As I'm scribbling down these few paragraphs, I can breath a sigh of relief since I'm approaching the final stages of this journey. A lot of you have been following with interest this study, and I thank you all for the encouragement and motivation. I also feel obliged to relate what's been happening in the … Continue reading Investigating characteristics and trends of young farmers in Malta – Main findings
"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
"Everything should be in line, and all relevant authorities have been brought up to speed in order to register the Ġbejna as PDO. So Malta is now very close to elevate the status of the Ġbejna. Unfortunately the biggest current obstacle in the way is bureaucracy at a local level." One thing that makes us … Continue reading Close, yet so far!
Food labelling is an issue that is finally being taken more seriously at a local level. However as with any piece of news one has to acquire all the correct information before making public statements. The photo below is being circulated on various posts on Facebook. It features a label issued by Greens Supermarket on a … Continue reading Mislabeled Bambinella
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An idea generation workshop was hosted at MCAST focusing on sustainability and innovation in the food and beverage industry. This workshop was part of Climate-KIC, a public private partnership funded by the EU which brings together businesses, public entities, entrepreneurs and students. Paragon Europe has guided a local consortium based on the knowledge triangle of business, research … Continue reading Rethinking Food Production
Ginger quotes and jokes are often linked to fair-haired humans or cats. But this isn't a blog about redheads or pets. I'm a tea lover and ginger is definitely a must in our kitchen since I discovered its pungent and sharp aroma. Associated with beer, asian foods and the Gingerbread man, the origins of this … Continue reading Ginger – not just about redheads
CHOGM discussion held on Tuesday 24th November 2015 at the Corinthia San Gorg Hotel, Malta Chair: Ms. Gizele Yasmeen Rapporteur: Jeanette Borg Speakers: Mr. Peppi Gauci: Permaculturalist Ms. Elizabeth Mpofu: Organic farmer from Zimbabue Mr. Renwick Rose: Specialised in Fair Trade Bananas Introduction by Chair Dispute the question: Do we have enough to feed … Continue reading Responses to Food Challenges