Tag Archives: Crops

02Aug/20

H2-WHOA: Dehydration warning as nine out of ten Brits not drinking enough water, despite UK heatwave according to Actiph Water research

90% of Brits drink less than 2 litres of water a day, according to new research carried out by alkaline water brand Actiph, with 1 in 10 drinking no water at all.
The research also showed the nation is instead reaching for highly acidic beverages such as coffee and energy drinks.
With temperatures set to soar in the UK, these shocking figures reveal millions of Brits are risking dehydration during the impending heatwave. Read more

30Mar/17

Scientists map Arabica coffee genome

Researchers have mapped the genome for Arabica coffee in an effort to unlock its delicious secrets and protect it against disease and climate change in the future.
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16Jan/17

Feed peanut products to babies to cut allergy risk, doctors say

New U.S. guidelines advise parents to feed their babies peanut products – though never whole peanuts – to help lower the risk of developing potentially life-threatening allergies. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

20Sep/16

Aerosol tea promises perfect cuppa

English drinks maker develops tea that comes pre-brewed in an aerosol can, promising the perfect cuppa without a tea bag in sight. Matthew Stock reports.
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08Feb/16
A cup of coffee sits on a table in Starbucks

A global coffee crisis looms

As demand rises for premium coffee, fears loom over how supply will keep up and the impact it could have on coffee prices. The International Coffee Organisation estimates current production of all coffee is 143 million bags, consumption in 2014 was at 150 million bags and growing.
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22Jan/16

Fancy a cappuccino — new urban coffee culture emerges in Uganda

Uganda’s expanding middle class is giving rise to a coffee drinking culture that has seen urban coffee houses grow in the country. Uganda grows some of the world’s best coffee but consumes about 3 percent. Most is exported to the European Union and the United States among other countries.

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07Aug/15

Espressos in Lagos — young entrepreneurs open Nigeria’s first coffee chain

Young Nigerians returning home from studies abroad are blazing a trail with the establishment of companies meant to service a growing middle class in the West African country. Ngozi Dozie and his brother Chijioke set up a coffee shop in the commercial city Lagos to cater to Nigerians working and living in the Island metropolis. Being the first of its kind Cafe Neo attracts a large number of customers but the brothers say they face many challenges as Nigerians are not traditionally coffee drinkers.
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