Food security a priority: Nene

2015-02-25 16:24

Food security remains a top priority, with 1 000 farms set to benefit from a new programme, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

EU lifts ban on mangoes from India

2015-01-20 19:30

Mangoes from India can once again be imported into the EU, the bloc's executive body says after the country made progress on ensuring that the fruit is free of pests.

Faced with Boko Haram refugees, Niger calls for help

2014-12-11 16:10

Niger says it needs more international assistance to help it confront a looming food crisis compounded by an influx of Nigerian refugees fleeing Boko Haram.

Eating out on the up

2014-12-08 20:25

Restaurants and fast food outlets have shown a marked increase in sales, with patrons spending nearly R4bn on food and drink,

Americans urged to stop wasting food

2014-11-25 11:59

The typical American family of four could save $1 600 a year by reducing their food waste, says the Environmental Protection Agency.

Have a wine filled Halloween this year at Tuning the Vine!

2014-10-10 14:37

31 October may be Halloween, but it’s also Hello-Wine time at Tuning the Vine at the Lookout, V&A Waterfront.

Black truffles from Down Under conquer US

2014-08-12 14:15

A pungent mushroom has conquered the US summer menu and is no longer just a treasured winter treat.

China food scandal hurts McDonald's results

2014-08-05 09:30

McDonald's says its business has been affected by China's latest food scare, which forced restaurants in the region to temporarily pull meat items from menus.

Kalette set to tempt US taste buds

2014-08-04 17:47

The prospect of eating kale or Brussels sprouts might make some people gag, but a British company is hoping a hybrid mix of the two vegetables called "kalettes" will appeal to taste buds.

KFC, Pizza Hut feel China pain

2014-07-31 09:06

A television expose showing improper meat handling by Chinese suppliers have caused "significant, negative" damage to sales at KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants.


Low oil prices helping reduce food prices

2015-02-06 10:00

The sharp drop in the cost of oil is not only helping people fill their petrol tanks but their stomachs as well by reducing food prices.

Petrol drop has no effect on food prices

2015-01-09 13:44

The drastic drop in the petrol price over the past four months has not had any effect on the price of food, according to an inflation expert.

SA’s biggest food and music festival is coming to the Mother City!

2014-12-09 19:05

South Africa’s biggest food and music extravaganza makes its debut in Cape Town. Get the deets here!

Buckwheat situation causes concern for Putin

2014-11-26 10:33

Rumours of a ruined harvest have caused panic-buying in some areas and pushed up the price of one of Russia's most popular foods.

New Indonesia leader targets food production

2014-10-20 12:32

Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo says he wants his country to be self-sufficient in food staples sugar, rice and corn within four years.

Japan's Kewpie adapts menu to feed elderly

2014-08-18 12:30

Almost 55 years later, the Tokyo-based company sees a new opportunity opening up in rapidly ageing Japan - what it calls "nursing care food" for the elderly.

Dutch test-tube cookbook boasts roast dino

2014-08-05 21:03

Dutch-based scientists, chefs and artists have launched the world's first cookbook for lab-grown meat - serving up a bizarre assortment of test-tube dishes including roast raptor leg, dodo nuggets and in-vitro oysters.

Child malnutrition stalls Africa growth

2014-08-04 21:36

Poorly fed children rob Africa of up to 16% of its potential growth.

Food scare tests loyalty to fast food brands

2014-07-31 15:41

A food safety scare in China is testing local consumers' loyalty to foreign fast-food brands, including McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut.

'For protein I prefer insects to meat'

2014-07-28 11:35

In Gambela market shoppers can find insects for every occasion, from unctuous white weevil larvae for fancy dinners to crispy caterpillars and snacky termites that stick in your teeth.

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