Month: May 2017

Bumper harvest of maize in South Africa!

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South Africa is reportedly expecting to harvest its biggest maize crop in four decades, a year after drought devastated output of the country’s staple food. This is according to the BBC which noted that farmers are set to produce over 15 million tonnes which means the country will have a 50% surplus for the year.

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CHOCOLATE – good or bad?

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Who doesn’t love chocolate? Even if it’s not your favorite sweet treat, you can probably agree that the confection conjures thoughts of love, pleasure and reward. But in case you need one more reason (or 10) to celebrate chocolate, just look to science!

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Smoking is dangerous to health!

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The impact of cigarette damage to unborn babies has been revealed in a new stem cell study. According to the BBC, Scientists found that the cocktail of chemicals in cigarettes is particularly harmful to developing liver cells.

They developed a method of studying the effects of maternal smoking on liver tissue using embryonic stem cells.

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Self sufficiency in food in Nigeria!

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The Concerned Youth Empowerment Association of Nigeria (CYEAN) has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to support youth farmers to help the country achieve self sufficiency in food production.

The National President of the association, Noble Adaelu, made the call in Abuja on Monday  May 29 2017 while speaking on the achievements and challenges of the Federal Government in the past two years.

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You can microwave your mushrooms!

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The healthiest way to cook mushrooms is to microwave or grill them to preserve their goodness!

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Alcohol consumption in women and breast cancer risk!

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Further evidence has  linked alcohol consumption in women and an increased risk of breast cancer!

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Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh give reasons why imported rice is still cheaper than locally produced rice in Nigeria!

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The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, on Tuesday May 16, 2017 gave reasons why imported rice is still cheaper than locally produced rice, despite government efforts.

He asserted that most of the imported rice are from Vietnam, India and Thailand while Thailand subsidises the export of  its rice.

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US and China in beef deal!

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The US and China have reportedly reached a 10-point trade deal that opens the Chinese market to US credit rating agencies and credit card companies.

Under the deal, China will also lift its ban on US beef imports and accept US shipments of liquefied natural gas.

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Hilsa Fish!

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For decades fishermen in Myanmar have caught and sold the hilsa fish, but overfishing and poor regulation is taking a terrible toll, as the BBC’s Ko Ko Aung reports.

“We have been catching hilsa for years. So did my parents. In those days the fish were big and we caught plenty.

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Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition appeals to Nigerian Government!

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The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, has appealed to the federal government  of Nigeria to increase taxes on sugary and processed foods to combat malnutrition in the country.

The Director of the panel, Sandy Thomas, made the appeal at a discussion on nutrition in Abuja on Wednesday 10 May 2017.

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