Green Food

Kikombe cha chai, tafadhali ( A cup of tea please)


When you mention tea in Kenya people become lively. It is said that if you want to know you are a valued visitor in any household, hot tea be prepared – be it black or white.The Kenyan government has been pushing farmers towards the specialty tea zones – perhaps because of their high global demand. Tea was first introduced in the country around 1904, data from the Tea Research Institute of Kenya shows. Specialty teas grown in Kenya, namely; purple tea, white tea, black orthodox tea, green and hibiscus, are becoming equally popular with customs blends and tea cocktail parties rising as “the in thing” among the haves.

Ada Osakwe – From investment banker to health food queen


She was destined to a bright future at the World Bank, IMF, or perhaps even the African Union. Ada Osakwe has the academic paperwork and a wealth of experience to prove it. The thirty-something-year-old from Lagos wanted more from life, and a promising career in banking and finance wasn’t part of that. So, three years ago, she set up a fresh juice company, Nuli Juice, followed by a chain of proudly Nigerian health food lounges. 

Africa needs to tap into Poo/Pee Power


No matter how nice you try to turn it, the business of raw sewage is not ‘cool’ –  but this could be the solution to the electricity menace in Africa. Roughly 645 million people on the continent do not have access to electricity, a key component in pushing Africa’s development agenda ahead.

Lunch is Served Madam (Tagliata Fiorentina)


AGE editor Zanele Mlambo reports on her tasting of an organic meat recipe available from the summer menu at top eatery, Fumo.

Why meat is a debatable subject in green living…

The Guardian reported on a study that concluded that meat rich diets (defined as more than 100g per day) ‘resulted in 7.2kg of carbon dioxide

What’s your attitude towards food waste?


A report (Gustavsson J, Cederberg C, Sonesson U, van Otterdijk R and Meybeck A (2011) FAO, Rome) examined food waste in the industrialised world and the developing world. The findings from the report were that, per capita, much more food is wasted in the industrialised world than in developing countries. Per capita food waste in