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Revolutionary transformation is the way forward for Malaysia

ONE key element often underestimated and overlooked in Malaysia’s past national visions and policies is human transformation, which involves instilling key ethical...

MAFI to emphasise on food supply chain and incentives for farmers and fishermen using...

Ronald Kiandee, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI) has announced MAFI’s plans with its Budget 2021 allocation at the Majlis...

COVID-19 to have long-lasting effect on biotech industry

The COVID-19 pandemic will have a widespread and long-lasting effect on the biotechnology industry, according to speakers at a January 5 presentation...

EMERGING MARKETS-Malaysia stocks rebound, dollar losses prop up Asian currencies

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Malaysia led Asia's emerging stock markets higher on Wednesday as investors bet new COVID-19 curbs may be less severe on...

SIRIM, KPower jalin kerjasama strategik

SHAH ALAM: SIRIM Tech Venture Sdn Bhd, anak syarikat SIRIM Bhd menyelesaikan perjanjian penjualan saham bagi anak syarikatnya, Granulab Sdn Bhd dengan...

World is ageing, not prepared for lost decade

KUALA LUMPUR: 2020 was a bad year due to Covid-19, but it was not as bad as 1918 or 1929 where more...

Credit Suisse sees 6.0 pct GDP growth for Malaysia in 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 -- Malaysia is projected to deliver 2021 gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 6.0 per cent, ranking second-highest in...

BIOMEDICAL

Khairy: Malaysia to study Sinovac clinical trial data before approving Covid-19 vaccine

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 ― Malaysia, which is negotiating supplies of a Covid-19 vaccine with China’s Sinovac Biotech, will only go ahead...

Asians at higher risk for HER2 type breast cancer

ASIANS are at higher risk for an aggressive type of breast cancer, HER2, as they are more prone to a mutated TP53...

Human Microbiome Study Unveils Strong Links Between Diet, Gut Microbes, Metabolic Health

Diets rich in certain plant-based foods are linked with the presence of gut microbes that are associated with a lower risk of...

Five hurdles in the global Covid-19 vaccine rollout

PARIS, Jan 14 — The unprecedented push to inoculate the world’s population against Covid-19 has got off to a sluggish start, triggering...

High insulin levels during childhood a risk for mental health problems in adulthood, study...

esearchers have shown that the link between physical and mental illness is closer than previously thought. Certain changes in physical health, which...

AGBIOTECH

The Green Deal: Potential impact on the feed industry

The European Union’s Green Deal will affect all sectors of the EU economy, including farming and livestock feed. It is described officially as...

UAE VERTICAL FARMING FIRM REVEALS PLAN TO LAUNCH HEALTHY FOOD BRAND

Sarya Holdings, the company which recently launched the UAE’s latest hydroponic vertical farming concept, Smart Acres, has revealed global expansion plans in...

NTIS powers tech innovation for Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The first drone and robotics hub in South East Asia is being developed in Medini Iskandar Malaysia in Johor to...

Staple Pin A Hazard In Food Packaging

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Incidents involving the accidental swallowing of staple pins from food packaging may not be very common but when it does...

Why It’s Falling To You—And Not Your Government—To Decarbonize The Food System

The food system arguably produces more greenhouse-gas emissions than any other sector, and yet it remains the most neglected by policymakers.

BIOINDUSTRIAL

Impact of Covid-19 on the environment

The Covid-19 pandemic is not fully contained and the death toll has soared past 1.4 million globally. The number...

Hot50 companies lead in investments, moving forward in 2021 – iwi’s $10M investment, $73M...

Looking for some good news? Well, look no further as hot off the press is good news from several Hot50 winners starting with plant-based...

Could the ocean hold the key to reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?

Most experts agree that halting climate change—and the global warming, extreme heat events and stronger storms that come with it—will require the...

How Do Landfills Contribute to Global Warming?

Environmental wastes constituting both organic and inorganic materials that are derived from homes and industries go directly to landfills. Now, proper managing...

Holy Biobased Bat-Bridge Batman!: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of January...

Biobased bicycle path bridges that feature bat-friendly design in the Netherlands, biobased backpacks in Sweden, footwear featuring Fido’s dog hair in Germany,...