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COMMENT: Big food’s poisonous propaganda

How addiction turns sugar from a `food’ into a `drug’ on which unsuspecting masses get hooked COMMENT | ROBERT H. LUSTIG | Every advertising executive knows the difference between marketing and propaganda. One uses facts to espouse a point of view, while the other relies on falsehoods and deceit. But if …

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WFP chief urges North Korea to grant more access

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | North Korea needs to allow more access and monitoring for international aid, the head of the UN’s World Food Programme said Tuesday following a four-day visit to the country. The WFP is one of the few aid agencies operating in the isolated country, which …

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Now Café Javas in Nairobi

The bold move extends competition to established brands – Chicken Inn, Java House and American chains Hardee’s, Burger King Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The news of Café Javas’ entry into Nairobi, East Africa’s largest capital was greeted with elation by its Ugandan patrons. Social media was inundated with …

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Africa struggles for weapons against armyworm curse

Kisumu, Kenya | AFP | On farms across Africa, a seemingly innocuous brown and beige caterpillar is waging a silent war, devastating rural incomes and posing a major threat to the continent’s food supply. In just two years, the so-called fall armyworm has colonised three-quarters of Africa, according to the …

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Uganda at listeriosis risk?

Outbreak from South Africa threatens 15 countries Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | In South Africa, an outbreak of listeriosis, a serious food borne disease, has been ongoing since the start of 2017. Between 1 January 2017 through 14 March 2018, 978 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been reported to the National Institute …

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Garbage meat gives ‘Junk Food’ new meaning

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Life in the slums of Manila can be incredibly difficult, and putting food on the table every day is a big challenge. That’s what makes “pagpag” so popular. This term usually refers to the dust one shakes out of clothing or carpets, but in …

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