Stanford Muyila, a 32-year-old Malawian has been awarded the Young Scientist Award in Japan during the Japan-China-Korea Grassland Conference for successfully creating a low-cost method for increasing the nutritional value of agricultural waste meant to be used as animal feed. Usually, the process of producing animal feed from agricultural wastes requires the residues to undergo… Read More Malawi’s Stanford Muyila Wins Young Scientist Award in Japan for his Agricultural Innovation
Before humans evolved from hunters and nut-pickers to farmers, we have always stored food and drinks for different reasons. Regardless of the varying reasons for storage, we generally want them to be fit for our consumption. Over time, preserving farm produce has always been a challenge to human beings. We live among billions of organisms,… Read More Do You Know When, Why and How Food Spoils?
The most extensively cultivated cereals are wheat, barley, oat, rye, rice, maize, sorghum and different kinds of millet. Sorghum and Tef are the only cereal that exclusively originated from Africa. Barley (Ethiopian barley according Ehret), Rice and millet are of both African and Asian origin. Maize is native to the Americas. all others cereals originated… Read More The Five Super Cereals No One Told You About
The Court Judgement Recently a court in Nigeria ruled that high levels of benzoic acid and additives in Coca-Cola’s soft drinks could pose a health risk to consumers when mixed with ascorbic acid, commonly known as vitamin C. The ruling was the result of a nine-year-long court battle initiated by Nigerian businessman Fijabi Adebo. Mr… Read More Nigerian authority saying life of a Nigerian doesn’t matter as much as that of a European
The current Nigerian market for cereal meal is largely dominated by single grain products. The increasing awareness of the exceptional nutritive benefits and advantages of cereals of African origin and whole-grain cereal due to promotions and awareness campaigns on them by governments and NGOs, and the increasing consumption of packaged food by Nigerians have created… Read More A Need for WholeGrain Meal Businesses in Nigeria
Have you ever thought of going into a convenience store or a super market to by Akara? Do not even think about it! Nigerians will agree with me that it is a stupid thing to do. Well, if you decide to go ahead still, what you will find is “cheese balls” instead of Akara (beans… Read More Why You Cannot Find Akara (Beans Ball) or Masa (Rice Cake) in Shoprite or Any Supermarket