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Let there be freedom of choice on Bt ‘talong’

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The poor state of the nation must already be coming out of your ears, so today I will save you the irritation by switching to a controversy also close to the stomach. This is the development of a variety of eggplant resistant to pests, the Bt talong, through biotechnology.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Rising prices

It all started when consumers complained about the price of garlic shooting up to nearly P300 a kilo in public markets.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

A David-and-Goliath war over cigarettes

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Last week, we wrote about the cartel of local flour millers, the Philippine Association of Flour Millers (Pafmil), complaining against the entry of cheap Turkish flour into the country.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Expiry date, food safety

This has reference to Frank Cabanatan’s letter titled “‘Advanced’ expiration dates” (Opinion, 5/5/14). Please be informed that the shelf life, or expiration date, of processed food products is based on the recommended maximum time for which products can be stored.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Memories of mothers

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For many of us, memories of our mothers are inexorably tied with food. My own mother wasn’t much of a kitchen drone, except during the Christmas season when she made frozen fruit salad, which she concocted, with much ceremony, in a huge white enamel vat. I remember standing on a kitchen chair “helping” her with her salad preparations, breathing in the sweet cloying aroma of raisins, fruit cocktail and condensed milk, which for many years later would define for me the scent of Christmas.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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