The Italian writer Alberto Moravia once described Sana‘a, Yemen as a “Venice of dust.” Since his visit, the streets have been paved with stone, and the dust is less in evidence. And if you look closely enough, you will find gardens thriving within these ancient walls, writes Yemen-based travel writer Tim Mackintosh-Smith.
Detecting infected maize early can help prevent contaminated crops from entering the food chain, and also reduce the risk of throat cancer linked to the consumption of infected maize products.
Behind the hyper-modernization that it is known for in mainstream media, South Korea is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern, tradition and innovation. This unique Food Sovereignty Tour allows you to explore South Korea’s world-renowned cuisine and the centuries-long struggle of South Korean farmers for land and democracy.
Consumers are increasingly aware of nutrition and health. Worldwide, they want to be better informed about the foods they eat, particularly when it comes to food content and what is declared on the product label.
A wave of laws that target animal welfare activists who take undercover videos at factory farms has been criticized for chilling free speech and allowing cruelty to continue in secret. But it’s not only animal well-being at issue. So is public health.
Will the end of one kind of agricultural chemical get bees back to a healthy population - or is it already too late?
It's been three years since the BP oil spill, and new truths have come to light - from deep down inside the ocean.
One of the biggest obstacles holding people back from eating healthy is easy access to resourceful information about chemicals in foods, natural remedies and supplements or new choices to make right at the store.
Rescue battery hens Cape Town is winding down their warmer weather hen rescues with mid-to-end April being their last rescue until later this year (spring 2013).
According to activist organisation Avaaz, Monsanto and Co. are trying to patent away our everyday vegetables and fruits like cucumber, broccoli and melons, forcing growers to pay them and risk being sued if they don’t.
The Africa Centre for Biosafety (ACB) has dismissed the findings of the biotechnology industry's flagship annual report, published by the GM industry funded 'NGO', the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), as mischievous and erroneous.
As if Europe’s horse meat problem weren’t enough, consumers in South Africa have just learned they may have been eating donkey burgers, goat sausage, and water buffalo lunch meat.
Horse meat has been found in a huge consignment of meatballs served in Ikea stores. The company withdrew the suspecious products from outlets in the UK and 12 other countries on Friday without telling consumers why.
This year, Fairtrade Week is celebrated from 25 February to 3 March. A local retailer invites all coffee aficionados to indulge in their favourite pastime with abandon, and a clear conscience.
“Consumers want to know what is in their food,” said Sen. Bolkcom (D-Iowa City). “This is a simple bill that gives consumers information they want.”
Chocolate may be one of those ‘guilty pleasures’, but now that 25% of the cocoa that Woolworths is sourcing for its boxed chocolate range is certified sustainable, you now have another reason for chocolate to make you feel good.
The Biodynamic Agricultural Association of Southern Africa has invited all members and friends to contribute to an Open Letter to the Minister of Agriculture regarding GMO’s.
We know what makes us happy—but too often our economic decisions stand in the way. We spoke to Helena Norberg-Hodge, director of the Economics of Happiness and winner of the 2012 Goi Peace Award, to find out how to change all that.
The recent dramatic bee attacks in the Western Cape have raised fresh concerns about the growing trend of urban beekeeping in South Africa.
Chris du Toit was a wine farmer at heart and had always had a keen interest and dream to one day produce his own quality wines. He unfortunately passed away in 2001 but with the first vineyards planted and growing, he passed away knowing that his dream would become a reality.