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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 […]

African Cities Are Swelling, And In West Africa The Result is Interesting – Appetite For Rice is Growing

African Cities Are Swelling, And In West Africa The Result is Interesting – Appetite For Rice is Growing

RICE is fast becoming West Africa’s preferred food. After four decades of importing the staple, the region now aims to grow enough rice to meet domestic demand. Rice harvests in West Africa will probably reach an all-time high of 14.9 million metric tons this year, up from 14.6 million tons last year, when Senegal and […]

A Switch To Ecological Farming Will Benefit Health and Environment – Report

A Switch To Ecological Farming Will Benefit Health and Environment – Report

A new approach to farming is needed to safeguard human health and avoid rising air and water pollution, high greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss, a group of 20 leading agronomists, health, nutrition and social scientists has concluded. Rather than the giant feedlots used to rear animals or the uniform crop monocultures that now dominate […]

Humans Damaging The Environment Faster Than It Can Recover, UN Finds

Humans Damaging The Environment Faster Than It Can Recover, UN Finds

Degradation of the world’s natural resources by humans is rapidly outpacing the planet’s ability to absorb the damage, meaning the rate of deterioration is increasing globally, the most comprehensive environmental study ever undertaken by the UN has found. The study, which involved 1,203 scientists, hundreds of scientific institutions and more than 160 governments brought together […]

Overweight And Thin People Might Actually See Food Differently

Overweight And Thin People Might Actually See Food Differently

Educating people about healthy eating is a nice idea, but does it result in healthier habits? Not necessarily, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge who published a study on the subject in this month’s issue of eNeuro. Their study of lean and overweight people concluded that education wasn’t the problem when it comes […]

Three steps to a healthy pregnancy

Three steps to a healthy pregnancy

When you’re four weeks pregnant, the baby in your belly is the size of a poppy seed. This little one has a lot of growing to do, and it needs your help. During your first doctor’s appointment you learn about the healthy pregnancy trio: sleep, food, and vitamins. All three are equally important—for both the […]

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