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· November, 2011

Stories about Food from November, 2011

ActionAid: halve world hunger by 2015

“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...

North Korea Ranked 3rd in Deforestation

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...

Bangladesh: Climate Change to Increase Hunger and Malnutrition

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...

Cuba: Entrepreneurship & Home Ownership

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...

Russia: Siberian Light's This Week in Russia Blogs #1

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...

Qatar: Opinions Divided Over Sale of Pork

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...

China: Inflation Comic

A comic picture by Sick Chili using the concept of Tank man to mock the inflation in China.

Cuba: Giving Thanks, Cuban Style

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.

Cape Verde: Delicious Blogging on Local Gastronomy

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...

Cuba: Walking the Streets

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...

El Salvador: A Sustainable Alternative to GMO Crops

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...

Pakistan: The Perils Of Being A Vegetarian

The life and times of two Indians in Pakistan explains the perils of being a vegetarian in Pakistan.

Trinidad & Tobago: Mauby Drink

Interested in making mauby? TriniGourmet.com posts her recipe, along with a few facts about mauby bark that you may not have known.

Cuba: Frustrating Pay Day

“Yesterday was payday for retired people and active workers who collect their pay by debit card”: Rebeca Monzo blogs about the “craziness” that ensued.

North Korea: Insider Reports on North Koreans Lives

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...

Cuba: Too Costly to Eat

“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...

Sri Lanka: Isso Wade And Ulundu Wade

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).

Video: Opening a Coconut Hawaii Vs. Trinidad Style

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!

Ecuador: Leaning to Make Colada Morada for Day of the Dead

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...

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