Farmers in drought-stricken South Africa are expanding their production of avocados as prices for the popular fruit rise. South Africa has about 41,800 acres of avocado plantations, and growers are adding about 2,500 acres annually.
Elaborate versions of ceviche have emerged in Peru thanks to an influx of international chefs and immigrant populations, writes Nicholas Gill. The Spanish added lime and onions to the mix, while Japanese chefs in Lima have crafted finely cut fish concoctions cooked in acids that are more reminiscent of sushi.
In Mexico City, Chef Enrique Olvera is striving to keep tradition alive at Molino el Pujol, which treats diners to fresh-made tortillas. The tortilleria calls on blue corn and masa to celebrate the humble tortilla and give a nod to the disappearing traditional tortillerias across Mexico.
Decanting has several uses in the wine industry, including filtering out sediment, explains Melissa Monosoff, education director for the Court of Master Sommeliers. Another more basic reason to do so is to control the wine's temperature and aeration, she says.
Restaurant delivery intermediaries, or RDIs, now account for 18% of delivery orders, up 3% from last year, according to DINE360, Coca-Cola's research division. Eateries can boost beverage sales with delivery orders by putting bottled drinks and a variety of choices on the menu.
Restaurants with large outdoor spaces enjoy a bump in business during the summer and many can use new practices to make the most of the season, writes Rosnet's Patrick Bobrukiewicz. Eateries can staff up during the warm months by offering incentives to college students and rethink the service model to drive sales and efficiency on the patio, he writes.
Children in a Michigan community will have access to free breakfasts three days a week and snack lunches every weekday over the summer break through the Meet Up and Eat Up program, which is a partnership of the local district library and Feeding America. Library officials expect about 100 children will be served for each meal.
The number of children in western Pennsylvania treated for Lyme disease rose from only five between 2003 and 2005 to 285 in 2013, according to a study in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Researchers also found that most pediatric Lyme disease cases were from urban and suburban areas, and the disease was most prevalent among white boys ages 5 to 9.
Rich Products has named longtime company vet Richard Ferranti its new president, succeeding William Gisel, who will remain the company's CEO. "As we look ahead to 2019 and beyond, we have enormous opportunities to grow our business by delivering even greater value to our customers across the globe," Ferranti said.
With consumers wanting greater access to protein-rich beverages and foods, manufacturers ought to be precise in developing formulations that are also compatible with a wide array of other nutritional trends, writes Jeff Gelski. Protein sources such as raw milk-derived Nutri Whey Native, paleo-friendly ChikPro and highly soluble CreaBev represent a sampling of ingredients that allow specificity in meeting the needs of functional beverage and snack consumers.