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
Earlier today, Mr. Mark Zammit Cordina, a local photographer successfully captured images of a Bald Ibis (MT: Veleran). According to ornithologist Mr. Natalino Fenech, this species is found in Italy and Spain. Mr. Fenech commented that this specimen could be one of the many offspring resulting from a reintroduction program in Italy. In August, similar … Continue reading First Bald Ibis recorded in Malta
Article by: Darryl Grech, Administrator of Breeds of Origin Conservancy Apis mellifera ruttneri is Malta’s black honeybee. The Maltese black honeybee has adapted superbly to the harsh climatic conditions of our islands and displays excellent characteristics, such as hardiness. However, the reputation of the A. m. ruttneri bees among some beekeepers is poor and partly … Continue reading Fighting Extinction – Saving Malta’s Black Honeybee
We could all agree that some amazing photos featuring migrating birds have been taken over the past few days. Nonetheless, most of all heard about the flamingo that was unfortunately shot by a poacher and killed. What a stupid and foolish act! Here are my two cents worth about this; 1. A hunter that shoots … Continue reading Evolution of the Maltese hunting issue
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The notion I have of toddlers and their relationship with food is very different from what you'll see in this cute video! We often underestimate the capabilities of children and their potential. The modern world is creating finicky eaters addicted to salt and sugar. Millions around the world feed on just a small range of raw … Continue reading Little girl cooks meal for her younger sibling
Young Farmers have been given prime importance during the Presidency events bringing together Rural Development Directors from all the European member states to Malta. The events happened between Wednesday 22nd and Friday 24th March 2017. On the 22nd, the Maltese delegation greeted our European counterparts and introduced them to the theme of events and obviously … Continue reading Young Farmers & the future of EU Rural Development