Stories about Food from November, 2011
“Let's fight climate change & hunger. Together” is a new video released by ActionAid & produced by the LatteCreative team, to support the world food crisis campaign and keep the ‘pressure on governments to deliver on their promise to halve world hunger by 2015′.
North Korean Economy Watch blog consolidated current reports on severe deforestation in North Korea. According to one risk analysis firm, North Korea had the third highest deforestation rate among 180 countries surveyed and the UN estimates that North Korea had lost almost one-third of its entire forest mass.
As governments gear up for COP17, which starts today, experts are warning that among climate change's greatest consequences in developing countries are the risks to the agriculture sector, including an increased risk of food insecurity. Bangladesh is among the top five most vulnerable countries.
Generation Y wonders whether the country's new wave of entrepreneurs will survive, while Laritza's Laws is concerned that “the housing regulations, recently enacted by the government of Cuba…leave intact regulations that impede the full exercise of the right of ownership.”
Andy of Siberian Light presents This Week in Russia Blogs #1, a revamped version of Russia Blog Roundup weekly series. Anglophone posts highlighted in the current edition include A Good Treaty's take on the efficiency of the RuNet activism and Putinania‘s analysis of the United Russia’s prospects for the Dec....
News has been spreading in Qatar that pork products are now available for purchase in the country, albeit only from the single Qatar Distribution Company store, and only to those with alcohol permits. Omar Chatriwala reports.
A comic picture by Sick Chili using the concept of Tank man to mock the inflation in China.
This Thanksgiving, My Big Fat Cuban Family “opted to take a traditional Thanksgiving side dish (corn) and added a Cuban spin to it” – check out the mouth-watering recipe, here.
Would you like to try the Cape Verdean famous dish, cachupa? Odair Varela explains the process of preparation in a photopost [pt]. For more on gastronomy from Cape Verde, visit the blog CV Na Pontu [pt].
Generation Y blogs about Tony, a street vendor who “has passed through all the stages of the emerging private sector in Cuba” and wonders, even in this period of entrepreneurial “revival”, “why [it] has to be plagued with so many absurdities, so many limitations.”
Colleen O'Brien in Locavore del Mundo reports “the Salvadoran government is considering trials of genetically modified crops.” However, she argues “a more sustainable solution would be to implement other types of technology – such as micro-hydro irrigation projects that could extend the growing season and give the farmers more stability...
The life and times of two Indians in Pakistan explains the perils of being a vegetarian in Pakistan.
Interested in making mauby? TriniGourmet.com posts her recipe, along with a few facts about mauby bark that you may not have known.
“Yesterday was payday for retired people and active workers who collect their pay by debit card”: Rebeca Monzo blogs about the “craziness” that ensued.
South Korean humanitarian aid group, Good Friends released the English translation of their news letter. It gives inside look into the North Korean food crisis and how impoverished North Korean will cope with the harsh winter season.
“You’d think that agricultural production would have increased under the reform momentum of our General-President”: Without Evasion blogs about the supposed growth of the Cuban economy, which she calls “the ultimate Cuban surrealism.”
Rice & Curry, a Sri Lankan food blog, introduces us to two of the quintessential Sri Lankan street foods – Isso (prawn) wade and ulundu wade (savory donuts).
The Presurfer points us towards this video contrasting two different styles of opening a green coconut to drink the water inside. One of them is definitely not for beginners!
On the Day of the Dead –November 2– Ecuadorians prepare colada morada, a traditional drink made with various fruits and black maize; the beverage and a bread called guagas de pan are left at the graveside of deceased ancestors at cemeteries across the country. The blog El Ecuador de Hoy...