AFRICANS LOVE THEIR MEAT. AT LEAST that’s the reductive, persistent narrative, even when the data tells a more complicated story: according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), average meat consumption in African countries per capita is around 20kg annually, compared to approximately 70kg in South America, Europe and the United States, and a staggering 100kg or more in Australia.
On a planet where the mass of animals raised for slaughter outweighs wildlife by a factor of 15 to 1, associated FAO data also reminds us of the environmental impact of these industries and the related threat to the ecosystems of developing countries: meat and dairy production now accounts for 14.5% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
One young African chef is serving up an appetizing alternative: a new menu of realities and possibilities in the 21st-century African diet, a way of promoting healthy eating while respecting and protecting the creatures that share our world.
Nicola Kavhu, aka Chef Cola, is the creator and owner of African Vegan on a Budget, a brand based in Zimbabwe and South Africa that “focuses on spreading the word on veganism through entrepreneurial projects, collaborations and content creation”.
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Even if demand never recovers from Covid-19, billionaire John Goffsees the pandemic as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in distressed frackers willing to follow Big Tobacco’s declining-business playbook.
Class Of 2021 Change-Makers In A Historic Year
Members of this year’s list of under 30s have one thing in common: a new covid-induced agenda for social change. So what would a historic pandemic year throw up? Ground-breaking entrepreneurs and thinkers. Our 2021 class of under 30s are just that: influential creatives, imaginative business owners, innovative techies, and gifted sports stars. Celebrating seven years of the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list, these achievers prove that now more than ever, they are crucial to the african growth story.
Fully On Board
South African professional surfer Jordy Smith is gearing up for Olympic gold and also making waves in the business world.
Whatever Clicks For Business
The scene is not picture perfect yet, but ace photographers are slowly capturing the creative market in Ghana.
Hollywood. Hustle. And Hair Love
Former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry made it in the mecca of gigs and glamor with an Oscar-winning film marking diversity in the world of animation. We ask him how he did it.
In recent years, surrogacy has become increasingly popular among single women and gay couples. For heterosexual single men, it’s still a rather unusual path to follow but that is changing.
Elizabeth Isiorho is ramping up her modeling business to provide more young people international opportunities and put African beauty on the map.
Why NFTs Are Having An Arty Moment
Art’s valuable digital future, a recent boom in NFT sales and blockchain with an important role in preserving an artist’s legacy.
The Other ‘C' That Has Dominated News From Last Year
In the midst of the pandemic, cryptocurrencies also made surging headlines, with news about it changing faster than you could say Bitcoin, Ether and Dogecoin.
Driving Feminist Data For Change
East African techpreneur Neema Iyer works at the intersection of data, design, and digital to eventually enable products, policies, and programs that take into account the needs of African women.
A Climate To Fear
Central America’s subsistence farmers are fleeing increasingly severe droughts and storms
BIG-BUSINESS PUSHBACK AGAINST VOTING MEASURES GAINS MOMENTUM
Big business has ratcheted up its objections to proposals that would make it harder to vote, with several hundred companies and executives signing a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation.”
A NEW FRONTIER
Arkane’s founder is reworking the immersive sim for WEIRD WEST
Indians and Aliens
Human beings’ disturbing capacity to manufacture history to serve our own ends
Laboratorio de suplementos – Este artículo es una gran fuente de fibra
Sirve para más que ayudarte a ir al baño: la fibra reduce el colesterol, ayuda a la salud estomacal y te satisface. ¿No ingieres los 38 gramos diarios recomendados? MELISSA MATTHEWS te ayuda a encontrar un suplemento.
¿Qué %$&$ son los suplementos?
Encontrar el adecuado para ti puede implicar navegar por un camino lleno de bombas de mala información. Esto es lo que debes consumir y lo que no...
¿Colágeno para acompañar?
El colágeno ingerible es aclamado como un héroe para todo, desde el estómago hasta tus entrenamientos. Pero, ¿qué tan legítimo es? WH clasifica la realidad de las exageraciones.
CAMBIOS EN EL SENTIDO DEL GUSTO
Las alteraciones del gusto suelen estar asociadas a lesiones en la boca o en la lengua, pero las causas son muy diversas. Una gripe, por ejemplo, puede ocasionar alteraciones en el olfato, pero también en el gusto.
NAME YOUR DRINK...
It’s one of those times when you get to spend time with your family. Of course, every day feels like festivity if you keep yourself and your loved ones safe and enjoy each and every day as your last day on earth.
Promoting Agricultural Development and Cooperation
— An Interview with FAO Representative to China Carlos Watson