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FoodBlogCT Headlines Week 13 2012

Posted by Marvin (admin) on Mar 26 2012
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FoodBlogCT Headlines Week 13 2012

News compiled by Marvin Leugering

You can also follow me @MarvinLeug

Founder of FoodBlogCT; Arsenal & Dortmund fan; B.Bus.Sci - Marketing graduate from UCT; currently completing my masters thesis on social media, consumer behaviour & tourism.

Friday, the 30th March

#FoodFact: Artificial colourings in foods have been found to be linked to Attention Deficit Hyper-active Disorder (ADHD) symptoms.

Food Forward: A new Food Documentary Series

The director of "Food Forward," a new PBS series that explores various food issues, believes there is room for what he has to share. [read more]

U.S. suspends food aid to North Korea over missile plan

The United States has suspended planned food aid to North Korea as Pyongyang vows to push ahead with a plan to launch a long-range missile in defiance of international warnings, U.S. military officials said on Wednesday. [read more]

R100000 for Vryburg farm project run by the disabled

The Itekeng Gardening and Farming project in Morokweng, outside Vryburg provided consolation to the province after it was recognised and awarded R100000 at the national female entrepreneur awards in Kimberley on Friday. [read more]

World Scientists Tackle Food Insecurity

Nearly one billion people in the world are undernourished, while millions suffer from chronic diseases due to excess food consumption. [read more]

Thursday, the 29th March

#FoodFact: The smaller the size of a berry, the sweeter its taste.

Woolies is facing criticism from Christians

Woolworths is facing criticism from a few Christians for putting a Halaal certification mark on its hot cross buns, but a bishop has labelled it "nothing more than a storm in a baking pan". [read more]

SA students are living in “appalling” conditions

Generally students do not have much money for food as bursaries or sponsorships mainly cover tuition, books and accommodation costs. [read more]

Limpopo food park opened

Over 5 000 people from poor backgrounds, mostly orphans and the disabled, will receive aid from the Limpopo food park, which was officially opened in Seshego, Polokwane on Monday. [read more]

Drought hits SA maize output

South Africa on Tuesday cut its maize output forecast for the 2011/12 season by 3% exactly in line with market expectations, after late-season drought weighed on yields. [read more]

Food packaging biggest take-out at coastal cleanups

Global coastal cleanup organizer Ocean Conservancy revealed Tuesday that food packaging composed most of the trash picked up by volunteers from shores around the world in 2011. [read more]

Wednesday, the 28th March

#FoodFacts: For green tea to have a therapeutic effect a person must drink atleast 4-5 cups per day

Nestle Uses Avalanche Research To Improve Its Ice Cream

Forget the tempest in the teapot. Thanks to Nestle, you'll soon be able to taste the avalanche in the ice cream cup. The Swiss company has been using techniques developed to study avalanche ice dynamics to try to learn lessons that will help it improve its ice cream. [read more]

Alicia Silverstone feeds son by chewing his food and spitting into his mouth

The former "Clueless" star showed fans and moms everywhere her own personal mealtime routine with Bear Blu, 10 months, on her website, [read more]

Airport dog finds illegal food stowed in luggage

Izzy is among a small cadre of luggage-inspecting beagles who live and work at the airport, though federal officials won't disclose the exact number of canines employed. [read more]

The take-away pizzas that are saltier than the sea

A restaurant has been selling pizzas that are saltier than seawater, according to research published today. [read more]

Tuesday, the 27th March

#FoodFact: Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries

Pepsi CEO gets 23% raise despite not reaching targets

PepsiCo Inc Chief Executive Indra Nooyi had total compensation worth $17.1 million last year, up 6 percent from 2010, even as the food and drink company failed to meet its key internal performance targets. [read more]

Do Children Harvest Your Food?

The Harvest, U Roberto Romano's poignant film, forces us to think about where our food is coming from. Today, nearly 500,000 children as young as six harvest 25 percent of our crops. [read more]

Mafia produces Award-Winning Wines

This isn't the old-fashioned mob piling the pressure on local farmers. These are new economic cooperatives making prize-winning wines from Italian vineyards cultivated on land once held by the Mafia. [read more]

New York City Mayor prohibits private citizens from donating food

In conjunction with a mayoral task force and the Health Department, the Department of Homeless Services recently started enforcing new nutritional rules for food served at city shelters. [read more]


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