A proposed law to regulate the use of acrylamide—a potentially carcinogenic chemical found in fried, starchy foods—has been watered down following objections from industry bodies, leaked documents suggest.
Recent clashes between rebels from the secular Free Syrian Army and the hardine religious al-Nusra are a sign of just how serious tensions have become, commanders from both groups told VICE News.
VICE News witnessed chaotic scenes in the Turkish city of Kilis, which has become the first port of call for tens of thousands of fleeing Syrians and injured rebel fighters.
For the past five years, VICE News journalists have been on the ground in Syria documenting the rebel struggle, civilian suffering, and the rise of the Islamic State.
If you thought the Syrian conflict couldn't get any more complicated, think again — Putin says the Russian military is supporting the Free Syrian Army in joint operations with Assad's troops.
With its mass influx of Syrian refugees, Jordan has become a fertile recruitment ground for both the United States and its allies, and extremist groups such as Islamic State and Al Nusra.
VICE News gained exclusive access to Syria's Southern Front, the largest force in the Free Syrian Army. The rebels are struggling and want the West to provide air support — but that looks highly unlikely.
The British Food Standards Agency now says that duck should never be served pink. Steve Wearne, director of policy at the British food agency, said: "We recognize that many people choose not to take that advice, but that does lay them open to risks."
A recent food safety conference turned to the topic of crowdfunding websites, and how sure we can be that the gluten-free Cronut business you just backed is adhering to food safety regulation.
Eight out of ten fresh chickens purchased at UK supermarkets were infected with the food poisoning bug campylobacter. And the British government seems reluctant to do anything about it.