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· January, 2011

Stories about Food from January, 2011

Trinidad & Tobago: Fine Flavour Cocoa

“Gran Couva is part of the Montserrat hills in the Central Range of Trinidad, where the combination of the trinitario cacao, the weather, the soil…converge to make some of the...

Ukraine: Support “The Pickle Project”!

Linda Norris and Sarah Crow are fundraising on Kickstarter in order to be able to return to Ukraine and continue work on The Pickle Project, which “explores contemporary and traditional...

North Koreans Reportedly Consume the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Infected Cattle.

Reports have come out from NGO groups that North Korea, as well as South Korea, may hit hard by the foot-and-mouth disease. A more gruesome report[ko] came out from Open Radio for North Korea, a radio...

Bahamas, D.R.: Fish Poaching

Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith notes that “a recent report…has confirmed that poaching by commercial fishermen from the Dominican Republic is the greatest single threat to Bahamian seafood resources.”

China: A Subversive New Years’ Video Card

C. Custer from ChinaGeek translates and analyses a subversive New Years’ video card, “Little Rabbit, Be Good!”. The video addresses most of the social conflicts happened in the past few...

India: Invasion Of The American Chain Restaurants

Santosh at Uber Desi opines that American chain restaurants are taking India by storm.

Bangladesh: Fast Food Culture Spreading

Tithe Farhana at Pickled Politics writes about the social transformation seen in Bangladesh, which includes eating out and dining out, including fast food.

Arab World: Racism and the Slave's Head Candy Controversy

Are we - Arabs - racist? It's really hard to tell. Some might argue that racism is against our religion, and that people are never discriminated against because of their...

‘Korean War’ in Cambodia

Mary Kozlovski, writing for The Phnom Penh Post, writes about the reported boycott spearheaded by South Korean tourist operators against a popular North Korean restaurant in Cambodia. The restaurant is...

Russia: Blogger Tests if $88 per Month is Enough to Survive

Volunteer project minproduct.ru launched by a 17-year-old Muscovite examines the state-defined monthly living wage (around $88 per month). Many Russians retirees have nothing but this amount to live on. Vitaliy,...

Sri Lanka: A Trip To A Sri Lankan Market

Rice & Curry blog takes a trip to a typical Sri Lankan open air market and shares the experience.

Morocco: Fassi Cheese

The View From Fez reports that, although historically not a cheese-producing nation, Morocco is now catching up to its European brethren in the cheese-making department.

Cuba: Dangerous Days

Laritza Diversent says that “a typical Cuban day is synonymous with a journey full of dangers…because one must resort to illegal activities in order to survive.”

Sri Lanka: Militarization Of Vegetable Supply

Serendipity questions the efficacy of the intervention of the Sri Lankan military in the supply channel of vegetable in order to reduce prices.

Bhutan: Criminalizing The Use Of Tobacco Stirs Outrage

Starting this month the Bhutanese government has started implementing its draconian “Tobacco Control Act,” which was enacted last year. According to this act, any citizen in defiance can be charged...

Lusophone Traditions in Malacca

Baragül, a Brazilian blogger, investigates the lusophone influence in Malacca (Malaysia). In this post he argues about some gastronomy traditions shared between Brazil, Portugal and East Timor that are also...

Southeast Asia: Review of 2010

Here are the top stories in the Southeast Asia region in 2010 as reported by the Southeast Asia team of Global Voices.

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