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April, 2017

Catastrophic antibiotic threat from food

Food: Jomo Kwame Sundaram is a former economics professor who served as a senior UN official during 2005-2015. Tan Zhai Gen is an University of Oxford biochemistry graduate currently involved in research. Both are Malaysians. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 4, 2017 (IPS) - The greatly excessive use of antibiotics in food production in recent decades has made many bacteria more resistant to antibiotics. Comment

Caribbean countries ban meat imports from Brazil

Food: Several Caribbean countries have banned the sale of corned beef and importation of the meat product from Brazil, following reports that several meat processors in the South American country have allegedly been selling rotten beef and poultry. Comment

February, 2017

Cultural fusion: Jamaican twist to New Orleans cuisine

Food: Let’s get ready to gumbo! A group of Caribbean culinary enthusiasts will host its second annual cultural mashup, “Scattered Jamaica: New Orleans,” a flavorful mix of the island’s food and music and the spicy culture of the Big Easy, at a Mardi Gras celebration at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Prospect-Leffeerts Gardens on Feb. 25. Comment

January, 2017

Navy Yard to serve Caribbean food in new facility

Food: Caribbean cuisine is getting a spotlight at the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s forthcoming food manufacturing hub later this year. Comment

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Bedford-Stuyvesant bistro bounces back from newbie woes

Food: Meet the owners of a vibrant bistro based in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Comment