When The Financial Times’ (FT) mail room informed me that two bottles of ice-cold camel milk had arrived, my heart dropped. I had spent weeks researching and championing camel milk’s status as the “future of dairy” to my colleagues; now I had to taste it. As I went to try the surprisingly thick beverage, my nose wrinkled, my lips pursed. I realised that something I had not expected was holding me back: Prejudice.Camels were first domesticated for their milk in 3,000 BC, according to the UN, and the liquid is a staple in parts of the Middle East and North Africa, where it can be cheaper than cow’s milk. Now it is gaining popularity with producers and customers elsewhere, from health nuts in America to farmers in sub-Saharan Africa reckoning with climate change.The milk is low in lactose, allowing it to be digested by people with a dairy intolerance and cutting into the market share of nut milks.Touted by fanatics for its alleged medical benefits and by … [Read more...] about Camel milk could be the future of dairy. Are you ready for a camelcino?
By Rachel Plotkin Opinion Mon., April 29, 2019 Over the past decade, a conversation has played out in the scientific community about the ethical implications of intentionally causing the extinction of disease-bearing mosquitoes. Many scientists believe the world could likely survive just fine without them, while others point to the many unknowns in functioning ecosystems. For example, researchers recently discovered that the biting midge is the only known pollinator of cacao. If it were eradicated, we would (gasp!) lose chocolate. There have been other intentional attempts at extinction. Witness the actions of the American army in the 1870s to wipe out buffalo on the Great Plains, as a way of forcing the Sioux, Kiowa and Comanche tribes onto reserves. The buffalo once numbered over 30 million but were very nearly driven to extinction as a result of commercial trade and a directive by the army to starve Indigenous peoples and destroy their traditional way of life. Some … [Read more...] about Could our ongoing sixth extinction be called deliberate?
Even if Aubrey’s immediate and more modest aspiration is to ‘make my own food, even make my own healthy recipe for myself every after I work out — more like a pre- and post-meal,’ she has set her eyes on higher culinary goals. But that’s just the way she’s wired. Unless you religiously follow Aubrey Miles, there are a few things you might have missed from the time she exploded onscreen in the early 2000s as the sexiest star to right now. And right now, she is a hyphenate — in a good way. In addition to remaining an actress — she appeared in GMA’s 2018 daytime romcom, Ang Pag-ibig Ko’y Ikaw, alongside Camille Prats — she has also become a personal fitness trainer, a racecar driver, a social media darling with 723,000 followers on Instagram and partner of actor-entrepreneur Troy Montero for the last 15 years and mother of three. Scroll through Aubrey’s Instagram feed and you’ll find … [Read more...] about Aubrey Miles on the art of cooking
AKCAKALE, Turkey — Like thousands of other Syrian refugees, Shakar Rudani worked last summer in Turkey’s Black Sea region, home to the largest concentration of hazelnut farms in the world. He arrived in August, expecting that he and his six sons, ages 18-24, would earn the equivalent of a few thousand dollars. He left in late September with little more than a firm resolution: to never return again. The work was arduous and risky. Because the terrain is filled with steep inclines, his sons spent much of their time attached by ropes to rocks, a precaution against a potentially fatal fall. Worse, the pay was $10 a day, half the rate promised by the middleman who had pitched him the job. “We made just enough to cover the cost of getting there and getting back,” said Rudani, a sun-baked 57-year-old who lives in a Turkish village on the Syrian border. “Plus our living expenses. We returned with nothing.” About 70 percent of all hazelnuts come from Turkey, … [Read more...] about News Where Ferrero gets its hazelnuts, Syrian refugees eke out a living
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang police crippled a drug trafficking syndicate using 3-in-1 tea, chocolate and coffee sachets in its modus operandi and seized drugs worth RM338,250 in two separate raids carried out in the state on Wednesday. State police chief Datuk T. Narenasagaran said based on the investigation and intelligence gathered in the past few weeks, police detained a local man who was driving a car at Pulau Tikus here at 11pm before carrying out the second raid at a house in Jelutong. “During the raid in Jelutong, police detained three local men and a Vietnamese woman and discovered their activities of mixing popular 3-in-1 beverages such as chocolate, tea and coffee with drugs.” Based on the investigation, it was found that the syndicate bought the drinks before placing the drugs in the sachets and selling them for RM200 at entertainment outlets around Penang, he told a press conference today. Narenasagaran said during the raid, police seized 276 sachets of drinks of … [Read more...] about Lacing drinks with drugs, five detained in Penang