In Myanmar, rising food and fuel prices endanger the poor: UN | Business and Economy News

Price hikes of up to 35 percent in food and fuel since the coup make it harder for the poor to feed themselves, the UN’s World Food Programme says.

The UN food agency said on Tuesday rising food and fuel prices in Myanmar since a February 1 military coup risk undermining the ability of poor families to feed themselves.

Myanmar has been in turmoil since the military removed the elected government and detained its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, with protests and a civil disobedience campaign of strikes paralysing parts of the economy.

The World Food Programme (WFP) said food prices were rising, with palm oil 20 percent higher in some places around the main city of Yangon since the beginning of February and rice prices up 4 percent in the Yangon and Mandalay areas since the end of February.

In some parts of Kachin State in the north, the

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Culinary community in Santa Fe area mourns young Native chef | Local News

Kyle Pacheco found his calling in cooking and was a beloved star and graduate of Santa Fe Community College’s culinary arts program.

Pacheco died unexpectedly last week at age 27. The cause of his death is unclear, although some acquaintances said he died in his sleep at his home in Santo Domingo Pueblo, also known as Kewa Pueblo.

Pacheco learned how to cook traditional Kewa food from his grandmother and eventually blended that knowledge with the understanding of how to prepare more conventional plates.

Jerry Dakan, director of Santa Fe Community College’s culinary program, recalled Pacheco once describing how to make a meal from robins.

Representatives of the college said he started as a shy student and grew into an assertive leader.

“He was our shining star,” Dakan said. “Pretty much the champion of our program.”

He won two first-place awards in the state SkillsUSA cooking competition while he was

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‘QAnon Shaman’ rioter should be given organic food while in jail after going on hunger strike, federal judge says | Las Vegas Local Breaking News, Headlines

(CNN) — US Capitol rioter and so-called “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley should be given organic food while in a Washington, DC, jail, a federal judge said Wednesday, after Chansley went on an apparent hunger strike last week claiming non-organic food was against his religion and sickened him.

DC District Court Judge Royce Lamberth decided the accommodations could be made for Chansley because he had been fed organic food in detention in Arizona, and arguments about his adherence to Shamanism were enough to also convince the judge.

Chansley hasn’t eaten since last Monday, his attorney said.

“My client made it clear that while he did not oppose fasting, he was not in position to put into his body things that shamanism believes to be impure… things that suck the life out of your body,” Chansley’s lawyer Al Watkins said in court Wednesday afternoon.

Earlier this month, a federal judge decided Chansley,

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New food delivery service launches on North Coast | Local News

North Coast Grub, a new food delivery service that charges restaurants nothing to participate, is launching Wednesday.

Jakki Millo, who runs the food delivery service The Rock Eats in Castle Rock, Washington, said she was encouraged by local restaurants to expand to the coast.



North Coast Grub

A new food delivery service is coming to the North Coast.


The expansion comes amid a rush of other food delivery companies eyeing the North Coast. Slurpalicious, started by Portland couple and local business owners Candy Yiu and Akshay Dua, recently started delivering. Global delivery giant DoorDash has announced it will launch this year.

Slurpalicious and DoorDash charge restaurants varying commissions on orders, along with fees to the customer. North Coast Grub charges nothing to restaurants, instead marking up the menu prices to customers on its website for the convenience of delivery. The service delivers within 15 miles of participating restaurants, with a delivery fee of

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