People in Russia remember waiting more than eight hours to taste their first Big Mac. The line-up was hundreds of people long, snaking back and forth along the sidewalk. That was 1990, when the first McDonald’s restaurant opened in Russia, in Moscow’s Pushkin Square.
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Canada is sending 300,000 medical face masks to West Africa.
The masks are to help healthcare workers there who are caring for people with a virus that was identified in Africa in March.
A company called AquaBounty Technologies has created a new type of salmon that grows twice as fast as regular salmon.
Now it wants permission to sell the salmon as food.
But many people, including some scientists, say the company should not be allowed to farm or sell the salmon until we know more about the possible effects it could have on the environment and on human health.
A combination of bad weather and disease has damaged much of this year’s hazelnut crop.
Now people are worried that they will have to pay more for Nutella, the popular chocolate-hazelnut spread, and other products that contain hazelnuts.
When researchers in the United States compared school lunches to home-packed lunches, parents got a failing grade.
Researchers from Tufts University, in Massachusetts, inspected lunches belonging to about 600 grade three and four students at 12 different schools in the state. They found that lunches packed at home were generally less nutritious than meals provided by schools.
Lots of people have been dumping buckets of ice cold water over their heads. It may sound a little strange, but it’s for a good cause.
It’s all part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and it has taken the Internet by storm.
A student from South Korea says she was “shocked” at how differently food is treated in the United States compared with her homeland.
Workers in Canada aren’t taking their vacations. A recent survey said that one-quarter of workers don’t take their full vacation time because they are afraid of having too much work to do when they get back.
Some students in San Antonio, Texas have been told they can’t bring sunscreen to school.
Coal plants in the United States will have to cut their production of carbon dioxide (known as “carbon emissions”) by 30 per cent by the year 2030.