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OP-ED: Oh what a waste, by Richard Brasher, CEO Pick n Pay

Richard BrasherThere are many things we cannot change. But waste is something we can. We can decide straight away that we will not go on tolerating our current levels of waste in all its various forms. We can start to make a difference — today. So writes Richard Brasher, CEO of Pick n Pay... and his thoughts on the issue and its challenges extend to beyond food waste. Do read on!

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Will this mean big bucks for South Africa's apple industry?

BigBuks AppleAn apple mutation in the Elgin Valley is being hailed as the fruit discovery of the decade - an apple that is redder than normal, and stays redder for longer, reports the Sunday Times.

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Sequel to 'Real Meal Revolution' published

Raising Superheroes2Is SA in for another cookbook publishing phenomenon? Raising Superheroes, the sequel to the massively successful The Real Meal Revolution, has now hit the shelves. Desbribed as a "real food" cookbook that "provides parents with scientifically-supported nutrition advice and delicious recipes to raise the healthiest, brightest kids possible", it is co-authored by Tim Noakes who has been researching infant nutrition for the past four years.

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SA's fresh ostrich meat exports resume after four-year EU ban

Ostrich exportsFinally a break for the battered ostrich industry - the EU has lifted a four-year ban on fresh ostrich meat after SA was declared free of bird flu.

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Chocolate challenges: sweet and sour spots for Cadbury in SA

Cadbury boxCadbury's nearly 90-year-old factory sits in front of the North End Lake in Port Elizabeth. Now an industrial hub, much has changed in the area over the years, but the original façade of the building and the faint smell of melted chocolate wafting through the air remain a constant in the precinct. Not so constant are a pile of challenges facing brand owner, Mondelez International, and all other FMCG players in SA.

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SA's No 2 tomato sauce producer buys PET packaging company

All JoySA's second biggest tomato sauce/paste producer, All Joy Foods' controlling shareholder, Eastern Trading, has bought PET packaging company, Winplas, so it can add to its packaging capacity.

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Sally Williams' nougat achieves top safety certification

Sally Williams NougatMaker of what is widely considered to be one the world’s finest honey nougats, Sally Williams has recently achieved its FSSC 22000 food safety system certification through Lloyds Register.

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Food Explorer #4: A South African food scientist explores Grolsch

Grolsch bottleLisa Ronquest is one of South Africa's top young food scientists, now transferred to The Netherlands in a global food R&D role by Mars. She's been sharing her impressions and insights with FOODStuff SA readers in a regular column, and we're proud here to publish the fourth of her essays on her big move. This time, Lisa explores Grolsch!

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Starbucks coming to South Africa next year!

Starbucks1Starbucks is jumping into the surging coffee market in South Africa and will open shop here in mid 2016.

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Profiling the super success/scam of Ultimate Sports Nutrition

USN productsFrom niche, sports nutrition products and supplements are now packing many SA retail aisles to the rafters. In fact, there are very few countries in the world where sport supplements take up so much shelf space. Playing big and winning big in this poorly-regulated game is SA's own Ultimate Sports Nutrition (USN), born in Pretoria and now a global brand. However, one leading SA scientist believes USN products are mostly scams - and has been taking the company to task for years.

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Top International Stuff

article thumbnail In defence of cheap milk
24 August 2015
The falling cost of milk has created a furore in Britain, as dairy farmers there and in Western Europe have been hit by something of a perfect storm. Anyone with a heart should have sympathy for...
Californian seafood processor, Bumble Bee Foods, will fork out $6-million in fines and compensation for the horrific death of an employee cooked alive in 5,400kg of tuna fish.
In the latest bid for customers looking for healthier options, the world's largest cereal maker has joined a growing number of food manufacturers eliminating artificial ingredients.

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