Roadside vegetable vendors are promoting healthy eating and reducing post-harvest loss, a new study has found, but there is an urgent need to address various hygiene and food safety awareness issues for vendors and farmers, who are a critical part of Tonga’s healthy eating agenda.
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Thursday 5 December 2019
Saturday 2 February 2019
Our current diets are bad for our health and are harming the planet. Two billion people are now overweight or obese. Poor diet is the biggest cause of noncommunicable disease in the world, posing a greater risk of morbidity and mortality than unsafe sex, alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse combined. By Line Gordon.
Thursday 4 October 2018
A new process of certification aimed to better facilitate arriving passengers into New Zealand travelling with specific food items in umu packs from Tonga, is expected to be implemented in November, after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on October 4 in Nuku'alofa. CEO Ministry for Primary Industries (MPIE), Roger Smith said they found travellers from Tonga have been very compliant and trustworthy.
Monday 3 September 2018
Over 20% of smokers in Tonga have shifted to consuming the local hand-rolled tobacco, tapaka Tonga, because it is not taxed and cheaper, following a tax increase on manufactured cigarettes, according to a new study by the World Bank.
Wednesday 18 May 2016
Tonga’s goal of opening up a potential new market in China for its squash exports is another step closer. This week Chinese and Tongan officials agreed on the standards and processes that need to be met for a successful squash export partnership between the two countries.