Syria’s U.N. ambassador Ja’afari discusses starving, besieged areas of Syria

Syrian United Nations Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari discussed the besieged towns of Syria on Monday (January 11) after reports emerged that tens of thousands of civilians have been trapped for months without supplies and are starving to death. Trucks carrying food and medical supplies reached Madaya near the Lebanese border and began to distribute aid as part of an agreement between warring sides, the United Nations and the Red Cross said on Monday. A U.N. spokesman […]

Stop food wastage

QUEZON City, Philippines (January 2) – The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization said that 1.3 billion metric tons of food is wasted every year. On a daily basis, a seventh of the world’s population “goes to bed hungry,” while more than 20,000 children under the age of five die from hunger. The March 2015 Social Weather Station survey showed that 11.1 percent or an estimated 2.5 million families experienced moderate hunger while 2.4 percent or 522,000 […]

DA guarantees meat supply during holiday season

Despite the successive storms that affected the country, the Department of Agriculture guaranteed that there is an ample supply of pork and poultry products for the holiday season but said meat products experienced a 5-peso price increase in several markets, in particular, the Balintawak market. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

Coffee vs. Tea

QUEZON City, Philippines (December 21) – Once upon a time, there was coffee and there was tea. An Ethiopian legend said that Kaldi discovered coffee after noticing that his goats were energetic after eating berries from a certain tree. Kaldi told this to an abbot of local monastery and made a drink out of berries. He discovered that the drink made him energetic that he stayed alert for long hours of evening prayer so he shared […]

DOH-8 cautions public on sea products consumption due to red tide

The Department of Health (DOH) Eastern Visayas has reminded the public to be cautious when eating sea products particularly those collected from the coastal waters in the region affected by red tide toxin. DOH regional director Minerva Molon issued a reminder after knowing that a child in Carigara, Leyte die due to red tide toxin and 20 other cases have complained signs of paralytic poison. In a press conference held recently at DOH regional office […]

New York is first U.S. city with salt warning on restaurant menus

A tiny salt shaker symbol that warns certain meals are high in sodium will begin appearing on menus on Tuesday (December 1), in chain restaurants in New York City, the first U.S. city to take the step in an effort to combat heart disease and stroke. Any menu item containing more than 2,300 milligrams (0.08 oz) of sodium, the daily limit many nutritionists recommend, which equals about one teaspoon of salt, must display the emblem […]

Philippine in danger of food shortage

An expert from an agricultural bio-technology firm warned that the Philippines may experience food shortage soon if the Philippine government will not implement a food security program based on bio-technology. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

Unlocking the pineapple’s secrets

Scientists say they have sequenced the genome of the pineapple, learning about the genetic underpinning of the plant’s drought tolerance and special form of photosynthesis, the process plants use to convert light into chemical energy. The genome provides a foundation for developing cultivated varieties that are improved for disease and insect resistance, quality, productivity and prolonged shelf life, according to Qingyi Yu, a plant and molecular biologist at Texas A&M University. Pineapples, domesticated about 6,000 […]

South Korea’s growing love of cheese

South Koreans, who traditionally eat most meals with a generous dollop of the fiery local side dish kimchi, are gaining a growing taste for another imported fermented food: cheese. While Japan is by far the biggest consumer of cheese in Asia, neighbouring South Korea is one of the fastest-growing markets. The United States supplied 53 percent of South Korea’s cheese imports in the first nine months of this year, New Zealand with 13 percent, and […]

Feature: Thom Soya, magical beans?

Menus from the various bean varieties are just one of the ordinary food preparations served on the Cagayanos’ dining table. This is so because there is an abundant supply of  beans in Cagayan and in the region. Among the bean varieties, soy bean, though, is rarely produced in the local farms, thus, supply of which is rare in the  market. These past decades, soybean has somehow sparked nutrition magic in the world. US researchers cited the […]

Government to import 500 metric tons of rice

President Benigno S. Aquino III gave the “go” signal to the Department of Agriculture (DA) to import 500 metric tons of rice to alleviate the effects of the El Niño phenomenon which is expected to be stronger in December, which is also the time of rice harvest in the Philippines. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

World’s most valuable biscuit worth $23, 000

The last cracker from the infamous ship “Titanic” was auctioned in an auction house in England and was sold for the amount of $23, 000 to a Greek collector. As such, it was held to be the world’s most valuable biscuit. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Jericho Morales, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)