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General Mills is pumping up its pet foods business by acquiring Tyson Foods’ pet segment to capitalize on Americans’ rapid adoption of pets and cats during the pandemic, which has seen millions isolating at home.

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General Mills said the deal, expected to close in the first quarter of

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Food insecurity in the world’s poorest countries reached record highs in 2020, with millions staring at famine, a situation exacerbated in part by the COVID pandemic, according to a UN report.

From Haiti to Syria, some 155 million people across 55 countries who rely the most on humanitarian assistance were classified as being in “crisis” – meaning in urgent need of food – a 20 million increase since 2019, according to the report released Wednesday.

The report – based on a study organised by the Global Network Against Food Crises, a partnership between the European Union, Food and Agriculture Organization,

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Editor’s Note — There are few no-risk activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, but there are ways to mitigate risks. Fully vaccinated people are, of course, at much lower risk of contracting and spreading coronavirus than people who haven’t been vaccinated. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen advises approaching your activity decisions with that in mind.

(CNN) — As the vaccinated percentage of the population increases, you may be wondering whether now is finally the time to enjoy a meal that isn’t homemade or takeout.

Indoor dining and drinking at restaurants and bars is riskier than some other places for a
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The pandemic leveled many local businesses over the last year, but a restaurant in Edmond found a way to survive.

Josh and Michelle Spurlock’s dream came true last year when they opened BlueJ’s Rockin’ Grill.

“We wanted to transfer into a brick and mortar,” Michelle Spurlock said. “We found out about this and we live in Edmond and we thought it would be good to be part of this community, so we decided we would give this a shot.”

Unfortunately, the Spurlocks said their dream quickly turned into a nightmare.

“We originally opened March 17th of last year, which is

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Street Food Guru’s menu includes the Mangonada ($5.49) specialty tea and special fried rice ($7.99). (Adriana Rezal/Community Impact Newspaper)

According to business owner Sean Hoang, Street Food Guru customers can skip the drive to Houston’s Asian district and instead get authentic dishes such as pho, banh mi sandwiches and Singapore noodles right in Tomball.

“If you like Asian food, instead of going to Bellaire … to get the food, what we try to do is bring a lot of those foods here at one place,” Hoang said.

Hoang and his wife, Huyen Le, opened Street Food Guru in Tomball in

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MACEDONIA, Ohio — The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the restaurant industry and made people steer clear from buffets and catered events.

Chef Claude Booker, the owner of Simply Southern Sides and Booker’s Soul Food Starters in Macedonia, made the switch to pre-packaged goods to keep his company afloat, delivering flavor safely to people all over the country.

“My father, when I was a little boy, would let me get on a step stool because I was fascinated about cooking,” Booker, who was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina, said. “I actually turned down a football scholarship to go to

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