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Murky world of the imported meat industry exposed

24 January 2018

A recent episode of Special Assignment looked into how unsafe imported chicken ends up in consumers' pots. "South African consumers face serious health risks from imported chicken, and are misled by retailers who stock incorrectly labelled imports...

Scientists tackle coastal food security

23 January 2018

Climate change measurements show that the western Indian Ocean is warming faster than any other part of the world’s oceans...

Plastics suffocating environment

23 January 2018

Cape Town - Despite the use of plastic products being reduced by companies who’ve abandoned single-use plastics and regulations which have been put in place to discourage the use of plastic bags, our plastics industry has seen a rise in production.

Macadamia fertilisation: guide for SA growers

23 January 2018

Dr Gerhard Nortje, a fertiliser consultant and senior lecturer at the University of South Africa, says that correct soil pH and nutrient balance are crucial for the sustainable and profitable production of macadamia trees...

Decline in wheat production will not affect food prices

23 January 2018

JOHANNESBURG - South African wheat production for the 2017/18 season is expected to decline by 23percent as compared to the previous season, mainly due to poor yields in the Western Cape and in some parts of the Free State province.

PE, Cape and Joburg insist drinking water is safe after Listeriosis scare

23 January 2018

Cape Town – The cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on Thursday insisted that drinking water in the metropolitan areas was safe for consumption, following a surge in Listeriosis outbreaks countrywide...

Cape Town water crisis: WWF helps you understand the basics

22 January 2018

Cape Town – With only 39% of Capetonians having adhered to water restrictions in the month of January, making the water crisis even more urgent, the WWF has released an information pack detailing what residents can expect should the city's taps run dry...

Drought challenges fruit industry

22 January 2018

Western Cape fruit farmers and rural communities are under tremendous socio-economic pressure due to the crippling drought, according to the deciduous fruit industry organisation, Hortgro. Hortgro is concerned about the...

Joburg asks for calm as strain of Listeriosis found in food outlet

22 January 2018

JOHANNESBURG - Samples from a food outlet have been taken to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases to be tested for strains of listeria on Friday. Environmental health practitioners in the City of Joburg are attempting to uncover the potential source of the infection...

Experts call for Govt Intervention to prevent bird flu outbreak in WC

22 January 2018

Western Cape Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde has confirmed that no new bird flu cases have been reported since the outbreak in October...

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