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· October, 2012

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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