UAE Food Bank on Monday honoured individuals and entities who had participated in its initiative during the Holy Month of Ramadan in the presence of Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of UAE Food Bank, who presented certificates of appreciation to companies and establishments for supporting the Bank.
How many of us know that what we eat is contributing to climate change. And that our love for steaks and burgers is driving the environment crazy. Should we not change our eating pattern, global warming will eventually leave us hungry (“Countries should ensure sustainable land use”, Aug. 8, Gulf Today). That is shocking. I too was taken aback
When it comes to food, we are surrounded by an abundance that our ancestors could only have dreamed of. One of my new colleagues at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) spoke about a farmer who described how, when he was a boy in the 1940s, his father had wept as he tore out
Dieticians claim that, in order to stay healthy we must have at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. This is aside from the fact that very few people actually eat five times a day anyway. Rather than sitting down to a full breakfast and two proper meals (lunch and dinner) nutritionists have always said that rather our eating habits should
While on the one hand farmers around the world are losing large amounts of food they produce due to infrastructural reasons, on the other hand we have over 100 million people facing hunger worldwide
The one about rethinking about food and land use is a nice column but it brims with a positivity that doesn’t quite fit into the current state of affairs. Even talking very positively about Brexit, where the author says, ‘Outside the EU we can and will replace it with a system that rewards good stewardship of land and nature, and which also helps
I often wonder who profits from all these going green initiatives. Is it government? Is it big corporations, or start-ups? Or is it the consumer? I’d wager that those who stand
The competition is the largest of its kind that seeks to develop innovative solutions for food production and management in the UAE.