Month: January 2017

National Policy on Food and Nutrition Launched in Nigeria!

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The National Policy on Food and Nutrition  in Nigeria has been reportedly implemented across the country.

This is according to a  Professor of Community and Public Health Nutrition at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Ngozi Nnam. She is also the President of Nutrition Society of Nigeria.

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Eating suya in Nigeria!

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In Nigeria, Consumers of SUYA, the popular  barbecued beef,  have been enjoined to always ensure that plenty  of onions, cabbage, tomatoes and other vegetables were eaten along with it.

A Professor of Community and Public Health Nutrition at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Ngozi Nnam,  gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria  in Abuja.

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Genetically Modified food in Nigeria!

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The Director-General of the National Biotechnology Development Agency, Professor. Lucy Ogbadu, has asserted that there is currently no Genetically Modified food or product released for sale in the Nigerian market.

Ogbadu made the assertion in a statement made available to newsmen by the Head, Communications and Protocol of NABDA, Ifeoma Ndefo,  in Abuja .
Ogbadu said: “There are only four GM crops currently undergoing field trials in the country and they include the white black-eyed beans known as the Maruca-resistant cow pea (BT cow pea),  the Africa bio-fortified Sorghum Nitrogen; Water Use Efficient and Salt Tolerant rice; and the BT Cotton trial.

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LIME!

 

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Lime as a  vitamin enriched fruit is  said to be  used by many women as a family planning measure!

This is particularly common amongst some women  in Nigeria where  I come from. A particular woman told me that lime is usually mixed with kaun [potash] and when taken, especially after coitus, the result is a very effective anti – pregnancy move! Well, this is off the record!

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