Saturday, October 25, 2008

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here is one for you:

ginger powder (salabat, available at Little Manila Foodmart in Princeton Junction, NJ) mixed with coconut juice;

coconut milk plus yogurt called lossee -Indian recipe;

hard boiled eggs ---

mash the egg yolk and add with ground shrimp or ground tuna or ground nuts or ground whatever

sprinkle cinnamon or adobo seasoning or paprika or nutmeg powder and

call it a day

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Apricot-Orange Bread

Serves: Makes 2 loaves

Only 1 egg and very little margarine are used in this low-saturated-fat, low-cholesterol low-sodium bread.

INGREDIENTS
1 (6 oz.) package of dried apricots cut into small pieces
2 cups water
2 tablespoons margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel
3-1/2 cups sifted whole grain flour
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Lightly oil two 9x5-inch loaf pans.
2. Cook apricots in water in a covered medium-size saucepan for 10-15 minutes or until tender but not mushy. Drain; reserve 3/4 cup liquid. Set apricots aside to cool.
3. Cream together margarine and sugar. By hand, beat in egg and orange peel.
4. Sift together flour, dry milk, baking powder, soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with reserved apricot liquid and orange juice.
5. Stir apricot pieces and pecans into batter.
6. Pour batter into prepared pans.
7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until bread springs back when lightly touched in center.
8. Cool 5 minutes in pan. Remove from pan and completely cool on wire rack before slicing.

NUTRITION INFO (per ½ slice)
Calories: 100
Fat: 4.4 g
Carbohydrates: 14.2 g
Protein: 1.9 g


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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Serves: 8

Both chickpeas and mayonnaise keep this butterless chocolate cake moist and nutritious.

INGREDIENTS
1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups garbanzo beans (chickpeas) - cooked if fresh, drained and rinsed if canned
2 eggs
1/2 cup egg substitute
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS
1. Place rack on middle level and pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a small bowl, melt chocolate in microwave on medium power for two minutes, stopping frequently to stir.
3. In food processor or blender, combine beans, eggs and egg substitute, blending on high for 30 seconds. Add chocolate, sugar, mayonnaise and baking powder and process until smooth.
4. Pour mixture into 9" heart-shaped non-stick baking pan or a round pan, baking for 45 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
5. Cool and dust with powdered sugar.

NUTRITION INFO (per serving)
Calories: 380.6
Fat: 13.9 g
Carbohydrates: 62.0 g
Protein: 7.7 g


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rainbow Fruit Salad

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Rainbow Fruit Salad

Serves: 12

Good as a side or dessert, this salad made from fresh fruit is naturally low in fat, saturated fat, and sodium. Plus, it's cholesterol free.

INGREDIENTS
Fruit salad:

1 large mango, peeled and diced
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 bananas, sliced
2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
2 cups seedless grapes
2 nectarines, unpeeled and sliced
1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced

Honey orange sauce:

1/3 cup unsweetened orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1-1/2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Dash of nutmeg

DIRECTIONS
1. Prepare the fruit (peeling, cutting, dicing, etc).
2. Combine and mix all ingredients for the sauce.
3. Just before serving, pour honey orange sauce over the fruit.

NUTRITION INFO (per 4-ounce serving)
Calories: 97
Fat: 0.6 g
Carbohydrates: 24.7 g
Protein: 1.2 g


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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

[kgma] PGMA to keynote Agrilink, Foodlink, Aqualink 2008

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be the guest of honor and
keynote speaker at the opening of Agrilink, Foodlink, Aqualink
Festival 2008 on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 at the World Trade Center
along Roxas Blvd. in Manila.

The three-day trade show is expected to generate business and trade
opportunities for hundreds of exhibitors and attract thousands of
visitors.

Dubbed as the "country's biggest and most prestigious annual
international trade show on agribusiness, food and aquaculture," this
year's theme is "Sustaining Agricultural Growth Through Niche Markets".

The agribusiness festival will feature merchandise and services
exhibits, live animal and plant display, marketing presentations,
product demos, retail and wholesale, business networking, and many
other exciting activities.

It will also feature a comprehensive range of exhibits from
non-mainstream products like goat's milk soap, malunggay tea,
organically-farmed fish and papaya pastes to the latest
state-of-the-art traditional products like modern equipment and
machinery, agricultural chemicals, animal housing and breeding, animal
health and nutrition, cooking, storage and post harvest facilities,
feed ingredients, feed milling, greenhouse and nursery, horticulture
inputs, meat products, organic farming and hydroponics, publications,
research and consultancy, seeds and planting materials, irrigation
systems, transport, logistics, and waste management.

The event is co-organized by the Foundation for Resource Linkage and
Development (FRLD) with 20 national trade associations, and supported
by the Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural and Fishery
Council, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and the French
Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.

Representatives of the various co-organizers such as Agrilink,
Foodlink, Aqualink 2008 chair Lyndon Tan, DA Secretary Arthur Yap, and
FRLD president Antonio Roces will join the President for the event.

[kgma] UNICEF calls for concerted efforts to educate children and save mothers

UNICEF calls for concerted efforts to educate children and save mothers
MANILA (PNA) -- To draw attention to the Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nation
(UN) children's agency, joins the UN Millennium Campaign's Stand Up
and Take Action on October 17-19.

"UNICEF calls on all sectors to band together to bring a future full
of promise to children around the world. Ensuring that children,
especially the most marginalized and disadvantaged, have access to
proper education and mothers are given adequate care not only make for
better communities, but are also inextricably linked to achieving the
other MDGs," Vanessa Tobin, UNICEF Representative, said.

Tobin said the eight MDGs include: eradicate extreme poverty and
hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality
and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health;
combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensure environmental
sustainability; and develop global partnership for development.

In December 2000, world leaders from 191 member- countries of the UN
adopted the Millennium Declaration to end extreme poverty. From this
declaration came a set of eight time-bound goals called the MDGs which
encapsulates the world's development aspirations by the target date of
2015.

As the target date of 2015 fast approaches, UNICEF calls on world
leaders in the Philippines to work towards fulfillment of the goals,
especially on MDG 2 (Achieve Universal Primary Education) and MDG 5
(Improve Maternal Health). These are two of the goals least likely to
be achieved in the Philippines.

Achieving universal primary education in the country remains a
challenge, with 1.9 million children aged 6-11 who are not in school.
For every 100 children who enter Grade 1, only 68 eventually finish
Grade 6.

Studies reveal that the country is moving away from the targets
largely because of consequences of poverty such as unaffordable
incidental costs of education, need for children to work and/or take
care of younger siblings, ill-health, under-nutrition and poor school
readiness.

The other causes include the unabated increase in population and
underinvestment in basic education which translates to, among other
things, lack of classrooms, water and sanitation facilities, teachers,
textbooks and health and nutrition services.

On the issue of maternal health, the Philippines is among 68 countries
which contributed to 97 percent of maternal, neonatal and child health
deaths worldwide.

Around 11 Filipino mothers die everyday mostly from severe hemorrhage,
hypertensive disorders, sepsis and problems related to obstructed
labor abortion. This is because the public reproductive health service
is not comprehensive enough, too few mothers receive skilled care
before, during, and after pregnancy and, lastly, most mothers do not
always have access to quality emergency obstetric care services. (PNA)

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Monday, October 6, 2008

[kgma] CHR eyes institution of people’s right to food

From: "kgma_news"
Date: October 6, 2008 3:10:29 AM EDT
To: kgma@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [kgma] CHR eyes institution of people’s right to food
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MANILA (PNA)–- Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is seeking inclusion
of the right to food in government's National Action Plan on Human
Rights (NAPHR).

CHR believes this will help further solidify government action on
addressing hunger and raise nationwide public recognition of such right.

"More than a necessity, more than a need, right to food is an
entitlement of every person, of every Filipino," CHR Chairperson Leila
de Lima said in justifying the proposal.

She noted the matter is urgent, particularly since CHR's research
shows over half of the Philippine population is experiencing hunger as
poverty incidence nationwide rose by 2.9 percent in 2006 to 32.9
percent from 2003 levels.

"Such increase in statistics must be given due attention and concrete
action by government," she said.

The Philippines is duty-bound to promote the right to food,
particularly as it is a party to the International Covenant on
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which recognizes people's right
to adequate living standards, she noted.

De Lima is likewise backing the right to food's inclusion in NAPHR as
she lamented this is hardly tackled in–depth within the Philippines'
legal framework.

She said the Constitution "has no express recognition of the right to
food" and mentions `food' not in a human rights context but in
relation to government's duty of providing a nationwide food and drug
regulatory system.

"At best, it is only by inference from the more general rights of
social justice, adequate standard of living and the like," she said.

The Philippines still has no laws dealing with the right to food, she
further noted.

CHR hopes two bills tackling this matter can be enacted soon.

These are Rep. Nonato Joson's House Bill 3711, the Food Security Act
of 2008, and Rep. Leonila Chavez' House Bill 3870, the National Food
Security Act of 2008.

During a Food and Agriculture Organization forum this month, de Lima
reported CHR hasn't still filed or probed `motu propio' cases related
to the right to food.

"The apparent reason is lack or inadequacy in recognizing right to
food in the Philippines both on the part of duty-bearers, as to their
obligations, and claim holders as to their rights," she said.

On Oct. 16, the Philippines will join other nations in celebrating the
annual World Food Day.

Among goals of this celebration is to strengthen international and
national solidarity against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.

This celebration is expected to help boost CHR's push for the right to
food.

CHR earlier reported nationwide subsistence incidence or number of
people unable to meet their basic food requirements rose during
2003-2006 period to 12.2 million people from 10.6 million people.

Rice price rise is among factors forcing people to forego eating meat,
fish and other protein sources, de Lima said.

Failure to meet basic food requirements will compromise bid of
government to realize Millenium Development Goal 1's sub-target of
halving both proportion of population living below minimum dietary
energy consumption and number of underweight children below five years
old. (PNA)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Melamine in Milk -- no good

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Roxas City -- The government institutions in the country have vowed to

Roxas City -- The government institutions in the country have vowed to
help in the food production effort.

Director General Augusto Syjuco of the Technical Education and Skills
Development Authority (TESDA) revealed that the agriculture and
fishery schools nationwide will soon produce rice and other
agricultural crops, livestock and aquatic products in commercial
quantities.

Syjuco vowed that TESDA will therefore take the lead in contributing
to the country's national food security program through a full-scale
food production.

He said that "the TESDA as a government institution will contribute to
our country's food security."

He added that "we have to tap and maximize the use of existing
resources and harness our own expertise in increasing food production."

Recently, the administrators and officials of TESDA technology
institutions gathered in Manila for a special meeting which focused on
the discussion of the food production plans of each institution.

The move is in response to the directive of President Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo to utilize all tillable lands to ensure food security
and sufficiency.

Syjuco revealed that TESDA technical institutions own a combined land
area of 2,000 hectares which can be used for agri-fishery production.

At present, he said, these technology institutions use their land
resources as training laboratories and experimental facilities for
various agri-fishery courses. TESDA has 125 technology institutions
all over the country.

The proposed cultivation and wide scale planting of dragon fruit by
the Bangui Institute of Technology in Ilocos Norte is one of the food
production plans presented during said meeting.

Another proposal which elicited deep interest among the school heads
is the utilization of vermi composting technology to produce organic
fertilizers for crop production.

While the agri-fishery schools chiefs noted that increasing food
production in their respective schools would require funds for new
equipment, support infrastructure, and other inputs, they agreed that
implementing their food production plans as soon as possible will
generate income for their schools, students and communities.

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