Clayron Howard

Eat What You Love - Love What You Eat

January 16, 2020

How To “Braai” Meat The South African Way

To “braai” or barbeque (Bar-B-Q) meat is a South African tradition. We usually do it once or twice a week, probably more. It’s a chance to […]
January 15, 2020

Reduction in Red Meat Consumption Leads to Increased Death and Disease

Concerns have been raised that large-scale reductions in red meat consumption by the world’s population will “increase the numbers of deaths and disease”. That’s according to […]
January 14, 2020

The Difference Between Biltong and Jerky

What is biltong? Originally from South Africa, biltong is a snack food made from cured and dried slices of meat. Although biltong is a relatively new […]
January 13, 2020

The Path to Sustainable Healthy Diets

It will be the combination of improved livestock production plus dietary shifts that will ensure environmental pressures are kept within a safe operating space as the […]
January 7, 2020

A sleeping giant – the Eastern Cape

Late in September, I visited the Eastern Cape on the invitation of The Co-op – an agribusiness based In Humansdorp. I also used the visit to scan the […]
January 7, 2020

Prof’s Words: Unpublished Foreword for Kath Megaw’s Book

Once upon a time not so long ago, humans lived in fear of the pandemic infectious diseases that marched across the globe, decimating entire nations in […]

Useful tips

  • Lean beef seems to be an important part of a healthy mother's eating programme - especially when expecting!
  • To ensure that you are not disappointed in the quality of your beef, only buy classified meat products.
  • Beef contains a power pack of nutrients, including protein, iron, zinc, B-vitamins and selenium
January 7, 2020

How does South Africa rank in the Global Food Security Index?

As the year ends, I want to take a moment and reflect on South Africa’s standing on the global food security ladder. As I have mentioned […]
January 7, 2020

Eat more to save the environment

A PLANT-BASED diet is a “dangerous trend” for the environment, high-FAT, low-carb diet pioneer Tim Noakes, advocate-in-chief of the Banting diet, said. “The only way we will save […]
January 7, 2020

Policy cannot disrupt food production

South Africa is ranked as the most food secure country on the continent, and is 44th out of 133 countries worldwide, according to the Economist Intelligence […]
January 7, 2020

Eat Better South Africa and The Noakes Foundation Celebrate 13th successful LCHF programme: assessed by UCT research team

On the 5th of October we celebrated the end of one of our six-week programmes in Ocean View, Cape Town. Over the past four years, we […]
January 7, 2020

Rest of Africa Must Follow SA’s Lead to Feed Her Children

Some African countries are still sceptical about the health risks associated with Genetically Modified (GM) crops. However, farmers in the southern tip of the continent, South Africa, have long […]
January 7, 2020

My Medical Epiphany

As I gulp my twice daily dose of metformin and obsessively monitor my blood glucose concentration, sometimes continuously 24 hours a day, I often wonder why […]
January 7, 2020

Broad-Based Support Helps Black Farmers Deliver More

The dark clouds of policy uncertainty and climate change are a form that does not put a smile on farmers’ faces. However, there are some silver […]
January 7, 2020

Banting and Red Meat?

Professor Noakes provides some clarity on a commonly raised Banting issue. Prof Noakes is commonly asked the question of whether the consumption of red and processed […]
December 13, 2019

NEW: Inheritance patterns of the Polled and Scur genes in South African beef cattle breeds

Executive Summary Introduction It is standard practice to dehorn cattle at a young age by means of physical dehorning, but in most cases without the appropriate […]
October 21, 2019

A Guide To Opening A Butchery

What you need to know before you start out as a butcher. Butchers supply meat cuts to the public and to commercial enterprises such as restaurants […]
August 30, 2019

Thoughts on South Africa’s 2018/19 summer grain production outlook

August 30, 2019

Noakes calls traditional food pyramid ‘genocide’