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World Food Day Sunday

World Food Day tomorrow  businessnews24bd.com The World Food Day will be observed tomorrow in the country as elsewhere in the world with emphasis on excessive investment in agriculture under the climate change atmosphere. “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too” is the slogan of the day. The slogan of the World Food Day underscores the fact that to feed ... Read More »

Ctg factory fined for mixing harmful ingredient

businessnews24bd.com A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Friday fined a sweetmeat and bakery factory in Patia upazila Tk 15 lakh for making biscuit and vermicelli with harmful ingredients and in unhygienic environment, reports news agency UNB. The RAB mobile court, led by executive magistrate Sarowar Alam, conducted a drive at a factory of Banaful, a famous bakery ... Read More »

Foodpanda Group announces series of acquisitions in Europe

businessnews24bd.com Global online food delivery marketplace foodpanda today announces another series of acquisitions in Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and Hungary. Just weeks after consolidating the market in India and Mexico, through the acquisitions of TastyKhana and PedidosYa, foodpanda also targets market leadership in Central Eastern Europe. The region plays an important role in foodpanda’s global strategy. In Serbia, Montenegro ... Read More »

Global food prices hit 4-year low

businessnews24bd.com Global food prices hit a four-year low as of August 2014, driven mainly by sharp decreases in the price of wheat and maize, according to the Food Price Watch. The September issue of the regular report of the World Bank on the global food price movements said international food prices decreased by 6.0 percent between April and August 2014, ... Read More »

Frozen food production far short of international demand

The export volume frozen foods declined by nearly 6% to over 55,000 metric tonnes in the last financial year compared to the FY2012-13 due to production shortfall of fishes, specially shrimps and the imposed export ban on other white fishes. In June-July of 2013-14, Bangladesh had exported 55,074 tonnes of frozen foods, which was 58,493 tonnes in the previous financial ... Read More »

Syndicate keeps edible oil prices higher in BD despite fall abroad

The fall of edible oil prices abroad has not changed prices in Bangladesh market, reports bdnews24.com      Exporters have explained the current prices saying there was no import of edible oil after prices fell in the international market. But an official of the Tariff Commission, choosing to stay anonymous, told bdnews24.com that businessmen ‘have united’ in their efforts to retain ... Read More »

Chef Vikas Khanna will cook for a cause

businessnews24bd.com Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna has associated himself with Smile Foundation and Ketto.org to organise a special cookout fundraiser to spread awareness about child nutrition and better living conditions. The special event will be happening in three cities which will also see top CEOs of different companies will participate in the cookout. One can either make a donation of `5,000 ... Read More »

Coca-Cola to remove controversial drinks ingredient

BBC Online The world’s largest beverage-maker, Coca-Cola, plans to remove a controversial ingredient from some of its drinks brands by the end of this year, following an online petition. Brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, is found in Coca-Cola fruit and sports drinks such as Fanta and Powerade. An element of the additive, also found in flame retardants, could have negative ... Read More »

Foodpanda Bangladesh brings online food delivery service to Dhaka

businessnews24bd.com Foodpanda, the delivery online food platform from Rocket Internet´s group is now offering their service in the city of Dhaka. Now the population of that city can enjoy their delivery service just making a few cliks. Foodpanda, combined with Hellofood which is a food delivery site targeted at non-Asian markets, is serving over 10,000 restaurants. Foodpanda alone is cooperating ... Read More »

Digital lollipop simulates taste through electric currents

A digital lollipop capable of creating different taste sensations through virtual reality has been created by researchers. The electronic device is placed on the tongue and works by stimulating taste buds with electric currents. An extra trick of varying temperatures is also included to help fool the brain into thinking you are tasting food. The device is capable of simulating ... Read More »

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