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How to fix our broken food system

I’d never spent much time thinking about chickpeas. That is, until I met Doug Cook, director of the Chickpea...

Manfaatkan potensi Asia Pasifik untuk komuniti global – Hannah Yeoh

KUALA LUMPUR: Penduduk Asia Pasifik harus belajar meraikan kepelbagaian masyarakatnya yang majmuk supaya rangkaian potensi rantau ini berupaya diketengahkan untuk manfaat komuniti...

Climate change threatens food supplies

SINGAPORE: Climate change threatens food supplies if extreme weather conditions hit more than one grain producing region at a time, scientists warned...

Industry players urged to assist government to give IR 4.0 education

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 — Industry players are urged to assist the government in providing education to the community in information communication...

Facebook, Google drop out of Top 10 ‘best places to work’ list

SAN FRANCISCO: Big tech companies like Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, long seen as some of the world’s most desirable workplaces...

Oxford Economics expert sees Malaysia’s 2020 growth slow to 4pc, bucks Putrajaya’s forecast

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 — Weaker household spending and slower wage growth amid softening employment are expected to weigh down Malaysia’s...

BCA rancang bangunkan kilang gelatin halal pertama di Asia Tenggara

KUALA LUMPUR: Sanichi Technology Bhd menerusi anak syarikatnya, BCA International Sdn Bhd (BCA), merancang untuk membangunkan Taman Perindustrian Gelatin Halal Melaka (MHGIP)...

BIOMEDICAL

Fears polio spreading in Southeast Asia as Malaysia case emerges

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): Malaysia has confirmed its first case of polio in almost three decades, sparking fears that the disease is...

Legalization status of cannabis affects people’s views on benefits

Residents of states where cannabis has been legalized are more likely to believe it has beneficial effects - including health benefits...

Malaysia plans to launch world’s first halal pharmacopoeia in 2020

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 10 — Malaysia is aiming to launch the world’s first halal pharmacopoeia next year, via a memorandum of understanding...

SMC green light for rare blood cancer treatment

People in Scotland with the rare blood cancer polycythaemia vera (PV) will soon gain access to a new treatment option on the...

Cancer: Common antibiotic may boost immune system

Globally, cancer continues to be the second leading cause of death, with around 9.6 millionTrusted Source deaths registered in 2018. Lung cancer and breast cancer are...

AGBIOTECH

Food addictives enhance flavour, but could be dangerous to our health

Fast foods, flavoured snacks and diet soft drinks are just some of the foods that contain troublesome substances called excitotoxins, that could...

Supermarkets across Europe to sell avocados with bio-based coating to tackle food waste.

Retailers across Europe will start selling avocados covered in a coating developed to significantly extend the shelf life of fresh produce this...

Large atmospheric waves in the jet stream present risk to global food production

In a new study published today in Nature Climate Change, scientists show how specific wave patterns in the jet stream strongly increase the...

Synthetic gel structures in soils for sustainable potato farming

Anti-pathogenic protection of potatoes remains one of the most pressing problems of sustainable agronomy and plant protection. For this purpose, we...

Raising rabbits for meat

RABBITS are normally kept as pets but nowadays, they are also bred for meat. These gregarious burrowing mammals with...

BIOINDUSTRIAL

New function for plant enzyme could lead to green chemistry

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a new function in a plant enzyme that could...

Yeoh calls on world powers to ‘fuel our future’

KUCHING: It’s time for governments and organisations to “raise the bar” in combating climate change by investing in renewable energy, says Tan Sri...

Global warming may cause birds to shrink

As the planet continues to warm, researchers are increasingly pointing out the ways in which global warming will affect our health...

Trash to Cash – New Anellotech Technology Tackles Plastics Pollution by Recycling Plastic Waste...

In New York, breaking news arrived that Anellotech is significantly expanding its program with Plas-TCat, a new process technology aiming to convert...

Belfast researcher develops method to convert brewery waste into renewable fuel

A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast in Ireland has developed a low-cost method to convert leftover barley from alcohol breweries into carbon,...