FIRST LADY Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has urged Zimbabweans to eat our own natural food to avoid the diseases that might be caused by new eating habits.
Addressing people at the Food and Culture Festival last week, Amai Mnangagwa said the festival was meant to promote and restore cultural diversity, unite locals, bridge the cultural divide and more importantly promote domestic tourism.
“As a nation we have seen an increase in diseases such as cancer and this led me to interrogate a number of things that may be contributing to this.
“Of course this led me to our eating habits; as you all know, many of us have departed from the foods that our parents and grandparents ate.
“Certain ailments and premature deaths were not heard of back then,” she said.
“In my day to day engagements with families, I have witnessed certain misfortunes which I am certain can be reduced or eliminated if we can deliberately reclaim and embrace what was passed on by our ancestors.