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Maggots eyed as animal feed

Reuters / Families tucking into a Sunday roast dinner may not relish the idea of animals fattened on maggots, but a British entrepreneur in South Africa believes they’re a viable protein-rich animal feed alternative. AgriProtein Technologies plans to set up the world’s first large-scale factory in South Africa to produce “Magmeal,” an organic and sustainable

South Africa land reform slides back

A plan to put 30 per cent of South African farmland into the hands of black farmers is stalling partly because would-be farmers have resold land bought for them by the government. Land ownership is a sensitive issue here and has been brought into focus by the decline in agriculture in neighbouring Zimbabwe, where many


S – for Jun. 10, 2010

outh Africa’s food prices will rise gradually from 2011 partly as the economic recovery gains pace, increasing the likelihood of more protests, the Agricultural Business Chamber said June 2. Households, especially in the lower-income level, spend a large chunk of their income on food and higher food prices in recent years contributed to millions of