LONDON, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zambia’s smallholder farmers could be made squatters on their own land as the country opens up to farming multinationals in an effort to boost its economy, said a United Nations expert. Continue reading
ROSKILDE, DENMARK (DANISH AGRICULTURE AND FOOD COUNCIL) – A Danish brewery is drawing on 50,000 liters of urine collected from the largest music festival in Northern Europe in producing a novelty beer aimed at the more adventurous drinker.
U.S. cereal company Post Holdings has agreed to buy British brand Weetabix from China’s Bright Food Group Co Ltd in a 1.4 billion pound ($1.76 billion) deal that will expand its international business. Sonia Legg reports Continue reading
Researchers have mapped the genome for Arabica coffee in an effort to unlock its delicious secrets and protect it against disease and climate change in the future.
What do you get when you fuse two of the globe’s most popular fast food items – China’s a baozi, a steamed bun usually filled with meat, and the pizza? The answer: Baozza.
Linga fruit wines are produced from eight types of fruits locally grown by smallholder farmers in Malawi. The fruit wine brand started in 2006, has grown popular at home over the years and has now found its market in the United Kingdom with prospects the demand could grow to other countries in the future.
Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz says the company plans to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in 75 countries, two days after U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from certain countries.
New U.S. guidelines advise parents to feed their babies peanut products – though never whole peanuts – to help lower the risk of developing potentially life-threatening allergies. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading
McDonald’s received a lukewarm reception when it opened a new branch within sight of Pope Francis’s window, but now the fast food giant seems to have taken on board one of his cherished principles – feeding the hungry. Jillian Kitchener reports. Continue reading
Zambia’s military and other government agencies are working to contain an invasion of army worms in maize fields in parts of the country. The army worms, which feast on young maize plants and are capable of wiping out entire fields, have been spotted in about six of Zambia’s 10 provinces, threatening the country’s staple crop.