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Agri-activist Vandana Shiva plans Sydney visit

By Thu, Feb 12, 2015 5:23PM UTC 0 Comment

The 2010 Sydney Peace Prize and Right Livelihood Award recipient Dr. Vandana Shiva is coming to Sydney on February 20 to share her continuing fight to save seeds, farmers, and food from corporate monopolies. The internationally renowned environmental and agricultural activist will be speaking at the Teachers Federation Conference Centre hosted by the GM-free Australia Alliance and Sydney Food Fairness Alliance....

Tongue-Thai’ed!: The 3 most ludicrous things said in Thailand this week

By Fri, Oct 03, 2014 7:41AM UTC 0 Comment

This is part XXV, XXVI and XXVII of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It’s been a while since this section has graced this blog and while the past couple of months were not lacking...

Too hot for Thai Army canteen – Pad Kaprao

By Sun, Sep 29, 2013 2:01PM UTC 0 Comment

By Kaewmala Two curious incidents happened in two separate canteens in Bangkok earlier this week. Who would have thought that ordinary canteens could be such a happening place, and that there are things “too hot” for Thai canteens. This article examines the first incident which might have ramifications of national importance. Hot basil fried rice...

Abertay’s Food Innovators help develop some Extraordinary Sausages

By Wed, Aug 07, 2013 9:49PM UTC 1 Comment

The Food Innovation team at Abertay University has helped develop a range of new, lower-fat sausages with reduced salt content for The Extraordinary Sausage Company. Renowned for its distinctive flavours, The Extraordinary Sausage Company (ESC) was founded by Cameron Skinner – third generation owner of T&R Skinner, a family butchers based in the village of...

Abertay launches new course to fill food industry’s critical skills shortage

By Tue, Jul 30, 2013 11:30PM UTC 0 Comment

A new course is to be launched at Abertay University, in direct response to the critical skills shortage currently faced by the food and drink industry. Food and drink is Scotland’s largest manufacturing sector, worth £9.5 billion per year to the Scottish economy. New figures show that food and drink exports were up 3.3 per...