Vegetable oil and obesity!

A teaspoon of oil, measured out with precision, is how Professor Tim Benton remembers his mother preparing items for frying. When he was growing up in the 1960s, vegetable oil was still a precious commodity and used sparingly. Please follow and like us:0

Hot chocolate serving ‘has more salt?

A campaign group,  Consensus Action on Salt and Health  has declared that  a mug of hot chocolate can have more salt than a packet of ready salted crisps. This is according to the BBC which revealed that Consensus Action on Salt and Health found salt targets were exceeded in all but one category of packaged food. Please…

UN wants to set up a food hub in Nigeria!

The Federal Government of Nigeria  is set to back plans by the UN World Food Programme (UN –WFP) to create a food hub in the country. Zainab Ahmed, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning stated this  in   Abuja in a statement signed by Salisu Haiba, Assistant Director (Press) in the ministry. Please follow and like…

Much ado about benzoic acid in soft drinks in Nigeria 1!

A Lagos High Court in Igbosere recently ordered the National Agency For Food, Drug Administration and Control  to mandate the Nigerian Bottling Company PLC, manufacturers of Coke, Fanta and Sprite soft drinks, to include a written warning that the content of the bottles cannot be taken with Vitamin C. In a judgement delivered by Justice Adedayo…

Nigeria finally launches Economic Recovery and Growth Plan!

Nigeria has finally launched the long-awaited Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, a medium-term plan for 2017-2020, broadly targeting restoration of growth, human development and globally competitive economy. This is in  efforts to combat current economic crisis and achieve sustained diversification and inclusiveness. Please follow and like us:0