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Faking food security

With less food and more people, demand is outstripping supply. One solution to this problem could be the creation of fake foods...

1 Jul 2016

If food labels aren't simple, consumers may ignore them

Consumers gather information about food from a variety of sources including their families, the media and through education. But another way that they can get the information is through...

By Nelene Koen 24 Jun 2016

Food safety in Africa: International partnership to be 'sealed' at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit

An estimated 2,000 people in Africa die from food safety-related illnesses every day, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

Issued by Atmosphere PR 1 Jun 2016

Initial partners with Yabonga to improve the hand hygiene of vulnerable children

Wednesday, 18 May, marked the official start of a partnership between Yabonga and Initial in the Western Cape. Yabonga is a Cape Town-based non-governmental organisation supporting people living with HIV...

Issued by Rentokil Initial 31 May 2016

Ascendis Health acquires two companies in Europe

Ascendis Health announced two acquisitions in Europe on Tuesday. The group is buying Cyprus-based pharmaceutical company Remedica for up to 335-million euros and sports nutrition company Scitec for €170m...

By BDpro Staff Writer 25 May 2016

South Africans sweet on sugary drinks despite fat tax

South Africa plans a new "fat tax" on sugary drinks to combat an obesity epidemic -- but sweet-toothed consumers say its chances are slim of making them cut down...

18 Apr 2016

Ambius highlights the importance of indoor plants in honour of International Plant Appreciation Day

International Plant Appreciation Day provides an opportunity to consider the importance of plants not only in creating a suitable environment for the human race to evolve on planet earth, but also in the built environment...

Issued by Rentokil Initial 13 Apr 2016

Rentokil offers expert advice on rodent control after plague-infected rat found in Tembisa rubbish dump

The seasonal increase in rodent numbers is currently being exacerbated in the Johannesburg area by the ongoing Pikitup strike, which has meant that garbage is going uncollected in Johannesburg for a fifth week...

Issued by Rentokil Initial 7 Apr 2016

A light-hearted look at troublesome termites from the experts at Rentokil

The experts at Rentokil take a light-hearted look at termites in their latest series of blog posts, whilst at the same time offering some expert tips on how to protect your property...

Issued by Rentokil Initial 30 Mar 2016

Rentokil launches myRentokil; a refined and enhanced online reporting and auditing system

Rentokil is the market leader in the global pest control field, and this is especially evident when it comes to online pest management...

Issued by Rentokil Initial 14 Mar 2016

Rentokil warns Gauteng residents of the impact flash flooding can have on rodent infestations

As Gauteng residents are warned of flash flooding this weekend due to heavy rainfall, Rentokil warns of the impact flash flooding can have on rodent infestations...

Issued by Rentokil Initial 11 Mar 2016

Margarine's popularity against butter spreads

It's nothing but oil and additives, without a single fresh ingredient whatsoever. But it's affordable and well-packaged, and so it sells. We're talking about margarine: the poor man's butter...

By JP Gené 11 Mar 2016

Happy International Women's Day from Initial

Today, on 8 March, we celebrate International Women's Day. This day has been observed since the early 1900's and is earmarked to recognise the achievements of women - social, economic, cultural and political. This year's theme is #PledgeForParity...

Issued by Rentokil Initial 8 Mar 2016

US set to reimpose tariffs on SA goods

President Barack Obama is set to announce that he is suspending duty-free treatment of South African agricultural products under the African Growth and Opportunity Act...

4 Jan 2016

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