Home > Diet and nutrition > Food Security Food Security All sections in Diet and Nutrition » Beverages » Healthy Diets » Healthy foods » Nutrition Basics » The Immune System » Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements » Weight loss » Diet and Nutrition News » Food Safety Diet and nutrition News Adopt a diet that's good for your gut Gut microbes do much better with a plant-based diet because plant-based foods 'feed' the good bacteria in our digestive system. More in Diet and nutrition News Why do I crave salt? Can your diet be TOO healthy for your own good? More evidence fried food ups heart disease, stroke risk Just a small glass of a sugary drink a day – even 100% fruit juice – has been linked to an increased risk of cancer Food Security Ancient people possibly ate one another An interesting discovery shows signs of cannibalistic rituals a long time ago. But why does it happen? See all Food Security » Food Security 1 billion hungry worldwide The number of hungry people in the world could soon hit a record 1 billion, despite a recent drop in food prices, the UN food aid organisation said. See all Food Security » Food Security Contaminated food: 300 hospitalised Over 300 pupils were taken to hospital after eating contaminated food at the Onkgopotse Tiro school outside Mafikeng in the North-West, the SABC reported on Wednesday. See all Food Security » Food Security SA foods almost melamine-free Only one out of 19 foodstuffs tested by the National Consumer Forum contained traces of the chemical melamine, the SABC reported on Thursday. See all Food Security » Take action Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting Food Security Millions in Europe undernourished Loss of appetite among the sick and elderly has resulted in a phenomenon that has shocked the wealthy EU: more than 30 million people are undernourished. See all Food Security » Food Security China food security still 'grim' China said food security remains grim after a series of health scandals, the most recent being tainted milk formula which killed at least six toddlers and sickened almost 300 000. See all Food Security » Food Security Comment on SA's melamine regulations Draft legislation on melamine and foodstuffs regulation is now available for public comment, the health ministry said. See all Food Security » Food Security 40% of food tainted in Bangladesh The world may be focused on the contaminated milk crisis in China, but for people in Bangladesh, tainted food is nothing new and experts estimate 40% of food has deadly chemicals. See all Food Security » advertisement Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.