Tag Archives: Food and drink

13May/17

Zambia’s poorest farmers risk becoming “squatters on their own land” – UN expert

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

18Apr/17

Weetabix to be sold to U.S. firm in $1.76bln deal

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

21Mar/17

After tasting success at home, Malawi winery looks to foreign markets

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.

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30Jan/17

Starbucks CEO Schultz plans to hire 10,000 refugees after Trump ban

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.

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16Jan/17

Controversial Vatican McDonald’s feeds the homeless

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

10Jan/17

Zambia military goes on chemical offensive against maize munching pest

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.

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