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· October, 2008

Stories about Food from October, 2008

Japan: Why is Halloween not popular in Japan?

id:nakakzs writes about the lack of interest in Halloween among Japanese people [ja] compared to other imported holidays such as Christmas and Valentine's Day, noting that many people only know...

Rats invade Myanmar fields

Adding to the woes of Myanmar farmers are rats which are invading fields in West Myanmar

Japan: Refunds from Saizeriya

News that Saizeriya [ja], a Japanese restaurant chain offering low-cost Italian food, is offering refunds for people who ate pizza with melamine-tainted dough — without asking for receipts — has...

China: Quiet at Melamine tainted-eggs

David Bandurski from China media project notices how the mainstream media in China are quiet about the melamine tainted-eggs issue even though the government stressed its determination on securing food...

Malaysia: Era of contaminated food

After the China milk scandal, Jewelle notes that in Malaysia some popular food brands are also allegedly contaminated. Are we living in the era of contaminated food?

Azerbaijan: Idaho of the Caucasus

The Continuing Adventures of Super Steve recounts a recent visit to the Azerbaijiani region of Gadabay. Thanks to the abundance of potatoes, the blog calls Gadabay the Idaho of the...

Barbados: Retail Prices

Barbados Underground thinks that consumers are being taken for a ride by retailers: “The time for bold strategies to tackle the issue of providing reasonably priced food to our PEOPLE...

Myanmar: Crop failure in cyclone-hit areas

Rule of Lords warns of food shortage in Myanmar, especially in the cyclone-hit areas. Crop failures were reported in fields inundated with salt water.

Kuwait: He Ruined My Pasta

Kuwaiti blogger Danderma tells us how her husband, inspired by Ratatouille, ruined her favourite pasta dish.

Japan: Reaction to Asahi article on supermarket inspection

An article in the Asahi Shimbun [ja] about a visit by Japanese prime minister Taro Aso to a Shinjuku supermarket has been taken up on 2-Channel [ja]. Aso reportedly visited...

Angola: A poem for the Blog Action Day

Admário Costa Lindo [pt] publishes one of his poems as his contribution for the Blog Action Day. It is a concrete poem about hunger written in 1974, and there is...

Africans Blog About Poverty For Blog Action Day 08

BlogAction Day is a day when bloggers around the world focus on one particular topic on their respective blogs. The topic for 2008 is poverty. This global day encourages discussion...

Iran: No World record sandwich for Iran

Biseda, an Iranian blogger, has published a couple of photos of a 1,500m (4,920ft) long sandwich made of ostrich meat.The crowd started attacking the sandwich before any of the three...

Jamaica: Financial Crisis

A Fe Me Page Dis Iyah says that Jamaica will feel the effects of the global financial crisis primarily through remittances and tourism: “What Jamaica needs to do is produce...

Jamaica, Haiti: Blogging about Poverty

“One of the remarkable consequences of blogging is that people of like minds can join together to raise the global consciousness about a particular issue”: Jamaican Geoffrey Philp uses his...

Trinidad & Tobago: Down in the Valley

“The warnings are there, too many to ignore…people better start waking up. Better rebuild their community parlours and their sou sous and their gayaps. In the panic of markets and...

Cuba: Imprisoned

Diaspora blogger Uncommon Sense calls Cuba the “concentration camp of the Caribbean”, while Havana-based Generation Y blogs about the rise of prices on the informal food market, saying: “These days,...

China: Text Messages on Sanlu

Shenzhen Fieldnotes translates some mobile text messages on the Sanlu poisonous milk scandal.

Jamaica: Guineps

Moving Back to Jamaica features a post by Susan Warmington about Guineps, a local fruit: “Do you remember how that Guinep sounds when you bite into it? The delicious crack...

Guyana: Economic Woes

Guyana-Gyal has found a way to fend off her worries “about this melt-down goin’ around, how it gon affect we the people in Guyana.”

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