The food system that has come about exists only to feed us. Is this what you imagined it would look like?
A well-shot window into the industrial food system, which many of us are not aware of. Watch video here.
2012 Auditor General Report on Incinerator Projects in Malaysia Validates CAP’s Concern and Objection
The Auditor General’s 2012 report reveals weaknesses and unsatisfactory performance of incinerators constructed by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) had submitted our objections when the government proposed the incinerator plants using the autogenous combustion technology (ACT) developed by XCN Technology Sdn Bhd.
Today environmental and civil society groups on five continents warned that plans to release non-native strains of genetically modified (GM) flies in olive fields in Spain and fruit orchards in Brazil pose major risks to crops and the environment, as pesticide resistance or other harmful traits could spread into wild pest populations.
Come Saturday 5th October 2013, the Buddhist and Hindu communities will start the observance of going strictly vegetarian for 9 days.
Around this time, apart from vegetarian restaurants, we can see many temporary stalls being set up throughout the country selling vegetarian food. Some of these stalls are situated in open areas where food is exposed to road dust and flies.
Regular nationwide food checks needed urgently
It is indeed depressing and saddening to read news reports about the loss of 3 lives and 60 others hospitalized due to food poisoning after they had consumed food served at a wedding kenduri last Saturday in Kedah.
The cause of the poisoning has still not been ascertained but it is believed that it was due to contamination.