Call to revert back to healthy traditional food
IF communities revert back to eating traditional food, they would be spared the many diseases which have taken over their lives.
Speaking at the King Cetshwayo District’s traditional food competition at Ngwelezana Community Hall on Tuesday, Councillor Thembeka Mchunu said these days one hardly finds a person who is not suffering from diseases such as cancer and diabetes which can be linked to the food we eat, which contains too much fats and starches.
Mchunu said apart from a healthy lifestyle, traditional food also ensures longevity.
‘We are happy to see communities embarking on such initiatives, also aimed at ensuring food security and promoting agriculture as a whole.
‘If we focus more on agriculture, we create job opportunities, which will promote economic growth,’ she said.
KZN MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, Themba Mthembu, stressed the need for communities to eat healthy traditional food.
Farmers from the five local municipalities battled it out in the traditional food competition.
Judges Thembelihle Sibindi, Fikile Hlophe and Ntombikayise Ngwira hard at work to decide who cooked the best traditional dishes Thando Ndlovu
Guest speaker Thembeka Mchunu promoting traditional food