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KOO recall: No, you really can’t eat defective products

Many are still holding on to some of the defective KOO and Hugo’s products that were recalled. Surely, all 20 million cans can’t be defective, right? Yes, says a top food expert, but “none of the recalled batches should be consumed.”

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New farmers: 5 reasons you need a crop production plan

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6 tips to thrive as a serious township farmer

“We can safely say that there are about 2.5 million ‘agricultural’ households in South Africa,” says Naudé Malan, a senior lecturer in Development Studies at the University of Johannesburg. “These emergent, new or small farmers can make a significant contribution to our food system, both in food production and in community development.”
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Smallholders: Focus on yield, cost of production to unlock potential

In the push for producing as high a yield as possible, farmers often lose focus on what that production is costing them. For smallholder farmers, the cost of producing a tonne of grain on a hectare tends to be more expensive when compared to the costs incurred by an established commercial farmer.

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From the petri dish to your table, cultured meat is coming

Our relationship with meat is complex. Many of us love how it tastes, but try not to think too much of how it reaches...

COVID-19

Covid-19 vaccination: 500 farmworkers jabbed on farm

Cheered on by the Western Cape agriculture minister, more than 500 farmworkers were vaccinated against Covid-19 at a satellite health facility set up on a Wellington farm. “We need to achieve herd immunity and today is another critical step towards that goal,” said Dr Ivan Meyer.

Civil society efforts send ripples of change through SA

The key to combatting food insecurity is the creation of sustainable community-based food supply chains, argues Refilwe Pico, communications officer at the Seriti Institute. This non-profit is a developmental facilitation agency that helps communities and social partners reach their goals by delivering innovative, sustainable and comprehensive solutions to enhance socioeconomic impact.

LIFESTYLE

Veggie farmer can’t stop procrastinating

This Mpumalanga veggie farmer is a serial procrastinator, and they need some serious help before the spring planting season kicks off.

Miss SA hopefuls share their biggest kitchen secrets

To usher in Women’s Month in August, five of the Miss SA hopefuls shared a few of their kitchen secrets and cooking tips with Food For Mzansi.

CHANGEMAKERS

How farmer Mregi uses technology and data to improve

After working in the information technology and software engineering space for almost 17 years, Nerudo Mregi decided to branch out into farming, eager to incorporate data science and technology into this field.

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Recipe: Thai chicken and prawn curry

Longing for a bit of Southeast Asian travel? Chef Zacharia Maseko shares his Thai curry recipe to give you a taste of the East.

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Chef Khosi made a promise that created a thriving business

Eight years ago, Khosi Mpiti (39) made a vow to himself, following the passing of his mother. To live out her legacy, he would finally become a qualified chef living their shared cooking dream in the professional kitchen.

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