Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Maize and sorghum are staple foods for many African countries and are major sources of calories and some micronutrients for humans and animals. When combined with legumes such as the common bean, cowpea and peas, they supply these nutrients in a form that ensures high-quality protein diets for humans and animals. However, drought impacts …
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
A Caesar salad of lettuce, croutons and cheese can be deceptively unhealthy, depending on how much fat is in the mayonnaise dressing going on top. Dollops of this popular condiment can contain up to 75% fat.
Is it possible to produce a healthier yet still tasty mayonnaise? Researchers affiliated to the Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE), …
Monday, March 12, 2018
South Africa has had the biggest listeriosis outbreak in the world that resulted in more than 180 deathsto date. The Conversation Africa’s health editor Candice Bailey spoke to Prof Lise Korsten about the challenges around food safety in the country.
What’s challenging about the pathogen that causes listeriosis?
The pathogen – …
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
A new feature published on the University of Pretoria's (UP) Research Matters website focuses on the work by a team of researchers led by Professor Lise Korsten, who leads the food safety research programme at the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE), which is co-hosted by UP and the University of the Western Cape. …
Monday, January 29, 2018
The University of Pretoria in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg, the Human Sciences Research Council, the Agricultural Research Council in South Africa and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, is hosting the 2nd International Conference on Food Safety and Security from 15 - 17 October 2018 at the St George's …
Monday, January 15, 2018
A ‘useful understanding’ of how food insecurity is experienced and how it can be addressed, is hampered by the large number of interpretations of how best to evaluate and measure it. This is according to a new study published by PLOS ONE on 22 August 2017. The study – a web-based systematic review – was funded by the DST- …
Friday, January 12, 2018
Researchers affiliated to the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE) have found a hidden economy thriving on our landfill sites. All over South Africa, small communities of ‘waste pickers’ have created livelihoods by scavenging recyclables, food and potentially useful items off of rubbish dumps. An interdisciplinary …
Thursday, January 11, 2018
10 January - 4 February 2018, The Market Theatre, Johannesburg
The complex dynamics of food insecurity, nutrition and hunger will play out on stage this month, in a new theatre production written by renowned South African playwright, Mike van Graan, and directed by award-winning veteran TV actress, Pamela Nomvete.
Described by Van …
Thursday, January 4, 2018
South Africa needs to find ways to bring back traditional foods, to make them hip and attractive again to help fight malnutrition and food insecurity.
That was the call on the final day of the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security in Cape Town from Professor Gyebi Duodu, associate professor of food chemistry and food …
Friday, December 29, 2017
By the admission of the three speakers taking part in the debate on social protection – the closing session on third day of the 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security – the ‘debate’ wasn’t nearly as adversarial as they had perhaps made it out to be.
But that, explained Professor Stephen Devereux, was …