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Matric pupils discharged from hospital after suspected food poisoning

15 October 2018

a On Thursday, the learners at the Tutor Ndamase Senior Secondary School complained of stomach aches and other symptoms while doing exams revision.

Access to seed is access to food

15 October 2018

a Seed as a primary input to agriculture plays a pivotal role in linking agriculture and biodiversity to food sovereignty. Civil society must contest the credibility of corporate consolidation in the South African seed system on the basis that it is inappropriate, given the country

Formaldehyde in milk, lead in cheese? True history behind US food system

15 October 2018

a The next time you pour a glass of milk, order a cup of coffee or spread butter on your bagel, be thankful it’s 2018 and not the 19th century. Back then, it was common for milk to be cut down with water, dyed with plaster dust, topped with pureed calf brains and preserved with for

S.Africa's Tiger Brands re-opens processing facility after listeria outbreak

12 October 2018

a JOHANNESBURG, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Tiger Brands said on Friday it had re-opened a facility that was closed after South Africa’s biggest food producer was implicated in the world’s largest outbreak of listeria which killed more that 200 people.

Farm and food policy innovations for the digital age

12 October 2018

a Imagine you are the prime minister of a country that wants to improve the lot of its food producers, consumers, and the environment: Where should you invest time and resources? What policy levers should you pull?

August manufacturing production gains 1.3% on food and beverages

12 October 2018

a Manufacturing production for August came in far better than the purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the same month had suggested, expanding 1.3 percent year-on-year from 2.8 percent in July.

KZN education department to probe scholar's death after matric boot camp

12 October 2018

a A post-mortem examination of a Durban scholar who died while on a matric exam “boot camp” will form the basis of a Department of Education probe into his death.

We have no problem labeling fridges to show their environmental impact – why not food?

11 October 2018

a Mandatory environmental labels would change how we produce and consume in three far-reaching ways. Huge reduction in meat-eating ‘essential’ to avoid climate breakdown

Food Safety In One Basket? Fixing A Fragmented Food Safety System

11 October 2018

a Food safety regulation in the United States is a patchwork of overlapping authority across fifteen federal agencies and various government departments. Since 2007, the Government Accountability Office has identified the federal oversight of food safety as a high risk issue.

Coca-Cola goes green and launches their “World Without Waste” campaign

11 October 2018

a Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages has taken a decision to stop supplying customers with plastic straws in an attempt to curb waste produced by the manufacturing sector.

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