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San and Khoi claim benefits from rooibos

A groundbreaking agreement will see traditional knowledge holders of rooibos earn more than R10-million a year for their rights

Ethiopia gets its injera back

Controversial patent for Ethiopia’s staple food has been overturned

Emerging markets have seen a boom in coffee consumption, but has SA hit its peak?

The high-end coffee shop experience is a huge roastery drawcard as talk of market saturation begins.

Climate change bad news for tea production

Profound changes in weather means yields are lower, tea's taste is altered and income is reduced.

Rooibos farmers: ‘Empowerment isn’t our cup of tea’

Nieuwoudtville rooibos farmers are essentially being forced to sell to a state-funded factory.

Green rooibos takes fight to diabetes

An antioxidant found in tea brewed from the indigenous plant offers hope for new treatments.

Rooibos war no storm in a teacup

South Africa is still battling after eight years to protect rooibos against trademark troubles.

Government objects to French firm’s attempt to trademark ‘rooibos’

The department of trade and industry has responded to reports that a French company is attempting to trademark "rooibos" in France.

A treasure traded as a commodity

Rooibos tea has been hot property globally for some time, but volatile prices and lack of beneficiation are souring benefits.

Climate change threat to rooibos tea

The world's thirst for rooibos tea is growing and so is the Western Cape rooibos industry. But climate change is threatening to nip that in the bud.

‘Rooibos is good for you, and we’ve got R2m to prove it’

South African researchers are to conduct a R2-million research in a bid to scientifically showcase the healthy properties of Rooibos tea.

Nestlé denies ‘Rooibos robbery’

Food company Nestlé on Friday denied contravening the country's Biodiversity Act in an act of "Rooibos robbery".

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