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Man-made famine declared in South Sudan, thousands face starvation

4.9 million people - more than 40 percent of South Sudan's population - are in need of urgent food, agriculture and nutrition assistance...

21 Feb 2017

Poisonous fungus gets into food and eats away at health

A researcher from North West University has raised the alarm over the high levels of mycotoxins in the food we eat on the African continent. Affected foods potentially include...

13 Feb 2017

Addressing antimicrobial resistance on our farms and in our food

The significant risk to human health posed by antimicrobial resistance and its connection to and impact on agriculture will be discussed at a high-level UN event...

15 Sep 2016

SU faculties join forces for new MSc programme focused on food security

SU's two-year MSc programme in Food and Nutrition Security will begin 2017 and will help policy makers and people in non-government organisations make educated decisions...

18 Aug 2016

DNA rice breakthrough raises 'green revolution' hopes

LOS BANOS, PHILIPPINES: Rice-growing techniques learned through thousands of years of trial and error are about to be turbocharged with DNA technology in a breakthrough hailed by scientists as a potential second "green revolution"...

15 Feb 2016

State's food projects 'are failing'

Government programmes meant to tackle food insecurity are plagued by a lack of co-ordination, which results in duplication, undermining the reduction of hunger and starvation in the country, MPs heard Tuesday, 2 February 2016...

4 Feb 2016

Poor nutrition stalks SADC

According to the SADC regional vulnerability assessment analysis, about 30 percent of the region's population is malnourished. Malnutrition is a critical risk factor in most countries...

By Hlupekile Nkunika 31 Dec 2015

FoodBank South Africa calls for 'Food Fast' on World Hunger Day

FoodBank SA is encouraging the people of South Africa to commit to fast for 12 hours from 7am to 7pm on 28 May 2015, World Hunger Day and make a R40 donation...

25 May 2015

Dept to probe classification of herbicide as possibly carcinogenic

Government will examine a recent evaluation by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which found that glyphosate, a broad-spectrum herbicide used in about 100 products in South Africa, could possibly cause cancer...

25 May 2015

Foot-and-mouth eats up farming

Agriculture in this country faces economic obliteration by a "bio-security threat" if steps are not taken to eradicate a fast-spreading animal disease that has already cost the country R15 billion over the past three years...

14 Jan 2015

Seed distribution initiative to combine food security and Ebola containment strategies

Thousands of smallholder farmers in Liberia are set to benefit from an innovative seed distribution initiative that seeks to strengthen the fragile food system by providing quality seed paired with Ebola prevention messages to farmers...

19 Dec 2014

Woolworths donates R3m for World Food Day

In honour of World Food Day, 16 October 2014, Woolworths has been donating R3 million towards sustainable food security during the course of the year via the EduPlant programme...

15 Oct 2014

Hungry child ad sparks race row

An advert aimed at raising awareness about starving children in South Africa has sparked a racial storm.

10 Jul 2014

KFC gives up the Colonel for hungry children

One of South Africa's favourite Quick Service Restaurant brands is giving up its most valuable asset in an unprecedented move to highlight the plight of hungry children in the country.

2 Oct 2013

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International

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

The rise of visual social sharing via platforms such as Instagram has provided brands with a new way to examine their complex relationships with people. Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 2 days ago

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

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