For the past couple of years, I've been keeping track of what's going on with the Ġbejna saga, now I'm informed that the draft legal notice regulating the production and sale of the traditional Maltese Ġbejna is really in the final stages. Mind you, this has been in the pipeline at least for the past … Continue reading Parliament to decide the fate of the Ġbejna
"There was a significant improvement in the 2017 results and although the sample size is still too small, the first figures for 2018 are also showing a very positive trend. So far, out of all the analysed samples taken by the MSD, we are pleased to note that no pesticide residues were found to exceed … Continue reading Local Products: “a very positive trend” – MCCAA
Here are my reactions to the article featured on the Sunday Times of Malta on the 29th of July relating to pesticide residues. Let's be absolutely clear, in an ideal situation we would have 0 (zero) samples resulting in excessive residues. In writing these observations, I am in no way defending the fraction of irresponsible … Continue reading Fearful consumers, silent authorities…
The Mġarr Local Council set up a show earlier today at Tas-Santi, a hamlet in the outskirts of the village. Several tractors, including some very old specimens as well as vintage cars and lorries were showcased. Popular brands such as John Deere, Massey Ferguson and Bedford were featured at this exhibition. A threshing machine, used … Continue reading Tractor Mania hits Mġarr
The future of food and farming were at the heart of discussions across Europe during the month of June. Sustainable agriculture and funding are the fulcrum of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and now that we are approaching the end of the European Programming period 2014-2020, the logical question to be posed is; what's next? The … Continue reading European agriculture beyond 2020
Over the last years youths are traveling much more. Some venture abroad to further their studies, while others travel to work and widen their horizons. It is not common, on the other hand, to hear about young farmers, who manage to travel while leaving their farms behind. Being a full time farmer means having a … Continue reading MaYA co-founder travels to China for an agri study tour
Dan ir-ritratt ħoloq kontroversja sħiħa. Għaliex? Għax ġo dal-pajjiż ma napprezzawx biż-żejjed il-prodott lokali. Il-messaġġ jista' jiġi nterpretat li l-Eċċellenza tagħha qeda tagħmel riklam, imma dan żgur ma kienx l-iskop. Grazzi lill-Eċċellenza tagħha Marie Louise Coleiro Preca talli taħdem favur industrija sostenibbli u prosit lill-Benna talli tagħmel xogħol ta' marketing tajjeb. Il-Koperattiva tal-Produtturi tal-ħalib dejjem … Continue reading Il-President ta’ Malta tipromwovi l-ħalib ta’ Malta
Spending time in green areas has always been part of our family routine ever since I was a child. I very well remember visiting public gardens during weekends and taking photos of every flower we spot. No wonder I grew up loving gardens, trees, plants and anything in between! As I grew older, I learnt … Continue reading Urban farming: Opportunity or Threat?