UN food relief agency airlifts aid to DR Congo province hit by Ebola outbreak

Emergency food aid is being delivered to people affected by the Ebola virus in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), …

Fears for food security and the future of farming families as Fall Armyworm spreads to Asia

Fall Armyworm, an “invasive pest” that devours more than 80 different plant species, including many staple crops, could threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers in Asia.


Mythbusting Mondays: Do carrots improve eyesight?

“Nyeeeeh, what’s up, doc?” Bugs Bunny would often go off at one or the other character in his cartoons, chomping on a carrot. That alone …


Promoting biodiversity across all agricultural sectors ‘fundamental’: FAO chief

Changing how countries across the world produce food is “fundamental” to protecting the future of the Earth’s ecosystem, said the head of the Food and …

Monday Mythbusters

Mythbusting Mondays: Is MSG safe or dangerous? Here are the effects of ajinomoto on health

Quick, what’s the one cooking ingredient that comes to food safety? Around half of you out there have probably thought of monosodium glutamate (MSG). Today, …


From ice cream to protein shakes, is cockroach milk the next superfood?

Got milk? That famous American advertising campaign to promote consumption of milk may soon be getting a creepy-crawly makeover: Got cockroach milk?


Ramadan 2018: Top 5 Iftar health tips to keep you up and running

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is already underway. Devout Muslims from around the world are observing daytime fasts, and eating only before daybreak or …


Women are better at wine-tasting than men, says study

Swill the wine in the glass, smell it, take a swig and swill it around in your mouth again. If you are a woman, chances …

UN health agency aims to save millions of lives by ‘elimination’ of trans-fatty acids from global food chain

Industrially-produced trans-fats may give food a longer shelf life, but each year they also lead to the death of more than 500,000 people from cardiovascular …

Burger and fries

London mayor will ban junk food ads on public transport: Should others follow suit?

London mayor Sadiq Khan has been a divisive figure at times. This time, he is in the middle of a heated debate because of his …