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Chit U. Juan
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Food sovereignty
by Chit U. Juan - November 30, 2021 - 12:00am
I was in a conference on Slow Food aptly titled “Slow Start” with Cong. Kiko Benitez of Negros Occidental where he talked about the subject.
Food security
by Chit U. Juan - November 19, 2021 - 12:00am
A good friend tells me we need to secure our food supplies as farmers have planted much less due to rising oil prices.
The unvaxxed
by Chit U. Juan - November 7, 2021 - 12:00am
So I may have lost a friend or distanced from a few because of the “my body, my rules” attitude of some people.
Plant coffee, Pilipinas!
by Chit U. Juan - October 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Recently we had a public stakeholder consultation for the Philippine Coffee Industry Road Map and we had a lot of comments from people from different parts of the coffee value chain.
Good, clean and fair food
by Chit U. Juan - September 12, 2021 - 12:00am
When people talk about “organic,” usually they confuse it with hydroponic, farm-raised products, anything that is green leafy or anything that seems to be fresh, regardless if it is certified or comes...
A different kind of coffee break
by Chit U. Juan - September 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Philippine coffee prices have been, at least for the last 20 years, higher than world market prices.
How to solve hunger
by Chit U. Juan - August 29, 2021 - 12:00am
I now buy fish and seafood only from a supplier who delivers twice a week to my village.
Where to, workforce?
by Chit U. Juan - August 5, 2021 - 12:00am
If we were still of that age, where droves of students write up their CVs and send out resumés, we would be very worried.
The new reality
by Chit U. Juan - July 16, 2021 - 12:00am
We own a small business. It is the usual retail store model with a small cafe, a model most restaurants or specialty stores have adopted since the early 2000s.
Is illiteracy a comorbidity?
by Chit U. Juan - June 16, 2021 - 12:00am
I just realized that those who cannot read or write may have a difficult time dealing with vaccination schedules, registration and the like even as they are aware of the dangers of a pandemic.
What is (slow) food security?
by Chit U. Juan - May 30, 2021 - 12:00am
I have read comments and editorials about processed meats and that “they are the main protein source” of the marginalized. Are they really?
Evolve or die
by Chit U. Juan - May 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Charles Darwin had a theory: Man must evolve or die. (Woman must evolve, too.)
Greek letter societies
by Chit U. Juan - April 20, 2021 - 12:00am
I asked my father if I could join a sorority, a Greek letter society, and he said to me: “You can do what you want, just don’t let me get you from a hospital.” My Dad was not from UP but he proudly...
Forgotten foods
by Chit U. Juan - April 6, 2021 - 12:00am
If you were born in the 50s, 60s and 70s you probably came across local fruits like chico, atis and mansanitas.
Do we still need Women’s Month?
by Chit U. Juan - March 10, 2021 - 12:00am
March is National Women’s Month. Only March? Is it not funny that we treat women like a minority when we are half of the population?
The year of living responsibly
by Chit U. Juan - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
2020 was the year of living dangerously; 2021 should be the year of living responsibly.
When in Rome…. eat as the Romans eat
by Chit U. Juan - March 1, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s always a good adventure to find out how locals eat and drink and the best places to check out local favorites are the markets.
Brunei in 72 hours
by Chit U. Juan - February 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Back to this surprisingly quiet, modern and safe city. It was also apparently safe from COVID-19 as no one wore masks!
The Barako: Saving a national treasure
by Chit U. Juan - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
In 1999, Father Roger Bag-ao, a coffee advocate, and I started a campaign called “Save the Barako.” We asked farmers to sort the bigger bean variety from the smaller Robusta, and we paid a higher price...
Open hands, open heart
by Chit U. Juan - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Waya Araos-Wijangco never thought she would be cooking for the rest of her life. After all, it was her father who cooked mechado (beef stew) and she would just be an assistant peeling tomatoes for the family recipe....
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