In 1993 Jack in the Box caused the most infamous food poison outbreak in contemporary history, 732 people were infected with E. coli, 4 children died and 178 other victims were left with permanent injury including kidney and brain damage.
In 2011, Norway went through a nationwide butter shortage, where smugglers would often get caught smuggling butter and online auctions for one packet of butter reached as high as $77.
Actor Matthew McConaughey has a food fetish and becomes sexually aroused when eating.
There is a beverage in development that will contain every known essential nutrient for the body, eliminating the need to eat.
The US government can legally destroy (food) wheat on farms that produce in excess in order to “stabilize the market,” even if the excess is for personal consumption only.
NASA is developing 3D printed pizzas for astronauts.
There is a counterfeit egg industry in China, and one person can make approximately 1500 of them per day.
Chimpanzees deliberately seek out and eat fire ants, presumably to enjoy their venom in the same way we enjoy spicy food.
In 2011, ketchup was banned in French School Cafeterias on the grounds that it posed a threat to the national cuisine.