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RM6.8b investment made from BioNexus firms

Malaysia’s bio-based industry recorded an approved investment worth RM6.81 billion from 283 certified local biotechnology companies. Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred...

Budget 2018: Full speech

The Budget 2018 speech by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister and Finance Minister: Prospering an Inclusive Economy, Balancing Between Worldly and Hereafter, For...

USDA Announces $9.6 Million in Available Funding to Grow the Bioeconomy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $9.6 million in available funding for projects to support...

PetChem approves US$442m investment for new plant in Pengerang

Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PetChem) has approved a final investment decision for an Isononanol plant within the Pengerang Integrated Complex in Pengerang, Johor, for...

Celgene in Asia-Pacific collab with Antengene, Tigermed as clinical support

Celgene is licensing rights to develop its TORC1/2 inhibitor CC-223 in East and Southeast Asia to Antengene, and CRO Tigermed will help the latter...

Taiwan draws foreign biotech IPOs

A Singaporean biotechnology company working on experimental cancer drugs is listing in Taiwan, potentially opening the door for more foreign peers to go public...

Utilise Science-Communication Campaigns As “Vaccines” To Help Fight COVID-19 “Infodemic”

COVID-19 discovery was quickly followed by accusations and finger-pointing between the United States and China, further clouding the mystery behind COVID-19 origins...

Nafas’ sole distribution of paddy seeds to ensure quality, ceiling price

The appointment of the National Farmers Organisation (Nafas) as the sole wholesaler for the Certified Paddy Seeds Incentive (Insentif Benih Padi Sah...

Analysis: Why you should say yes to the vaccine

KUALA LUMPUR: Now that the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines has arrived in Malaysia and the first group of people are receiving their...

All is not well with environmental governance

PRIME Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's expressed wish to review the Environmental Quality Act, enacted in 1974, is refreshing to hear.

WHAT CROP IS RIGHT FOR YOUR FARM?

Choosing the right crops to grow in your farm is a back-and-forth dance between two elements. Principally the 2 dance partners are...

Going Paperless: Is less paper the holy grail of automation and digitization?

Reading the news on our cellphones has been one of the major habit changes due to COVID-19. My friends, who once could...

MOSTI begins vaccine tracing project using Blockchain

KUALA LUMPUR, (March 2): The Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (MOSTI) and MIMOS Bhd, with the assistance of the Health Ministry, have...

Invest Energy to pump RM2.2bil in renewable energy

KUALA LUMPUR:  Invest Energy Sdn Bhd, a company in the renewal and clean energy sector, plans to invest RM2.2 billion over the...

Siap sedia raih manfaat, tangkis risiko teknologi 5G

Kehadiran teknologi jaringan tanpa wayar Generasi Kelima (5G) berpotensi besar mewujudkan industri baharu membawa manfaat besar kepada ekonomi negara. Dijangkakan, ia akan...

What does it take to supply COVID-19 vaccines across the globe? Here’s how the...

As COVID-19 gained steam worldwide last spring, little was known about the disease and the havoc it would wreak on the world....

EIA: Biodiesel production at 1.817 billion gallons in 2020

U.S. biodiesel production reached 159 million gallons in December 2020, up from 151 million gallons the previous month and up from 133...

Subang Jaya residents collect waste for compost piles to grow community garden

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 ― Businesswoman Samantha Lai's family has been composting kitchen waste since she was young. Late...

Program imunisasi pulih keyakinan perniagaan, pertumbuhan ekonomi

KUALA LUMPUR: Program Imunisasi COVID-19 Kebangsaan dapat membantu memulihkan keyakinan perniagaan, seterusnya memacu pertumbuhan ekonomi negara, kata Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri...

Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Market Report shows the future growth of the market

The global demand for waste-to-energy (WtE) market is expected to witness high surge in demand as governments across the globe invest in...

Exploring the use of probiotics in shrimp farms

The increasingly sophisticated administration of probiotics is having a major impact on the sustainability of shrimp aquaculture, and there are further advances...

First batch of Astrazeneca vaccine expected to arrive in second quarter of 2021

The first batch delivery of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to Malaysia is expected to arrive in the second quarter of this year, the...

MIDA: Projek berintensifkan modal kuasai landskap pembuatan pada 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 Mac -- Projek berintensifkan modal yang melibatkan teknologi canggih dan tenaga kerja mahir menguasai landskap pembuatan pada tahun lepas, kata...

FDA authorizes J&J’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine

Americans will start receiving Johnson & Johnson‘s COVID-19 vaccine within the next 24 to 48 hours, J&J CEO Alex Gorsky told NBC’s Today this morning.

Snapshot of Australian Agriculture 2021 report shows production growth

The Australian Government released its Snapshot of Australian Agriculture report, outlining the current state of Australian agriculture. It covers eight key aspects...

Bio-based active recovery footwear for body and planet

Kane Footwear, a new name in active recovery footwear, has launched a new, bio-based molded, EVA foam slip-on, which the company is...

Common side effects of Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines

COVID-19 | Side effects such as pain and swelling at the shot spot, fatigue, headache, fever and chills are common for Moderna...

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine vital for persons with disabilities -paediatrician

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23: A senior consultant paediatrician believed that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine would reduce the risk of persons with disabilities (PwD)...

Pertanian pintar guna teknologi IoT

KUALA LUMPUR: Pertanian memainkan peranan penting dalam ekonomi dan bertanggungjawab dalam pengeluaran makanan serta keperluan asas kita. Semestinya, sektor pertanian amat dekat...

Sustainable energy key to recovery

THE past year is one that few of us will forget. While the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic have played out unevenly...

Health or economy: MCO 2.0’s chicken and egg conundrum

THE Government’s decision to implement the movement control order (MCO) for the second time – albeit in a more relaxed and flexible...

Expectations for healthcare in 2021

Each year The Economist Intelligence Unit publishes an annual report giving its outlook for six global industries, one of which is the...

How AI is helping to solve key fish health issues

Artificial intelligence is a comprehensive branch of computer science where machines are trained to perform tasks that usually require human intelligence. The...

Fossil fuels may still contribute to air pollution even when the car is turned...

Long-chain alkanes, key chemical components of fossil fuels such as gasoline, contribute to urban air pollution even if they are not combusted,...

MyDigital: Malaysia’s catalyst to drive native policies and digital-first economy

With digital transformation being an important catalyst for Malaysia’s inclusive economic recovery, MyDIGITAL and the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint announced today by...

EU aims to create global vaccine certificate

BRUSSELS: The European Commission is preparing a digital vaccine certificate which is expected to be globally recognised by the World Health Organisation...

Encourage local food production to lower cost of living

We propose that in the interest of reducing the cost of living of consumers in the long run, efforts to enhance the...

Iron Man investments in bioplastic, Bill Gates’ beef with beef, biobased clogs, and more:...

What do Bill Gates and Robert Downey, Jr. have in common? Apparently, they both are looking for ways to alleviate climate change...

MIDA And CETIM To Collaborate On Niche Engineering And Manufacturing Technology

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry (CETIM) to...

Malaysians not ‘guinea pigs’ as Covid-19 vaccines proven safe, says Cancer Society of Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 — Malaysians are not being used as “guinea pigs” as the Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to 30...

MAFI TO STRENGTHEN LARGE-SCALE PADDY CULTIVATION TO MEET SSL TARGET – KIANDEE

KOTA BELUD: The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry (MAFI) will continue to strengthen the concept of large-scale cultivation to boost rice...

Ethanol as Essential Energy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RFA’s 2021 Ethanol Outlook

The hot-off-the-press Renewable Fuels Association’s 2021 Ethanol Industry Outlook focuses on ethanol as an ‘essential energy’ to address the challenges of climate change,...

MyDIGITAL lonjak kedudukan Malaysia di persada global

KUALA LUMPUR: Rangka Tindakan (Blueprint) Ekonomi Digital Malaysia (MyDIGITAL) dijangka menempatkan Malaysia pada kedudukan baik dalam kalangan negara serantau dan global, demikian...

Pfizer seeks to store vaccine at higher temperatures, easing logistics

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE have asked the U.S. health regulator to relax requirements for their COVID-19 vaccine to...

Agri and food production causing huge biodiversity loss

Major reform of global food systems is urgently needed to address natural habitat loss, according to a new report.

Outdoor specialist Vaude to debut trekking pants made from biobased PA

Today, synthetic fibers – whether elastane, polyester, or polyacrylic - are ubiquitous in clothing. Underwear, sweaters, T-shirts – all are made with...

Malaysia on track for economic recovery with rollout of Covid-19 vaccination programme, says finance...

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Malaysia’s economic recovery plan is on the right track with the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme that begins...

Sanofi and GSK begin new study of their COVID-19 vaccine

Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are set to begin a new Phase II study of their COVID-19, after a delay to the programme...

Researchers use new tool to study stress in root-colonizing bacteria

One solution to agriculture's many challenges—climate change-induced drought, less arable land, and decreased water quality, to name a few—is to develop smarter...

Biopolymer-coated nanocatalyst can help realize a hydrogen fuel-driven future

To combat climate change, shifting from fossil fuels to clean and sustainable energy sources is imperative. A popular candidate in this regard...

Digital Economy Council to facilitate coordination among ministries, agencies – Mustapa Mohamed

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 16  -- The Digital Economy Council under the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) was formed to coordinate policies related to digital economy which...

MAFI targets 958,000 tonnes of aquaculture output by 2030

KOTA BHARU, Feb 14 -- The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI) is targeting an output of 958,000 tonnes worth RM9.08 billion...

Malaysia could become hub for halal vaccines, says Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 — Malaysia could capitalise on its Covid-19 vaccination efforts by becoming a regional hub for halal vaccines catering...

Malaysia shipped off 5,512 metric tonnes of plastic wastes last year – Tuan Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 -- The Department of Environment (DOE) has returned 254 containers of plastic wastes, weighing 5,512 metric tonnes to their respective...

Digital skills are crucial to bolster workforce innovation

AS digital technologies have notably begun to play an even more critical role in the economy, it is increasingly clear that there...

EU lancar kajian vaksin COVID-19 ‘generasi kedua’

BRUSSELS: Kesatuan Eropah (EU) bakal melancarkan program untuk mengkaji varian COVID-19 dan menghasilkan vaksin 'generasi kedua' bagi melawan varian baharu yang bakal...

From Flight Control To Damage Control, Poladrone Is Innovating FELDA Farmers

Malaysian oil palm estates commonly suffer from rhinoceros beetle attacks, which is estimated to cause an annual yield loss of up to...

The future of cars is electric — what are we doing about it?

THERE are three main reasons for economic growth to stagnate in Malaysia — market saturation of household and automotive products; increasing cost...

ECERDC outlines initiatves to spur economic recovery in Terengganu

KUALA TERENGGANU, Feb 16 -- The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) has outlined three main focus to spur economic recovery in Terengganu to...

Overuse of reliever medication for asthma a ‘major contributor’ to greenhouse gas emissions

New data has found that the overuse of short-acting beta2-agonist (SABA) relievers for asthma in the UK is responsible for 250,000 tones...

Peruntuk RM30 juta projek Kebuniti

PUTRAJAYA: Kerajaan memperuntukkan RM30 juta di bawah Pakej Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara (PENJANA) bagi projek Program Kebun Komuniti atau Kebuniti.

EIA predicts gradual increase in biofuel use through 2050

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its Annual Energy Outlook 2021 (AEO2021) on Feb. 3, predicting that the consumption of biofuels as...

Malaysia, Singapura raih manfaat pertumbuhan global

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia dan Singapura berada di kedudukan untuk meraih manfaat pertumbuhan global pada 2022, menurut Moody's Analytics. Firma...

Prebiotics are set to revolutionise the cosmetics industry

NEW YORK, Feb 16 ― The year 2021 is ushering in a return to basics even in the world of cosmetics. It...

Blockchain in agriculture helps reduce cost of transaction, enables fair trade, says Agrichain Technologies

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 — The application of blockchain technology in agriculture can help reduce the cost of transaction for farmers and...

TIM 2021-2030 to be new agenda for mineral industry development

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 16 -- The National Mineral Council (MMN) has agreed with the proposal to make the National Mineral Industry Transformation Plan 2020-2030 (TIM 2021-2030)...

Combating Covid-19 and enhancing trade, investment EU’s top priority

KUALA LUMPUR: Like everyone else, tackling the Covid-19 pandemic via vaccine cooperation is top on the agenda of the European Union (EU).

WHO to develop ‘agreed clinical description’ for long COVID-19 diagnosis

The World Health Organization is working to establish a clinical description for the lingering symptoms, known as long-COVID, some people experience months...

GM Crops’ Benefits to Fight Climate Change May Be Underestimated Than Previously Documented

Past studies have highlighted how genetically modified (GM) crops contributed to the alleviation of the effects of climate change. But a new calculation reveals that...

University research reveals benefits of corn ethanol

A new US study released has further emphasised the need and benefits of corn ethanol in the nation's fuel supply.Scientists from Harvard...

10 Predictions About Data Cloud Analytics In 2021

Many organisations are in the process of discovering the most productive way to store, unify and, mobilise data effectively. Snowflake estimates that...

UN chief urges G20 to prepare “Global Vaccination Plan”

NEW YORK, Feb 18  -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday proposed that the Group of 20 (G20) set up an emergency...

Bachok farmers make RM32 mln from growing watermelons, pumpkins, sweet potatoes

BACHOK, Feb 12 -- About 10,000 farmers along the coast of Bachok are able to generate an overall income of over RM32 million...

CEWEP: Only Invest in Additional Waste to Energy Capacity Where Needed

When discussing WtE for residual waste treatment, the notion of “lock-in” effect often comes up, suggesting that once a WtE plant is...

Malaysia continues to be investment destination for global services in Asia

THE MALAYSIAN Investment Development Authority (MIDA) responds to a report by the Singapore Straits Times. The following is MIDA's full statement:

History records great success of Malaysia’s immunisation plans – Scientist

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 -- Still sceptical about the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine and its ability to help save millions of lives...

Global food inflation fears grow as UN index hits 6-1/2-year high

ROME, Feb 4 — Global food prices rose for an eighth consecutive month in January to their highest since July 2014, the...

Protecting our planet, one step at a time: The Alchimistes are turning kids’ diapers...

PARIS, Feb 8 — The diapers of our beloved babies and toddlers represent a considerable annual mass of waste. Energy Observer Solutions...

Antibiotic Research UK calls for clear guidance on the use of antibiotics and COVID-19...

Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) has urged the UK government to provide clarity on whether people receiving antibiotics can also receive a COVID-19...

Russian turkey production shows record growth rate

After growth temporarily slowed down in 2019, Russian turkey producers showed a record 20% production increase in 2020, research showed.

deSter, Pulpac enter strategic partnership to produce fiber-based, single-use food packaging products

As part of its Environmentally Conscious Design (ECD) philosophy, gategroup company deSter has entered a strategic partnership with PulPac, a Swedish Research...

Reimagining the workplace after Covid-19

Before the pandemic, the conventional wisdom was that attractive offices were critical to productivity, culture, and attracting and retaining talent. Companies competed...

Youth cool with becoming a cucumber farmer

KUANTAN, Feb 10 (Bernama) -- Muhammad Rusydan Fikri Mohd Roslan’s advertising and graphics studio was not spared the impact of the COVID-19...

The pros and cons of crossbreeding and hybridisation in aquaculture

Heterosis is based on what we call dominance genetic effects, and these effects result from interactions between the pairs of alleles at...

From Seoul to Dubai, some of the world’s initiatives for cutting food waste

SEOUL, Feb 9 ― From taxing the creators of waste, to repurposing leftovers from hotel restaurants and authorising the sale of expired...

What in the world is ‘green care’?

NEW YORK, Feb 6 — While looking after our personal well-being has never seemed more important, given the global health crisis, one...

Artificial Intelligence Identifies Lung Cancer Patients at Risk of Harm Caused by Immunotherapy

In a subset of patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), immunotherapy paradoxically exacerbates tumor growth and significantly shortens survival. Currently...

DBKL, PPR residents turn abandoned reserve land into vegetable garden

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 — Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) along with residents from several People’s Housing Project (PPR) in Kuala Lumpur...

The social trends shaping business in 2021

2020 is the year that changed everything; from the way we live, to the way we work and play.  As we grapple...

Balance forest protection and agriculture to conserve biodiversity

KINABATANGAN: Two recently published scientific papers have highlighted the importance of maintaining small and degraded forests to support the conservation of biodiversity.

Biomaterials could mean better vaccines, virus-fighting surfaces

Advances in the fields of biomaterials and nanotechnology could lead to big breakthroughs in the fight against dangerous viruses like the novel...

Malaysia’s B20 plans pushed back to next year

Malaysia will delay the nationwide rollout of its B20 palm oil biodiesel mandate to early next year.The reason behind the move was...

NST Leader: Big Tech, big ambition

Corporate capture — the exercise of inappropriate influence — is a dangerous thing, but when Big Tech gets involved, it becomes lethal...

LKL edar produk pengesanan kontak COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR: LKL International Bhd, menerusi anak syarikat milik penuhnya, LKL Advance Metaltech Sdn Bhd memeterai memorandum persefahaman (MoU) dengan iWOW Technology...

How to make positive changes to the microbiome of animals

At the Animal Microbiome and Nutritional Health Congress held in Chicago in March 2020, Niel Baxter, a research scientist with Elanco Animal...

Managing climate change

IN NINE short years, the world will have to take stock of how far we have come in taking urgent action to...

Bioeconomy Corporation lantik Pengerusi baharu

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Bioeconomy Development Corporation (Bioeconomy Corporation) melantik Datuk Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid sebagai Pengarah dan Pengerusi berkuatkuasa 25 Januari 2021.

Pharmacologist offers plan to solve disparities in designing medicine

In a new perspective piece published in the Feb. 5 issue of Science, pharmacologist Namandje Bumpus, Ph.D.—who recently became the first African American...

KALEIDOSCOPE OF AN URBAN FARM MICROBIOME: SUSTAINABLE CROP PRODUCTION

NUS researchers have reconstructed nearly a thousand microbial genomes from green leafy vegetables commonly consumed in Singapore to improve the quality of...

Molecule from nature provides fully recyclable polymers

Plastics are among the most successful materials of modern times. However, they also create a huge waste problem. Scientists from the University...

Portal RMNK bantu penyelidik, industri dapatkan konsultasi nanoteknologi

PUTRAJAYA: Portal Rangkaian Makmal Nanoteknologi Kebangsaan (RMNK) yang dilancarkan hari ini, dapat dimanfaatkan penyelidik dan pihak industri bagi mendapatkan bantuan konsultasi serta...

New TB treatment to cut pill intake by two-thirds, say researchers

GENEVA, Feb 4 ― A new tuberculosis treatment that slashes costs and the pill burden for patients will be rolled out in...

How Australian agriculture can continue to succeed in 2021

Without exception 2020 has thrown unique challenges at Australian agriculture. Admirably, and equally without exception, our farming communities have proven to be...

Malaysia must formulate strategies to counter negative perception of palm oil

In 2019, the palm oil industry contributed 4.67 per cent to the country's gross domestic products (GDP) and 37.9 per cent to...

Time to reset, rebuild for a more sustainable and inclusive society, economy

IN real estate, buying the cheapest house on the block is a strategy that may pay off nicely. For the same budget,...

EU, Belgium assure to fulfil vaccine supply agreements, vaccine plans on track – Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 2 -- The European Union (EU) and Belgium have given assurances to fulfil their vaccine supply agreements with Malaysia, said Science, Technology...

CP Foods certifies Thailand’s first ever cage-free egg standard

Wang Somboon Farm, a cage-free production operated by CP Foods, is ready to apply Thailand’s first ever cage-free farming practice standard from Department...

Waste Makes Haste – D.O.E., SABIC, TOTAL, PLASTIC ENERGY racing to recycle plastics into...

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy released the Plastics Innovation Challenge Draft Roadmap and a Request for Information seeking stakeholder input...

Collaboration across society is key to achieving Malaysia 5.0 Vision – MDEC

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 2  -- Malaysia can leverage much of the cumulative intellectual property it has developed in Islamic finance, oil and...

HIV Drugs May Be Repurposed for Blindness

Blindness due to age-related dry macular degeneration (AMD) robs over 200 million people worldwide of being able to do the simplest tasks...

MADA penyumbang utama padi negara

SHAH ALAM - Lembaga Kemajuan Pertanian Muda (MADA) optimis untuk terus menjadi penyumbang utama kepada pengeluaran padi negara melalui pelbagai program yang...

IRFA: Biofuels continue to have positive impact on Iowa’s economy

A new study released today finds biofuels continue to have a significant positive impact on Iowa’s economy, but recent market challenges reduced...

MOF: RM48 billion worth potential investments currently being evaluated

According to the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia’s bond market has recorded an accumulated net foreign inflows of RM18.3 billion in 2020.

An Early February Focus on U.S.-Asia Drug Development Deals – UPDATED

Cross-continental drug development and commercialization deals are good for business, and imperative for patients to receive access to the most valuable scientific...

“Designer algae” could make bivalve hatcheries 10 times more efficient

The Scottish mussel aquaculture industry currently produces around 8,000 tonnes a year using wild larvae and is therefore reliant on a successful...

Experimental rocket powers into sub-orbit on biofuels

Space startup company bluShift successfully launched its first rocket powered by biofuels on Sunday.The fuel, which are intended to be used to...

Essential, critical sectors remain major contributor to GDP during MCO 2.0 – Tengku Zafrul

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 2 -- The essential and critical sectors are still contributing significantly to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) even...

China’s Coronavac vaccine safe, effective, halal – Pharmaniaga

SHAH ALAM, Feb 2  -- Pharmaniaga Bhd (Pharmaniaga) assures the COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac produced by Chinese pharmaceutical company, Sinovac Life Sciences Co Ltd (Sinovac), is...

Sabah Swiftlet Board to add value to state’s bird’s nest industry

KOTA KINABALU: The state government is looking to set up Sabah Swiftlet Board to regulate the industry. Deputy Chief...

Vilsack: Biofuels, bioenergy can help meet climate goals

Secretary of agriculture nominee Tom Vilsack stressed the important role biofuels and bioenergy will play in meeting the Biden administration’s climate goals...

Bioalpha plans to roll out COVID-19 vaccine by April, targets private sector

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25  -- Bioalpha International Sdn Bhd (BISB) has signed an agreement to procure Sinovac Biotech-developed COVID-19 vaccine from a unit of Chinese state-owned Sinopharm...

COVID vaccination programme expected to be completed end of this year or early 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25  -- The Health Ministry (MOH) is targetting the COVID-19 vaccination programme in the country to be completed by the end...

Huge adoption of drone tech seen in agriculture sector this year – MDEC

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 -- The agriculture and plantation sector is expected to see a huge increase in adoption of drone technology...

Environmental Implications Of Pharmaceutical Waste

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The improper disposal of excess or unused medicines can over the long-term lead to environmental degradation, including the contamination...

Tingkat ilmu IR 4.0 penuhi keperluan kerjaya masa hadapan

Zaman berubah selari kehendak peredaran masa dan manusia, terutama era Revolusi Industri 4.0 (IR 4.0). Pelbagai jenis pekerjaan baharu diwujudkan untuk membantu...

Duopharma to supply 6.4mil doses of Russian Covid-19 vaccine to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Duopharma Biotech Bhd has confirmed it will procure and supply to the Health Ministry the Covid-19 vaccine known as Sputnik...

Soil health is as environmentally important as air and water quality, say microbiologists

There are an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 species of micro-organism per gram of soil. Addition of certain microbes can tailor soil characteristics:...

Beware of polymer waste due to pandemic

SURGING Covid-19 cases worldwide has recorded up to 2 million fatalities to date (that is about 10 per cent of the total...

IMF: Global economy on stronger footing, but suffers huge losses

WASHINGTON: The global economy is expected to see a strong rebound this year, but the coronavirus crisis is causing severe damage, slashings...

Bioalpha eyes private sector vaccination; targets expats and migrant workers

BIOALPHA Holdings Bhd is not competing head-on with the Government’s free-of-charge vaccination programme. Instead, it has found a niche market to capitalise...

Developing and Improving Productivity in Vertical Farms

Growing food in our increasingly variable climate is a challenge. Growing crops in a controlled environment provides an alternative...

Palm oil demands fair game

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25  -- Being one of the largest vegetable oil producers and contributing some 31 per cent of the 235.4 million tonnes...

MPC urges industries to embark on circular economy practices

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 -- The Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) has urged industries to embark on circular economy (CE) practices as an...

Malaysian scientists build the largest genetic database of Asian breast cancers to better fight...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 – A group of Malaysian scientists from Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Cancer Research Malaysia in collaboration with the...

HenTrack project uses new tracking to boost poultry genetics

Moves to improve the breeding of laying hens by using innovative tracking and data analysis strategies have won backing from a major...

Eco Wrap becomes world’s first compostable industrial strength machine grade stretch film

Corrosion control and packaging expert Cortec today announced the launch of Eco Wrap, the world’s first compostable industrial strength machine grade stretch...

Let’s Talk About Mental Health at The Workplace

As a society, we witnessed workers grapple with the strains of the COVID-19 pandemic, experienced the mental stresses of social isolation, and...

Novel Microneedle Patch on the Skin Can Test for Biomarkers

Engineers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis say they have developed a microneedle patch that can...

RCEP helps Vietnamese agricultural products reach out to the world

HANOI, Jan 25 -- The mammoth trade deal Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is expected to unlock more export markets for Vietnamese agricultural...

A Mexican company is turning leftover avocado pits into biodegradable silverware

Last year, Americans consumed over 6 billion avocados, leaving behind tons of inedible pits that turn into food waste. The Mexican company Biofase...

Education, good values key to shaping future leaders, good governance — Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 26  -- Education that emphasises on good values is essential to create a future generation of leaders who are able...

COVID-19: Safety concerns of mRNA vaccine and other alternatives

BASED on latest reports and after consulting experts, we believe the full story on the mRNA vaccines’ safety aspects is not out,...

Four themes that will shape aquaculture in 2021

Despite the feeling of déjà vu as we endure another period of lockdown in Scotland, 2021 is already shaping up to be...

What are Fossil Fuels?

Fossil fuel is a common word used to refer to buried flammable geologic deposits of organic substances. They are created by decomposed plants...

RCEP: The Noodle is NOT Straight

Trade agreements can be exciting. They facilitate opportunities, and more so if the trade agreement involves a wide region for free trade....

More Than 50 Tonnes Of Pharmaceutical Wastes Disposed Of Monthly

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – More than 50 metric tonnes of pharmaceutical products are collected by hazardous waste management expert Kualiti Alam Sdn Bhd every...

Calysseo appoints Black & Veatch on first commercial-scale animal feed production facility

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 -- Calysseo has appointed the consortium of Black & Veatch and Shanghai LBT Engineering & Technology Co Ltd to...

Yield10 Bioscience announces proof-of-concept milestone

PHA are natural polymers, prevalent in nature and fully biodegradable in the environment. Currently produced by fermentation of engineered microbes, PHA polymers...

OCBC Bank: Economic Outlook 2021

2020 was a watershed year for the global economy, financial markets and also life in general. With the havoc wreaked by the...

Understanding how vaccines work against COVID-19

Some of the leading SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidates are “mRNA vaccines,” based on incorporating the genetic blueprint for the key spike protein on...

Intestinal health in the era of NAE

The vital role the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) plays in nutrient absorption and the immune response is probably much more complex and dynamic...

Time to use alternative raw materials

Industry players have been called to use alternative raw materials other than wood for manufacturing. Malaysian Timber Industry Board...

COVID-19: Impact and challenges on the tech industry

THE COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped consumer behaviour in Malaysia. Across myriad sectors, including healthcare, digital education, and retail services, the new normal...

Ho Wah Genting gets NPRA approval for health supplement

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 -- Ho Wah Genting Bhd (HWGB) hasobtained a full pharmaceutical product registration approval for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astramern Sdn...

Shedding fresh light on tilapia evolution

Genetic rewiring could have driven an evolutionary explosion in the shapes, sizes and adaptations of cichlid fish, in a breakthrough that could...

Now is the time to cut carbon with biodiesel, renewable diesel

There is little doubt that Earth’s climate is changing. Science points to these changes being primarily driven by increased carbon dioxide and...

‘Permai will sustain businesses, safeguard jobs’

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's latest RM15 billion stimulus package will provide support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to sustain operations while safeguarding...

Scientists reveal mechanism that causes irritable bowel syndrome

KU Leuven researchers have identified the biological mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods. The...

Mealworms could soon be on menus across Europe

If eating insects as an alternative food protein source is on your agenda then good news is afoot as mealworms have been...

Truly Renewable Energy: The Importance of Organics Recycling in a Decarbonized Future

Facing rising shorelines and catastrophic wildfires, the reality of climate change has set in. Policymakers, business leaders, consumers, and businesses of all...

COVID-19 One Year Later: The Biology and the Business

The days are long, but the years are short.” This bittersweet saying, which is often shared with new parents, may apply to...

Taconic Biosciences announces immuno-oncology animal model portfolio expansion

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 -- Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing drug discovery animal model solutions, has announced an expansion of...

Sowing the Seeds of Agricultural Biotechnology

Even as agricultural biotechnology (agbiotech) becomes more refined, it becomes more powerful. For example, relatively crude techniques such as transgenics are being...

5 Benefits of Biodegradable Packaging for Businesses

Consumers want companies to reflect their values. They’re far more likely to purchase from a business with an identity, whether it manifests...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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,...

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...

Study finds Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine works against fast-spreading variant

Pfizer and BioNTech reported results Friday from an in vitro study indicating that the antibodies from people who have received their COVID-19 vaccine...

Eurofresh taps local fresh beef distribution

KUALA LUMPUR: Eurofresh Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of the Perak Agricultural Development Corporation (PPPNP), will soon venture into the distribution of fresh...

Carrot cement: How root vegetables and ash could make concrete more sustainable

After water, concrete is the most widely-used substance in the world. Producing cement, a key component of concrete, is responsible for about 8% of global...

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...

Healthcare sector earnings set to pick up pace

PETALING JAYA: With the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccines on the horizon, earnings prospects for the healthcare sector are looking positive not...

New biosecurity housing measures to protect UK poultry, captive birds against avian flu

The Chief Veterinary Officers for Scotland, England, and Wales agreed to new measures to help protect poultry and captive birds in the...

Outlook 2021: Renewable energy industry Malaysia

The pandemic has disrupted economies worldwide, and hampered renewable energy’s (RE) progress, though the International Energy Agency in November projected its impact...

The 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy — Agriculture and Nutrition, 2021

In Florida, the 2021 50 Hottest Companies in Agriculture and Nutrition was published today, as voted by invited international Selectors and subscribers of The Daily...

New drug approvals hit a high note in 2020 but face uncertainty in 2021

2020 didn't match 2018's record-breaking performance in the new drug approvals department, but it came pretty darn close. By...

Cattle integration in oil palm plantations can reduce cattle imports

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 -- The integration of cattle farming in oil palm plantations is the solution for Malaysia to reduce its dependency on...

Drastic changes needed for country’s solid waste management

BACHOK, Dec 31 -- There should be a transformation in the solid waste management system in the country as the current method requires improvement.

Pekerja mahir teknologi dapat permintaan tinggi

KUALA LUMPUR: Sektor pekerjaan dalam industri yang disokong teknologi seperti e-dagang, teknologi kewangan (fintech), logistik & rantaian bekalan, pembuatan, penyelidikan & pembangunan...

EU approves mass inoculation of second COVID-19 vaccine

BRUSSELS, Jan 7 -- The European Union (EU) on Wednesday approved a second COVID-19 vaccine to be used across the bloc soon...

Food security 2021 and beyond

THE economy in 2020 was affected by Covid-19 pandemic, and projected to contract by 4.5 per cent while nearly 100,000 people lost...

Aerosols from pollution, desert storms, and forest fires may intensify thunderstorms

Observations of Earth's atmosphere show that thunderstorms are often stronger in the presence of high concentrations of aerosols—airborne particles too small to...

Malaysia’s economic rebound depends on global trade – Moody’s Analytics

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 -- Malaysia's massive Budget 2021 will cushion the economic downturn, but the country’s economic rebound will depend on...

Pfizer’s Lorbrena scores US priority review

Pfizer’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) Lorbrena (lorlatinib) has scored a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) priority review for the first-line treatment...

What’s holding back high impact aquaculture development?

We live in a world where people are drowning in the oceans attempting to flee their countries for a better life in...

Palm oil industry needs to collaborate with seed oil producers for sustainability

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6  -- It is prime for the palm oil industry to collaborate more comprehensively with competing seed oil producers,...

PM lancar Kempen Penanaman 100 Juta Pokok 2021-2025

PUTRAJAYA: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, hari ini menanam pokok merbau di perkarangan Seri Perdana, iaitu kediaman rasmi Perdana Menteri di sini bagi...

New Year, New Price Hikes on Hundreds of Prescription Drugs

As the sun rose on a new year, approximately 70 companies raised the price of hundreds of prescription drugs by an average of 3.3%....

Pandemic a blessing in disguise for agrobazaar online, boosting its performance

SINGAPORE, Jan 2 -- The Agrobazaar Online portal of the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) consistently attracts a high flow of traffic and is...

Transforming solid waste management

BACHOK: Malaysia requires a transformation in its national solid waste management policy as the current system requires improvement. Universiti...

Revamping Social Entrepreneurship

In Budget 2021, the government will conduct a social enterprise development programme with an allocation of RM20 million to the Malaysian Global...

Supply chain integrity will ensure vaccine’s effectiveness

The world is anxiously waiting for the Covid-19 vaccine to be made available. Many may resort to obtaining them as quickly as...

Groups of Bacteria Can Work Together to Better Protect Crops and Improve Their Growth

Certain bacteria, known as plant-growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB), can improve plant health or protect them from pathogens and are used commercially to help...

Praj ranks #2 in Biofuels Digest’s 50 top global companies in Bioeconomy

US based Biofuels Digest has announced that Praj Industries of India is ranked 2nd in a list of world's 50 Hottest companies...

Manfaat sains, teknologi, inovasi makmurkan negara

Kita masih terkesan dengan kisah Mak Cik Kiah yang menjadi sebutan ramai ketika pengumuman bantuan mendepani cabaran pandemik. Analogi kisah itu tentu...

Top 10 Stories from 2020: COVID, COVID and More COVID

Without a doubt, the top topic of 2020, pretty much for any news outlet, was the COVID-19 pandemic. BioSpace ran its first story about...

Perkasa piawaian kawalan halal di Malaysia elak disabotaj

Isu sindiket kartel daging import di Senai, Johor Bahru membabitkan aktiviti pemalsuan pelabelan logo halal menggoncang Malaysia. Tahniah diucapkan kepada pengamal media...

Haldor Topsoe to supply technology to proposed Grön Fuels plant

Haldor Topsoe announced in December that Grön Fuels has selected its HydroFlex renewable fuels and H2bridge bio-hydrogen technologies with bio-carbon capture and storage...

Strong growth for bioplastics in 2020

The renewable chemicals and bioplastics markets have been surprisingly strong and very active in terms of investments this year amid the global...

MARDI launches three new food products

The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) today launched three new innovative food products in Kelantan, in line with its efforts to produce quality...

MYBuahPinggang.com Website Launch

A 2018 study revealed Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects 15.48% Malaysian, with around 50,000 patients undergoing dialysis treatment nationwide. With a significant number of...

NST year-ender: What can we expect in 2021?

As Malaysia enters the new year, much hope has been pinned on the restoration of a semblance of normalcy as the nation...

Carinata for Biofuels, High Protein Feed, Cover Crop: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to...

Nuseed (which acquired Agrisoma last year) has four focus crops – carinata, sorghum, canola and sunflower – sound more like a cooking ingredient...

MEDAC: Youths Should Venture Into Agriculture To Ensure Malaysia’s Food Security

The topic of food security has been the top of all ministries regardless their primary function, the problem that surfaced during the...

Pharmaniaga set to distribute vaccines efficiently, prioritising safety aspects

Pharmaniaga Bhd is ready to efficiently distribute COVID-19 vaccines which are expected to be ready by the first quarter of 2021, as...

#TECH: Technologies that shine throughout the pandemic year

You would have foreseen the global disruption brought on the Covid-19 virus over the past year, which has forced countries to close...

AFES pursues sustainability

ALAM Flora Environmental Solutions (AFES) Technical Specialist Dr Muhd Noor Muhd Yunus is a walking encyclopaedia of knowledge and experience, and a...

Teknologi rantaian jamin integriti daging import halal

Pendedahan memalukan mengenai industri daging halal yang berkisar gejala rasuah sistemik sebuah kartel terdiri pengeksport asing yang didakwa berkomplot dengan empat agensi...

Being a patient in 2020

Being a patient in 2020 has been worrying, frustrating, isolating, uplifting, tiring, relentless….and all the other adjectives in between. This shouldn’t come...

MATRADE rancang 334 program daya saing eksport

Perbadanan Pembangunan Perdagangan Luar Malaysia (MATRADE) merancang untuk berhubung dengan 13,000 syarikat Malaysia menerusi 334 program pada 2021 bagi mengukuhkan daya saing...

Batteries, plastics, renewable raw materials: new ideas for the circular economy

In a circular economy, the aim is to avoid waste, reuse products and recover resources. “Companies that can provide solutions for the...

Kelantan targets 150 hectares for pineapple cultivation next year

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries is targeting to have more than 150 hectares of land in Kelantan cultivated with pineapples from the Cobek (pull apart), Madu...

Aurobindo, COVAXX sign deal to develop Covid-19 vaccine UB-612

Aurobindo Pharma has signed an exclusive license agreement with US-based COVAXX to develop the latter’s UB-612 multitope peptide-based vaccine to fight Covid-19....

Malaysia ke arah Industry4WRD

Sejak tercetus Revolusi Industri 4.0 (IR 4.0) pada pertengahan tahun 2016 dengan membabitkan teknologi automasi, cabaran baharu meresap ke dalam semua sektor...

Fruity energy, spidery lenses: Nature-inspired solutions in 2020

Climate change and biodiversity loss are laying bare our dependence on the natural world for everything from the food we eat to...

FGV sasar hasilkan 30,000 liter susu segar sehari

FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) berada dalam landasan memperkukuhkan kehadirannya dalam pemprosesan susu segar dan perniagaan ternakan tenusu di negara ini, dengan sasaran...

Gut microbiota: How does it interact with the brain?

Researchers from the Institut Pasteur, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and Inserm have found evidence that gut microbiota also plays...

Digitalisation 2020 & 2021: Catalysts, breakthroughs, future developments

Analysts and pundits didn’t foresee COVID-19 coming in 2020 and that the virus will accelerate the digitalisation trend resulting from the fragmentation...

Govt strives to make Malaysia an attractive investment destination, says PM

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 21): The government will continue to cultivate an ecosystem that enables businesses to thrive and makes Malaysia an attractive investment...

Improving effective access to healthcare in Malaysia

EFFECTIVE access to healthcare as a controversial and thorny issue in Malaysia might spill-over into full-blown political and financial crises of sorts...

MyPadiManager helps 200 paddy farmers to better manage their crops

SERDANG, Dec 21 -- The MyPadiManager mobile application, developed by the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), has helped about 200 farmers to...

Khairy: Science Ministry to prepare paper on low-touch infrastructure and economic initiatives

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 18 — The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) has been tasked to prepare a paper on Low-Touch Infrastructure...

World Bank: Containing COVID-19 must remain Malaysia’s top priority

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 -- While Malaysia is on the path towards economic recovery, containing the COVID-19 pandemic and protecting the most vulnerable...

AstraZeneca says Malaysia getting 6.4m Covid-19 vaccine shots at cost

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 23 — AstraZeneca will supply 6.4 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to Malaysia next year without profit, according...

Halal meat scandal – blockchain technology to the rescue?

THE damning expose of the domestic halal meat industry revolving around systemic and institutional corruption by a cartel comprising foreign exporters with...

NanoMalaysia And Bonric Develop New Game Changing Latex Gloves

With the gloves theme having such an enormous exposure this year, its only apt that Malaysia a leading producer of rubber gloves...

Challenges and Opportunities in Digital Education

The traditional classroom model of teaching has remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years.  The wise teacher stands facing a class of...

UPM collaborates with PNT Research to enhance the efficacy of functional ingredients

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has announced a collaboration between its Bioprocessing and Biomanufacturing Research Centre (BBRC) and biotechnology company, PNT Research. 

Fish-waste-to-fertiliser initiative scoops environmental award

A project to recycle waste from a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) into nutrient-rich agricultural fertiliser has won an environmental business award.

Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard a boost for biofuels industry

Canada published its nationwide Clean Fuel Standard draft regulation in a bid to achieve more than 20 million tons of annual reductions...

2021 Business Outlook “Apprehensive But Sanguine”

We can more or less sum the year as being surreal, many businesses have been totally upended and some are in a...

EU nod for first long-acting HIV injectable treatment

The European Commission (EC) has authorised Janssen’s Rekambys (rilpivirine injection) in combination with ViiV Healthcare’s Vocabria (cabotegravir injection and tablets) to treat...

Carinata meal: Taking sustainability to a new level

Carinata, also known as Ethiopian mustard, is a cousin of canola – and a true oilseed ‘wonder crop’ with the potential to...

These Metal-Based Catalysts Can Boost Biofuel Yields

Have you ever wondered what happens to the banana peel that you threw away after your morning snack? For most of us,...

S. Korea to spend over W500b on biotech next year

South Korea said Tuesday it will invest 520 billion won ($468.7 million) in biotechnology next year as part of efforts to develop...

Improving effective access to healthcare in Malaysia –using the case-mix (DRG) system

Effective access to healthcare as a controversial and thorny issue in Malaysia might spill-over into full-blown political and financial crises of sorts...

Agrotech The Next Big Thing, Entrepreneurs Encouraged To Revolutionise Paddy Farming

Agrotech is the next big thing in farming, while in the past the industry is seen as outdated or not for the...

Power demand to rebound 6.0pct in 2021

KUALA LUMPUR: Local power demand is expected to rebound with a 6.0 per cent growth in 2021 following an average gross domestic...

Change regulations to allow more private sector involvement in agriculture industry, experts urge

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 17): More private sector actors need to come into the agricultural industry, which means the rules and regulations that...

Malaysian Genomics aims to make cancer treatment affordable

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 -- Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd has ventured into the biopharmaceutical sector with the aim of improving cancer treatment...

Malaysia’s agrifoods ‘less dynamic’ than tree crops, says World Bank

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 17): Malaysia’s agricultural strategy has created a two-speed system between tree crops and the agrifood sector.

Milk without the cow, cultured meat, silk soap, lab-grown shoes, and more: The Digest’s...

“Think of the children” who won’t know that meat comes from life, not from labs, says the France ag minister who poo-poo’d...

Navigating Uncertainty: Considerations for Life Sciences 2021

Throughout this year, uncertainty has been the prevailing theme for investors and executives trying to make informed capital allocation decisions. The unpredictable...

8 wilayah Thailand anjur program kembara ganja untuk perubatan

BANGKOK: Thailand semalam mengumumkan penganjuran kembara ganja untuk perubatan yang pertama di Asia Tenggara tahun depan, ketika kerajaan menyiapkan deraf program pembukaan...

Mardi launches food technology innovations, test bed laboratory

MELAKA, Dec 12 —The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) launched its food technology innovations and the Technology ‘Test Bed’ Laboratory for the Melaka Mardistation...

Malaysia needs green new deal, say experts

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs an overarching green policy framework that cuts across ministries, sectors and industries to address the existing unsustainable practices...

Recognising Malaysia’s top research scientists

KUALA LUMPUR: The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) recently recognised 30 outstanding scientists as the 2020 Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM), in...

Covid-19 vaccine could lead to cancer, heart disease breakthroughs

THE first vaccines against Covid-19 aren't just a landmark in the fight against the pandemic. They're also the stepping stone for an...

Improvements of IBPS programe ensure farmers’ right to pick best padi seeds

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 -- The improvements of the Certified Padi Seed Incentive (IBPS) programe is being implemented to ensure the quality of service as...

Stakeholders urged to step up engagement on palm oil sustainability efforts

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 — The Environmental Protection Society Malaysia has urged palm oil stakeholders to step up their engagement with environmental,...

European Circular Bioeconomy Fund growing

Nurition world market leader Nestlé as well as Neste Oyj, Volkswohl Bund Versicherungen, NRW.BANK and an undisclosed family office contributed to the...

Pandemic has made little positive impact on public’s view of pharma

Contrary to popular belief COVID-19 has actually had little positive impact on perceptions of pharmaceutical companies, finds a new report launched by...

Top 10 tips for shrimp farming – the basics

Shrimp farming isn't easy - but getting the basics right can keep your ponds productive and disease-free. Shrimp farming...

Stakeholders urged to step up engagement on palm oil sustainability efforts

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 -- The Environmental Protection Society Malaysia has urged palm oil stakeholders to step up their engagement with environmental, cultural and social organisations...

Budget 2021 offers ray of hope to Malaysians affected by pandemic

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 --  Budget 2021 is very important to determining the resurgence of people’s lives and the nation’s economy, said Malaysian Trades...

Mutasi baharu COVID-19 dikesan di England

KUALA LUMPUR: Agensi Kesihatan Awam England (PHE) mengesan mutasi baharu virus COVID-19 yang dikenali sebagai VUI-202012/01, khususnya di selatan dan timur negara...

Sabah collaborates with UPM to develop dairy valley in Keningau

KOTA KINABALU, Dec 14 -- The Sabah government will collaborate with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) to study, plan and develop a dairy valley in Keningau.

‘Robust strategies vital to tackle key environs health risks’

KUALA LUMPUR: Responsible actors at all levels of governance must put in place comprehensive and robust strategies, interventions and programmes to effectively...

Warning over ‘blind adoption’ of AI and rights impact

BRUSSELS, Dec 15 — People need stronger protection from the effects of artificial intelligence, the EU's rights agency argued in a report...

A genetic control of stem cell differentiation and organ maintenance by induction of fat...

Fat metabolism (lipid metabolism) is the term used to describe the synthesis and degradation of lipids in cells. This is increasingly recognized...

Taking fish out of fish feed can make aquaculture a more sustainable food source

Aquaculture, or fish farming, is the world’s fastest-growing food production sector. But the key ingredients in commercial fish feed – fishmeal and fish...

MANGROVE BACTERIA TURNS SLUDGE INTO BIOPLASTICS

The United States generates seven million tons of sewage sludge annually, enough to fill 2,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools. While a portion of...

Vivantis Technologies Elevates COVID-19 Testing Capacity In Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The world has been battling COVID-19 for close to a year now, with more than 200 countries and territories...

Glyphosate can create biomarkers predicting disease in future generations

Exposure to the widely used weed-killer glyphosate makes genetic changes to rats that can be linked to increased disease in their grandchildren...

The dynamics of nitrogen-based fertilizers in the root zone

Nutrient contamination of groundwater as a result of nitrogen-based fertilizers is a problem in many places in Europe. Calculations by a team...

Petronas Gas extends steam supply to Japan-owned Polyplastics

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 9): Petronas Gas Bhd (PGB) has extended its steam supply to Japanese-owned Polyplastics Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd (PAP), the...

Digital Farming Set To Alter Nation’s Agricultural Landscape

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The days of farmers toiling for long hours in their fields in the sweltering heat are numbered.

Factbox: What’s next for Pfizer after UK vaccine rollout?

BRITAIN will start rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech on Tuesday, the first Western country to start vaccinating...

Global agriculture trade remains fairly steady, but uncertain amid pandemic

Between a global pandemic and politically turbulent climate, livestock industries have eagerly looked toward international policies and trade. Now that 2020 has...

New palm oil variety produced for higher yields

The Malaysia Palm Oil Board’s (MPOB) collaboration with a plantation company Kulim has successfully produced the latest oil palm planting material known...

Global economic recovery to be more sure-footed from mid-2021: Fitch

KUALA LUMPUR: The global economic recovery will strengthen and become more sure-footed from the middle of next year as coronavirus vaccines are...

WHO against mandatory Covid-19 vaccines

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation said on Monday that persuading people on the merits of a Covid-19 vaccine would be far better...

Vietnam remains world’s top cashew exporter

HO CHI MINH CITY, Dec 5 -- In the past 30 years since the establishment of the Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas), cashew exports have...

BASF and BillerudKorsnäs cooperate on development home-compostable paper laminate for flexible packaging

A new multi-layer film developed by BASF and Swedish packaging manufacturer BillerudKorsnäs demonstrates that functional and sustainable can go together - in...

A pandemic that paralyses the global economy

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 8  -- When people worldwide welcomed the new year 2020, few envisioned that a deadly contagious disease would sweep across the globe, threatening health, wrecking...

Will 2021 Be Another Break-Through Year For Biosimilars?

In 2019, Scott Gottlieb, former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner, argued against throwing in the towel on biosimilars, as some other experts had advised. Gottlieb...

Culturing marine ornamentals: a $5 billion opportunity

The multibillion-dollar marine aquarium trade has a mixed reputation, with many specimens being captured from the world’s coral reefs. However, a number...

Kaji perlombongan unsur nadir bumi, elak isu alam sekitar

Ketua Kluster Alam Sekitar dan Kelestarian, Akademi Profesor Malaysia (APM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Dengan mendapat pendidikan sarjana muda dalam...

Malaysia’s digital trade takes on greater importance in a post-Covid world

KUALA LUMPUR: With the digital economy contributing to some 19.1 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019, it is evident...

New Stem Cell Derived from Mice, Horses, and Humans

A team of researchers headed by Jun Wu, PhD, assistant professor of molecular biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has derived a...

Revolusi pertanian melalui teknologi dron

MENGASINGKAN antara kepakaran teknologi terkini dengan alam sekitar adalah tindakan yang cukup merugikan. Mungkin ramai yang tidak terfikir cara bagaimana ‘besi’ boleh...

AFES leads the way in sustainable waste management

PUTRAJAYA: While many Malaysians associate Alam Flora as a company that collects and disposes of rubbish and waste from offices, businesses, homes...

Technical fields the future, grads will be much sought after – PM Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 -- The younger generation needs to be encouraged to venture into technical fields, especially engineering which is often associated with...

Why we need more women in STEM

ANIKA Chebrolu, a 14-year-old girl from Frisco, Texas, wowed the world when she discovered a molecule that can selectively bind to the...

Petani Thailand beralih kepada penanaman durian

BANGKOK: Satu kaji selidik di Thailand mendapati petani di negara itu bercadang untuk bertukar kepada penanaman durian berikutan permintaan yang tinggi dari...

COVID-19 Threatens To Derail Plastic Reduction Efforts

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Plastic waste, instead of decreasing as planned, is on the rise due to COVID-19, threatening to derail the country’s...

Malaysia is 16th most connected country in the world — DHL

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 3): Malaysia is now ranked the 16th most connected country, according to the DHL Global Connectedness Index 2020.

Smart connected bandages developed to accelerate skin healing

BRUSSELS, Dec 4 — Scientists are currently developing a smart bandage prototype equipped with sensors to communicate precious information in real time...

15 pusat pengeluaran benih ikan dibina

KUALA LUMPUR - Sebanyak 15 buah pusat pengeluaran benih ikan di seluruh Malaysia yang mampu mengeluarkan benih ikan sehingga 20 juta ekor...

Promoting environmental sustainability through Green Houses of worship programme

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 30 -- The Environment and Water Ministry (KASA) through the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC) is implementing the Green Houses...

Bioalpha partners with HK-listed Ritamix to manufacture dietary supplement

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 2): Health supplement group Bioalpha Holdings Bhd has been appointed by Hong Kong-listed Ritamix Global Ltd as a contract...

Malaysian Genomics diversifies into biopharmaceutical business

SHAREHOLDERS of genomics and genetics testing company, Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd approved its proposed diversification into biopharmaceutical, and healthcare products and services business on cancer...

Lab-grown meat to go on sale in Singapore in world first

SINGAPORE: Lab-grown chicken will soon be available in restaurants for the first time after winning the green light from Singapore regulators.

Should biomass subsidies continue in the UK?

Burning plant biomass for electricity at first appears to be a great alternative to burning fossil fuels. Biomass is a renewable energy...

Building blocks for Malaysia 5.0

AS Malaysia’s visionaries begin to champion Malaysia 5.0 initiative, the stumbling question is whether we would have sufficient human capital at every...

Restoring eyesight with genetically engineered stem cells

Several diseases are marked by retinal degeneration that eventually leads to blindness, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa. Targeting these...

Opportunities for the egg industry remain untapped

Many of this year’s International Egg Commission young egg leaders said that while they recognised a push towards alternative proteins and vegetarian/vegan...

Market update 2020: global bioplastics market set to grow by 36 percent over the...

Global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 2.1 million tonnes in 2020 to 2.8 million tonnes in 2025. Innovative...

Malaysia records RM109.8b worth of approved investments in Jan-Sept 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 1): Malaysia recorded a total of RM109.8 billion worth of approved investments in the manufacturing, services and primary sectors...

Pfizer, BioNTech seek EU approval for COVID-19 vaccines

BRUSSELS, Dec 2 -- Pharmaceutical firms Pfizer and BioNTech, as well as their competitor Moderna, have filed applications for approval of their...

Vitamin D3: difference in food and feed market demand

In the world of Vitamin D3, we are seeing a substantial difference in market demand for food versus feed grade products. Consumption of...

50 Hottest Companies in Low Carbon fuels, chemicals & materials for 2021 – early...

In Florida, the Daily Digest released the early-voting totals from Subscriber Voting in the 50 Hottest Companies in Low Carbon fuels, chemicals...

Malaysia approves RM110bil investments in manufacturing, services & primary sectors in nine months

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia approved a total of RM109.8 billion of investments in the manufacturing, services and primary sectors for the first nine...

Msia to learn from vaccine effectiveness, side effects from UK [NSTTV]

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will gather more information on the effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccine and its side-effects when it is administered in the...

Manfaat teknologi GIS sejajar IR4.0

Hari Sistem Maklumat Geografi (GIS) disambut di seluruh dunia setiap 18 November sejak 1999. GIS sebenarnya bukanlah bidang asing...

Top 10 States For Renewable Energy, & Their Renewable Energy Splits

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently published a special short profile on New York’s renewable energy leadership and split. What I found...

Pacu pertumbuhan ekonomi dunia

PERJANJIAN Perkongsian Ekonomi Komprehensif Serantau (RCEP) akhirnya ditandatangani pada 15 November lalu selepas melalui sebanyak 31 pusingan rundingan dalam tempoh lapan tahun...

Vectura, Kinaset Therapeutics set to develop inhaled asthma drug

UK-based Vectura Group has signed an agreement with Kinaset Therapeutics to develop and commercialise a preclinical inhaled pan-JAK inhibitor for the treatment...

Can aquaculture adapt to saltwater intrusion?

The increase in damming of large and important rivers such as the Nile in Africa and the Mekong in Asia have caused...

Your Amazon boxes could be turned into biofuel

If your home looks anything like mine, Jeff Bezos should be paying rent. Cardboard Amazon boxes have taken over. Tiny boxes. Unusable...

Wawasan Putrajaya 2040 perkasa inovasi, digitalisasi ekonomi

Kerjasama Ekonomi Asia Pasifik (APEC) membabitkan forum ekonomi membabitkan 21 negara bersempadan dengan Lautan Pasifik. Seperti forum ekonomi lain,...

Mantap ejen pengembangan bantu petani manfaat teknologi

PERTANIAN dan makanan menjadi sektor nadi kepada rakyat, sama ada ketika pandemik atau tidak. Ketika sektor lain seperti pembuatan, perkhidmatan dan pembinaan...

‘Infodemic’ risks jeopardising virus vaccines

GENEVA, Nov 27 — As early as February, with the global pandemic spreading fast, the World Health Organisation issued a warning about...

Recycling breakthrough for clothing made with polyamide

For the first time ever, a new method enables the recycling of clothing containing polyamide as part of a circular system. The...

IBRC strengthens expertise, technology for benefit of local manufacturers

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 Nov -- SIRIM Berhad, through its Industrial Biotechnology Research Centre (IBRC), will strengthen the agency's laboratory expertise and technology to ascertain...

Top Glove expects demand to increase on positive vaccine results

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25  -- While pharmaceutical companies are gaining momentum on positive COVID-19 vaccination news, Top Gloves Corporation Bhd expects demand for examination...

High-five: developing “the world’s first vertical aquaculture farm”

Singapore-based entrepreneur John Diener is committed to developing a series of urban aquaculture facilities that are able to produce shrimp, whitefish and...

The Future Of Femcare Products Is Here With Planera’s Certified Flushable And Biodegradable Sanitary...

Living sustainably is difficult and confusing. Being a conscious consumer comes with a variety of challenges - from trying to reduce household...

Produktiviti ekosistem penyelidikan perlu disemak

Penularan COVID-19 menyebabkan setiap lapisan masyarakat terasa pahitnya. Kewibawaan bidang penyelidikan dan tumpuan diberikan universiti awam serta institusi penyelidikan tempatan tidak terkecuali,...

COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised existing health inequalities, research finds

Research conducted by Imperial College London in partnership with Philips UK has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted existing healthcare inequalities...

ATM-style machines used to dispense bioethanol in Kenya

Vending machines are being used to dispense liquid bioethanol to customers across Nairobi in Kenya.Designed and built by KOKO Networks, these machines...

Feeding a growing appetite for sustainable food systems with innovation

By 2050 the world’s population is expected to be close to 10 billion, and with it a serious demand for food.  Feeding...

Emerging Disruptors Create Opportunities for ASEAN’s Essential Industries during the Global Pandemic

KUALA LUMPUR, November 25, 2020 —The rapid digitalization of ASEAN’s essential industries such as education, healthcare and supply chain amid the global pandemic has...

Pneumococcal vaccine available at public health facilities by December

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 -- The pneumococcal vaccination provided free under the National Immunisation Programme for Children, will be available at public health facilities beginning...

Hanging fertigation method reduces losses, doubles profit during monsoon season

DUNGUN, Nov 25 -- The hanging fertigation method has not only proven capable of reducing losses but also helping the vegetable farmers to...

Understanding The Importance Of Bioplastics In The Auto Industry

Global bioplastic production is projected to rise to 2.43 million tonnes by 2024, according to European Bioplastics. With its sustainability and vast array of...

10 Malaysian universities among 110 best in Asia

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 25 -- Ten local universities - seven public and three private - are among 110 best universities in Asia based on the Quacquarelli...

BioNTech, Fosun start COVID-19 vaccine trial to support Chinese approval

BioNTech and Fosun Pharma have begun a phase 2 trial of their COVID-19 vaccine in China. The trial will generate data to support a...

InnovaFeed, ADM plan world’s largest insect protein plant

The French biotech company and the US grain processor and trader announced these plans on Thursday. The announcement comes amid rising global...

SIRIM develops innovative solutions for biogas production

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 -- In supporting the biogas industry, SIRIM Bhd has developed innovative solutions for the production of biogas and to...

6 Factors to Consider When Investing in eCommerce

The shopping habits of consumers have significantly changed in the last few years. From brand discovery to product research down to the...

Sanofi’s meningococcal vaccine wins EU approval

French pharma company Sanofi has won approval from the European Commission (EC) for its meningococcal (MenACWY) vaccine MenQuadfi. The...

Probiotics for tougher plants

Ancestral varieties of modern corn and wheat might be the key to non-chemical mycotoxin prevention. More specifically, some of the strains of bacteria which...

The 50 Hottest Organizations in Bio+Engineering 2021 – early voting results

In Florida, Amyris, Fluid Quip Technologies, Praj Industries and MetGen have taken the lead in early voting in the 50 Hottest Companies...

Agri modernisation to boost food security

KUALA LUMPUR: The modernisation of agriculture and fisheries is among the focus of the 2021 Budget, with the agro-food sector expected to...

Viruses shown to evolve as a result of different immune responses in different ethnic...

New research into the HIV-1 virus has shed light on an important factor in the evolution of viruses, which is likely also...

Sektor agromakanan domestik diperkasa

KUALA LUMPUR: Golongan petani, penternak dan nelayan mendapat perhatian khusus menerusi peruntukan Belanjawan 2021, selaras usaha kerajaan merancakkan sektor pertanian dan industri...

BiON to accelerate biogas expansion in Malaysia with consortium

BiON is to establish a consortium to accelerate the expansion of biogas activities in Malaysia. The environmental engineering, wastewater...

Opportunity and risk in the nature-based bioeconomy

All that glitters is not gold, or so the expression goes. Similarly, as business leaders, academics, and policymakers gather for the third Global...

Measles has come back with a vengeance in the last several years

Measles has come back with a vengeance around the world in recent years, wiping out steep declines in cases seen since the...

Farming on Mars will be a lot harder than ‘The Martian’ made it seem

In the film The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) survives being stranded on the Red Planet by farming potatoes in...

Polymer researcher’s latest development results in novel cup that withstands boiling liquids

A University of Akron (UA) professor’s latest development in bioplastics has the potential to make important strides in sustainability for future plastics.

Increasing yield through technology

KUALA LUMPUR: The Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry aims to increase crop productivity through research, optimising the use of land and technology,...

Govt has communicated with 10 COVID-19 vaccine producers – Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov  16 --  The government has communicated with 10 COVID-19 vaccine producers following a notification by the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

Dr M: Govt should venture into modern agriculture, mixed farming

KUALA LUMPUR: The government must reduce bureaucratic processes when introducing new systems or products, said former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Biotalys biobacteriacides, biofungicides, ag biosolutions tackle 2 birds with 1 stone

Biotalys is transforming food protection with unique protein-based biocontrol solutions, tackling two birds with one stone – reducing food waste and driving...

What is the RCEP trade deal?

HANOI: Backed by China, the sprawling Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is seen as a coup for Beijing in extending its influence...

Six new medicines leap towards EU approval

The EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) recommended six medicines for approval at its November 2020 meeting. Roche's Phesgo (pertuzumab/trastuzumab) was endorsed...

Budget 2021 enhances food security amid COVID-19 pandemic

KUALA LUMPUR,  Nov 17 -- The potential rise in food insecurity during the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many countries, especially developing...

FGV catat keuntungan tertinggi dalam tiga tahun

KUALA LUMPUR: FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) mencatatkan keuntungan sebelum zakat dan cukai (PBZT) RM173 juta untuk suku ketiga berakhir 30 September 2020,...

Local companies finds it easier to innovate during pandemic

SIGNIFICANTLY more organisations in Malaysia have found innovation to be easier since COVID-19, according to a study done by Microsoft and International...

The Pandemic & The Pharma Industry: 3 Things to Know

The global pandemic has spurred technology innovation in the pharmaceutical industry as companies try to keep up with ever-changing demands and regulations....

Covid-19’s impact on food choices

THE global pandemic has drastically changed consumer perceptions of the world, influencing the way we eat, drink and connect with one another.

Nine Trade Bodies Sign Statement on Role of Waste to Energy in EU Taxonomy

Nine trade associations across various sectors published a joint-statement to positively consider Waste to Energy in the EU Taxonomy.

Apec ministers end meeting with pledge on free movement of goods, services

KUALA LUMPUR: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) leaders have agreed to facilitate the movement of essential goods and services as well as...

MOH announces new National Immunisation Schedule for children

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17  -- The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced changes to the National Immunisation Schedule for Children which is...

Economic survival strategies for aquaculture: know where you stand

Over the past few months, aquaculturists in many parts of the world have begun to focus their attention on formulating strategies to...

Waste to Fuels and Plastics: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Brightmark

W2X sounds like a new rock band name, but it’s what Brightmark’s CEO, Bob Powell, talked about at last week’s DigestConnect on fuels and...

Tiga agenda jadi tumpuan Malaysia pada mesyuarat APEC

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia akan menumpukan tiga agenda utama semasa Mesyuarat Pemimpin Ekonomi Kerjasama Ekonomi Asia Pasifik (AELM) dan Mesyuarat Menteri Kerjasama Ekonomi...

A few kilograms weight loss nearly halves the risk of diabetes, large scale research...

Providing support to help people with prediabetes make small changes to their lifestyle, diet and physical activity can almost halve the risk...

Fertiliser aid allocated according to land requirements

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 -- The provision to help farmers under the the Federal Government Padi Fertiliser Assistance Scheme (SBPKP) is based on three...

Making biodiesel from dirty old cooking oil just got way easier

Researchers have developed a powerful, low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel, and turning food scraps and...

UN hails new therapy to prevent HIV in women

NEW YORK, Nov 11 ― The new anti-retroviral therapy cabotegravir could be a “game changer” as a study shows it is many...

Campaign group raises biodiesel concerns over soybean cultivation

Demand for soy diesel could quadruple in Europe because of the EU’s biofuels policy, a new independent study has found.According to the...

IFG eyes securing intellectual property rights for China grape varieties

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 -- California-based fruit breeding company, International Fruit Genetics (IFG) recently filed for patent / plant breeders' rights / plant...

1st National Digital Economy & 4IR Council identifies 6 clusters to drive digital economy,...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 -- The first meeting of the National Digital Economy and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Council has identified six clusters as...

Cancer: Early Screening Can Save Lives

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Finding and treating cancer at an early stage can save lives. Not only that but detecting cancer early can...

Global challenge to rebalance poultry production

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, people have moved to at-home food consumption over the last six months. Globally, we haven’t seen this...

Global palm oil demand to reduce by 4 pct on pandemic impact: MPOC

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10  -- The global demand for palm oil is expected to contract by four per cent or 3.2 million tonnes...

Malaysia Records An Increased Investment Of RM65.3 Billion In Manufacturing Sector

Here’s a headline that doesn’t get to be seen very often in 2020, while the COvid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc in the...

1,001 vaccine discovery questions for investors to decipher

THERE are two issues that investors need to come in terms with following outcome of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial...

Budget allocation for Agrobank’s programmes to stimulate agriculture sector

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov11 -- Financing provided under Agrobank’s Vessel Modernisation and Capture Mechanisation Programme and Agrofood Value Chain Modernisation Programme will stimulate investments in modern technology in the...

Bugs, biology, biodiversity: Industrial Hemp Production (Part II) on Integrated Pest Management and Implications...

Because of the challenges of registering it as an agricultural crop, federal agencies have not yet provided clear direction on the use...

Low number of STEM students worrying – Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9  -- The number of students taking Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has fallen short of the target, said Science,...

Hydrogel Biomaterial Activates Immune System to Improve Wound Healing

Researchers at Duke University and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), have developed a hydrogel-based biomaterial that, when applied to wounds,...

Program Kebun Komuniti jimat belanja dapur

KUANTAN: Inisiatif Majlis Perbandaran Kuantan (MPK) menganjurkan Program Kebun Komuniti di Projek Perumahan Rakyat Disewa (PPRS) Pinggiran Putra, di sini bukan sahaja...

CPO futures end higher in anticipation of lower inventory

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 -- The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives closed higher today as market sentiment remains bullish in...

Bringing innovation and sustainability to the startup ecosystem

According to the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2020, Malaysia ranked 11th as the Top 100 Emerging Ecosystem, with an ecosystem valuation of...

COVID-19 vaccine candidate over 90 pct effective – Pfizer, Biontech

ANKARA, Nov 9  -- US drugmaker Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech announced Monday their COVID-19 vaccine candidate is more than 90 per cent effective...

COVID-19 impacts on poultry egg industry – Association

MELAKA, Nov 8 -- The spread of COVID-19 impacts on the chicken egg industry resulting in farmers losing millions of ringgits.

New report: Global biofuel production falls first time in 20 years

The biofuels industry has been strongly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).Global...

Pandemic forces APEC economies to change narrative in doing business, investment

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2  -- Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a devastating impact on the economy, it also provides an opportunity for the...

Researchers uncover new mechanism of immune-cell activation

When antibody-producing immune cells encounter infectious pathogens for the first time, they engage a signal cascade to generate a massive activation signal...

VERTICAL FARMING: HOPE OR HYPE?

Vertical farming hasbecome a hot topic during the coronavirus pandemic, as supply chain disruptions and labour shortages feed perennial fears over global food security.

LanzaTech, Total and L’Oréal debut first cosmetic packaging made from industrial carbon emissions

The process from gas to packaging occurs in three steps. First, LanzaTech captures the industrial carbon emissions and converts them into ethanol...

Experts urge Africa to promote biotechnology to spur agricultural development

NAIROBI, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- African agricultural experts have called on governments, development agencies and regional economic communities to integrate biotechnology into...

Use of SKYCellflu Quadrivalent, Vaxigrip Tetra influenza vaccines can be continued – Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR,  Nov 3  -- Two influenza vaccine products, Vaxigrip Tetra and SKYCellflu Quadrivalent, which were temporarily discontinued, can now be used,...

UMT perintis tanaman padi air masin

KUALA NERUS: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) mahu menjadi perintis tanaman padi air masin pertama di negara ini. Dekan Pusat...

Energy Crops Consultancy’s new machinery to boost biomass offering

With woodchip biomass in greater demand, the Energy Crops Consultancy (ECC) has acquired a New Holland self-propelled Forage Harvester from Lloyd in...

Rejuvenating the internal talent pool

According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia, the percentage of employed individuals dropped from 15.23 million in March to 14.89 million in...

Harga siling AS$21 satu vaksin COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR: Harga maksimum yang ditawarkan kepada Malaysia menerusi pelan peruntukan vaksin COVID-19 global, COVAX ketika ini adalah AS$21 (RM87.60) bagi setiap...

Kerajaan sedia bantu, galak usahawan muda ternak arnab

PERMAISURI, 1 Nov -- Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Makanan akan terus memberi galakan kepada usahawan muda untuk memperhebat penternakan arnab daging di negara ini.

Making Drugs For Parkinson’s From Food Waste: Scientists Discover An Environmentally Friendly Way To...

Researchers at National University of Singapore have figured out a way to use food waste to derive a drug to treat Parkinson’s disease and...

Online studies: Data and device assistance for higher education students

PETALING JAYA: Higher education students can now get data plans and electronic devices to be used for their online studies.

COVID-19’s impact on dengue transmission

Dengue is transmitted to humans through the bite of certain species of Aedes mosquitos that carry one of the virus’s four serotypes: dengue viruses 1–4....

UPM cipta inovasi madu kelulut jadi penyalut edibel hasil pertanian

KUALA LUMPUR –Sekumpulan penyelidik Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) berjaya menghasilkan penyalut edibel daripada madu kelulut untuk kawalan penyakit Antraknos (kulat pasca tuai) bagi...

Key to stem biodiversity loss, pandemics and climate change

CLIMATE change and biodiversity collapse represent a double crisis for our world. The threat is increasing and there is...

Human Resources Ministry launches schemes focusing on job placement, self-employment

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 -- The Human Resources Ministry has introduced three schemes that focus on job placement and self-employment, said its Minister Datuk...

In COVID-19, Blood Clots Are Promoted by Autoantibodies

Blood-clot-promoting autoantibodies have been found in at least half of the serum samples collected from 172 patients hospitalized with COVID-19. These autoantibodies—which are...

Scientists: Tax, reduced meat consumption could avert pandemics

POLICY makers should consider levying taxes on livestock production and meat consumption to reduce the risk of future deadly pandemics, international experts...

Coca-Cola paper bottle, Pampers biodiapers, Twist Bioscience’s DNA art launching to space, bioplastic PPE,...

Big news from big companies this week with mega-brand Coca-Cola revealing an initial prototype for a paper bottle it hopes can be...

Apec sees economic growth opportunities in the region

KUALA LUMPUR: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy has forced Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) economies to change its...

Khidmat kesihatan negara sesuatu yang patut dibanggakan

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia adalah antara negara dunia yang mampu memberi perkhidmatan kesihatan percuma kepada seluruh rakyat dan ia adalah sesuatu yang patut...

Kelantan allocates RM400,000 to distribute free coconut seedlings to farmers

PASIR PUTEH, Nov 1 —The Kelantan government has allocated a total of RM400,000 to supply coconut seedlings and pesticides to be distributed...

Blockchain technology adds great value to palm oil production

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 -- Palm oil industrial players should keep an open mind and explore today’s latest technology, namely the blockchain technology...

Agriculture at a crossroad – making that quantum leap

Agriculture in Malaysia is arguably at a pivotal crossroad and whether or not it’ll enjoy sustained transformation is dependent on making a...

Pundits hoping for healthcare sector restructuring in Budget 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27  -- Healthcare experts are hoping that the government would reorganise and restructure the country’s healthcare system -- especially the public hospitals...

Malaysia calls for stronger APEC cooperation in food security post-COVID-19

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 27  -- Malaysia has called for stronger efforts and cooperation in food security among the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries to face...

Pellets ‘true example of circularity’, says Bioenergy Europe

Bioenergy Europe has released the fifth chapter of its Statistical Report 2020, focusing on pellets. The report highlights the...

#MyMudah programme set to ease regulatory burden for Malaysian businesses

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 -- The government’s #MyMudah programme is expected to help businesses by addressing unnecessary and burdensome regulations that are impeding their recovery...

AI to detect retinal diseases

ACCORDING to the International Diabetes Federation, there are approximately 1.8 million undiagnosed diabetics in Malaysia. It is estimated that 17 out of...

Belarus domestic feed industry reaches the next level

Belarus has completed the first stage of building the Belarus National Biotechnological Corporation (BNBC) – the most expensive and ambitious project embarked...

A green future

Although fossil fuels have been an essential energy source for many centuries, they come with many disadvantages that do more harm than...

Belanjawan 2021: Sentuh aspek penjenamaan semula pekerjaan

KUALA LUMPUR: Belanjawan 2021 wajar menyentuh usaha penjenamaan semula pekerjaan meliputi pelbagai industri, khususnya yang sebelum ini didominasi oleh pekerja asing.

Budget 2021: Experts want focus on Covid-19 vaccination programme

KUALA LUMPUR: Health experts are rooting for more allocations under the 2021 Budget to secure access to Covid-19 vaccines and decisively defeat...

The Singaporean firm that aims to transform Asia’s crayfish sector

Desmond Chow, the founder of Singapore Crawfish, is so convinced that crayfish aquaculture is ripe for investment that he’s spent the past...

FGV installs its biggest renewable energy biogas power plant in Pahang

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28  -- FGV Holdings Bhd's (FGV) recently installed a biogas power plant at its Triang palm oil mill in...

Immuno-Surveillance As A Solution To Sustaining The Economy

At the time of writing, Malaysia is going through yet another wave of COVID-19 cases. While the spike in cases is controlled...

IDEAS: Govt needs to allocate funds to finance rare disease treatment

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27  -- To ensure sustainability of the healthcare sector, the government will need to allocate the necessary public funds...

MARDI develops technology for cauliflower cultivation at lowlands

SERDANG, Oct 27 -- Cauliflowers which are normally grown at high altitudes now can be cultivated at lowland areas through a technology developed by...

Counteracting food waste: Insects as recyclers of biowaste

Food that is thrown away because it can no longer be sold, or that goes straight from our refrigerators into the trash...

Focus on delivering empathetic budget

THE COVID-19 pandemic has brought many of us to the realisation that sympathy and empathy towards each other are crucially needed when...

Pharmaniaga to process fill and finish Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Malaysia

SHAH ALAM, Oct 27  -- Pharmaniaga Berhad (Pharmaniaga) and Serum Institute of India Private Limited (SERUM) will collaborate to make available an affordable...

Seafood extinction risk: Marine bivalves in peril?

Marine bivalves are an important component of our global fishery, with over 500 species harvested for food and other uses. Our understanding...

Food Waste Drops During MCO, Rises Again Soon After

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Remember how bread, rice, eggs, mineral water and other essential items flew off the shelves at grocery stores and...

Apple’s iPhone 12 comes without a charger: a smart waste-reduction move, or clever cash...

Apple has released its new smartphone, the iPhone 12, without an accompanying charger or earbuds. Users have harshly criticised the company for this move and...

Japanese citizens to get free COVID-19 vaccination

TOKYO, Oct. 27 -- The Japanese government has passed amendments to the law, according to which the country’s population would be vaccinated against...

Longer feeders lead to better plumage

Research shows that hens that are 50% bald take up almost 20% more feed compared to laying hens with intact plumage.

Renewable energy targets can undermine sustainable intentions

Renewable energy targets (RETs) may be too blunt a tool for ensuring a sustainable future, according to University of Queensland-led research. Ph.D....

Produce more SMEs in halal industry, facilitate halal certification – HDC

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 -- The upcoming Budget 2021 should emphasise on efforts to produce more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) involved in the...

Mediven’s COVID-19 PCR test obtains 100% result in international study

Malaysia's Medical Innovation Ventures (Mediven®) achieved 100% concordance for GenoAmp®, its COVID-19 PCR test kit in an international third party evaluation study...

Sarawak to produce hybrid seeds to boost agricultural feats – Uggah

KUCHING, Oct 19 -- The Sarawak Government plans to embark on a hybrid seed production programme at the Debak Agricultural Centre in Betong...

Sunscreen, body lotion bad for coral reefs

KUALA TERENGGANU, Oct 18  -- Sunscreen and skincare lotion applied to the body when doing recreational activities at sea such as snorkelling and scuba diving...

Finding Value in the Margins to Build a Bioeconomy

Transitioning from the use of fossil fuels to biofuels—particularly in the transportation sector, which is a major source of direct greenhouse gas emissions—is one...

COVID-19: Remdesivir, Hydroxychloroquine found not effective – Health DG

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 19  -- Anti-virus medicines such as remdesivir were found to be ineffective in treating COVID-19 patients as well as not helpful in...

How Covid has reshaped the food chain

Some images of the Covid-19 pandemic will last generations – deserted city streets, football games played in empty stadia or world leaders...

Degradation and Toxicity of OXO Bioplastics in Water

Among the 300,000 tonnes of plastic waste found today on the surface of the oceans, more than half are made of polyethylene. 

Budget 2021 includes focus on sustainability agenda – Muhyiddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 -- Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said a special focus on sustainability agenda will be included in...

Public urged to follow COVID-19 rules as concerns grow over long-term impact of virus

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned the public to continue to follow social distancing rules amid growing concerns surrounding the long-term effects...

As CMCO returns, so does food waste

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Remember how bread, rice, eggs, mineral water and other essential items flew off the shelves at grocery...

Centralised treatment system enhances industrial waste management efficiency – Expert

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 -- The implementation of a centralised treatment system is expected to improve efficiency of industrial waste management and upgrade the...

Facebook unveils machine learning translator for 100 languages

Facebook on Monday unveiled software based on machine learning which the company said was the first to be able to translate from...

184 negara dan ekonomi sertai COVAX – WHO

GENEVA: Sebanyak 184 negara dan ekonomi bergabung di bawah COVAX, sebuah inisiatif antarabangsa dipimpin Pertubuhan Kesihatan Sedunia (WHO) dan rakan-rakannya untuk memastikan...

MAFI wants more farmers to join Contract Farming Programme

JELI, Oct 17  -- The Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry is encouraging more farmers in the country to participate in contract farming programmes...

Sarawak focusing on investments in green technology – Abang Johari

KUCHING, Oct 19 -- The Sarawak government is giving an emphasis on investments towards the development of green technology and alternative renewable energy...

China remains Malaysia’s largest foreign investor in manufacturing sector– MITI

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 —China remains Malaysia’s largest foreign investor in the manufacturing sector for four consecutive years since 2016, with 32 foreign direct...

Prestige BioPharma receives positive EMA opinion on ODD for pancreatic cancer treatment

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 -- Prestige BioPharma Ltd has been granted positive opinion for an Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) status to its...

For many generations, Chinese adults mostly ignored milk, seeing it as a food for children or the elderly. And there’s a biological...

The Green Hydrogen Revolution Is Now Underway

While renewables are now the fastest growing energy industry, hydrogen is following closely behind in a massive gale. The 21st century will likely...

MDEC launches digital skills training directory to assist job seekers in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has introduced a Digital Skills Training Directory during its recent #MyDigitalWorkforce...

Diet High in Flavanol-Rich Foods and Drinks Could Help to Lower Blood Pressure

Consuming a diet that is rich in flavanol-rich foods and drinks, including tea, apples and berries, could help to lower blood pressure,...

MPIC to improve productivity, yield of palm oil industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 -- The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) is committed to improving the productivity and yield of the...

New project in Negri Sembilan shines a light on natural farming

You might not imagine the sleepy town of Kuala Pilah in Negri Sembilan to be the epicentre of a farming revolution, but...

Intellectual Honesty And Sincerity In Leaders

Behind every successful nation there are great leaders with intellectual honesty and sincerity, leaders who pursue the truth, keep their word, make...

Malaysia dijangka tandatangani COVAX dua minggu lagi

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia dalam fasa akhir bagi mempertimbangkan penyertaan dalam pelan peruntukan vaksin COVID-19 global, COVAX dan dijangka menandatangani perjanjian itu dalam...

New study explores food prices around the world

It’s safe to say that every person depends on agriculture in one form or another. Whether you are eating food that has...

Hydrogen production can boost Sarawak’s export value — SEDC Chairman

KUCHING, Oct 13  -- Sarawak will be able to increase the value of its exports if it can produce hydrogen at a cheaper cost, Sarawak...

Budget 2021 critical for economic recovery

THE 2021 Budget, to be tabled on Nov 6, 2020 shall add more colour to the country’s recovery path with the government...

China sokong Indonesia jadi hab vaksin Asia Tenggara

AKARTA: Menteri Menyelaras Hal Ehwal Maritim dan Pelaburan Indonesia, Luhut Pandjaitan, berkata China menyokong usaha Jakarta untuk menjadi pusat pengeluaran vaksin di...

Pertanian lestari, berteknologi tinggi

SEBUT sahaja Rompin, pastinya terbayang udang galah pejal, segar dan menyelerakan yang menjadi habitat di sungai-sungai daerah itu. Lokasi...

Anchor launches plant-based milk… bottles

Anchor is set to launch New Zealand’s first plant-based milk bottles. From October 13, Anchor Blue will be available...

2U2I prepares graduates for employment market – Wan Junaidi

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12  -- Implementation of the learning concept that combines two elements, namely a two-year study programme at the university...

World Bank board approves $12 billion for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments in developing countries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank said its executive board approved on Tuesday $12 billion in new funding for developing countries to...

Argentina muncul negara pertama luluskan gandum diubah suai genetik

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina muncul negara pertama meluluskan penanaman serta pengambilan gandum yang diubah suai secara genetik, umum Kementerian Pertanian, semalam.

New feedstock options and trends boost biodiesel production

In the United States, efforts to replace fossil fuels with biofuels are gaining momentum, supported by growing public awareness, government programs and...

Masih adakah ‘sinar’ pelancongan kesihatan negara?

MENJEJAKI awal tahun 2020, wanita ini mempunyai misi sangat penting untuk memastikan segala prospek pelancongan kesihatan di hospitalnya berjalan lancar serta memenuhi...

Malaysia’s Medical Tourism Sector Seeing Signs Of Growth

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Since the start of this year, Hemakumari Sugayindran’s main mission was to ensure the smooth implementation of plans to...

The rising star of Nigeria’s catfish sector

Funke Olatunde Kechicha is a catfish producer at Imoran Farms and PhD student at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. She recently...

How Energy-Efficient Technologies Can Help Us Solve the Global Clean Water Crisis

Despite the media attention, no one seemed to be taking much action at that time. Now, a decade later, water scarcity affects 2.3...

IMF expects Malaysia’s GDP to increase 7.8 per cent next year

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13  -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Malaysia's real gross domestic product (GDP) to rise by 7.8 per...

Takeda inks deal worth $1.04B with Arrowhead for liver disease therapy

Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) and Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. in the US have announced a collaboration and licensing agreement to develop...

PASSING DOWN THE FARM: STRATEGIES, IDEAS, AND REAL-LIFE SOLUTIONS

When Macomb, Illinois, farmer Kendell Litchfield, 57, got a call out of the blue one evening last March, it surprised and pleased...

The investment opportunities in ‘green hydrogen’ might not be where you think

As the world looks to move towards a low-carbon future, the potential of “green hydrogen” — which is produced using renewable energy...

Budget 2021: Enhance digital communication service for better security, reliability

ENHANCING security and reliability of digital communication services in the country ought to be one of the key areas of focus in...

Rwanda to allow cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes

KIGALI, Oct. 14  -- The Rwandan government will issue licenses for growing cannabis for medical use, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) said...

Deep-sea fishing industry needs strong govt, scientist, fishermen cooperation

KUALA NERUS, Oct 14  -- A strong cooperation between the government, scientists and fishermen is needed to further develop deep-sea fishing industry in the country,...

The new way of doing things

Investments around the world point to the likelihood that vendors of plastic scrap size reduction equipment will have bountiful opportunities in the...

Bioalpha sees maiden contribution from China health foods supply contract

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 8): Bioalpha Holdings Bhd, which in July signed a RM2.1 billion contract to supply health food to China, recorded...

Remote control of blood sugar: Electromagnetic fields treat diabetes in animal models

Researchers from the University of Iowa may have discovered a safe new way to manage blood sugar non-invasively. Exposing diabetic mice to...

Kairos Agriculture, PWD sign MoA to improve organic plan development quality

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Oct 5 -- Kairos Agriculture and PWD Smart Farmability Sdn Bhd (PWD) today signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) in an effort...

This Startup’s Building A Factory To Sustainably Turn Natural Gas Into Fertilizer

Across the world, farming is dependent on the production of ammonia in order to create fertilizers. Those fertilizers enable billions of people...

Upskill to remain relevant in bio-based fields

GET your skills and certificates recognised to remain relevant in a job market affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Malaysian Bioeconomy Development...

Biochip innovation combines AI and nanoparticle printing for cancer cell analysis

Electrical engineers, computer scientists and biomedical engineers at the University of California, Irvine have created a new lab-on-a-chip that can help study...

Researchers develop automated water measurement system for poultry

In poultry nutrition, water is the most important nutrient for the overall health and performance of birds yet less focus has been...

Suncheon catching on as eco-friendly destination amid protracted virus fears

SUNCHEON, Oct. 6 -- Nature-friendly tourist destinations are drawing increasing attention these days from people fatigued by the protracted battle against the...

Malaysia ready to work together towards halal food self-sufficiency

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 -- Malaysia has reaffirmed its willingness to work with other nations, especially within ASEAN, towards increasing self-sufficiency in halal...

Duopharma to partner with OEM in Indonesia, Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 -- Duopharma Biotech Bhd is in talks with original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in countries like Indonesia, Singapore and the...

2020 tilapia production figures revealed

Global tilapia production grew by 3.3 percent in 2020 to top 6 million tonnes for the first time, despite the impact of...

Building a guilt-free disposable water bottle: It’s not easy

Does the world really need another brand of bottled water? Alex Totterman believes it does, if the packaging is...

Kesan COVID-19 tak seburuk yang diramal – IMF

WASHINGTON: Kemerosotan ekonomi global akibat kesan COVID-19 tidak seburuk yang diramalkan berikutan tindakan kerajaan meningkatkan perbelanjaan. Namun, kata Ketua...

GSK, Vir Biotechnology to expand Covid-19 treatment study

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Vir Biotechnology have announced that they will expand the study of a VIR-7831 (GSK4182136) monoclonal antibody to treat Covid-19.

Sarawak needs entrepeneurs to bring agriculture to greater heights – Uggah

SIBU, Oct 3 -- The state agriculture sector needs more committed and innovative entrepreneurs to bring it to greater heights, especially in view of...

Top 5 Things Any Biofuel Company Should Be Doing to Protect its IP

The global biofuels market size is in excess of $100 billion and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate...

Johor bakal jadi hab bekalan makanan Singapura, UAE

JOHOR BAHRU: Johor bakal menjadi hab bekalan makanan kepada Singapura dan Emiriah Arab Bersatu (UAE), susulan minat yang ditunjukkan dua negara berkenaan...

Bintai Kinden dapat hak eksklusif vaksin COVID-19 Generex

KUALA LUMPUR: Bintai Healthcare Sdn Bhd (BHSB), anak syarikat Bintai Kinden Corporation Bhd akan membayar kira-kira AS$10 juta kepada Generex Biotechnology Corporation...

Ag Biotech Poised to Start a New Green Revolution

If you enjoy gnawing on a buttery ear of corn or biting into a luscious porterhouse steak, you’ve savored the results of...

Cargill, Virent partner to study use of BioForming technology

Biobased fuels and chemicals play a critical role in meeting the increasing global demand for more environmentally friendly sources of energy and...

Majority global workforce not keen returning to office full-time – MobileIron study

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 -- Over 80 per cent of global employees do not want to return to the office full-time, despite one...

Majority of generic drug ingredients produced in India & China: European Study

BERLIN: Two-thirds of the active ingredients needed to make generic drugs are manufactured in Asia, a study showed on Wednesday, the latest...

ADB recommends green finance for southeast Asia’s economic recovery

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 7 -- Asian Development Bank (ADB) urges policymakers in Southeast Asia to use green and innovative financing approaches to help...

UK to unveil £160m wind energy investment

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today announce a major £160 million investment in wind power in a bid to fuel every...

Malaysia’s Covid-19 Test Kit launched

CYBERJAYA: Malaysia’s homegrown Covid-19 test kit - ImmuSAFE - which is able to detect and quantify an individual’s antibody protective level of the...

Upskilling, micro-credentials way forward in new normal – Khairy Jamaluddin

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 -- Upskilling for micro-credentials is the way forward when academic qualifications as in the age of the new normal can no...

Modernisation of agriculture key to solving the sector’s woes

MALAYSIA has been grappling with a high food import bill, about RM50 bil in 2019. In order to become a fully self-sufficient...

Cabaran besar sawit ganti bahan api fosil

KUALA LUMPUR: Sawit berdepan cabaran yang begitu getir dalam usaha menggantikan bahan api fosil sebagai sumber tenaga. Harga gasoil,...

Malaysia muktamadkan pemilihan vaksin COVID-19 awal 2021

KUALA LUMPUR: Kerajaan berkemungkinan memuktamadkan pemilihan vaksin COVID-19 menjelang awal tahun 2021, kata Menteri Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI), Khairy Jamaluddin Abu...

Malaysia pushes forward APEC’s COVID-19 digital information sharing platform

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 -- Malaysia is pushing towards a few key deliverables, among which is the establishment of the APEC COVID-19 LIVE, a digital...

Malaysia to finalise COVID-19 vaccine selection by early 2021 – Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 -- The government is expected to be able to decide on the COVID-19 vaccine by early next year, said Science, Technology...

LKM rancang tubuh anak syarikat pasarkan produk koko

KOTA KINABALU: Kementerian Perusahaan Perladangan dan Komoditi menerusi Lembaga Koko Malaysia (LKM) merancang menubuhkan anak syarikat khusus untuk memasarkan secara komersial produk...

Mushrooms make better packaging than recycled cardboard, research shows

NEW YORK, Sept 25 ― Pan-fried, in a cream sauce or perhaps as an alternative to cardboard. Contrary to all expectations, the...

Budget 2021 must stop leakages to grow economy, says RTBA Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR:Malaysia can no longer afford revenue losses caused by a RM300 billion shadow economy, especially at present climate when the national...

Puerto Rico is Primed to Take Over the Biosciences World Stage – Here’s Why

As a territory that has prevailed through natural disasters and uncertainty, Puerto Rico’s resiliency has it positioned to fill the nation’s medical...

Why hybrid grouper could catch on with Vietnam’s fish farmers

A new research article published in the journal Aquaculture highlights the emergence and mini boom of Vietnam’s hybrid grouper industry. Though relatively new to commercial aquaculture,...

Researchers use membranes that remove salt from water to help ‘split’ sea water into...

The power of the sun, wind and sea may soon combine to produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel, according to a team of Penn...

Belanjawan 2021 perlu hentikan ketirisan hasil

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia tidak lagi boleh menutup mata atau mengetepikan hakikat kehilangan hasil sebanyak RM300 bilion akibat ekonomi bayangan, khususnya ketika keadaan...

Bintai Kinden, IJN ink MoU on COVID-19 vaccine development

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 ) -- Bintai Kinden Corporation Bhd (BKCB) and Institut Jantung Negara Sdn Bhd (IJN) has established a strategic partnership to explore possible...

MARDI urges farmers not to use CL3 padi variety

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28  -- The padi variety known as CL3 is not a product of the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) crop...

Opinion: China’s green goal could lead to a virtuous circle

LONDON: Xi Jinping has set himself a taxing exam question. Having committed to neutralise China's carbon dioxide emissions before 2060, the country's president needs...

Only 35% of APAC businesses adjusted operations to meet new consumer demands, finds survey

THE pandemic has accelerated a digital transformation for many companies, but just over a third (35%) of APAC organisations have made operational...

Firma Australia dakwa INNA-051 kurangkan pertumbuhan coronavirus

SYDNEY: Syarikat bioteknologi Australia, Ena Respiratory mendakwa semburan hidung yang dibangunkannya bagi menambah baik sistem imunisasi manusia bagi melawan selesema biasa dan...

Perikanan laut dalam belum diteroka sepenuhnya

UALA LUMPUR: Potensi perikanan laut dalam di Malaysia belum dimanfaatkan sepenuhnya, sekali gus mengundang kerugian kepada sektor penghasilan makanan laut, kata Tan...

Strategi dua dalam satu pastikan sungai terpulihara

ISU pencemaran Sungai Gong, Rawang yang menyebabkan lima juta pengguna terputus bekalan air, terus berulang hingga menimbulkan persoalan pencemar tidak gentar dengan...

WSP 2.0 – More is needed for the hard-hit sectors

The newly targeted Wage Subsidy Programme 2.0 (WSP 2.0) introduced by the government under the Prihatin Supplementary Initiative Package (Kita Prihatin) has...

Rethinking Covid-19 Test Sensitivity — A Strategy for Containment

It’s time to change how we think about the sensitivity of testing for Covid-19. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the...

Fast, accurate and non-destructive: The new method to analyze food quality

Consumers always look for good quality products, above all in fresh food like vegetables. But how do we measure the quality of...

Palm oil processing – The forgotten career path for chemical engineers

It does not take a long to notice the unpopularity of the chemical engineering and palm oil industry, ask around. In reality,...

PM to UN: Ensure Covid-19 vaccine available to all (full speech)

PETALING JAYA: The United Nations has to ensure that once a vaccine is found for Covid-19, it is made available to all,...

S.Korea: Celltrion’s COVID-19 treatment gets nod for further clinical trials

SEOUL, Sept 17  -- South Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said Thursday that it has approved advanced clinical trials for Celltrion...

Agrobank approved RM567mil SRF, AF aid to 1,411 SMEs

KUALA LUMPUR: Agrobank has approved RM567 million Special Relief Facility (SRF) and Agrofood Facility (AF) aids through Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package...

WWF-Malaysia report: ‘Tapau’ culture major contributor to country’s plastic waste problems

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — A recent report by WWF-Malaysia has pinpointed the “bungkus” or “tapau” (takeaway) culture as one of the...

Malaysia 5.0 – Digital Transformation For Malaysian Businesses

The aspiration of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) is to firmly establish Malaysia as the Heart of Digital ASEAN, a regional...

Sanofi, GSK ink deal with EU for 300 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline have agreed a deal with the European Commission to provide up to 300 million doses of their potential COVID-19...

Cutting Edge: Genome sequencing for all

The Musang King durian had its genome sequenced for the first time in 2017. The findings, which also identified the genes responsible...

Green recovery vital for economies

Achieving our climate ambitions is more imperative now than ever. The coronavirus outbreak has had devastating impacts on our...

Malaysia wins fourth World Health Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 -- Malaysia has won the ‘Health and Medical Tourism: Destination of the Year’ title for the fourth time.

Malaysia well-prepared to deal with COVID-19 surge, with caveats, says WHO rep

Malaysia is well-prepared to handle a spike in COVID-19 cases but the country has to address several weaknesses, said the World Health...

The case against eyestalk ablation in shrimp aquaculture

Eyestalk ablation is widely practiced in shrimp hatcheries as a means to encourage female shrimp broodstock to produce more eggs. However, it...

Experts say Malaysia’s palm oil industry can do better

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 22): The palm oil industry, which has been contributing about 6% to Malaysia's Gross Domestic Product, can do much...

BizFrancais PNS sedia platform bantu usahawan

KOTA KINABALU: Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (PNS) membuka ruang kepada perniagaan industri francais yang berpotensi untuk dimajukan menerusi latihan dan konsultansi selain menyediakan...

Scientists explain how HTP aerosol lowers certain risks for smokers compared to cigarette smoke

PETALING JAYA, Sept 21 — Heated tobacco products (HTP) are often touted as less harmful alternatives to smoking cigarettes, but how exactly...

Why the humble pea is ingredient of the future

ARBROATH, Sept 22 — Researchers at a Scottish distillery have come up with a surprising new gin. Not only is it made...

Better catalysts for a sustainable bioeconomy

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and from ETH Zurich want to make so-called zeolites more efficient. Today, these compounds are...

Nestle Malaysia to plant 3 million trees by 2023

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 21 -- Nestle Malaysia Bhd has launched Project RELeaf with a commitment to plant three million trees across Malaysia by 2023,...

Malaysia to join COVAX vaccine plan

PUTRAJAYA,  Sept 19 -- Malaysia will be joining 172 countries to participate in the COVID-19 vaccine global access (COVAX) to obtain access to the supply of...

Roundup: Egypt issues electronic smart cards to farmers to digitize agricultural sector

CAIRO, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian government is carrying out a key program of issuing electronic smart cards to farmers nationwide...

Airbus looks to the future with hydrogen planes

Aerospace giant Airbus has unveiled plans for what it hailed as the first commercial zero-emission aircraft. The company said...

‘Vaksin harus tersedia untuk semua’ – Desakan memuncak pada Perhimpunan Agung PBB

NEW YORK: Beberapa ketua negara menggesa agar akses kepada vaksin COVID-19 diberikan secara adil ke seluruh dunia apabila ia tersedia nanti.

Quantitative Model Suggests Why We Need Sleep, and What Happens During Sleep

Using data from humans and other mammals, a team of scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the Santa...

LPNM teams up with FGV to develop animal feed pellets from pineapple waste

MUAR (Sept 20): The Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board (LPNM) is currently working with FGV Holdings Bhd to develop ruminant animal feed pellets...

Mycelium coffins, wine waste sneakers, Ingredion’s new protein isolates and more: The Digest’s Top...

As COVID-19 deaths sadly reached the 200,000 mark in the U.S. this week, some innovators are finding more sustainable ways to deal...

Malaysian consumers think nation will go full cashless by 2030

KUALA LUMPUR: Covid-19 has seen the emergence of a cashless, cautious and more conscientious consumers, revealed Standard Chartered's latest global survey.

Duopharma Biotech to manufacture second oncology medicine

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 -- Pharmaceutical firm Duopharma Biotech Bhd, through wholly-owned subsidiary Duopharma HAPI Sdn Bhd, will soon manufacture its second oncology drug at its...

Why Covid-19 can’t distract aquaculture producers from their sustainability commitments

In the first installment of a new series for The Fish Site, Sophie Ryan, CEO of the Global Salmon Initiative, explains why...

Place Water Services Under NSC – Environmentalist

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The recurring incidence of river pollution in this country and frequent disruptions in water supply call for more stringent...

Malaysia Gains Recognition for Pandemic Management

KUALA LUMPUR, 8 September 2020 – With the recent reported recovery rate of 96.6%, Malaysia remains on top internationally, in dealing with the...

Sleep apnoea linked to poorer outcomes from COVID-19, study finds

A systematic review of studies by researchers at the University of Warwick has found that people who have been diagnosed with obstructive...

ENGINEERING A CIRCULAR FOOD ECONOMY

Food production is responsible for one-quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. When it comes to tackling climate change, the impact...

Meaty innovations, 3D printed steak, bioreactor for cultured meats, honey-coated COVID-19 mask and more:...

It’s all about food and lots of steak this week as we look at the Top 8 Innovations including Faux pas-free foie...

Peluang luas graduan syariah teroka sektor halal

DALAM dunia perniagaan, kapitalisme tidak mengenal siapa. Bagi pendukung kapitalisme, mereka tidak mempunyai pilihan selain mengejar keuntungan melalui penguasaan modal dan kawalan...

China and Asean to focus cooperation on fighting Covid-19 pandemic

China and Asean to focus cooperation on fighting Covid-19 pandemic | The Star JAKARTA, Sept 15 (Xinhua): China and the Association of...

Masidi fokus sektor pertanian bantu golongan belia

KOTA KINABALU - Pertanian dan ekonomi akan menjadi keutamaan calon Perikatan Nasional (PN) Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Karanaan, Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun...

Tempatkan perkhidmatan air di bawah MKN – Pencinta Alam Sekitar

KUALA LUMPUR: Kejadian pencemaran sungai yang berulang kali di negara ini dan gangguan bekalan air yang kerap memerlukan dasar yang lebih ketat...

MPC launches competitive strategy project to increase Malaysia’s ranking

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 -- Malaysian Productivity Corporation (MPC) has launched a project on competitive strategy which is expected to increase Malaysia’s ranking...

S. Korea to secure coronavirus vaccine for 60 pct of population

SEOUL, Sept 15 -- South Korea aims to secure enough COVID-19 vaccines to administer to 30 million people, or roughly 60 per cent of...

Gene editing to produce ‘super dad’ livestock

Scientists have produced gene-edited animals they say could serve as "super dads" or "surrogate sires". The pigs, goats, cattle...

World lost 100 million hectares of forest in two decades: UN

PARIS: The world has lost nearly 100 million hectares of forests in two decades, marking a steady decline though at a slower...

MyNEPT bantu usahawan perbaiki kelemahan

KUALA LUMPUR: Institut Keusahawanan Negara (INSKEN) memperkenalkan Ujian Psikometrik Usahawan Nasional (MyNEPT) bagi membantu usahawan mencari penyelesaian kepada kelemahan yang dihadapi oleh...

Singapore and Apple partner on national health initiative

The government of Singapore and Apple® have announced their partnership on the health initiative LumiHealth, a personalized program to encourage healthy activity...

Livestock breeders’ cooperation needed to curb haemorrhagic septicaemia – Exco

KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 15 -- The state government is facing difficulty in implementing measures to treat and curb haemorrhagic septicaemia, due to indifferent attitude towards...

Plane recyclers bet on parts boom

AS COVID-19 grounds swaths of airline fleets, companies that profit off the dismantling and trade of aircraft parts are seeing early signs...

Building confidence crucial to ensuring worldwide economic recovery – OECD

BEIJING, Sept 17 -- The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in its latest report published on Wednesday revised up its...

Proposal to separate dispensing and prescription of medicines, a boon or bane?

MALAYSIA currently practices two-tier healthcare system in which prescription and dispensation of medicines are separated only in public hospitals and clinics, while...

RM10 juta bina infrastruktur luar jelapang padi di Kelantan

PASIR PUTEH - Kerajaan Persekutuan telah meluluskan peruntukan segera sebanyak RM10 juta khusus untuk melaksanakan projek-projek infrastruktur di luar kawasan jelapang padi...

High cost of wasting food

THE Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the issue of food security. In July, a joint analysis by the UN Food...

New roadmap for bioeconomy in the era of Covid-19

DUE to the current global pandemic, the upcoming third World Bioeconomy Forum (WCBEF) will be held virtually on Sept 10, live from...

Four clusters created as strategy to improve National Food Security – PMO

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 8 -- The Cabinet Committee on National Food Security Policy agreed at its first meeting today to create four clusters as a...

Resuscitation Of Medical Tourism Sector Underway

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Malaysia is known for its world-class healthcare services and it has over the years gained global recognition as a...

Malaysia records RM63.7 bln in commodity export earnings from Jan-June 2020

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 9 -- Export earnings from commodity products in the first six months of this year amounted to RM63.7 billion or 14.2...

NUTP saran penambahbaikan segera TVET

KUALA LUMPUR: Kesatuan Perkhidmatan Perguruan Kebangsaan (NUTP) menyarankan agar strategi dan hala tuju program Pendidikan Teknikal dan Latihan Vokasional (TVET) dirangka secara...

Africa’s Missing Genomic Data and Its Impact on Health Care

Genomic medicine applications have the potential to improve health care. Understanding how genes and environmental factors can cause disease can lead to...

Sektor pertanian perlu lebih ‘seksi’ pikat anak muda

Mendorong anak muda terbabit dalam pertanian sangat penting kerana ia peluang keemasan mengurangkan pengangguran belia yang mencatatkan 58.2 peratus daripada jumlah keseluruhan...

CAREton kutip pek minuman terpakai hasilkan atap genting

KLANG: MILO® UHT menerusi Projek CAREton dengan kerjasama pasar raya 99 Speedmart mensasarkan kutipan 400,000 pek minuman terpakai untuk dikitar semula menjelang...

Crucial to adhere to new norms at workplaces

KUALA LUMPUR: While there are still those who continue to work from home, many people have returned to their offices around the...

Widespread COVID-19 vaccinations not expected until mid-2021, WHO says

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization does not expect widespread vaccinations against COVID-19 until the middle of next year, a spokeswoman...

Penglibatan anak muda ceburi pertanian amat digalakkan

TUMPAT, 7 Sept -- Penglibatan golongan belia dalam bidang pertanian amat digalakkan untuk memperkasa produktiviti industri makanan sekali gus dapat meningkatkan hasil pengeluaran makanan di negara ini,...

Blended biodiesel usage hits 4.3 million kilolitres in Indonesia

The use of biodiesel blended fuels in Indonesia reached 4.36 million kiloliters (kl) up to the middle of this year, constituting almost...

Selangor, the economic powerhouse of Malaysia

YEAR after year, Selangor has never failed to contribute the biggest slice of the cake to the nation’s GDP compared to other...

Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer Can Save Lives

PETALING JAYA (Bernama) – Early detection of prostate cancer is crucial in enhancing positive outcomes from treatment.  Unfortunately, not all...

Aquaculture company invests RM2 mln in Langkawi Cage Culture

LANGKAWI, Sept 7 -- FMR Agro Aqua Culture Sdn Bhd will invest RM2 million in a hybrid grouper and redfish farming project at the marine culture system...

Re-look the water sector for the long run

Though some of us in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur are beginning to get over the latest water disruption, this time it was...

This year’s World Halal Conference in hybrid forms

KUALA LUMPUR: The Halal Development Corporation (HDC) will forge ahead with its 12th World Halal Conference 2020 via a hybrid of virtual...

NAO calls for cross-government initiative on childhood obesity

A new report from the National Audit Office has concluded “it is not clear” that the Department of Health and Social Care’s...

Sasar 30,000 hektar keluasan PPSB lima tahun lagi

JITRA - Kerajaan Negeri Kedah menyasarkan keluasan sebanyak 30,000 hektar untuk pelaksanaan projek Penanaman Padi Skala Besar (PPSB) dalam tempoh lima tahun...

Petronas increases accessibility to cleaner energy with Virtual Pipeline System

AS part of the company’s latest customer-centric solution to facilitate the growth of cleaner energy use across Peninsular Malaysia, Petronas recently launched...

Biotech Experts Identify Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Canadian Bio-economy

OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BioTalent Canada announced today preliminary findings from its most recent bio-economy Labour Market Information (LMI) study. The data in...

As Pressure Mounts, CEOs Commit to Science, Safety in Developing COVID-19 Vaccines

The CEOs of nine leading developers of vaccine candidates against COVID-19 today signed a statement pledging “a united commitment to uphold the integrity of...

Perak to implement urban fisheries project

IPOH,  Sept 9 -- The Perak government is planning to carry out urban fisheries project in an area covering 110 hectares in the districts of...

Turning waste into energy: How banana skins and manure are being re-used to help...

Blessed with a wide variety of landscapes, the African country of Uganda produces everything from bananas and coffee to tea and cocoa.

TERAJU, USM meterai MoA laksanakan projek RM8.75 juta

GEORGETOWN: Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera (TERAJU) dan Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) memeterai Memorandum Perjanjian (MoA) untuk melaksanakan dua projek menjana ekonomi komuniti...

MAFI salur RM316,000 kepada usahawan di Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, 4 Sept -- Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Makanan (MAFI) hari ini menyalurkan bantuan berjumlah RM316,000 kepada usahawan di Sabah yang meliputi RM200,000...

Tanaman ganja ‘hemp’ tertakluk Akta Dadah Berbahaya

KUALA LUMPUR: Penanaman ganja jenis 'hemp' yang bukan diluluskan untuk perubatan masih menjadi kesalahan mengikut Akta Dadah Berbahaya 1952.

Ekonomi kitaran urus air sisa perlu dipergiatkan

Air sisa dikategorikan kepada tiga jenis, iaitu air sisa perindustrian, kumbahan dan bercampur. Mengikut takrifan Jabatan Alam Sekitar (JAS), air sisa perindustrian...

Kerajaan tumpu kepada RCEP sebelum teliti FTA lain

KUALA LUMPUR - Kerajaan ketika ini menumpukan kepada rundingan Perkongsian Ekonomi Komprehensif Serantau (RCEP) sebelum meneliti perjanjian perdagangan bebas (FTA) lain termasuk...

Inix dapat akses bekal vaksin COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR: Inix Technologies Holdings Bhd (Inix) memperoleh akses pembekalan vaksin COVID-19 daripada sebuah syarikat teknologi tinggi, kata sumber.

Industri perikanan perlu dimodenkan

KUALA TERENGGANU: Stigma yang mengaitkan kerjaya nelayan dengan kemiskinan perlu diubah bagi menarik minat rakyat di negara ini terutama generasi muda menceburi...

Report addresses impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s biofuel industry

A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic has...

Making future talents relevant and globally competitive beyond 2020

As Malaysia moves towards becoming a developed nation, there is a need for a concerted effort to accelerate our human capital development...

GSK, Vir Bio start study of COVID-19 antibody therapy

The first patient has been dosed in a new Phase II/III study assessing the safety and efficacy of an antibody treatment for...

Consumer Behavior Shifts: 6 ways food & beverage innovation is evolving amid COVID-19

“Consumers’ attitudes, priorities and behaviors are shifting significantly,” said Ana Ferrell, VP of Marketing, ADM. “This evolution is providing a unique opportunity for...

#TECH: E-waste is a major challenge for the planet

ACCORDING to the Global E-waste Monitor 2020 drafted in collaboration with the United Nations University and published this past July, Europeans produce...

July export data shows signs of economic recovery — Research House

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 – Malaysia’s exports increased 3.1 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) in July, albeit at a lesser rate than June’s...

Nestlé to Acquire Aimmune Therapeutics for $2.6B

Nestlé said today its Nestlé Health Science subsidiary has agreed to acquire Aimmune Therapeutics for approximately $2.6 billion, in a deal that...

Improving immune performance in aquaculture through algae

Macroalgae (seaweeds) play a key role in shaping the marine underwater world, from the seashore down to depths where there is enough...

Follow the Rainbow! The Digest Interview: Dr. Chaudhari at Praj Industries on 2020 and...

Praj’s strategy has been to broaden its horizons leveraging its innovative end to end technology solutions in Bioeconomy. Its vision is to...

Govt to announce IR4, national digital roadmap

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will soon announce the Industry 4.0 plan and national digital roadmap, including digital infrastructure and data policy, Communications and...

Ensure Covid-19 vaccine is halal

Considering that Muslims make up more than 60 per cent of the Malaysian population, coupled with the increase in halal awareness in...

Why small-scale, tank-based shrimp production is on the rise

Factors driving this trend include proximity to markets and the ability to offer fresh product to consumers. This strategy reduces the need...

Waste to Energy Interview: Susan Goeransson, Director Infrastructure Europe, EBRD

In the run-up to the World Waste to Energy and Resources Summit on October 6-7, the organisers have published an interview with Susan Goeransson,...

Are fabric masks any good?

Reusable masks, though a more cost-effective option in the long run, need to be cared for properly for them to be effective,...

Emergency authorisation of COVID-19 vaccines needs great care – WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - The emergency authorisation of COVID-19 vaccines requires a “great deal of seriousness and reflection”, the World Health Organization said...

Indonesia kaji status ganja sebagai tumbuhan ubatan

JAKARTA: Kementerian Pertanian Indonesia akan mengkaji semula keputusannya sebelum ini yang mengklasifikasikan pokok ganja sebagai tumbuhan ubatan. Dalam satu...

‘Carbon rainbow’: How Unilever’s pledge to eliminate fossil fuels from cleaning products could catalyse...

Unilever today revealed plans to funnel €1bn over the next 10 years into initiatives that will allow it to replace chemicals in its cleaning...

The biotech company that could

When Ivan Hoh and Yap Soon Joo (together with another partner who has since exited the business) started Codon Genomics Sdn Bhd...

Govt intends to produce more fertility experts – Adham Baba

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 26 -- The government intends to produce more experts in the field of fertility in an effort to make...

Kiandee: Malaysian Agriculture and Horticulture Agrotourism Show’s use of online tech set to be...

SERDANG, Aug 26 — The Malaysian Agriculture and Horticulture Agrotourism (MAHA) Show 2020 will be a game changer in the way that...

Call for public feedback on VBIAF Sectoral Guides on Palm Oil, Renewable Energy, Energy...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 -- The Value-based Intermediation Financing and Investment Impact Assessment Framework (VBIAF) Sectoral Guide Working Group (Working Group) today issued...

Pharmaniaga jangka vaksin COVID-19 seawal suku pertama tahun hadapan

KUALA LUMPUR: Pharmaniaga Bhd menjangkakan vaksin COVID-19 yang sedang menjalani ujian klinikal di negara-negara seperti India dan China akan berada di Malaysia...

MPOB cadang insentif tarik pekerja tempatan ke ladang sawit

PETALING JAYA: Lembaga Minyak Sawit Malaysia (MPOB) akan mengemukakan cadangan kepada kerajaan bagi menawarkan insentif khusus kepada pekerja tempatan menyertai sektor perladangan...

1,127 young agropreneurs receive grant totalling RM21.27 mln

KAMPAR, Aug 24  -- A total of 1,127 Young Agropreneurs have received assistance amounting to RM21.27 million through the Young Agropreneur Grant...

MPOB to entice local plantation workforce with incentives

MALAYSIAN Palm Oil Board (MPOB) plans to provide incentives through the Malaysian Palm Oil Training Centre (Plasma) to encourage more local participation...