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Businesses hit by load shedding say it's 'not viable to render services’

18 February 2019

Eskom’s latest load shedding rollout, which gripped the country this week, has come at a huge cost for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). While many big businesses fell back on generator power to keep production going, most small companies were forced to close.

US government says ‘pink slime’ can now be called ground beef

18 February 2019

With the reclassification, you may now be purchasing ground beef with added 'ground beef' The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has now reclassified the product once dubbed “pink slime,” a meat filler product described as “lean finely textured beef,” as “ground beef.

Are biodegradable plastic straws a better alternative to paper straws?

18 February 2019

Dr Julian Mafokeng, a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of the Free State, said it’s a great idea to change from using fuel/oil-based polymer straws to paper straws, but highlights the problem is the manner in which paper straws are engineered, and the qua

After the load-shedding come water shortages, Joburgers warned

15 February 2019

It's not just load-shedding you have to worry about, the city of Johannesburg has warned. You could also be in for water cuts.

Only 13% of SA’s land surface is suitable for agriculture, so use it wisely

15 February 2019

Only 13% of SA’s land surface is suitable for agriculture, so use it wisely. The draft Preservation and Development of Agricultural Land Bill seeks to address just that.

Food safety on the table at world conference

14 February 2019

Food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxic chemicals is a mounting health hazard and a crippling economic burden, a global conference on food safety has been told.

Food Shocks, A Growing Threat

14 February 2019

The term ‘food shock’ refers to the loss of a harvest or livestock as a result of a sudden, extreme climate event or a geopolitical crisis. A recent study carried out by the University of Tasmania and published by Nature Sustainability confirms what was already seen in many quart

South African food prices now more expensive than the UK

14 February 2019

South Africa’s cost of living has risen sharply over the last ten years, with increases in VAT, petrol and electricity hitting consumers hard. Inflation rates have spiralled, with the rising cost of food being one of the main driving factors.

Top 10 + 1 food safety tips to avoid giving your valentine food poisoning

14 February 2019

No one wants to think about getting a foodborne illness when celebrating Valentine’s Day but even well meaning, good dining choices, can end the celebration early. Stop Foodborne Illness , a national nonprofit, public health organization dedicated to preventing illness and death

Exactly what fish is this?

13 February 2019

Canadian consumers may not know what fish they are eating, as University of Guelph researchers found fish is mislabelled before it is imported into Canada and throughout the supply chain.

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