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Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

29 October 2018

a Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia.[1]

Beehive theft cripples honey business

29 October 2018

a RAMPANT theft of beehives and the massive cutting of gum trees in KwaZulu-Natal’s Midlands and northern Zululand has threatened food production.

5 Animal-Free Food Breakthroughs (Including Foie Gras!)

25 October 2018

a Earlier this month, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a landmark report underscoring a stark warning to the world: To avoid disastrous levels of global warming, we must take “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.”

Cotton Seeds Could Be A Food Of The Future

25 October 2018

a When we think of cotton we just think of the fiber – the white fluffy stuff you see while driving down the highway. But there's a lot more to the cotton plant than that. In fact for every one pound of fiber cotton plants produce, about 1.6 pounds of cotton seeds are grown.

Big Agriculture eyes genetic tool for pest control

25 October 2018

a A controversial and unproven gene-editing technology touted as a silver bullet against malaria-bearing mosquitos could wind up being deployed first in commercial agriculture, according to experts and an NGO report published Tuesday.

Why to be wary of eating 'pink' lamb

24 October 2018

a Salmonella food poisoning is normally something that people associate with undercooked chicken or eggs.But The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is reminding the public that eating some types of "pink" lamb or mutton can also pose a risk.

German man sentenced to over 12 years in jail for baby food poisoning

24 October 2018

a The 54-year-old had attempted to blackmail retailers by claiming he would point out the poisoned items in return for cash.

Plastics have entered the human Food Chain, Study shows

24 October 2018

a Bits of plastic have been detected in the faeces of people in Europe, Russia and Japan, according to research claiming to show for the first time the widespread presence of plastics in the human food chain.

Spring is sprung so planting season begins in KZN

23 October 2018

a With spring having already sprung, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture will be beginning the planting season on Tuesday at the eMfundeni Sports Ground which is located in the Ugu District Municipality.

Nestle' & Worldchefs Join Forces To Promote Healthier Eating For Children

23 October 2018

a Quality diet and good choice of food are essential for children’s growth and mental development. This was an educational message shared with learners from Soweto at Nestlé South Africa Head Office, Bryanston earlier today.

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