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DAKN 2021-2030 to drive agricommodity sector

PUTRAJAYA: The National Agricommodity Policy (DAKN) 2021-2030 will drive the development of the agricommodity sector in a more sustainable, competitive and market-oriented manner in...

7 Trends That Will Shape The Security And Identity Industry

As digital adoption becomes essential, the public sector and private enterprises should also be wary of security functions that must be included in their...

Mida commits to sustainable investment ecosystem for Malaysia

THE Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) is committed to building a sustainable investment ecosystem for Malaysia this year. In its recent annual media appreciation and...

Malaysia to grow 5.6pct in 2022, says HSBC

KUALA LUMPUR: HSBC believes the Malaysian economy has one of the brighter outlooks in the region and will emerge from a "double-dip" recession despite...

Philips biobased appliances, BIOPROT face masks, bio yoga mats and bandages, and more: The...

That mornin’ cup of joe will taste even better knowing it was brewed in a biobased coffee maker. Yep, biobased appliances are going mainstream...

Ensuring synthetically produced food meets halal requirements

TECHNOLOGY is applied to meet the world's food security needs and ensure the sustainability of the food supply chain. Synthetic technology in food science is...

Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

This famous saying by Peter Drucker highlights this: You can come up with a gold-standard strategy, but it will fail if your organisation’s culture...

BIOMEDICAL

Indonesia to begin local production of Covid-19 antiviral pills

JAKARTA: Indonesia is targeting to start local production of two COVID-19 antiviral pills, Molnupiravir and Paxlovid, in April or May this year in order...

Japan team carries out world-first spinal cord stem cell trial

TOKYO, Jan 16 — A Japanese university said Friday it has successfully transplanted stem cells into a patient with a spinal cord injury, in...

CDC Advises N95s as Best Masks Against Coronavirus

SUNDAY, Jan 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The time to upgrade your mask is now. In a departure from its prior advice on face masks,...

Bioprocessing 4.0 Depends on Advances in Optical Sensors

The move to Bioprocessing 4.0 depends heavily on advancing sensor technology. Only then can one accurately monitor and control biochemical reactions occurring in living...

Malaysia-developed NX-UVC Shield safe for humans, lethal for viruses

KUALA LUMPUR: New Zealand-based Malaysian researcher Dr Vickneswaran M Veloo believes that Nexus air disinfection technology using UV-C developed in Malaysia (NX-UVC Shield) is...

AGBIOTECH

Adoption of 5G technology will enhance smart farming application – REDtone

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 -- The application of smart farming in Malaysia is still in the early stages with more room for enhancement once the...

5 TRENDS THAT WILL IMPACT THE FOOD SYSTEM’S RESILIENCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN 2022

Weather in 2021 showed up in superlatives. Wettest. Driest. Hottest. Coldest. Deadliest. Our collective consciousness around the changing climate was no doubt elevated. Unfortunately, it...

MD2 Pineapple Gives Agripreneur Sweet Taste Of Success

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Hasnul Amri Jamaluddin joins a growing number of young agripreneurs who are capitalising on booming consumer demand for the MD2 ...

5 ways gene editing is making crops climate-resilient

Our world is undergoing climate changes that have triggered a spate of calamitous disruptions on agricultural production and overall food security. From the devastations of tropical...

Could bacteriophages play a part in poultry farming?

Many Kenyan poultry farmers still opt to use antibiotics to treat infections. Studies show however, there is a high prevalence of resistance to clinically...

BIOINDUSTRIAL

Businesses urge UN to adopt binding treaty on plastic pollution

Seventy leading companies and financial institutions have called on the United Nations (UN) to start negotiations on a comprehensive, legally binding treaty to tackle...

Indonesia plans B40 biodiesel road tests next month

JAKARTA (Jan 17): Indonesia's Energy Ministry plans to begin road tests for a biodiesel programme using 40% palm-based bio-content (B40) in February, a senior...

Malaysia’s Renewable Energy Outlook 2022: The Rise of Household Solar, Carbon Neutral Goals &...

Globally, we are witnessing an ongoing worldwide energy shortage, environmental crisis and rising raw renewable energy material costs. Along with this, we see rising concern for climate change...

Scientists develop recyclable plastics based on sugars

Researchers from the University of Birmingham, U.K., and Duke University, U.S., have created a new family of polymers from sustainable sources that retain all...

Biomining: Turning Waste into Gold with Microbes

High-value metals make the modern world go round, but the way we extract and dispose of them is far from sustainable. Biomining could be...