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· July, 2010

Stories about Food from July, 2010

Global Threat of Wheat Killer Rises

The risk posed by a fungus that is deadly to the world's second largest crop, wheat, continues to rise. The killer fungus, called Ug99, causes stem rust disease, which can...

Trinidad & Tobago: Eating for Emancipation

TriniGourmet.com posts some ideas for a mouth-watering menu that honours the spirit of Emancipation Day.

Niger: Niger's silent crisis

Watch a video of Niger's silent crisis where 7.1 million people face hunger.

South Korea: A Politician’s ‘Emperor’s Dish’ Enraged Struggling Koreans

A South Korean politician's effort to experience the minimum wage earner's life went backfire due to poor understanding on the severity of the working poor's life conditions.

Ukraine: “Food Nostalgia”

The Pickle Project writes about the post-Soviet ““nostalgia cuisine” and the Ukrainian Puzata Khata chain restaurant.

Armenia: Eating a way to peace

Ianyan says that food might represent the path to peace for cultures that place such significance in it. Referring to an Armenian bakery in the U.S.-Armenian Diaspora as well as...

Taiwan: Film Festival of “Food and People”

Karen Yu announces on okogreen blog that the “2010 Food and People Film Festival”(zht)-co-hosted by fair-trade coffee shops and environmental NGOs-will be showing 4 documentaries on each friday through out...

Brazil: Limits on Food Ads Shake Market Forces

The Federal Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency has ruled changes in food advertising to include warnings printed on packages, amidst strong industry reaction. Do consumers have a say in this debate?

Japan: Agriculture and Entrepreneurship

Barnali and Anirvan (who traveled from the U.S. to Japan by ship!) blog about interesting Agriculture 2.0 projects that they encountered at green drinks Tokyo. “About sixty young people crowded...

Japan: Eating unagi eel to battle the heat

It's Doyo No Ushi in Japan today – the day to eat grilled eel to bolster your energy for battling the summer heat. TsukuBlog gives a comprehensive explanation of the...

Africa's Hunger Hardships Spur Biotech Debate

Many solutions have been proposed to help combat hunger in Africa, but one in particular remains controversial: biotechnology. Many experts suggest that genetically modified organisms could help ensure food security....

Niger: Offering choices to unheard voices

Niall Tierney writes Concern Worldwide and hunger in Niger: “Concern launched an early, groundbreaking response using “short-harvest” seed varieties, mobile phone technology and cash, and emergency nutrition programs to reach...

Haiti: How to Report

For foreign journalists wondering how to write about Haiti, Mediahacker has written a “handy guide”.

Thailand: “Tsunami Roll” menu

Blogger I-nomad believes the “Tsunami Roll” food offered in a restaurant in Phuket, Thailand is “not very appropriate considering the 8000+ victims and the survivors of the tsunami which rolled...

Brunei: Great Tasty Tour goes East Asia

Two Spanish Foodie Bloggers, Inaki and Esther, are currently on a gastronomy tour in East Asia for some ten months. GV author Senor Pablo interviews the two bloggers about their...

South Korea: Dog Meat Debate

Ask a Korean! translated a local food columnist posts on dog meat.

Peru: Peruvian Chicken Day

Globalizado informs [es] his readers that July 18 is Peruvian Chicken day (“pollo a la brasa” in Spanish). It is the first time that Peruvians celebrate this day in honor...

Portugal: Seagulls Invade the city of Porto

A seagull problem has been occurring in Porto's historical center. Portuguese netcitizens report that the birds are hungry and fearless and have even killed pigeons. For Cristina Santos, they are...

Russia: How to cook and eat a hot dog

Voices from Russia muses on the fact that Russian news agency, RIA-Novosti, has issued instructions on “How to cook and eat a hot dog.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Eating Wisely

“There is a need for subsidies…for better infrastructure for farmers, and for help with getting them to develop their markets. Farmers is folks too and if they aren’t feeling the...

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