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‘Neighbourhood Farm’ creates jobs and tackles food security

“We’re trying to create a mosaic of urban farms that grows food, minds and our communities,” says, Neighbourhood Farm founder and chief executive officer Justin Bonello. He has made it his mission...

Heart-healthy foods that everyone can afford

Heart Awareness Month is the perfect time to look at some proactive ways of supporting heart health through our diets. Heart disease still is the leading cause of death worldwide. In...

Nutrition tips for women’s health

South African women today fulfil multiple roles in society as mothers, wives, caregivers, businesswomen, and those with the instinct to nurture, it comes as no surprise that women play a vital...

RECIPE: Lemon Butter Fish

Nompilo Mathe might not be a chef by profession, but she’s known as the queen of the kitchen on social media. The 34-year-old is still trying to pursue a culinary qualification...

Meal prep – What you need to know

When trying to eat nutritious meals, avoid processed foods, lose weight or avoid waste, your best bet is meal prepping. Meal prepping can sound so trendy and cliché! However, it is exactly...

Raw vs processed food: All you need to know

Some of the latest food trends, such as “raw foods”, “clean eating” and “juicing” are making us super aware of the fact that processed foods are not necessarily the healthiest options. Food...

Potatoes SA ensures Mzansi gets quality taters

In Mzansi, a home cooked Sunday lunch is nothing without a deep fried or oven baked potato. Our nourishing local spuds are believed to have come from Holland to provide food...

There is power in food to unite Mzansi

“I learnt early on that food unites people and we can learn so much from each other’s culture through tasting it.” So says Ulla Pakendorf-Loubser, journalist, health coach and chef.   This all-rounder wife and mother...

RECIPES: Flavourful Flu Shots

Getting ready to defend yourself from the flu this winter? Try these dietary flu “shots”, a mixture of immune-boosting ingredients in a shot-glass. They are packed with immune-boosting nutrients, antimicrobial properties,...

Not all superfoods are super-expensive

The superfoods craze never seems to end, with hemp, cassava flour, seaweed and tiger nuts trending as this year's top superfoods. Finding goji berries in specialist health stores may be tricky,...

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Ask the vet: Mfethu, here’s how to prevent cow bloating

This week, an animal nutrition consultant helps a Food For Mzansi reader who struggles with bloating in dairy cows. High-yielding cows often suffer when from high-grain diets, but there are a few tips that will save the day.

African swine fever creeps closer to the United States

African swine fever is making its way around the world, and meat processors and agricultural officials in the United States are hard at work to ensure they are prepared for a possible outbreak of the highly contagious viral disease.

How Voermol changed the game for this Free State farmer

Eugene van der Walt has been farming for just over a decade. His operation has improved drastically since he discovered Voermol’s products.

The most adorable story you’ll read today. Fact!

This grade 8 learner’s future is so bright, he has to wear his shades! At 14, he is already farming with chickens and veggies in his parents’ backyard. His dream job? You’ll never guess… (No, it isn’t farming.)

Inland fisheries policy ‘can only work if implemented’

The inland fishing communities of Mzansi are looking forward to the day they can legally make their living. They have welcomed cabinet's recent approval of the draft National Freshwater (Inland) Wild-Capture Fisheries Policy as a first step towards decriminalising small-scale fishing from the country's rivers and dams. They fear, however, that it might be another five years before policy becomes reality at a local level.