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Ghana: takeover of the food system by giant biotech companies

It’s another victory for Monsanto, the giant corporation responsible for a large amount of genetically modified foods available on the market today. In Ghana, the national parliament has given its full support to the Plant Breeders Bill. Under this proposed legislation, farmers would be restricted from practicing ancient farming methods,

Can branding healthcare change our perception of health in Africa?

by TAKUDZWA HANYANI Nike, Pepsi, Apple, Samsung, Coca cola, Adidas, Blackberry, Microsoft all these are brand names of some of the world’s biggest and most famous brands. Commercial marketing which has made these brands a success globally depends highly on behavioural economics which influences consumer choices, preferences and perceptions. Stakeholders and shareholders

Ebola Virus: US man tested in Ghana

A US citizen is being tested for the Ebola virus in Ghana, which has had no confirmed cases of the virus in the current West African outbreak. The man has been quarantined at the private Nyaho Clinic in the capital, Accra, health officials say. The virus has so far killed more than

12 best foods that fight cancer

  What are the top foods that may prevent cancer? A comprehensive review of thousands of studies on diet, physical activity, and weight conducted for the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research pointed to the benefits of eating plant-based foods, which have demonstrated the strongest ability

Ebola in Ghana?

A 12-year-old girl who died of viral fever did not have Ebola, blood tests have revealed. Samples of blood collected from the girl suspected to have died of the deadly Ebola virus was analysed by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR). The test result did not however indicate the actual

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