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Combating illegal fishing and strengthening seafood traceability

By webmaster | Mar 22, 2016

Seafood products are among the most widely traded food commodities in the world, with estimates for 2015 placing the value of international fish trade at US$ 130 billion, but illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) – estimated at some US$ 10 – 23 billion annually – is undermining the industry, […] Source: FAO.org

Alimentaria Showcases the Connection Between Food and Gastronomy for the World

By webmaster | Mar 21, 2016

Alimentaria 2016 will be more gourmet- and experience-driven than ever to highlight and promote the quality, variety and wealth of Spanish food and drink products. The event organised by Fira de Barcelona and Alimentaria Exhibitions-which takes place on 25-28 April-will show how to take advantage of the bond between the food industry, gastronomy and tourism to carve…

On International Day of Forests, students in Asia debate the important link between the region's forests and its fresh water supply

By webmaster | Mar 21, 2016

With ongoing drought and farmers facing some of their most serious access to water issues for many years,  students from a number of international and local high schools and universities in Bangkok have held a lively debate on the future of the region’s forests and their link to our critical […] Source: FAO.org

Nepal pledges to end hunger by 2025

By webmaster | Mar 14, 2016

The Government of Nepal, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has today launched a National Action Plan to eradicate hunger from the country by 2025. The National Action Plan on the Zero Hunger Initiative in Nepal (2016 – 2025) was launched jointly by Nepalese […] Source: FAO.org

FAO conference for Asia-Pacific closes with emphasis on supporting SDGs, improving nutrition and countering threats to agriculture from climate change

By webmaster | Mar 12, 2016

Forty-four countries in the Asia-Pacific region have called on the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to move forward with regional efforts to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and counter threats to agriculture from climate change by 2030. <p […] Source: FAO.org

Grace Kennedy signs MOU to develop new products from Jamaican produce

By webmaster | Mar 11, 2016

The Scientific Research Council (SRC) is partnering with food manufacturing giant, Grace Kennedy on the development of new food items from local agricultural produce. Under a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed this week, the entities will collaborate to improve the quantity and quality of food products on the market through the application of science…

Chefs, bartenders challenged to change foreign tastes

By webmaster | Feb 29, 2016

Local prize winning chefs and bartenders have been challenged to use their skills, knowledge and passion to refashion the tastes of citizens to eat healthy using locally grown food. Tourism Development Company’s board chairman, Dennise Demming, who issued the challenge on February 22 in an address at the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism Association (THRTA)…

Young culinary student makes history

By CTA Admin | Feb 25, 2016

Fifteen year old Ngatangiia boy Kiikoro Totini has made his mark on history, by becoming the youngest culinary apprentice ever to be accepted at the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute in Ngatangiia. And it’s all part of an important life lesson for Totini. Attending a private school in Muri, Kiikoro realised that his time there was less than…

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By webmaster | Feb 25, 2016

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Chefs Call for Support to Local Farmers

By webmaster | Jan 18, 2016

The chef-owners of the twice-named world’s best restaurant, El Celler de Can Roca restaurant in Girona, Spain, held an open dialogue with representatives of the food, nutrition, and development industry, focused on improving the food industry and agricultural practices to protect the environment while creating jobs. Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, Mitchell Davis of the…

Why Peru’s gastronomy is a bigger draw for tourists than the Incas

By webmaster | Jan 10, 2016

With a cuisine worth £5bn a year the country has become a magnet In recent months, Peru’s steady gastronomic ascent over the past 15 years has accelerated to a rapid boom, a source of national pride and a motor of the economy as increasing numbers of tourists head here to sample the original and varied cuisine. It…

African food: The next gastronomic trend?

By webmaster | Dec 14, 2015

African food is widely available in London and Paris with their large African populations and historic ties to the continent. Peter Okwoche, a self-confessed gourmet and BBC presenter from Nigeria, has been finding out if it has a wider appeal. Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35066284

Chefs predict hot food trends for 2016

By webmaster | Nov 12, 2015

More chefs are reporting a growing interest in African and Middle Eastern flavors, artisanal beverages and ethnic cuisines and condiments, according to a recent survey by the National Restaurant Association. Kale, quinoa, underutilized fish and gluten-free food — not so much. In September, the NRA surveyed 1,575 chefs who are members of the American Culinary Federation,…