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How innovation can contribute to food and nutrition security
How innovation can contribute to food and nutrition security

"We hope to produce so-called smart foods with extra health benefits that are safe, marketable, affordable, ready to eat and trendsetting."

By Mologadi Makwela 3 Apr 2018

A lab sample of the bacteria listeria monocytogene that causes listeriosis.
What led to world's worst listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

South Africa has had the biggest listeriosis outbreak in the world that resulted in more than 180 deaths to date...

13 Mar 2018

Listeriosis outbreak: A people-centred crisis approach is the most essential
Listeriosis outbreak: A people-centred crisis approach is the most essential

Victor Moreriane analyses the current crisis management related to the outbreak of listeriosis...

By Victor Moreriane 9 Mar 2018

How well is SA's vitamins and supplements market?
How well is SA's vitamins and supplements market?

Stimulated by an ageing global population and increased focus on health, wellness and preventative healthcare, there has been significant growth in the vitamins and dietary supplements market...

Issued by Insight Survey 19 Feb 2018

Sars to hold sugar tax roadshows in March
Sars to hold sugar tax roadshows in March

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) will engage industry stakeholders on the Sugary Beverages Levy...

13 Feb 2018

Capetonians not too clued up about food and nutrition labels
Capetonians not too clued up about food and nutrition labels

Consumers in Cape Town have poor knowledge about food and nutrition labels, and nutrition information on food labels does not have a major influence on what they buy...

8 Feb 2018

Aspen seeks new formula
Aspen seeks new formula

Aspen Pharmacare is conducting a review of its global nutritionals business, with a view to entering into a strategic partnership or possibly a sale...

31 Jan 2018

Importance of managing cow's milk allergies in infants
Importance of managing cow's milk allergies in infants

The management of cow's milk allergy in infants needs to be a long-term strategy given the risk of poor nutrition and reduced quality of life...

Issued by Cipla 26 Jan 2018

Making traditional food fashionable again will boost nutrition and food security
Making traditional food fashionable again will boost nutrition and food security

Smart food crops, so named because they are good for consumers, good for farmers and good for the planet, are at the heart of many strategies worldwide aimed at beating malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies...

25 Jan 2018

Three crucial things to manage cow's milk allergy in infants
Three crucial things to manage cow's milk allergy in infants

Parents need to monitor infants who suffer from cow's milk allergy constantly. The management of this allergy in infants needs to be a long-term strategy given the risk of poor nutrition and reduced quality of life...

24 Jan 2018

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Scientists are breeding super-nutritious crops to help solve global hunger

Micronutrient deficiencies, also known as hidden hunger, occurs when there is a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in a person's diet. Supplementation and food fortification has long been used around the world to alleviate micronutrient deficiencies...

By Heather Ohly, Nicola Lowe 23 Jan 2018

Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the day
Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the day

In South Africa, we raise more than one billion farm animals for food every year. Now is the time to join the green revolution, with sustainable food consumption on the rise and plant-based protein predicted to be one of the biggest food trends in 2018...

19 Jan 2018

Fewer crops are feeding more people worldwide - and that's not good
Fewer crops are feeding more people worldwide - and that's not good

Global shifts of urbanisation, migration, markets and climate can potentially be compatible with agrobiodiversity, but other powerful forces are undermining it. The future of agrobiodiversity hangs in the balance...

By Karl Zimmerer 1 Dec 2017

National Assembly approves sugar tax
National Assembly approves sugar tax

The bill providing for the implementation of a tax on sugary beverages - the health promotion levy - was passed by the National Assembly on Tuesday...

22 Nov 2017

Women and diabetes in the spotlight this November
Women and diabetes in the spotlight this November

Globally, diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women, resulting in 2.1 million deaths each year. Currently, more than 199 million women are living with diabetes...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 14 Nov 2017

Diabetes treatment goals still suboptimal
Diabetes treatment goals still suboptimal

Statistics from the International Diabetes Federation's 2015 update show that the total number of people with diabetes in Africa is expected to increase by 20 million in 2040, bringing the total to 34.2 million diabetic patients on the continent...

Issued by AstraZeneca 14 Nov 2017

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The 'sportification' of natural products

Consumers are tapping into this trend and the South African sports nutrition market is expected to be worth R812.9 million by 2021...

10 Nov 2017

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The traditional vegetable and sweet potato research that's revolutionising the way we build food and nutrition security in Africa

Various agricultural research institutions in Africa are currently carrying out research on orphan crops mainly to improve yields and controlling and lowering disease tolerance....

By Millie Phiri, Sonia Naidoo, Nadia Ibraimo 17 Oct 2017

Diet genocide? 'No, Noakes!'
Diet genocide? 'No, Noakes!'

Controversial scientist and Bantingchampion Tim Noakes is at the centre of a new storm after tweeting that the traditional food pyramid was tantamount to genocide...

By Katharine Child 17 Oct 2017

Is your probiotic gluten-free?
Is your probiotic gluten-free?

As more information about the benefits of probiotic use is becoming increasingly available, Professor Leon Dicks, head of the probiotic and antimicrobial peptide laboratory in the Department of Microbiology at Stellenbosch University, stresses the importance of choosing a probiotic that is gluten-free...

Issued by Cipla 16 Oct 2017

Kids are getting fatter
Kids are getting fatter

In the last forty years, the number of obese children and adolescents (aged five to 19 years) worldwide has increased tenfold...

16 Oct 2017

Costs push moms into unhealthy food options
Costs push moms into unhealthy food options

The food industry and the government must implement "drastic measures" to curb the rising cost of healthy food, say local nutritionists...

By Dave Chambers 16 Oct 2017

Cape Town takes the prize as South Africa's healthiest city
Cape Town takes the prize as South Africa's healthiest city

Durbanites eat the least sugar and salt while Cape Town and Johannesburg residents are better at stocking up on fruit and vegetables...

13 Oct 2017

National Nutrition Week: Rethink your drink - choose water!
National Nutrition Week: Rethink your drink - choose water!

Clean and clear, refreshing and invigorating, we know instinctively that water is good for us. Yet, many of us have lost touch with water...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 12 Oct 2017

Rising demand for probiotics in SA
Rising demand for probiotics in SA

The rise of obesity and fast-food consumption has resulted in probiotics dominating the vitamin and dietary supplements market...

21 Sep 2017

Prof. Leon Dicks
More than half of health-conscious people suffer from digestive health problems

More than half (54%) of health-conscious South Africans experience digestive health problems, according to the 2017 Cipla Digestive Health Survey conducted among 400 health-conscious individuals...

Issued by Cipla 15 Sep 2017

Treasury opts to defer sugar tax implementation
Treasury opts to defer sugar tax implementation

Implementation of the health promotion levy - previously known as the sugar-sweetened beverages tax - will be delayed until April 2018...

6 Sep 2017

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Purple tea is taking over the world, one cup at a time

This new brew is the latest in the global health craze to cause quite a stir (pun intended) and it just so happens to come from Meru, Kenya...

By Sharon Mundia 5 Sep 2017

Six eating habits for healthy kidneys
Six eating habits for healthy kidneys

Worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is on the rise - one in 10 people globally are affected, and that's every bit as serious as cardiac disease...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 5 Sep 2017

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