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· October, 2011

Stories about Food from October, 2011

Armenia: Pizza Paradox

  26 October 2011

Cilicia.com recounts a recent experience of dining out at a Pizza restaurant in Central Yerevan. Sitting on the roof terrace of Diamond Pizza the group of ethnic Armenians from the Diaspora were told they could not eat pizza because if they did so “that’s all people would order.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Divali Delicacies

  25 October 2011

“The cross-section of families and individuals from all walks of life always brings a smile to my face and reminds me of the Divali celebrations of my childhood”: TriniGourmet.com posts her mouth-watering menu for this year's Divali celebrations, which take place tomorrow.

Trinidad & Tobago: Poisoned Avocados

  24 October 2011

aka_lol and Plain Talk blog about a “local zaboca farmer who claimed to have intentionally poisoned over 200 zabocas” in a desperate attempt to deal with agricultural theft.

El Salvador's School Food Program

  19 October 2011

Colleen O'Brien, from the blog Locavore del Mundo, writes about El Salvador's school food program: “The Ministry of Education has recently announced that this new school feeding program to be a success (mission accomplished?), but apparently many schools are not receiving nearly enough food.”

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Malaysia: Food and Blog Action Day 2011

  19 October 2011

For this year’s Blog Action Day, bloggers around the world discussed food. Many Malaysians took part in the cause and wrote about highly diverse topics in their blogs. Some described their favorite dish and recommended good restaurants while others pondered about hunger and poverty in the world

France: Violence Erupts in French Overseas Departement Mayotte

  19 October 2011

Violence has erupted during demonstrations against the rising cost of living in Mamoudzou, the capital city of the French overseas departement Mayotte, where one man has died and another is reported wounded [fr]. Events can be followed on Twitter via the #mayotte hashtag. Rue89 has published testimonies [fr] from Mayotte citizens, while Politis...

Macedonia: Blog Action Day Entries About Food

  17 October 2011

Macedonian bloggers, who have joined this year's Blog Action Day, include Dzamski, who wrote [mk, en] about the ongoing campaigns to raise awareness about the socio-economic roots of the famine problem; Greener stressed the importance of making healthy choices; while Jovana Tozija warned about the consumerist abuse of the term...

Greece: “Hunger is coming” Blog Action Day 2011

  16 October 2011

On Blog Action Day 2011, themed this year around food to coincide with World Food Day, veteran Greek blogger Rodia writes [el] about the dangers of continuous austerity imposed on Greece: “We are in a state of siege, and food […] will soon be scarce in my country. It's already happening to...

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World Food Day: Living with Hunger Pangs

  16 October 2011

According to the World Bank, nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry around the world, and the rising food prices will make that number grow. Today, for the World Food Day, we put faces on those hungry families and hear their stories.

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Blog Action Day 2011: Let's All Talk About Food

  11 October 2011

Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. This year the topic is food, as the Blog Action Day coincides with the World Food Day, an event organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization.

Recipes for ‘World Dulce de Leche Day’

  11 October 2011

October 11 is ‘World Dulce de Leche Day‘. To celebrate, a group of bloggers have come together to share recipes -in Spanish and English- and invite others to “make a recipe with dulce de leche, blog about it on October 11, with a link to this blog.”

Analysis on Russia-North Korea trade

  7 October 2011

North Korea specialist Andrei Lankov posted an analysis on North Korea's recent talk with Russia on economic cooperation. In the East Asia Forum site, Lankov explained why the two most important potential projects are a railway and a gas pipeline.

Africa: Famine is Man-made but…

  6 October 2011

Famine is man-made but….:”21st century solutions should be founded on collective responsibility. Describing famine as “man-made” is a step in the right direction, but let's not just look to foreign governments for handouts let's have the courage to call for responsibility and action from those closer to home.”

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