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Unapproved Genetically Modified Wheat Found in Washington

13 June 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) is investigating the discovery of genetically modified (GM) wheat found growing in an unplanted agricultural field...

'What did our children eat?' - Mothers demand answers following toddlers' death

13 June 2019

Two mothers are demanding answers after their toddlers died last month, allegedly from food poisoning, while under the care of a childminder in Westdene, Johannesburg.

Why Water Sustainability Needs to be High on Your Risk Radar

13 June 2019

Exchanges among shady businessmen and questionable back-door deals leave the resource in the ownership and power of one man, who then uses this power to blackmail and bribe his way to further power. If you think this sounds like the plot to a James Bond movie, you’d be right. T

Listeriosis policy not yet passed despite outbreak killing 200 people

10 June 2019

It has been more than a year since 200 people died in a listeriosis outbreak, and the government has still not passed policy that might be able to stop future flare-ups of the disease.

Sour note: Tongaat Hulett bosses must ‘pay back the money’

10 June 2019

The financial scandal of South Africa’s largest sugar producer hurts its blue-collar employees, who are already marginalised and at risk of contracting non-communicable diseases, the most.

Tyson recalls more than 95 tons of chicken after multiple complaints

10 June 2019

Federal officials are urging operators of institutional kitchens to check their inventories following complaints from school officials about pieces of plastic in Tyson brand chicken. The company has launched a nationwide recall of more than 190,000 pounds of chicken “fritters.”

Eastern Cape health department apologises, demands answers to quality of hospital food

06 June 2019

The Eastern Cape health department has opened an investigation after pictures surfaced on social media of plates of poor-looking food from the Cala and Hewu hospitals. HeraldLIVE reports that first, a plate of dry, white rice, along with small, broken pink sausages, was photograp

Two local butcheries among best in SA

06 June 2019

MEAT lovers in the Uitenhage region can be proud, knowing this town offers two of South Africa’s very best butcheries.This was announced last week at the fourteenth annual Cleaver Awards, held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg...

UWC research breakthrough on tackling water scarcity, food insecurity woes

05 June 2019

Cape Town – What has been called groundbreaking research by the University of the Western Cape (UWC), in collaboration with the University of Missouri System, has found that crop resistance technology could address water scarcity and food insecurity challenges.

Stronger Results from Rhodes Food Group as Sales Up 9%

04 June 2019

Rhodes Food Group Holdings (RFG) reported an improving performance for the six months to March 2019 as turnover increased by 9.3% to R2.7 billion and operating profit by 6% to R173 million. Headline earnings recovered to increase by 2.1% to R84 million.

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