Government urged to keep supplying food parcels as ‘pandemic fatigue’ grows

About 69% of the respondents supported an increase in the value of social grants as well as retaining the R350 Covid relief grant.The findings, which come from the second round of UJ/HSRC’s Covid-19 survey, polled 7,966 respondents.Findings were weighted to match Statistics SA data on race, education and age, and could be regarded as broadly…Continue Reading

Kazakhstan adopts Borat’s ‘very nice’ catchphrase for new tourism campaign

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Kazakhstan has adopted Borat’s ‘very nice’ catchphrase in a bid to attract tourists. The Kazakh journalist, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, portrays his country as anti-Semitic, homophobic and sexist in new hit film Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Despite…Continue Reading

Stuck in a food rut? Why you need break out of it

Try cruciferous vegetables (for example, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bok choy), which offer phytochemicals with anti-cancer properties. iStockPhoto / Getty Images Eating the same go-to meals week after week is easy and convenient. It saves time on meal planning and it makes calorie tracking a breeze. Sticking to a limited menu can get boring, though,…Continue Reading

Free food alert: Get a taco at Taco Bell on Wednesday for World Series stolen base and Wendy’s chicken sandwich

Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY Published 12:01 a.m. ET Oct. 28, 2020 | Updated 12:12 a.m. ET Oct. 28, 2020CLOSE SportsPulse: The Los Angeles Dodgers are 2020 World Series champions. USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale reflects on the Dodgers finishing off the Rays to win the World Series for the first time since 1988. USA TODAYTaco…Continue Reading

Advocates call for legislation to rectify misclassification of gig workers

Foodsters organizer Ivan Ostos doesn’t think he’s asking for anything too radical. What he is asking for is government legislation to make it easier for app-based gig workers to win worker protections: the right to minimum wage, workers’ compensation, vacation pay, the right to unionize and other benefits that come when a worker is classified as an…Continue Reading

‘Authenticity over localisation’: Japan’s wagyu and rice in the spotlight as government looks to boost food exports

Newly-appointed MAFF Minister Kotaro Nogami, who just assumed office this year, announced the new bureau, which has been temporarily dubbed the Export and International Bureau at a recent press conference.This is expected to be set up as part of the ministry’s internal restructuring plans next April, and will combine both international affairs and food export-related…Continue Reading

New Retail in China: Why Alibaba’s new hypermarket purchase could pose problems for food brands

Sun Art is one of the largest retail chains in China with 481 hypermarkets and three mid-size supermarkets, and Alibaba has already stated that it is looking to leverage its digital presence to support the operations of these outlets as part of its ‘New Retail’ strategy.New Retail seeks to move the consumer shopping experience to…Continue Reading

Almarai first brand to receive pandemic prepared certification

Almarai said the certification confirms the company’s readiness and ability to adhere to industry-recognized best practices for supporting food safety and quality, employee health, the supply chain and consumers.AIB International is a US center that provides customized training and consulting in food safety and quality, in addition to applying safety standards for various companies around…Continue Reading

What economic recovery? China’s delivery drivers just along for the ride as other opportunities remain elusive

China’s booming delivery sector has helped keep e-commerce humming during the coronavirus pandemic while providing low-skilled jobs for millions of university graduates and laid-off workers from other industries. Illustration: Perry Tse Despite China’s economy seeing considerable growth in the third quarter, a large segment of its working class is still feeling effects of the pandemic…Continue Reading