By Sarah Burr
The food industry is currently undergoing a massive transformation geared towards various “superfoods” such as quinoa, chia seeds, acai berries, goji berries, maca powder, teff, Kakadu plum (gubinge) products, baobab products, and all things coconut. All of these “superfoods” were originally used by indigenous communities around the world.
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Up until five days ago, I thought feminism meant choices. Women choosing in the big and the small decisions about life, what we do, in line with what we value. I thought that to be a feminist, and part of a self-proclaimed feminist and gender equal society, would be measured by women exercising all the decisions over our lives.
But now I’m not so sure. Continue reading “Rethinking my take on Feminism”
by Sonia Guterres
Food has been an essential part of our lives in Timor Leste and shapes our modern day gastronomy. Without nutritious food, we can’t grow to be healthy or even survive. The first time I worked with Mana Heidi was a unique experience, especially when talking about food and how much she loves the food in Timor. In the first few weeks of our conversation about food was fantastic and for Heidi, the food in Timor Leste is something special. Trying out the food in a restaurant in the corner of Dili provided us a delicious meal, and gives tourists like Mana Heidi the opportunity to taste local food.
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