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Eating to junk health

As more Ugandans resort to fried snack foods, experts warn of the danger ahead In a queue at a fast food restaurant, two girls are chatting. “I’ve eaten a lot of chaps recently. I need a change today, how are their chips?” One asks her friend. “They are tasty and …

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Death toll from poisoned sweets climbs to 33 in Pakistan

Multan, PAKISTAN | AFP |  Some 33 people including five children have now died in central Pakistan after eating sweets accidentally tainted with insecticide, officials said Sunday. The mass poisoning occurred in the Karor Lal Esan area of Punjab province last month. “The death toll from poisonous sweets has risen …

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Christine Mbalyowere; food entrepreneur

By Joan Akello Smart Foods Ltd started small in the Food Technology laboratories of Makerere University as a result of exciting work on transforming whole soybeans into Tofu (a fresh meat alternative) that is acceptable to the African taste.  Currently, Mbalyowere’s company produces and markets both marinated and plain Tofu …

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Junk food? No thanks

By Flavia Nassaka US research shows brain can be trained to crave for healthy foods instead of dangerous junk foodstuffs Barbecue or mchomo, chips and chicken are some of the junk foods craved by many people from all walks of life ranging from the corporate high end class to the …

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Food politics

By Ronald Musoke As Ugandan biotechnologists push to have their products onto a farm near you, should you curse or celebrate? Usually, the leaves of the apple banana or, as it is commonly called here, the ‘sweet banana’ are apple green. But the one Dr Privah Nakamya likes to show …

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