Food

Big food’s poisonous propaganda

SAN FRANCISCO – Every advertising executive knows the difference between marketing and propaganda. One uses facts to espouse a point of view, while the other relies on falsehoods and deceit. But if the difference is truth, what is the commonality? For scientists, it is dopamine. And for the...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 8:43pm

Why you need food supplements

Are you the kind of person that consumes any kind of dietary supplements before consulting a dietician or doctor? It is high time you consulted before consuming any supplements in order to know the nutrients your body needs. Private Kamanzi, a nutritionist from Amazon Wellness Centre, Remera, says...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 11:03pm

How do I help my daughter control her weight?

Dear Doctor, My child is a bit too chubby for her age. She is only four but looks older because of her weight, obese actually, though people say it is just baby fat. She has a great appetite and I try to give her healthy food but I’m worried. How can I get the weight to go down? Maria...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 11:00pm

Could the future of food in the world depend on what Africa does with agriculture?

Addressing global agriculture experts at the FAO headquarters in Rome, 2017 World Food Prize Laureate and President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, said he believes Africa does not need aid but disciplined investments. According to this grandson of a subsistence farmer, he...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 3:25am

The high cost of food monopolies in Africa

LAGOS – In May, global food prices increased 1.2%, reaching their highest level since October 2017. This upward trajectory is having a disproportionate impact in Africa, where the share of household income spent on food is also rising. To ensure food security, governments must work quickly to...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:38am

The quest to end malnutrition

Five months after malnutrition took centre stage in President Paul Kagame’s keynote address at the National Leadership Retreat in Gabiro, the issue returned to parliament last week, prompting members to ask the government to find a sustainable long-term solution. An estimated 38 per cent of...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 9:09am

We need a food revolution

LONDON – In 1984, I gathered the most successful musicians of the time to form a “supergroup” called Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. The next year, an even larger grouping was formed for Live Aid, a major benefit concert and music-based fundraising...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 8:35pm