Do You Know When, Why and How Food Spoils?

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 Ignored Socio-economic Values of Palm Wine, Ogogoro & Burukutu

Beer, wine and spirits are not simply alcoholic beverages they are more: they are prides of nations; they carry the names, cultures and history of families, people and nations to the corners of the earth. This is evident in Vodka from Russia and Poland, Amarula from South Africa, Mount Gay from Barbados, Scotch from Scotland,… Read More The Ignored Socio-economic Values of Palm Wine, Ogogoro & Burukutu

Why Developed Countries Are Moving Food Production Away from Farms to Labs

While developing countries are advocating for, diversifying to and investing in Agriculture for food security and job creation, developed countries are moving food production from farms to laboratories. “Laboratory!” Someone in Africa would scream. Yes, laboratory, thanks to food biotechnology, a field African countries haven’t gotten a grip on yet. In short, biotechnology is not… Read More Why Developed Countries Are Moving Food Production Away from Farms to Labs

How Kuli-kuli Should be Packaged and Branded

Kuli-kuli is a popular snack in Nigeria, Benin, northern Cameroon, Ghana and southern Niger. It is primarily made from groundnut: groundnuts are roasted and then milled into paste. The paste is stripped of oil and made into the desired shape. It is then fried with the oil removed in the process until it hardens. Kuli-kuli is seen as a by-product of… Read More How Kuli-kuli Should be Packaged and Branded

How Knife-peeling of Cassava Leads to Huge Wastage

Science has helped in shaping the world through breakthroughs that have revolutionized humanity’s existence and provided valuable solutions to multiple challenges. But currently, cassava, one of Africa’s leading root crops — a staple in over 20 African countries that serves as a huge source of livelihood for millions of families — is faced is facing… Read More How Knife-peeling of Cassava Leads to Huge Wastage