December is around the corner and the citrus season is here once again. Just at the right time, when we need to boost our vitamin C intake to defend ourselves from common autumn ailments. A variety of locally grown sweet and sour oranges, lemons, tangerines, clementines and grapefruits are starting to appear on vendors' shelves … Continue reading A juicy (but worrying) matter!
Unfortunately, relevant authorities are currently focusing their energies on legislation which scrutinises the 'quality' of local products. Of course, this is NOT a bad thing in itself... we actually need to address the issue of quality. But when you consider that we're concentrating on 'quality' without tackling the issue of 'traceability', then it's simply pie in … Continue reading Food fraud… what are we doing about it?
A few thoughts following the press release issued by WHO - "Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance". The organisation is right in advising livestock farmers around the world to be extra careful. Here are a few considerations from a local perspective to put consumers' minds at rest! … Continue reading Antibiotics use in healthy animals, WHO news release
Throughout the years, I have been approached by various farmers and enthusiasts about the need for proper agri marketing for Maltese produce. It is now even clearer that even locally, media leaves a huge impact on consumer behaviour. Those who appreciate the food culture are well acquainted with Italian TV programs that exalt their regional … Continue reading Greater demand reported after promoting local products