Elani and Greenpeace Africa join hands to encourage ecologically friendly agriculture

Entertainment brand Elani has thrown its weight behind Greenpeace Africa’s campaign for practice of environmentally safe agriculture. The fact that food security is one of the items of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda means that we must all contribute towards successful agriculture. We should get to that point where Kenya does not have to import foodstuff. After all, most of these imports are coming into the country already contaminated and therefore dangerous for human consumption,” said Elani.   The band said their presence in Greenpeace campaigns will serve to…

Repair damaged dams in Kilome, Makueni government told

Community leaders have called upon the government of Makueni County to repair damaged earth dams in Mukaa Sub-county. Led by Dominic Mutunga, a local politician, the leaders now want their government to move with speed to mend the dams whose damage, they say, has created an acute water shortage in the area that relies heavily on irrigation agriculture to eke a living. We are experiencing a biting shortage of water in this area since these dams had their embankments washed away by last season’s rain waters. We wonder why our…

VAT will not affect Unga prices

Nairobi to host international grain millers’ conference with focus on trade wars and innovation  The Cereal Millers Association through its Chairman Mr. Mohamed Islam has confirmed that, despite the president signing the 8 % VAT law on the fuel, it will not affect the current prices of Unga at the retail shops. This is so because they had already reconsider this when the government lifted tax exceptions on wheat and maize floor products after a prolonged drought witnessed in the country early this year. Mr. Mohamed noted this during the…

Farmers urged to innovative to meet international market demand

Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have been urged to increase value for their crops to enable competitiveness in the international market. Speaking During a meet the farmers’ forum held in Nairobi, the head of Dubai Chamber of Commerce Kenyan office, Michael Gathu noted that local farmers need to create an identity for locally produced agricultural goods. READ ALSO: Increased Security investment Soaring Kenyas’ Tourism “We are working to bridge the Gap and make trade easier between Middle East and Africa by identifying the needs of the international market and coming up…

Greenpeace calls on president to include Food Safety in Big Four Agenda

By Jacktone Lawi International environmental watchdog and lobby group has called on the government to put in place a standardization system for food supplies in a bid to save consumers from harmful foodstuffs. Greenpeace is urging the government to put in place robust policies and regulatory provisions that traces the food supplies through the value chain. According to Claire Nasike Greenpeace Africa’s food for life Campaigner, this will help in ensuring that standards are adhered to and food safety guaranteed.” The past few months have seen increased cases of substandard…

uncooked chicken takes mom’s life

Her husband claims that she chose a piece of chicken from the hotel’s buffet, and that it was bleeding when she cut into it. The family of Natalie Rawnsley has filed a lawsuit after the 37-year-old mother-of-two from England died from eating uncooked chicken served by a hotel in Greece in August 2017. Rawnsley allegedly chose a piece of chicken from the Corfu hotel restaurant’s buffet, People reported. “Natalie started to eat hers and as she cut the chicken, the chicken oozed red blood to which I commented it looked bloody,”…

Greenpeace Africa advocates for safe and healthy food

 In response to news that some of Kenya’s imported sugar contains dangerous elements such as copper and lead; and that fertilisers sold to farmers in Kenya are reported to be laced with harmful mercury, Greenpeace Africa has called on the government of Kenya to act now; Food for life Campaigner, Claire Nasike has said: “It is very shocking that food meant for human consumption contains these metals. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) copper and lead are harmful to human health. Exposure to small amounts of mercury has been…