Elkanis & Partners - Items filtered by date: Thursday, 08 August 2019

Nigeria is expected to be the 3rd most populous country in the world by the end of the century, according to the UN. Over 50 million urban Nigerian dwellers demand more information about food, reflecting the need for more transparency. Globally, over 420,000 people die and some 600 million people – almost one in ten – fall ill after eating contaminated food. In fact, foodborne hazards are known to cause over 200 acute and chronic diseases from digestive tract infections to cancer (FAO Report).  With food regulating bodies such as National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) etc. inability to regulate farm practices, most food consumers at restaurants and cafeterias also cast doubt on how food is grown and prepared.

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