Coffea Arabica - © The Grocers Encyclopedia

If it wasn’t bad enough that coffee industry watchers were predicting the extinction of java fans’ beloved Arabica strain later in this century (due to climate change), now another scourge is threatening that plant in Central America, source of a lot of our ‘better’ coffee.

Fat for Life - © Newsweek Magazine

A consortium of senior Canadian medical and health groups has come out united in favour of banning junk food ads that target children. That includes not only fast food but sugary cereals, beverages and other processed foods. Understandably, some manufacturers will be upset.

Angus Burger - © McDonalds Restaurants

McDonalds has announced it is discontinuing its popular third-pound Angus Burger – at least in the U.S. The reason? The company can’t pass on the recent steep increases in beef prices to customers and stay competitive in its ferociously competitive market.

Butter - © 2013 Maggie J's Catering

A popular food blog associated with Yahoo! News this week published the results of a taste test, by two noted foodies, of five different mega-brand spreadable margarines. The tasters then dared to compare margarine and butter!