The human cost of Chinese cotton: how does it impact SA?

The human cost of Chinese cotton: how does it impact SA?

The Center for Global Policy in December released a damning report detailing how ethnic minority labourers in the Xinjiang region in China – which produces 85% of the country’s and 20% of the world’s cotton – are forced to pick cotton by hand through...
Listeriosis Outbreak Puts Spotlight on Food Safety

Listeriosis Outbreak Puts Spotlight on Food Safety

The current spike in the incidences of listeriosis, the disease which is transmitted to people through contaminated food and has already led to the known deaths of more than 80 people, serves as a stark reminder of the importance of having the means to timely identify...