[LISTEN] Pasha 52: Taking a look at healthy food in South Africa

Posted on February 21, 2020

Pasha is The Conversation Africa’s podcast. Pasha – which means to inform in Swahili – brings you some of the best and brightest research from academics across the continent.

[LISTEN] Pasha 52: Taking a look at healthy food in South Africa

Healthy food is critical to people’s wellbeing. Not only does eating it keep us healthy and strong, but producing your own food is empowering and could even be a potential source of income. The problem is that healthy, fresh food isn’t always affordable and accessible for everyone.

In today’s episode of Pasha Professor Lise Korsten, co-director at the Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University of Pretoria, discusses the importance of healthy food. She also looks at the steps that can be taken to ensure that outbreaks like the listeriosis outbreak that recently hit South Africa hard do not happen again.

Read more: What led to world’s worst listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

Music “Happy African Village” by John Bartmann, found on FreeMusicArchive.org licensed under CC0 1.

Interviewed is Professor Lise Korsten of UP’s Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology and Co-Director at the Centre of Excellence in Food Security.

This podcast first appeared in The Conversation on 5 February 2020.

- Author Ozayr Patel

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