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· October, 2010

Stories about Food from October, 2010

Guyana: Entrepreneurship

27 October 2010

“Tell a Guyanese that something can make money…right away, dollar signs does pop up and paste on to them eye-balls like in cartoons”: Guyana-Gyal has big plans for when she becomes “a Poh-Poh Magnate.”

Ukraine, Serbia: Food, Libraries, Dwellings

26 October 2010

A Crimean Tatar wedding feast and fall's bounty at a Kyiv farmers’ market – at The Pickle Project; an initiative to help a library in the Ukrainian town of Konotop – at Jud Dolphin Adventure; the Modern Village exhibit at the Pyrohiv Museum of Folk Architecture and Life just outside...

D.R. of Congo: Food Thursday: Pounded Plantains

21 October 2010

Lituma or pounded plantains can justify a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Lituma is a culinary specialty of the Lokele ethnic group–a tribal cluster of clans of fishers and fishwives along the Congo River and its tributaries in the Orientale Province.That could explain why lituma is usually eaten...

Zimbabwe: What does Zimbabwe have to offer children?

20 October 2010

What does Zimbabwe have offer children?: “Away from personal experience, the law protecting children or, more accurately, the lack of law protecting children in Zimbabwe is shocking. Looking at the current constitution as of February 2009, there is no particular area where the needs of children are addressed.

El Salvador: Demanding Local Food

18 October 2010

Colleen O'Brien begins her post “Growing Local Food Demand” asking, “Local food in El Salvador? It certainly exists, even though farmers markets, CSAs and advocates don’t abound in this country.” She later writes, “Fresh food for the urbanites, steady incomes for the campesinos. Is it just a pipe dream? I...

Japan: Udon noodle to cause water pollution

17 October 2010

On Blog Action Day, Japanstyle reported the news [en] that udon (thick wheat-flour noodle) caused water pollution in Kagawa Prefecture (Shikoku Island). According to the post, the problem would be the poor drainage system as “In the region without sewer, the water left over after boiling udon which contained high...

Japan: Virtual water

15 October 2010

On Blog Action Day Masato Fukushima reflects [ja] on the concept of Virtual Water [ja]. Japan has a very low food self-sufficiency ratio and rely on imports, he explains, adding that imported food is cultivated and processed using the water of other countries and that Japanese should keep it in...

Bhutan: Washing Hands For Better Health

15 October 2010

“While we should continue ‘washing’ our hands with rice, let’s do so only after we’ve washed them with soap,” opines Tshering Tobgay on the occasion of the Global Handwashing Day pointing to the Bhutanese pre-meal ritual and the importance of washing hands.

Maldives: No McDonald's

12 October 2010

Mohamed Saeed points to the fact that there is no McDonald's outlet in Maldives and weighs the pros and cons of having them.

Africa: Make Your Own Baobab Juice

8 October 2010

Miriam shares her recipe for making baobab juice: “Baobab (bay-oh-bab) a very healthy fruit found in almost all countries of Africa, is just starting to gain popularity in the western world.”

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Can We Halve Global Hunger by 2015?

8 October 2010

World leaders from some 140 countries gathered at a United Nations Summit in New York from September 20-22 to discuss the best approaches for achieving eight poverty-reducing goals by 2015. One goal: To halve global hunger between 1990 and 2015.

Senegal: Wade's Son Takes Over Energy Ministry as Power Outage Increases

7 October 2010

Seneweb reports that power outages are becoming increasingly problematic in Senegal [fr]. More protests come about as food cannot be conserved without electricity. President Wade's son, Karim Wade has been assigned the Energy ministry in addition to his  other duties as minister of International Cooperation, Territorial Management, Aerian Transport and...

Puerto Rico: Stamps for Fast Food

6 October 2010

“Puerto Rico has got to be the most bass-ackwards nation on Earth, canceling chess in schools because it's too passive while flinging federal funds around to promote fast food excesses”: Gil the Jenius hopes this is “the last of the mega-stupid ideas.”

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Kuwait: Let the Tomatoes Rot!

5 October 2010

Tomatoes are now eight times more expensive in Kuwait than they were a month ago - and netizens are not taking the change in prices in stride. They cannot find an explanation to why the cost of a box of tomatoes jumped from half a dinar ($1.70) to KD4 ($14) in just a few days.

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