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· July, 2010

Stories about Food from July, 2010

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Global Threat of Wheat Killer Rises

  30 July 2010

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 destroy entire wheat fields.

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 responses to a recent guest entry on Armenian-Azerbaijani relations in the context of the still unresolved conflict over Nagorno Karabakh,...

Taiwan: Film Festival of “Food and People”

  27 July 2010

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 September. The 4 documentaries are We Feed The World, Sustainable Table, Bullshit, and Black Gold.

Japan: Agriculture and Entrepreneurship

  26 July 2010

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 into an event space to hear speakers talk about “Agriculture 2.0,” projects connecting urban dwellers with healthy local food, while...

Japan: Eating unagi eel to battle the heat

  26 July 2010

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 tradition and A Radiused Corner has some beautiful pictures of the dish.

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Africa's Hunger Hardships Spur Biotech Debate

  25 July 2010

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. Others claim there are numerous risks associated with adopting GMOs in Africa.

Niger: Offering choices to unheard voices

  24 July 2010

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 the most vulnerable before the food ran out…”

Haiti: How to Report

  23 July 2010

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

Thailand: “Tsunami Roll” menu

  22 July 2010

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 over the shores of the peninsula in 2004.”

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Brunei: Great Tasty Tour goes East Asia

  22 July 2010

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 Brunei tour.

Peru: Peruvian Chicken Day

  20 July 2010

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 of a dish which the National Institute of Culture considers one of the culinary specialties of Peru. The blogger includes...

Portugal: Seagulls Invade the city of Porto

  19 July 2010

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 scaring tourists with their attacks on the garbage piled in the streets. Marta, a tourist, witnessed what she calls a...

Trinidad & Tobago: Eating Wisely

  15 July 2010

“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 love…is we to catch–and pay through the nose for their produce”: Lisa Allen-Agostini has a few suggestions “for encouraging people...

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