Millennium Development Goals: What has and hasn’t been achieved

Millennium Development Goals: What has and hasn’t been achieved

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) still haven’t been achieved. Much progress has been made but, only nine months from the deadline, accomplishing them remains out of reach.     What are the MDGs. They are the most ambitious targets ever set by the United Nations to improve living conditions for the world’s population. They were drafted

Bee My Future, food security is in their wings

Bee My Future, food security is in their wings

Honeybees and other insect pollinators are in danger. Since 2006 they have been experiencing depopulation that is mostly stricking European and US worker bees. The identified causes are multiple, such as pests and habitat loss, but the main cause seems to be linked to the agricultural use of 3 insecticides (the neonicotinoids) that affect insect pollinators’ nervous system.

Mejadra

Mejadra

  Ingredients 250 g of green or brown lentils 200 g of basmati rice 4 medium-sized onions 3 spoonful of flour 2 teaspoonful of cumin 1/2 spoonful of coriander seeds half a teaspoonful of powdered turmeric 1 teaspoonful of grinded Jamaican pepper 1 teaspoonful of powdered cinnamon 1 teaspoonful of sugar 250 ml of sunflower

5 bad cooking habits

5 bad cooking habits

When you suddenly suffer from stomachache, nausea, dysentery or abdominal cramps, you often blame the restaurant or the canteen where you have just eaten. Actually, experts claim that our kitchens are the places where hygienic and sanitary risks are higher. It’s here that, as a result of bad habits, contamination, microbial proliferation in food products

Cherry trees are blossoming, Japan celebrates hanami

Cherry trees are blossoming, Japan celebrates hanami

Sakura means cherry tree in Japanese. Hanami is a yearly tradition celebrated in the capital, Tokyo, and other cities where these plants decorate the streets, and takes place between the end of March and the beginning of April. The object of everyone’s attention is the thousand-year-old recurrence of cherry trees blossoming, which captivates the entire

Beetroot salad

Beetroot salad

  Ingredients for 4 people 1 big beetroot 2 oranges seasonal fresh lettuce walnuts salt and pepper extra virgin olive oil     Preheat the oven to 200°. Wash the beetroot with fresh water and dry it with blotting paper. Cut the lettuce leaves, leaving 2.5cm of stem. Put the beetroot in aluminium foil with

4 natural remedies for premenstrual syndrome

4 natural remedies for premenstrual syndrome

The countdown for menstruation has begun and a woman out of three becomes nervous: anxiety, insomnia, bursts of anger or tears are common manifestations. Mothers lose patience with their offspring, a female colleague hits the roof at work and husbands or male colleagues are always there to ask them: “Are you about to have your

Saffron and pistachio biscuits

Saffron and pistachio biscuits

Ingredients 80 g of muscovado (a type of brown sugar) 120 ml of olive oil 300 g spelt flour 1 pinch of salt Chopped pistachio A few pistils of saffron   Let the pistils of saffron infuse for at least two hours in a quarter-full glass of water. Add the sugar, flour, salt and olive