Your Brazilian coffee may be in jeopardy

2014-07-23 11:33

Harvest of the world's biggest coffee and sugar cane crops may be stalled by the rain that is in store for southeast Brazil, forecasters say.

Reasons why pork is better than beef

2014-07-22 11:49

Beef is by far the most costly protein when it comes to the environmental damage wreaked by feeding and raising cattle, according to a new study.

Indian farmers face 'hell' due to late monsoon

2014-07-21 11:34

Indian farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but this year's late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest.

Wheat DNA unravelled

2014-07-18 07:28

As far as agricultural genome research goes, this may be the best thing since sliced bread - wheat bread, that is.

NOW TRENDING: artisanal toast

2014-07-15 10:54

Simple food elevated to gourmet status.

Top 5 insects you should be eating

2014-07-08 14:50

Scientists have long argued the virtues of eating insects as an alternative source of nutrition. Not only are insects cheap, they are filled with proteins, good fats, vitamins and minerals.

Europe may start growing GM crops drastically

2014-07-07 11:43

While the US and other countries have embraced genetically modified crops, Europe remains the world's big holdout. But new EU rules could now lead to the widespread cultivation of GM foods.

50 family-friendly recipes

2014-07-03 10:06

Want to try something different from the usual macaroni and cheese? Take a peek at our top 50 recipes.

Dad creates amazing pancakes for his kids

2014-07-02 11:42

No simple circles or smiley faces for this creative dad. His pancakes are out of this world!

Egypt tackles food subsidies

2014-06-25 13:15

The Egyptian government is expanding its use of modern technology to tackle the problem of its costly food subsidies system.

A quarter of India's land is turning into desert

2014-06-18 15:16

About a quarter of India's land is turning to desert and degradation of agricultural areas is becoming a severe problem, the environment minister says, potentially threatening food security.

Quantum Foods says sorry for animal abuse

2014-06-12 13:08

Quantum Foods, a subsidiary of Pioneer Foods, has unreservedly apologised for the abusive treatment laying hens received at its Phokeng depot in Rustenburg.

Don't lose teeth via feeding

2014-06-12 11:46

Nursing caries have become one of the most common paediatric dental problems. Learn how to prevent it.

Meal ideas for your baby

2014-06-09 15:00

Here are some meal ideas shared by mothers for when you feel you ran out of suggestions.

Packaging to help food plight

2014-06-08 08:30

The first conference on how to better preserve food and prevent its wastage recently took place in Cape Town.

Is it really an allergy?

2014-06-06 10:54

Food intolerance can easily be mistaken for a true allergy. Spot the difference.

Meal ideas for your baby

2014-06-06 02:30

Here are some meal ideas shared by mothers for when you feel you ran out of suggestions.

What are you feeding your children?!

2014-06-05 13:02

"It tastes like bones!" Adults give their honest opinion about the food we feed our babies.

Combat childhood obesity

2014-06-04 11:51

Parents, teachers and health professionals need to try and formulate a plan of action to combat childhood obesity or better still, prevent it from every occurring in children.

7 surprising diet myths

2014-06-02 13:06

We highlight a few popular myths and surprising facts you may not have known about weight loss.

Events to check out this weekend!

2014-05-29 18:36

The weekend is here! Make sure you get out of the house, do something , meet people. Here is a round up of weekend events to check out in Cape Town and Jozi!

Making food fun for fussy eaters

2014-05-22 16:24

If there’s one thing every parent of young children understands it’s the frustration of trying to get their kids to eat a balanced diet.

Top tips for feeding your child

2014-05-22 16:16

If kids could live on pizza and other junk food, they would. Luckily parents are there to monitor their diets. But it's often harder than it sounds.

GORD and diet

2014-05-22 10:16

Do you suffer from heartburn or have you been diagnosed with GORD? The right diet may help ease your discomfort.


Food safety violations company-led - regulator

2014-07-23 09:00

A Chinese food watchdog says food safety violations at Shanghai Husi Food, a supplier to global brands including McDonald's and Yum Brands, were company-led.

Marijuana edibles should not appeal to children

2014-07-21 15:25

Washington State gives the OK to selling marijuana in brownies and other baked goods, but no to lollipops or any other food items that may appeal to children.

Stem cancer-causing arsenic in rice limited

2014-07-17 20:20

Governments have agreed the first international standards limiting cancer-causing arsenic pollution in rice, a key move to protect consumers of what is a staple food for billions.

Halaal tourism takes off in Japan

2014-07-09 13:07

Prayer rooms, hijabs and even halaal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers.

Golden rice: modified to 'save' millions

2014-07-08 07:35

Scientists in the early 90s had the idea of genetically modifying rice crops to produce more vitamin A. After two decades the scientists now believe that by 2016 the rice will be ready for commercialisation.

Insect farms: A new industry in SA

2014-07-03 11:00

Work on the world's largest fly farm has begun in Cape Town after the European firm behind the project won funding from investors, propelling the use of insects as livestock feed.

Dad creates amazing pancakes for his kids

2014-07-03 09:43

No simple circles or smiley faces for this creative dad. His pancakes are out of this world!

Raw pet food a risky choice

2014-07-02 11:00

Feeding your beloved pets raw food raises the risk of food poisoning for both you and your pet.

US pigs raised with a taste for whiskey

2014-06-25 07:27

Small-batch distillery Templeton Rye is feeding the pigs on its farm rye whiskey, hoping that the rich taste of the grain will grab consumers' attention.

The anti-inflammatory diet

2014-06-24 09:55

If you suffer from the pain and disability of osteoarthritis, consider losing weight (if necessary) and applying the principles of the anti-inflammatory diet.

Standards questioned in $1trn halaal market

2014-06-16 11:23

Bad publicity after chocolates showed traces of pork has highlighted the costly minefield for food companies wanting to tap the $1trn global halaal market.

Diet and your kid's teeth

2014-06-12 11:55

Food choices and eating patterns during childhood can affect one’s health and well-being for the rest of one’s life. We show you how to establish healthy patterns early on.

Is your diet damaging your teeth?

2014-06-10 16:14

Are the foods you eat damaging your teeth?


2014-06-08 16:52

This medicine is used to relieve the symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux such as heartburn and acid indigestion.

Is it really an allergy?

2014-06-07 13:00

Food intolerance can easily be mistaken for a true allergy. Spot the difference.

This is what you're feeding your babies

2014-06-06 09:09

"Baby food isn't even as good as dog food."

Eat fish during pregnancy

2014-06-05 16:06

You may want to reconsider your dislike of fish and seafood after you hear how good it is for you and your unborn baby.

Adults taste baby food and it's disgusting

2014-06-05 10:34

"Babies have it the worst, man."

Food diaries are the way

2014-06-04 10:52

If you're trying to lose weight, it might be time to keep a notebook and pen handy.

GMO risks Australia’s organic exports

2014-05-30 10:43

A landmark GMO contamination ruling in Australia could usher in lower organic farming standards, stripping the country of its premier status and threatening organic exports.

Is your tongue black and hairy?

2014-05-27 14:04

Sticking out your tongue could reveal more than you bargained for. What's your tongue telling you?

Healthy snacks for kids

2014-05-22 16:22

Babies and toddlers have such small appetites that to meet all their dietary needs in three meals a day is impossible. This is where healthy snacks come in.

Crohn's disease and your diet

2014-05-22 11:43

Good nutrition is important for everybody’s general health, and particularly for those with a chronic disease such as Crohn's.

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