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Food labels: How to spot the bull they sell you

Here’s a scenario:  It’s a Saturday morning and you are in the supermarket doing your weekly grocery shopping. You've recently tried to shop more sustainably and you’re trying to be a more ethical shopper....

E Cape entrepreneur takes amaranth to wider market

Indigenous plant lover Regina Kasongo has managed to turn her love for indigenous foods into a sustainable business. She grows amaranth, a crop that thrives with little water and even in...

GERD: 10 acid-friendly foods for chronic reflux

What goes up, must come down, but what goes down should not always come back up - especially when we're talking about stomach acid in the oesophagus. Everyone experiences occasional heartburn. However,...

Home food garden: What to plant in March

Yes, we know, organic vegetable gardening in your own home food garden is an activity that can be challenging. But it is really the simplest and most rewarding experience at the...

Amadumbe: 5 tips for growing this African vegetable

Of all indigenous crops in existence, he is caught in a love affair with the potato of the tropics, amadumbe, confesses Qinisani Qwabe, farmer and founder of Ubuntu AgriRenaisance. So much so...

How a Zim refugee became a top vegan restaurateur

Raised by his parents and grandparents, who were all farmers, Elisha Madzivadondo decided a long time ago that he too would follow in the footsteps of his forebears. Getting there was...

Vegetarian Valentine: A no-fuss meatless menu

Valentine's Day! We tend to spend a little more on a special gift or order some expensive dish at a restaurant. Or, if you are like me, you will cook an...

McPlant: New vegan burger to hit Mickey D’s soon

Picture this: bae grabbed some Mickey D’s on the way home from work. You’re famished and take the first bite, only to realise that you’re not having a Big Mac, but...

Veggie garden: What to plant in February

It is ten years later, and you still have not followed through on that resolution to plant the veggies you have been ranting and raving about. We bet your wooden planters...

Covid-19: Nature-based ‘solutions’ can boost immune systems

While South Africa continues to log new daily records in covid-19 infections, a natural scientist and agricultural expert urges people to turn to nature for many “solutions” that may be assist...

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Drought disaster means ‘dololo’ without farmer support

Following countless, urgent requests from farmers across the country, a drought disaster was declared for three provinces. While this unlock some financial support for suffering farmers, some are doubting whether it will even reach them.

N. West chicken abattoir a ‘big boost for beginner farmers’

Up-and-coming chicken farmers in North West have welcomed the opening of a government-owned chicken abattoir with more affordable rates. MEC Desbo Mohono says it helps farmers to grow the local economy and jobs. Photo: Supplied/Food For Mzansi

Junk status: ‘Time to reposition fresh produce markets’

Sovereign credit ratings agency Moody’s downgraded four of South Africa’s top metros to junk status, but what does this mean for agriculture? This could actually impact fresh produce markets, warned Agbiz.

Beef farmer: I am caught in the middle of my child’s...

This beef farmer is struggling with an adult daughter who is pouting like a child and an ex son-in-law renting land.

Father-and-son no-till farming team builds for the future

Every Friday, we feature one of the rising farm stars participating in the FarmSol Youth Ambassador programme. This week, we travel to the Free...