Yemen hunger crisis leaves refugee chief ‘shocked to the bones’

One of Europe’s most experienced diplomats has said he was “shocked to the bones” by the hunger he saw in Yemen. Jan Egeland, the current head of the Norwegian Refugee Council, condemned “this gigantic failure of international diplomacy” and said that only 3 million people out of the 7 million people who were starving had been fed last month. “Men with guns and power inside Yemen as well as in regional and international capitals are undermining every effort to avert an entirely preventable famine,” he said, “as well as the…

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Are frozen fruit and vegetables as good for you as fresh?

When you are shopping for juicy strawberries or fresh greens, you may not stop at the frozen food aisle. Frozen fruit and vegetables often don’t look the part once defrosted, and you may think that the freezing process depletes them of some nutritious value. Nothing is as good for you as fresh – right? On the other hand, frozen is often cheaper and is there all year round. And fresh is a relative term; fruit and vegetables can be in transit, sit in stores or wait in your fridge for…

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Kitchen gadgets review: Anova Precision Cooker – heavy on boy-toy appeal

Data analysts will be familiar with Anova: a landmark statistical tool that compares aggregate variabilities within data sets. Are you getting hot yet? Allow me to control the heat– we’re not talking about that one. You can’t handle that one. Anova is also a food-tech company, responsible for this precision cooker, that lets you sous vide at home using any old pot. As the water baths and vacuum-sealers usually required for sous vide occupy the same amount of space as a computer in the 1940s, this is big news. Or…

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