“Look around you and tell me what is not chemistry?” was written on the door of one of my professors in the University in my undergraduate days. This statement was more effective in making me understand chemistry than many of the classes I attend. It made me look for chemistry in everything around me and… Read More Making Chemical Products is not that Strange, it is Similar to Cooking Your Favourite Soup
All over the world people and cultures have alcoholic drinks made from local materials. While the Caribbean made local Spirits from Sugarcane; Mexicans from blue agave, Eastern Europeans from cereal grains or potatoes, etc., West Africans made their Spirits from palm wine or sap. However, while others regions have developed their local Spirits, built large… Read More Tambour Original Sodabi: the World Class Local Spirit Made from Palm Wine
Africans have been making and drinking beer before the first European set his foot on African soil but the Europeans were first to commercially produce beer in Africa. Throughout history, Human have consumed beer and made them from local cereal grains. Asian brewed their beer from rice and the native Americans from corn and Africans… Read More How Global Brewers are Cashing in on Sorghum & Cassava Beer in Africa
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 nit-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 for 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