarding provision of facilities. Speaking to Samaa, the pilgrims performing Hajj under the government-sponsored scheme 2017 said they are facing a number of issues in Building No 110…

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Insect burgers to be sold in Switzerland as country revises food safety laws

NEWS DESK: Switzerland’s second-largest supermarket chain will begin selling insect burgers for human consumption after the country’s food safety laws were revised, reported The Guardian. Coop said insect-based produce such as the flour burgers and balls of protein-rich mealworm would go on sale next week. The products, made by a Swiss start-up called Essento, will…

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Amazon looks to new food technology for home delivery

SAN FRANCISCO: Amazon.com Inc is exploring a technology first developed for the U.S. military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the $700 billion U.S. grocery business. The world’s biggest online retailer has discussed selling ready-to-eat dishes such as beef stew and a…

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World food prices surge 2.3 percent in July: FAO

ROME: The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday that world food prices rose 2.3 percent in July from the month before, their third successive monthly increase, supported by higher values for most cereals, sugar and dairy. The FAO Food Price Index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds,…

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Finish your antibiotics course? Maybe not, experts say

PARIS: British disease experts on Thursday suggested doing away with the “incorrect” advice to always finish a course of antibiotics, saying the approach was fuelling the spread of drug resistance.

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Grown on rooftop, vegetable, fruits available on sale in Canada

MONTREAL: A Montreal supermarket on began selling organic fruits and vegetables grown on its roof, a first in Canada. The vegetable garden covers more than 2,300 square meters (24,750 feet) of an IGA supermarket in a Montreal suburb. About 30 varieties of organic fruits and vegetables will be on sale until colder weather sets in,…

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