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Century Pacific to bring Philippine tuna, coconuts to Russia

Oct 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The maker of Century Tuna inks supply deals with top Russian food firms


Filipino is part of winning team in IBM Food Waste Developer Challenge

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:02 PM

Justin Banusing of the University of Washington is part of FreShip, which uses smart containers to monitor food freshness and makes that data available for bidders to buy the food, helping prevent waste


IN PHOTOS: Glorietta 4's Food Choices section reopens, shows off new look and menu

Oct 13, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Glorietta's OG food court just got a makeover!

Erik Matti among directors for HBO Asia special series on food

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:22 PM

The director is one of 8 directors in 'Food Lore'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Here's where Panda Express is opening in the Philippines

Sep 30, 2019 - 12:19 PM

They didn't say, however, when the first branch is opening

HELLO, PANDA. Panda Express will be opening in the Philippines soon. Photo courtesy of JFC and Panda Express

The beginner’s guide to the world of tea

Sep 29, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Need a steep-by-steep guide to the world of tea? Here's the tea on everything you need to know

39 Chinese workers in Cavite hospitalized for 'food poisoning'

Sep 26, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Police say the Chinese workers reportedly complained of 'abdominal pain' after they ate at the 'in-house canteen' of the company where they worked

Lawmakers want extra P15B for NFA to buy palay from local farmers

Sep 19, 2019 - 4:04 PM

The amount will be for the ‘exclusive and urgent’ procurement of at least 750,000 metric tons of palay from local farmers at the farmgate price of P20 per kilogram

RICE CRISIS. DA Secretary William Dar makes a surprise inspection on stalls selling NFA rice at the San Andres Market in Manila on September 13, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Food is no free lunch

Sep 15, 2019 - 11:00 AM

If we knew more about more kinds of foods and their impact, then we could make better individual and community judgments as well as national policies that will affect our food security

Cutting back on caffeine? Here are 5 alternatives to coffee

Sep 08, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Need a boost of energy even without coffee? Here are 5 tasty, healthy substitutes that'll help you get through the day!

Satti: A spicy delicacy for breakfast

Sep 02, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The dish is enjoyed by many people in various islands in Mindanao

VARIATION. Another version of the satti.

No rice? No problem: 10 healthy alternatives to white rice

Sep 01, 2019 - 1:00 PM

For those quitting rice or simply looking for a healthier alternative, here are 10 options you can check out!

Villar claims NFA campaigned against her in May 2019 elections

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar blasts the National Food Authority for not buying palay from local farmers due to high moisture content – a charge the new NFA chief denies

AGRICULTURE. Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, presides the senate hearing on the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law on August 28, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

NFA has 4.5 million bags of imported rice left unsold

Aug 28, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Senator Imee Marcos urges the National Food Authority to sell its rice stock to earn revenues that may be used to buy more palay from locals

BUY LOCAL. Harvest season is expected to start soon, from September to October, and senators want NFA to buy from local farmers. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

KFC to test meatless chicken at Georgia restaurant

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:56 AM

Complimentary samples of the new product, which was developed in partnership with Beyond Meat and is dubbed 'Beyond Fried Chicken,' will be available at the KFC in Smyrna, Georgia

COLOGNE, GERMANY - September 8, 2016: KFC fast food restaurant. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is the world's second largest restaurant chain with almost 20,000 locations globally.

Looking for good local coffee beans? Here's where to buy them

Aug 25, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Bean searching for 100% homegrown coffee brands to support? Check out these 5 local names!

DOH upholds permanent ban of Dengvaxia

Aug 22, 2019 - 11:55 AM

(UPDATED) The ban makes it illegal to import, sell, or distribute Dengvaxia in the Philippines

DENGVAXIA BANNED. A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

No more unfulfilled late-night cravings with Grab’s 24/7 service

Aug 14, 2019 - 5:00 PM

You can easily order milk tea, chicken, and burgers any time of the day

World warned: change now or endanger food and climate

Aug 08, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Efforts to limit global warming while feeding a booming population could be wrecked without swift and sweeping changes to how we use the land we live off

Filipinos drink more beer, but SMFB income still down 5% in H1 2019

Aug 07, 2019 - 8:50 PM

San Miguel Food and Beverage reports strong beer sales, but pricing pressures from its food group weighed down on margins

Photo from Shutterstock

Smashburger, Red Ribbon hurt Jollibee's profits in H1 2019

Aug 05, 2019 - 5:25 PM

Jollibee's net income for the 1st half of 2019 drops by 34.4% to P2.7 billion, mainly due to Smashburger's losses and lower sales from Red Ribbon

United Nations finalizes accord with Yemen rebels to resume food aid

Aug 04, 2019 - 9:03 PM

The agreement includes a biometric database of civilians in need of aid in order to guarantee 'effective and efficient distribution' and to 'benefit the most needy'

Humanity's next test: Feed 10 billion without ruining Earth

Aug 02, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Stephen Cornelius, WWF's chief advisor on climate change, says the world needs 'an urgent transformation in how we use land in the future'

3 killed in U.S. festival shooting, suspected gunman dead

Jul 29, 2019 - 10:51 AM

(6th UPDATE) Police in Gilroy say it is 'still an active crime scene' at the site of the city's garlic festival, one of the largest food festivals in the country. A search for a possible second suspect is ongoing.

GILROY SHOOTING. This screen grab taken from a handout video footage shows people running away from gunshots during the Gilroy garlic festival, 80 miles south of San Francisco, California on July 28, 2019. Handout photo by Christopher Robinson Morales/AFP

Smoothie Saturdays: Mango banana

Jul 27, 2019 - 2:36 PM

This is the perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up

Mango banana smoothie

Smoothie Saturdays: Carrot celery

Jul 27, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Make this smoothie part of your skincare routine!

In the mood for noods: 10 convenience store cup noodles for the rainy weather

Jul 26, 2019 - 9:30 AM

What's a rainy day without a cup of (instant) noodles by your side?

Jollibee shares drop after news of Coffee Bean acquisition

Jul 24, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Jollibee's stock price goes down by 8% on Wednesday, July 24, and closes at P251, its lowest since October 2018

Why these GrabFood riders find their job rewarding

Jul 24, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Get to know some of the people behind your orders

Jollibee to acquire Coffee Bean for $350 million

Jul 24, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Jollibee chairman Tony Tan Caktiong says the deal will bring Jollibee 'closer to its vision to be one of the top 5 restaurant companies in the world in terms of market capitalization'


In sluggish Russian economy, halal sees growth

Jul 21, 2019 - 10:35 PM

The halal economy, worth more than $2.1 trillion globally, is far from limited to meat. In Russia, the market is growing.

GROWING MARKET. Halal food for sale at a hypermarket in Russia. Photo from Shutterstock

Kitchen disruption: better food through artificial intelligence

Jul 21, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Increasingly, players in the food industry are embracing artificial intelligence to better understand the dynamics of flavor, aroma and other factors that go into making a food product a success

Meet Jay Poblador, a top Filipino in the international food industry

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:05 AM

From working with Michelin-starred chefs, to raising tens of thousands of dollars for Yolanda (Haiyan) victims, Jay Poblador is a true inspiration to all Filipinos in the food industry

Snack that: 5 treats you can munch on that’s not a bag of potato chips

Jul 18, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Can't stop snacking? Trade your fries for something with a bit more nutrition.

SNACK ATTACK. Try Coconut chips, Kale chips, and Chia cookies for your next mid-afternoon munch. Photos from Instagram.com/radicalorganicsph, Instagram.com/takerootph, and Instagram.com/honestjunk

Hunger on the rise worldwide as 821 million affected – United Nations

Jul 16, 2019 - 12:17 AM

Getting to a world where no one is suffering from hunger by then remains an 'immense challenge,' the report says

FIGHTING WORLD HUNGER. FIAN-Philippines and the National Food Coalition celebrate the 2018 World Food Day in Payatas, Quezon City on October 24, 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rice stocks increase to 2.598 million MT in June 2019

Jul 11, 2019 - 9:40 PM

The Philippines' rice stocks as of June 1 are deemed sufficient for 81 days

Farmers in North of Manila were looking forward to a good harvest this year . Pangasinan is the country’s third biggest rice producer, next to Nueva Ecija and Isabela provinces. But Farmers here was worried Price of palay.Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Is the alcohol you're drinking registered with the FDA?

Jul 10, 2019 - 6:45 AM

This is the extensive process a manufacturer must go through to apply for FDA approval

FDA finds 'high level of methanol' in Cosmic Carabao Gin samples

Jul 09, 2019 - 3:24 PM

The Food and Drug Administration orders the seizure of all Cosmic Carabao Gin products in the market

‘Hindi kami aalis!’ Union, pro-management workers clash at Zagu factory strike in Pasig

Jul 09, 2019 - 3:19 PM

The clash effectively destroys a month-long picket line established by workers on strike

DEFIANT. Members of Organization of Zagu Workers-Solidarity of Unions in the Philippines for Empowerment and Reforms and labor organizers raise their fists as they shout, '€œHindi kami aalis!'€ (We will not leave), despite the dispersal of their picket line and gate barricade in Pasig City on July 8, 2019. Photo by Enrico Berdos/Rappler

'Stay safe': Netizens help warn public vs Cosmic Carabao Gin

Jul 09, 2019 - 11:09 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Don't try something that can possibly cost you your life,' says one concerned netizen

URC ties up with European snack maker to boost Oceania operations

Jul 08, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Universal Robina Corporation says its partnership with Intersnack Group will set the groundwork for larger and more efficient operations in the Oceania region

OVERSEAS EXPANSION. In a bid to increase its footprint in Oceania, URC partners with Intersnack Group to improve its operations.

Marcos loyalist from Leyte only wanted to see Imelda

Jul 03, 2019 - 7:33 PM

63-year-old Luzviminda Lilio is rushed to the hospital after massive food poisoning during former first lady Imelda Marcos' 90th birthday celebration

MARCOS LOYALIST. Luzviminda Lilio, 63, travelled from her home province of Leyte to attend former first lady Imelda Marcos' 90th birthday. Rappler Screenshot

Food poisoning at Imelda Marcos' party likely due to poor handling – DOH

Jul 03, 2019 - 6:06 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Suspect cases strongly point out to a toxin causing it,' derived from staph bacteria, says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

RESCUE TEAMS. Rescue vehicles wait outside the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City to bring food poisoning victims to nearby hospitals on July 3, 2019. The victims attended the birthday celebration of former first lady Imelda Marcos. Photo by Jire Carreon

Supporters suffer from food poisoning at Imelda Marcos' birthday party

Jul 03, 2019 - 1:43 PM

(5th UPDATE) Senator Imee Marcos says their family did not organize the party for the former first lady

FOOD POISONING VICTIM. Hundreds of people  suffered from food poisoning after attending the party for Imelda Marcos in Pasig City on July 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Century Tuna maker eyes offering more products

Jul 01, 2019 - 9:25 PM

From exporting tuna in 1978 to also selling milk, coconut products, and canned meat, Century Pacific Food still wants to expand its portfolio

NLRC issues TRO against Zagu strike

Jun 28, 2019 - 1:59 PM

The National Labor Relations Commission says its order is 'without prejudice' to the union's right to peaceful picketing

TRO. A Zagu employee skims through a copy of the temporary restraining order issued by the National Labor Relations Commission which was received by the union on Thursday, June 27. Photo by Enrico Berdos/Rappler

Mercury found in smuggled whitening products in Mindanao

Jun 28, 2019 - 1:13 PM

Some effects of mercury in skin whitening products, according to the World Health Organization, are discoloration and scarring, among others

MERCURY-LACED. Many whitening products for sale in certain Mindanao cities were found to be contaminated with high levels of mercury./ Photo from EcoWaste Coalition

What's prosciutto and why you need to try this Italian specialty

Jun 26, 2019 - 3:43 PM

And how you can get a taste of Italy with this premium ham

LOOK: Try sinigang burrito, sisig tacos at Tadeo Filipino-Mexican Comfort Food

Jun 25, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Lovers of Mexican cuisine and Filipino food, check Tadeo out on your next Quezon City food trip

UN slams Sudan protesters for attacks on Darfur premises

Jun 22, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Protesters attack properties of the World Food Program and aid agency World Vision

Sudanese protesters gesture and chant slogans outside Khartoum's army headquarters on June 3, 2019 after security forces broke up a weeks-long sit-in. - General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, interim leader of Sudan where security forces broke up a weeks-long sit-in in a deadly operation Monday, was largely unknown until seven weeks ago. A doctors' committee said at least 13 people were killed as gunfire echoed from the protest site outside army headquarters in central Khartoum. (Photo by Ebrahim Hamid / AFP)