Etihad expands organic farms deal
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has expanded its partnership with organic farms to give customers the finest, healthiest and home produced items on its menus. Supporting the airline’s commitment to offer customers the finest and freshest products, it has purchased 200 hens which are raised free-range at Abu Dhabi Organics Farms. Eggs produced by the hens will be used in Etihad Airways’ Diamond First class dishes, including the hugely popular “eggs any style” breakfast option, prepared fresh by the airline’s onboard chefs. In addition to the hens, Etihad Airways has purchased three bee hives, which are also based at Abu Dhabi Organics Farms. Honey produced by the bees will be served exclusively to Etihad Airways passengers and used across an array of dishes. Lee Shave, Etihad Airways vice president Guest Experience, said: “Etihad Airways is immensely proud of the range of its fresh in-flight produce, and the addition of eggs from our own free-range hens gives an indication of what we strive for so our customers receive the finest, healthiest, and home produced items on our menus. As the national airline of the UAE, we are committed to sourcing and using ‘Product of the UAE’ items wherever and whenever possible, and our partnership with Abu Dhabi Organics Farms is a great example of how we work together with UAE companies to bring local products to the world.” “Etihad Airways has a rich tradition of introducing world class in-flight dining innovations and we are thrilled to be the only airline in the world offering organic eggs and honey directly from our own locally raised hens and bees,” he said. The airline is also developing a line of signature pickles that will be available to customers. The pickles are made from entirely organic items, including paprika, chilli, onion, capsicum and dates. They will be served with warm bread and a range of cheese.
Breast care foundation
bares new execs
Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla administered the oath-taking ceremony of the new officers of the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care Inc. (PFBCI) led by its chairman Andy Lugtu (right) and Ma. Lourdes Cortez as vice chairman and president at Crowne Plaza Galleria in Ortigas, Pasig, the other night. The foundation provides accessible and affordable diagnostics and treatment services to cancer patients. Founded in 1999, the institution also implements several advocacy programs that aim to increase women’s awareness on breast cancer like screening, early detection, resource generation, emotional healing, and support groups, among others. Lugtu, the first non-doctor chairman of the foundation and innovator of popular supplement vitamin Malunggay Life Oil, said he will also seek funding from local and international institutions to buy modern hospital equipments to help the growing number of breast cancer patients in the Philippines. The oath-taking ceremony was witnessed by television newscaster and breast cancer advocate Korina Sanchez, actress and now Pateros Councilor Daisy Reyes and Apo Hiking Society’s Jim Paredes, whose wife is a breast cancer survivor.