An international protest planned for this weekend against biotechnology company Monsanto is slated to span six continents and include demonstrations in dozens of countries around the globe.
A survey has revealed that four out of 10 households in Cape Town's poor areas go without food at least once a week, it was reported on Wednesday.
Last week, AFSUN hosted a workshop in Cape Town about food security, urbanization and migration in a comparative context.
Currently over half of the world’s 7 billion live in urban areas. That number is expected to reach 65 percent by 2050, according to the United Nations (UN).
Food security in Southern Africa is under threat. Later this month, the Institute for International Research will present its inaugural Food Security Summit, dedicated to tackling this issue.
This conference aims to provide a platform for business to communicate directly with local, regional and global experts who are already immersed in the Water, Food, and Energy Nexus.
The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) is outraged that several food products, including baby cereal, maize meal consumed as a staple, a renown and heavily promoted dietary supplement for active sports people and wheat free cereal, have tested positive for GM- yet are all unlabelled.