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The Simplest Diet In The World Works With Just Four Rules

The Simplest Diet In The World Works With Just Four Rules

The word “diet” used to mean “eating less” but now, it’s a myriad of 5:2 ratios, macronutrient quotas and blue zones. Enter what could possibly be the simplest way to lose weight, that’s been tested on more than 1000 Australian men and women over five years with great results. In fact it’s so simple, it […]

FG Releases N375m For Feeding Of 700,000 Pupils In Five States

FG Releases N375m For Feeding Of 700,000 Pupils In Five States

The federal government has said so far, it has released over N375 million in five states for the implementation of its school feeding programme. The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice-President, Laolu Akande, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday. Akande said the release of the amount was […]

The Surprising Truth About Protein

The Surprising Truth About Protein

What comes to mind when you hear the word “protein?” If you were to say meat, you’re not alone. Most of us have been conditioned to equate protein with animal-based food. But did you know that at least 14% of the total calories of every plant are protein? Or how about that a cup of […]

How Technology Can Help Nations Navigate The Difficult Path To Food Sovereignty

How Technology Can Help Nations Navigate The Difficult Path To Food Sovereignty

As the movement of people across the world creates more multicultural societies, can trade help communities maintain their identity? This is the question at the heart of a concept known as “food sovereignty”. Food sovereignty has been defined as “the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable […]

The Truth About Superfoods

The Truth About Superfoods

Few lies can be told in one word, but “superfood” manages it. It is such an appealing idea: that some foods are healthy, some unhealthy and some superhealthy. Why change your habits, when you can correct them by adding goji berries? Why settle for boring old good health, when chia seeds on your cereal can […]

Less Pain, More Energy

Less Pain, More Energy

A few years ago I was in constant, throbbing pain. My lower back and hip would rank a 9 or 10 on the pain scale for days. The doctors I went to said I was too young to have back problems. I hurt too much to snap back with snarky remarks. Fast forward a few […]

Reps Threaten to Name Importers of Killer Tomato Paste

Reps Threaten to Name Importers of Killer Tomato Paste

 The House of Representatives Joint Committee on Healthcare Services/Drugs and Narcotics says it is ready to reveal identities of persons behind the alleged importation of fake, substandard and cancer-causing tomato paste into Nigeria. The co-chairman of the joint committee, Eucharia Azodo, disclosed the readiness of the committee, weekend, when members visited the Lagos headquarters of […]

Hunt For Food Drives South Sudanese Back Across Border To Sudan

Hunt For Food Drives South Sudanese Back Across Border To Sudan

To survive, there is no other option but to cross the river back to Sudan, says Ajak Adong, a mother of six, as she cooks a lunch of leaves. It’s all the family has been eating since arriving in the border town of Kiir Adem two months ago. For decades, South Sudanese fought to secede […]

Obama’s Development Legacy Rings Hollow On Farmers’ Rights

Obama’s Development Legacy Rings Hollow On Farmers’ Rights

While US NGOs erupted in near-giddy applause last week, celebrating the passage through Congress of the Global Food Security Act of 2016, peasant communities in Honduras and land rights activists around the world mourned the death of environmentalist Lesbia Yaneth Urquía, whose body was found in a rubbish dump 160km west of the capital, Tegucigalpa. […]

Global Fish Production Approaching Sustainable Limit, UN Warns

Global Fish Production Approaching Sustainable Limit, UN Warns

Global fish production is approaching its sustainable limit, with around 90% of the world’s stocks now fully or overfished and a 17% increase in production forecast by 2025, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Overexploitation of the planet’s fish has more than tripled since the 1970s, with 40% of popular species like […]