Absa CIB sees genetically modified crops as key to Africa’s food security

GM seeds, widely used in the US, Canada, Brazil and India, have been artificially altered to enhance some of their characteristics. The global acreage of GM crops under cultivation increased from 1.7 million hectares in 1996 to 191.7 million ha in 2019. Africa, where most countries still don’t allow GM crops, played little part in … Read more

Africa: UN’s Nuclear Agency and Food and Agriculture Wing Announce Key Commitments to Tackle Global Water Crisis

On the penultimate day of the United Nations Water Conference, two UN agencies announced several potentially game-changing commitments that could enable countries to quickly gather data on the state of their water resources, and boost efficiency of water use for more sustainable agriculture practices. A worldwide network of water analysis laboratories and a tool to … Read more

Best Mexican food: 23 dishes to try

Editor’s Note: The CNN Original Series “Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico” premieres on CNN at 10 p.m. ET/PT Sunday, March 26. Sign up to CNN Travel’s four-part Unlocking Mexico newsletter for more on the country and its cuisine. CNN  —  Mexican food is among the most beloved cuisines on the planet, known for its confluence … Read more

Eva Longoria: Mexican food is ‘so much more’ than tacos and tequila

Editor’s Note: The CNN Original Series “Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico” premieres on CNN at 10 p.m. ET/PT Sunday, March 26. Sign up for CNN’s Unlocking Mexico newsletter for more. CNN  —  Pans clattered in the background as Eva Longoria searched for her earbuds so she could talk while cooking lunch for her family in … Read more

Food pods and vertical farming could help us grow crops on Mars

CNN  —  Even before we reached the moon, humans had been making plans to send people to Mars, and in recent years, the dream has looked closer to becoming reality. NASA plans to have boots on the red planet in the 2030s, while Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to get there even sooner. The difficulty isn’t … Read more

‘Succession’ Has A Dark Obsession With Food

“Will there be nibbles at this event? I was expecting nibbles,” asks Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin) in the second season of “Succession,” before an event honoring patriarch Logan Roy’s (Brian Cox) 50 years at the helm of his media conglomerate Waystar Royco. On “Succession,” food is everywhere. Even the show’s documentary-style cameras often hover around … Read more

Life in North Korea’s jails: Torture, forced abortions and insects for food, says this NGO

Seoul, South Korea CNN  —  Extrajudicial executions, rape, forced abortions, jail without trial, torture, starvation rations that leave prisoners so hungry some turn to eating insects. These are just some of the abuses commonplace in North Korean prisons and other detention facilities, according to former detainees whose testimony forms the basis of a new report … Read more

Amid worsening food shortages, we need to turn over a new leaf on the coca plant

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent in any way the editorial position of Euronews. The ongoing global food shortage continues to imperil vulnerable populations around the world.  Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its refusal to permit the shipment of grain are contributing to widespread starvation, poverty, … Read more

10 things to know about Cindy McCain, new incoming chief of the World Food Programme

The widow of the late John McCain (who was a US senator and 2008 presidential candidate) is set to succeed former South Carolina Governor David Beasley atop the World Food Programme (WFP) when his six-year term ends on 4 April. We lay out 10 things to know about this incoming WFP chief. Source link

UK inflation rises to 10.4% as food prices soar

London CNN  —  Consumer prices in the United Kingdom jumped by 10.4% in February compared with a year ago, as food inflation hit its highest level in more than 45 years and restaurants charged more for alcohol, official data showed Wednesday. “Inflation ticked up in February mainly driven by rising alcohol prices in pubs and … Read more