Food and drink
A call has gone out for all schools to have sports fields, physical education lessons and for nutrition to be on the curriculum.
The new draft Regulations Relating to the Labelling and Advertising of Foodstuffs have been published by the Minister of Health in terms of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, (Act 54 of 1972), for public comment for a period of three months in the Government Gazette No. 30075 on 20 July 2007.
South Africas food fortification programme was generating interest throughout the continent, but it was too early to determine the impact on the health of South Africans, a World Health Organisation (WHO) affiliate said.
Women harvesting pigweed to be sold at a taxi/bus rank in South Africa. Native African vegetables show promise in fighting one of southern African's biggest challenges - malnutrition. Current statistics show that millions of pre-school and primary school going children suffer from this condition. Some of the symptoms of malnutrition are bulgy stomachs, reddening of hair and retarded growth.
.....Hunger slows progress towards Millennium Development Goals.
New FAO report on world hunger urges governments to accelerate hunger reduction.
ROME, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Each day, millions of people worldwide continue to be hungry and malnourished, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has said in its annual hunger report.
Strict new food-labelling regulations will put an end to marketing gimmicks, with words like healthy and nutritious no longer allowed on products.
Food and agricultural experts say more than half a million Mozambicans face shortages unless an estimated 70,000 mt of emergency relief aid is secured.
A Free State University student's ground-breaking discovery could be used to clean up blocked arteries more efficiently in the future.
UK scientists have developed a new genetically modified strain of golden rice, producing more beta-carotene.