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· June, 2010

Stories about Food from June, 2010

Ukraine: Kyiv Farmers’ Markets

Photos of berries, fruit and vegetables sold at Kyiv farmers’ markets this summer – at The Pickle Project, here and here.

Guide to Vietnamese Restaurant Menu

Viet World Kitchen provides a useful guide to understand Vietnamese restaurant menus

Taiwan: “When the Excavators Came to the Rice Fields”

Now occupying only 1.8% of total GDP in Taiwan, no one can deny that local agriculture has lost its once highly-respected status and is almost dying under many political decisions...

Haiti: Farmers fighting against Monsanto's seeds

Espas Ayisyen Toulouse republishes [Fr] Haitian Peasant Movement of Papaye‘s (PMP) official declaration after their long demonstration against the deal between the Haitian Government and the American firm Monsanto, to...

Israel: Storing Water for Emergencies

When you live in the Middle East, water is essential to your daily survival. Israeli Kitchen recommends ways to store water in preparation for an emergency and what water sources...

Mexico: Visiting a Trotilleria

Carlos Hernández visited a small tortilla factory (“tortilleria” in Spanish) and reported on his experience on his blog Mas alla de Conoce México [es], where he includes images of the...

Rwanda: Kigali Restaurant Reviews

If you are planning on visiting Kigali, Rwanda then you should visit a blog by Jiffler called Kigali Restaurant Reviews.

Nigeria: New Nigerian food blog

The Avartsy Kitchen Chronicles is a new Nigerian food blog:”I was inspired to start this mainly because I noticed a dearth online for Nigerian food recipes and pictures.”

Lithuania-Russia: Swastikas on Baltic products

Alan Hendrixson of With a Grain of Druska draws attention to Lithuanian dairy products being labelled with swastikas in Russia, according to his translation of a Delfi.lt article.

Bangladesh: Sweet And Savory Snacks

Bangladesh Unlocked posts a review of some sweet and savory snacks from across Bangladesh.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Price of “Progress”

Abeni notices the proliferation of fast food franchises in St. Vincent and the Grenadines: “As our nation gorges itself on fast food and channel surf to our leisure we get...

India: Of food tales and recipes

Food fiction and chocolate brownies – a delectable combination. Bong Mom at Bong Mom's Cookbook, pens a touching tale of  a birthday entwined with some delectable sweet dish recipes.

Trinidad & Tobago: Media & Food

“The food industry is engaged in a number of strategies, sometimes considered questionable, to control the dissemination of information and the general response to their products”: Simply Trini Cooking considers...

Haiti: Farmers’ Rights

The Haitian Blogger republishes a Facebook report that supports Haitian farmers “in their epic fight against the Monsanto multinational corporation.”

Taiwan: An open letter to Japanese architect Tadao Ando

Architect and blogger Sun De-hong(孫德鴻), in his open letter, asks Tadao Ando, the famous Japanese architect “What is social responsibility?“(zht). Sun questions Tadao Ando–who always talks about “architects’ social responsibility”...

Haiti: “No” to Monsanto

“Today, tens of thousands of Haitian farmers and earthquake-displaced peasants will gather on the occasion of International Environment Day to preserve the agricultural lifeblood of the nation”: Repeating Islands blogs...

Japan: Tech-savvy fishermen get their business online

Asiajin reports [en] that a fishermen cooperative [ja] “launched a fish and seafood e-commerce site that sells what have been caught in Tokyo Bay in the morning of the day.”...

Israel: Between the Bean and the Ban

The current political climate between Israel and Turkey may be tense, but something that every Israeli can enjoy is the beloved national drink, café turkí (Turkish coffee). Israeli Kitchen observes:...

Niger: From impending crisis to humanitarian emergency

Amanda McClleland, blogging from Niger, says that the country has shifted from an “impending crisis” to a real humanitarian emergency.

Bhutan: Imposing Heavy Taxes On Junk Foods

Penstar questions the logic behind Bhutanese government's intention to impose taxes as high as 150% on junk foods.

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