Stories about Food from October, 2012
Saint Lucia: Jounen Kwéyòl Festivities (Creole Day)
On Sunday, Saint Lucia celebrated its annual Jounen Kwéyòl (Creole Day). The day of activities were the culmination of Creole Heritage Month. On Jounen Kwéyòl, selected communities host a fair where the Creole culture is celebrated through dress, music and most of all, food.
China: Medicinal Alcohol
A netizen (Derek) has introduced the Chinese tradition of medicinal alcohol online, in particular the three-penis alcohol that apparently enhances a man's power.
China: Failure to End the Slaughter of Migratory Birds
The migratory bird season has come in China; yet instead of searching for food in the warm lake areas, a large number of birds are being slaughtered for human consumption. Every year, more than 150 tonnes of wild birds are caught in certain villages in Hunan province.
China, U.S.A: Five Lifestyle Differences
Charlie from Chengdu Living listed five major differences in lifestyle and inter-personal interaction between China and the U.S.A, including: traffic laws, table menu, taste (of chicken), use of diapers and weight's comment.
India: The Question Of Vertical Farming
Maddy writes about the recent developments of vertical farming considering the demand for more agricultural lands in India and elsewhere.
Bangladesh: Low Dependency on Agricultural Products Prompts Food Security Fears
In the last four decades Bangladesh saw a tremendous rise in the industry and service sectors which prompted the decrease of dependency on agricultural Produces. The decrease in employment in agriculture sector and the increase in number of landless people due to use of agricultural land for other purposes have made a large number of population vulnerable to food insecurity.
China: Breast Feeding
Sascha Matuszak blogs about his wife, Zhang Yushi's involvement in breast feeding campaign in China, including the organization of a flash mob breast feeding action in Chengdu.
Saint Lucia: Bananas as a Renewable Energy Source?
A 2011 blogpost on the use of bananas in the creation of biofuel has inspired Dane Gibson to ask some questions about the renewable energy sector in the small Caribbean country of Saint Lucia.
Sierra Leone: Is Ami Musa the Saddest Pinterest Page in the World?
One blog, Lovelyish, considers a Pinterest campaign about a 13-year-old girl Ami Musa from Sierra Leone by UNICEF UK to raise awareness about children living in poverty in Africa "the saddest Pinterest page in the world." Another blogger, Tom Murphy, argues that Pinterest represents a bit of a brave new world for NGOs to reach newer audiences.
Puerto Rico: Urban Gardens Instead of Trash
The blog Huertas urbanas [es] (Urban Garden) highlights different efforts on the island to promote agriculture, especially the urban gardens. Of special interest is the urban garden created for the residents of the Capetillo community in San Juan, whose land was transformed from a land dump to a community garden for the...
France, Africa: The Debate on Genetically Modified Organisms Grows Contentious
A two year scientific study studying the effects of genetically modified organisms on laboratory rats has been conducted by a team of French researchers. The researchers arrived at conclusions which have reawakened debate on the effects of GMOs.
China: Noodle and Food for 10,000 People
Liuzhou Laowai took some photos of an event called “10,000 people together enjoy luosifen” [a kind of noodle] at the Liuzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Guangxi province on September 29. Apart from noodle, there are more cuisines with local favor such as BBQ scorpion sticks.