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· July, 2008

Stories about Food from July, 2008

Czech Republic: Expensive Water

The Czech Daily Word reports on how Czech restaurants are making money on drinking water: “Generally speaking the purchase prices for a .3L bottle of water in wholesale is CZK...

Dominica, U.S.A.: Politics & People

Chris at Dominica Weekly has “taken a strong interest in the US Presidential Election”, which leads him to consider the state of politics in his own country: “Perhaps the most...

Vietnam: Floating market

Mango shake, anyone?? published several pictures of a floating market in Can Tho, Vietnam.

East Timor: Coffee economics

Dili-gence blogs about the coffee industry in East Timor

Ghana: Spices and flavours

Emeka writes about a company bringing African flavours and spices to the world: “Founded by the award winning Felicia Twumasi, Homefoods processes,packages produces all-natural red palm oil, high-quality African spices,...

Haiti: Act 3, Scene 2

“It has been fascinating to follow. And we are thankful that we are now watching Scene 2 unfold, while not really certain of its outcome”: jmc strategies is watching the...

Azerbaijan: Shop Baku

Visiting Azerbaijan? A new blog, Shop Baku, offers helpful tips for foreigners in the country including a helpful list of food names in Azerbaijani and English as well as a...

Haiti: Quest for Freedom

The Haitian Blogger publishes an article from the Haiti Action Committee Website that “expresses…the aspirations of many Haitian activists who are endeavoring to see Haiti regain its sovereignty and ability...

Morocco: Where's the tuna?

Margot the Marrakesh Mystic explains why Morocco is experiencing a shortage of canned tuna.

Cuba: July 26th

This past weekend, on July 26th, Cuba marked the 55th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago that came to be recognised as the start of the...

China: 1950s Starvation

1Bao posted several exclusive pieces on the nationwide starvation during the 1950s (Great Leap Forward).

Zimbabwe: On the soaring inflation

Zimbabwe, that was once one of the richest countries in Africa, at present finds itself falling into economic chaos with inflation reaching record levels, and with zeroes being regularly added...

Cuba: July 26

Raul Castro is scheduled to address his fellow Cubans this weekend and speculation is rife about what he might say. Child of the Revolution: “I hope Castro II announces for...

Jamaica, Haiti: Political Analysis

In examining the state of Jamaican politics, My View of JamDown from Up So notices some similarities to Haiti.

Indonesia: Imported bananas

Indonesia Anonymus notes that bananas sold in some of Indonesia's supermarkets are all imported. The typical Indonesia's ‘pisang ambon’ banana variety is not available.

Guatemala: Helping Senior Citizens During Food Crisis

Rudel M. Alvarez of El Blog de Rudel [es] participated in a campaign to distribute food to senior citizens in response to the rising food prices in Guatemala and he...

Palestine: Food Shortage Falsity?

According to Israeli blogger Not a Fish's research: “While food prices all over the world are going up, in Gaza they are actually going down.” Could it be true? Read...

Azerbaijan: Dolma

Farida’s Azerbaijani Cookbook says that dolma — vegetables stuffed with meat — is one of the most popular dishes in Azerbaijan during the summer months. The cookery blog provides a...

Madagascar: Family planning, baby-weighing and gospel choir.

Jayne Taylor Gaubatz, a Peace Corps volunteer blogger in the southern city of Fianaratsoa, describes the impact of a well-done family planning poster, the importance of baby weighing in tandem...

Korea: Chopsticks… Rather Complicated…

Why does Korea use iron for chopsticks while other chopsticks countries use wooden materials? What is the history of the use of chopsticks? When do kids learn how to use...

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