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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...

Researchers in Japan Identify Genes to Help Crops Against Flooding

Flooding has become a global concern, putting people at risk of starvation due to water drowning crops. Now, researchers are getting closer to identifying...

Fantastic Bioplastic

Plastic’s cheapness, versatility and durability are undeniable, but in a burgeoning Ocean Internet of Things, plastic as we know it and the marine environment...

Jaminan makanan, tenaga antara strategi harungi pergolakan ekonomi

KUALA LUMPUR: Menjamin keselamatan makanan dan tenaga serta persediaan menghadapi perubahan iklim dengan menumpukan kepada peralihan yang adil dan saksama serta pembinaan kapasiti adalah...

Capacity to spare: US has manufacturing firepower to crank out more...

The U.S.' “onshoring” initiative that kicked off during the Trump administration at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic has been carried forward by President...

South Korea: How vertical farming can tap into foreign markets actually...

“We might be one of the largest vegetable producers in Korea currently, supplying the major retailers and food companies. Our B2B business model of...

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Next-Gen feedstocks for the emerging...

The goal of this project is to develop productive, cost-effective and sustainable warm-season perennial bioenergy feedstock production systems on marginal croplands across geographic locations...

Economic Outlook Q4: Heading Into Another Global Slowdown As Inflation Remains...

MIDF Investment expects the global growth to moderate to 3% this year, as the low base effect wanes, the pace of growth this year...

How ROS loss leads to inflammatory bowel disease

Reactive oxygen species, or ROS, get a bad rap. The volatile byproducts of chemical reactions with oxygen, they’re well-known markers of inflammation. Their build-up...

Nestle to invest CHF1bil to make coffee farming more sustainable

KUALA LUMPUR: Nestle SA is committed to investing more than one billion Swiss francs to make coffee farming for its Nescafe brand more sustainable. Parked...

Bioeconomy and carbon neutrality: ‘Without further investments we will miss the...

"Without further investments in the bioeconomy, the net zero emission target will not be met." Data issued from the EU project Biomonitor point out...

What to expect when Parliament resumes next week

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 30): The early resumption of Parliament next Monday (Oct 3) will see all eyes fixed on the tabling of the Supply...

Vaccine appears to protect against monkeypox, CDC says

WASHINGTON: At-risk people who received a single dose of the monkeypox vaccine in U.S. efforts against the virus appeared to be significantly less likely...

Farm mechanisation, fertilisation package for sweet potato cultivation can increase crop...

BACHOK, Sept 29 (Bernama) -- Farm mechanisation and fertilisation package for sweet potato cultivation is capable of improving productivity, saving labour cost, increasing farm-scale crop yield and...

Investing in Malaysia’s oleochemicals

THe Malaysian oil palm industry must develop more downstream oleochemical products to address the global demographic and social changes, increasing wealth as well as...

Malaysia’s economy on solid and stable footing despite global headwinds

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 29): Malaysia’s economy is on solid and stable footing despite global economic headwinds caused by geopolitical tensions and other external events. Finance...

Malaysian Genomics, Thai companies to explore joint R&D initiatives

BANGKOK, Sept 24 (Bernama) -- Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd (Malaysian Genomics), a leading genomics and biopharmaceutical specialist, is collaborating with its Thai partners to...

MAFI develops MyKPA to enhance water management efficiency among farmers

MELAKA, Sept 28 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI), through its Agricultural Irrigation And Drainage Division, has developed a National Benchmarking Index of...

National Energy Policy signals industry players to participate in energy transition

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) -- The National Energy Policy 2022-2040 launched today sends a clear signal to oil and gas, services and equipment (OGSE) companies...

ADB rancang bantuan AS$14 bilion tangani krisis makanan

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Pembangunan Asia (ADB) merancang untuk menyediakan sekurang-kurangnya AS$14 bilion (RM64.28 bilion) antara 2022 dan 2025 dalam usaha mengurangkan krisis makanan yang...

Every Child Deserves a Healthy Heart

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the world’s leading cause of death, with an average toll of 18.6 million lives lost every year. Although CVD are commonly...

Fooditive creating bee-free honey using precision fermentation biotech

Dutch plant-based ingredients company Fooditive is scaling up existing products and introducing the latest developments: LowSalt & Bee-free-Honey. “We feel like the next chapter of...

Malaysia reiterates support for IAEA in resolving global nuclear technology issues

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 (Bernama) -- Malaysia common its abutment for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in analytic all-around nuclear technology issues, and...

Why Job Redesign Continues To Be Relevant In The Post-Covid World

Job redesign – the process of transforming jobs, reconfiguring tasks and redesigning responsibilities to enhance job roles and improve the organisation’s output – has...

Is new malaria vaccine ‘world-changing’? Maybe

September 28, 2022 – A new vaccine for malaria developed by scientists at the University of Oxford was up to 80% effective at preventing disease in young children, according to...

Sabah allocates RM50 million to fund agricultural research projects

SANDAKAN: Sabah will allocate at least RM50 million to fund the state's agricultural research. State Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said...

What Can the Bioeconomy Do For You

In many circles, “biotechnology” is a four-letter word. Whether you’re a Jurassic Park truther, an anti-Monsanto activist, or an anti-Vaxxer, the products of biotechnology—real, live dinosaurs,...

Catalysing Malaysia’s digital economy

The digital economy is one of Malaysia’s key economic pillars, currently contributing 22.6% to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). The number is set...

Europe’s generic-drug makers say they may cut output due to energy...

FRANKFURT (Sept 28): Europe's drug makers have warned they may stop making some cheap generic medicines because of surging electricity costs and are calling...

Syarikat Malaysia bekal hampas kelapa sawit ke Filipina

KUALA LUMPUR: Pemaju, pengilang dan pembekal bahan api biojisim tempatan, Bio Eneco Sdn Bhd (BioEneco) mengembangkan perniagaan ke Filipina menerusi penghantaran hampas kelapa sawit...

Malaysia tawar UAE melabur bangunkan projek sekuriti makanan dan Bandar Malaysia

KEAKRABAN dan hubungan dua hala sedia ada Malaysia dalam pelbagai bidang dengan Emiriah Arab Bersatu (UAE) dipertingkatkan kepada perkongsian strategik. Ia membabitkan bidang ekonomi, pelaburan...

Italian Journal foresees Vietnam becoming “New Asian Tiger”

Vietnam may become a new tiger in Asia, according to Italy’s La Repubblica daily after the World Bank raised the Southeast Asian country’s growth...

Optimizing Cell Characteristics a Challenge for Stem Cell Manufacturing

Knowing which stem cell characteristics to optimize during the manufacturing process is among the biggest challenges still facing the cell therapy industry. That’s according...

Türkiye ranks first in aquaculture production in EU

With its annual 800,000 tons of aquaculture production in the past three years, Türkiye has ranked first among European Union countries, according to data from the Agriculture and...

First ever shoe made from carbon emissions

This is a significant moment in On’s journey to move away from petroleum-based resources by creating a new foam material called CleanCloud™, made using...

Implementation of national low carbon plan will expand average GDP growth...

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 19 — The holistic implementation of the National Low Carbon Aspiration 2040 plan is expected to expand gross domestic product growth (GDP)...

Malaysian Genomics inks LoI with UMS, Rinani Genotec for genetics R&D,...

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd (MGRC) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Faculty of Science and Natural Resources, Universiti...

Malaysia has huge potential to become feedstock supplier to SAF –...

SINGAPORE (Sept 20): Malaysia has a huge potential to supply feedstock to companies involved in producing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), said Transport Minister Datuk...

Energy policy to boost GDP by RM13bil

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has set a goal to raise the country's annual average gross domestic product (GDP) by RM13 billion with the implementation of the...

Agriculture Ministry, state govts to maintain gazette on food production parks

KUALA LUMPUR: The Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry has agreed in principle for state governments to maintain the gazette on Permanent Food Production Parks,...

Apex Healthcare and Shanghai Pharmaceuticals to jointly market healthcare products in...

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 21): Apex Healthcare Bhd has proposed to team up with Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holdings Co Ltd to market their branded pharmaceuticals, consumer...

MAFI Looking At Gazetting Underdeveloped Land To Increase Food Production

Ministery of Agriculture and Food Industry is mulling on Gazetteing, Maintenance, and Modernization of the Permanent Food Production Park (TKPM) as well to look...

New lactic acid bacteria create natural sweetness in yoghurt

Researchers at DTU have developed a yoghurt bacterium, which can cleave lactose in a cost-effective and sustainable manner. This makes it possible to create...

President Biden to Launch a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative

Today, President Biden signed an Executive Order to launch a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative that will ensure we can make in the United...

Scientists engineer mosquitoes that can’t spread malaria

Scientists have engineered mosquitoes that slow the growth of malaria-causing parasites in their gut, preventing transmission of the disease to humans. The genetic modification causes mosquitoes to...

PepsiCo, ADM Announce Groundbreaking Agreement Aiming to Reduce Carbon Intensity by...

CHICAGO and PURCHASE, N.Y., September 14, 2022 – ADM (NYSE:ADM), a global leader in sustainable agriculture and nutrition, and PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP) today announced a groundbreaking...

Use oil palm biomass as feedstock for “green” jet fuel: Transport...

SINGAPORE: Malaysia hopes that oil palm biomass will be accepted as a feedstock for the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) given the rising...

How To Manage Anxiety At Work

Feeling anxious at work? Here’s how you can manage it according to the Advanced Psychiatry Associates.

Access to essential generic medicines can save 10 million lives annually

GOING by the World Health Organisation (WHO), "essential medicines are those that satisfy the priority healthcare needs of the population. "They are selected with due...

A new, genetically modified purple tomato may hit the grocery market...

It tastes like a tomato, smells like a tomato, and even looks (mostly) like a tomato. There's just one catch: It's purple. The USDA has...

Is there a good alternative to peated compost?

In a greenhouse in Nottinghamshire, Barbara Wright is growing peat. Well, not peat exactly. Wright's company, BeadaMoss, is growing sphagnum moss – the main component...

€3 billion hydrogen bank ensures Europe’s hydrogen economy

The Hydrogen Bank will invest €3 billion to capitalise on the rapidly developing hydrogen economy, helping Europe to forge a future market for hydrogen...

WHO Advises against Antibody Drugs for COVID-19 Patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) Guideline Development Group recommended that patients with COVID-19 not receive the antibody drugs sotrovimab and casirivimab-imdevimab. The Group’s recommendation replaces previous...

Anina – reshaping the future of food by upcycling rejected vegetables

Two industrial design students were so concerned by the huge amounts of perfectly good fresh produce being wasted, they spent two years working on...

Manufacturer finds new material for toilet paper

FRANKFURT: Choked by soaring energy and wood pulp costs, German toilet paper maker Hakle is turning to waste from coffee production to stay afloat...

Cutting just 1g of salt a day could prevent millions of...

A modest cut of just 1g in daily salt intake could ward off nearly nine million cases of heart disease and strokes and save...

This Blood Stem Cell Research Could Change Medicine of the Future

New discoveries about embryonic blood stem cell creation made independently by biomedical engineers and medical researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW)...

Why Ecuador’s aquaculture operators have created “business class for shrimp”

Ecuador’s relatively extensive shrimp farming techniques have ensured that their shrimp are robust enough to cope with the presence of pathogens that would be...

Global emissions targets spell growth for CO2 tech sector

Companies that produce technologies to remove or reduce carbon emissions are “poised for strong continued growth,” reaching an expected value of $1.4 trillion by...

Biotechnology community lauds DBN 2.0

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 (Bernama) -- The country’s biotechnology fraternity has lauded the government’s launch of the National Biotechnology Policy 2.0 (DBN 2.0). The National...

3D Gens muncul syarikat tempatan pertama di Malaysia hasilkan implan khusus...

KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat teknologi 3D Gens Sdn Bhd (3D Gens) tampil menjadi syarikat tempatan pertama di Malaysia menghasilkan implan khusus pesakit (PSI) dengan menggunakan...

Food supply chain approach, alternative imported food sources to be reviewed,...

PUTRAJAYA (Sept 12): The Special Task Force on Jihad Against Inflation will review the aspects of the food supply chain approach and distribution, and...

How can the waste sector face the current challenges?

Waste management is a universal issue affecting the daily health, productivity and cleanliness of communities. Poorly managed waste is contaminating the world’s oceans, clogging drains...

DBN 2.0 fokus sekuriti makanan, kesihatan, perubahan iklim

KUALA LUMPUR - Dasar Bioteknologi Negara 2.0 (DBN 2.0) yang dilancarkan pada Isnin akan memberi tumpuan kepada tiga tunjang utama dalam memperkasakan sektor berkenaan...

Malaysia’s vaccine development at animal preclinical trials

KUALA LUMPUR: The status of vaccines being developed under the National Vaccine Development Roadmap (PPVN) is now at the stage of preclinical trials on...

26 agricultural items record over 100% self-sufficiency rate in 2021

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 12): A total of 26 selected agricultural commodities recorded Self-Sufficiency Ratio (SSR) of over 100% in 2021, according to the Department of...

White House Unveils Strategy To Grow Trillion Dollar U.S. Bioeconomy

The U.S. bioeconomy is booming. Valued at nearly one trillion dollars and predicted to grow globally to over $30 trillion over the next two...

RM7mil to boost growth and development in biotech

KUALA LUMPUR: The biotechnology sector will receive RM7mil in allocation to stimulate growth and development, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The Prime Minister said...

MRANTI Park’s Integrated Healthcare Cluster to strengthen initiatives at five hospitals...

PETALING JAYA, Sept 9 — Technological advancement for healthcare in Malaysia is set to flourish further with the selection of five hospitals as Health...

‘Ikan kembung’: How the climate crisis is feeding Malaysia’s fish shortage

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 — The Indian mackerel, also known locally as ikan kembung, is one of the most beloved fish of Malaysians. The stout, torpedo-shaped...

Cellulose Powder–Filled PP Biocomposite Under Development Image courtesy of Mitsui Chemicals

Japan’s Nippon Paper Industries and Mitsui Chemicals are set to partner in the development of a new biocomposite with a high cellulose powder content....

Mosti focuses on financing start-ups

THE Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) will continue to finance the green economy, electric vehicle (EV) industry and semiconductors, electronics and electrical start-up companies...

EU approval for medical-device silicone incorporating nanotubes

Luxembourg - A silicone rubber compound incorporating graphene nanotube concentrate and tailored for use in medical devices has been granted entry to the EU...

137 initiatives outlined for agri sector

THE Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and its eight Departments/Agencies have worked hard over the past year to realise the achievement of Sabah Maju...

Prolexus, SIRIM to cooperate on waste materials R&D

KUALA LUMPUR: Prolexus Bhd signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SIRIM Bhd to promote cooperation on various projects, which include exploring research and...

Kerajaan tubuh Gabungan Pusat Penyelidikan Bioteknologi Malaysia laksana DBN 2.0

KUALA LUMPUR: Gabungan Pusat Penyelidikan Bioteknologi Malaysia ditubuhkan bagi merealisasikan Dasar Bioteknologi Negara 2.0 (DBN 2.0). Mengumumkan perkara itu, Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri...

Fierce Biotech’s 2022 Fierce 15

The 20th century was the century of technology. The 21st century, meanwhile, has been heralded by geneticists Craig Venter, Ph.D., and Daniel Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.,...

5 AGRICULTURE TOPICS ANY CLIMATE-RELATED EVENT SHOULD INCLUDE

Across the world of ESG investing, SDG impact, and climate change mitigation, a consistent omission has been bothering us at Agritecture: few events -...

How to make kelp aquaculture a better carbon sink

Cost-effective carbon dioxide removal technologies play a key role in combating climate change. A team of researchers at the University of Maine in collaboration...

IMF eyes expanded access to emergency aid for food shocks, say...

LONDON, Sept 12 — The International Monetary Fund is looking for ways to provide emergency funding to countries facing war-induced food price shocks and...

New malaria vaccine results raise hopes of mass rollout

PARIS: A booster dose of a new malaria vaccine maintains a high level of protection against the disease, researchers said Thursday, expressing hopes the...

“The rise, fall and resurrection” of the black tiger prawn

Advances in black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) genetics are leading to an impressive renaissance of the species in multiple regions, according to Robins McIntosh. Speaking...

Phnom Penh encourages Vietnam firms to invest in waste-to-energy, water treatment

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/Asia News Network): Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng said the capital welcomes Vietnamese companies keen to invest in the...

Dasar Bioteknologi Negara 2.0

Ke Arah Masyarakat Bio-Inovasi (2022 - 2030)

MOSTI hoping for allocation under 2023 Budget to empower bioeconomy industry

KUALA TERENGGANU - The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) hopes that the 2023 Budget scheduled to be tabled this Oct 7 will...

Finance Ministry committed to supporting medical device sector

GEORGE TOWN: The Ministry of Finance (MoF) is committed to continue supporting the medical device sector as one of the main growth sectors at...

Food security should be top priority in 2023 Budget, says Kiandee

KEPALA BATAS: The Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry hopes for an increase in allocation in the 2023 Budget to continue its various initiatives to...

EU-ASEAN summit to deliberate on environmental, global plastics management issues

The forthcoming Asean-EU Commemorative Summit to be held in Brussels, Belgium this December is set to open doors for more engagement in bilateral environmental...

Create a peaceful multi-polar world — PM

PUTRAJAYA (Sept 7): Malaysia opines that every nation-state should be brave to move towards creating a peaceful and harmonious multi-polar world that respects international...

Primary healthcare ‘a huge part’ of Malaysia’s health reforms in next...

KUCHING (Sept 5): Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin is making primary healthcare a huge part of Malaysia’s health reforms for the next 15 years. He said...

Sarawak sets RM1 bln shrimp export target by 2030 — Rundi

KUCHING, Sept 7 (Bernama) -- Sarawak’s shrimp export is expected to reach RM1 billion by 2030, said Sarawak Modernisation of Agriculture and Regional Development Minister...

How Businesses Win by Investing in Green Technology

The events of the past two years have prompted a renewed focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues including a marked shift in...

#TECH: Telenor study identifies 5 reasons why people are spending more...

NO sign of slowing down, instead, a study by Telenor Asia found that three in four expect mobile usage to increase and one third...

Innovative health financing must ensure sufficient funding investment to meet needs...

PUTRAJAYA: Any innovative health financing should ensure that there is sufficient investment into funding a "Health for All" approach, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said...

Growing agriculture sector for food security, income

Johor has potential to become the food basket of Malaysia and a food source for neighbouring countries through the national food security agenda. Johor agriculture,...

Clever compost: Organic materials could help recycle electronic waste

Neodymium may be a strange-sounding chemical element that you've never really heard of. Yet it is found in many of our everyday electronics, from...

MITI: Malaysia secures RM9.3bil investments from Japan

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has secured investments worth RM9.3 billion via the latest Trade and Investment Mission (TIM) to Japan led by Senior Minister of...

Healthcare industry will continue to enjoy growth, says Kenanga Research

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 8): Kenanga Research has maintained its “overweight” rating on the healthcare sector and said there was a slight sequential deterioration in...

Can the queen of Thai fruits cure your inflammation? Research says...

A research team from Thailand has researched and replicated the vital extracts rich in antioxidants found in mangosteen peels that kill germs and halt...

Power to Gas with biological methanisation: German researchers focus on new...

German researchers at the PFI are looking into how existing plants could be integrated into a long-term energy storage strategy based on Power to...

Ekonomi Malaysia bernilai tambah tinggi – penganalisis

KUALA LUMPUR: Ekonomi Malaysia bergerak ke arah nilai tambah yang lebih tinggi meskipun berdepan kesan negatif daripada perang perdagangan global dan juga pandemik COVID-19,...

Singapore sets up world’s first integrated pre-clinical & clinical ageing research...

The National University Health System (NUHS) has established the NUHS Centre for Healthy Longevity – a world's first integrated pre-clinical and clinical ageing research institute that is poised...

How are genetic technologies being applied to combat infectious diseases in...

Disease and parasitism cause major welfare, environmental and economic concerns for global aquaculture. A broad team of scientists has been assembled to examine the...

Play your role to reduce reliance on fuel oil, says minister

AKARTA: Indonesian citizens need to play a role in reducing reliance on fuel oil and shift to alternative energy sources. State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister, Erick...

Nine Things To Remember As You Chase Success As A Business,...

Everyone has a different definition of success. For some, it has to do with monetary gains, but for others, it’s about recognition, respect, and...

MGRC to establish strong presence, tap genetic testing market in MENA

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd (MGRC) is drawing up plans to set up a regional headquarters and establish new partnerships to tap...

Part 1: Key performance indicators for poultry processing

The meat market is an environment of intense competition and the commercialisation requirements increases the need to preserve and guarantee the credibility of the...

EU set to intervene to ease liquidity strains in energy markets

(Sept 7): The European Union is poised to take steps to ease the mounting stress in energy markets caused by surging collateral requirements, as...

Malaysia, UAE strengthen cooperation in food security – MAFI

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 (Bernama) -- Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are ready to further strengthen food security diplomacy cooperation between the...

What’s Next for mRNA Vaccines?

While it is true that over the last thirty years hundreds of scientists have worked on developing mRNA vaccines and therapeutics, real breakthroughs in...

Why we still haven’t solved global food insecurity

The pandemic dealt the food industry multiple blows, from grounded aircraft and border closures preventing produce from reaching markets to migrant labourers who are...

The Digest’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Around the World 2022

Many countries are now active with Sustainable Aviation Fuel —but how much where, and when, and what? The bulk of activity continues to come from...

Global fish stocks can’t rebuild if nothing done to halt climate...

Global fish stocks will not be able to recover to sustainable levels without strong actions to mitigate climate change, a new study has projected. Researchers...

Adapting To An Uncertain Future – A Planetary Health Approach

In nature every species plays its role, from providing food to decomposing organic matter or capturing and storing energy – all with the ultimate...

Sunway Medical Centre Partners with United Imaging Healthcare to Optimise Molecular...

SUNWAY CITY, 31 August 2022 – Sunway Medical Centre and United Imaging Healthcare (UIH) are collaborating to optimise molecular imaging protocols using artificial intelligence (AI)...

Carbon neutrality by 2050: METO provides inputs for Malaysia – IRENA

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 (Bernama) -- The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) continues to banal carefully with assorted stakeholders in the country to advance the Malaysia...

Guna sains tingkah laku didik orang ramai perkukuh sekuriti makanan

MENTERI Kesihatan, Khairi Jamaluddin dalam ucapannya di Persidangan Kesihatan Sedunia Sesi Ke-75 (WHA75) pada Mei lalu dilaporkan menyebut mengenai penerapan sains tingkah laku dalam...

Half world’s health facilities lack basic hygiene: UN

GENEVA: Half of the world's healthcare facilities lack basic hygiene services, putting nearly four billion people at greater risk of infection, the United Nations...

Teknologi pertanian pintar-iklim bina sistem makanan lestari

JIKA Malaysia mahu memperkukuhkan sektor makanannya, ia perlu melaksanakan polisi sekuriti makanan bersama sistem makanan. Kedua-duanya saling berkait, iaitu sekuriti makanan tidak tercapai tanpa...

More policies, incentives for EVs promotion

THE Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute (MARii) is hoping that the government can introduce more policies or incentives to drive the adoption of electric...

WHO Lists Entities That Can Engage with Pandemic Treaty Negotiating Body

A wide range of groups including civil society, academic and health groups have been identified as stakeholders that are able to interact with the World Health...

MGRC inks MoU with Ajlan & Bros to bring products, services...

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Bhd (MGRC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to distribute biopharmaceutical and genomics products and services with Ajlan...

5 kali tanam dalam 2 tahun, Kedah sasar tingkat pengeluaran padi...

ALOR SETAR: Kedah menyasarkan peningkatan pengeluaran padi sehingga 65 peratus apabila penanaman padi lima kali dalam tempoh dua tahun dilaksanakan bermula hujung tahun ini. Menteri...

British company uses bioplastic in a bid to turn the booming...

Vinyl is making a comeback, and a British company says it has created the world's first bioplastic record to help musicians sell their music in a...

Coffee Drinking Culture in Malaysia

In Malaysia today, specialty coffee shops are not an uncommon sight. Despite the historic popularity of the traditional kopitiam, things are starting to change....

Revolution of medical device manufacture

The Food, Drug and Cosmetics (FD&C) Act’s Medical Device Amendments put many of the same types of regulations that previously applied to drugs onto medical devices. A...

Promoting Secondary Agriculture for a Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy

We are 7.6 billion today on the planet and are expected to increase to 8.6 billion in 2030 and 9.8 billion in 2050. To...

SureSawit seed testing can generate RM4.3 bln economic output across oil...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 (Bernama) -- The SureSawit oil approach berry trying out service, which can be acclimated as a apparatus for berry acceptance...

Disciplining an economy

IT IS official that the Malaysian federal government Budget 2023 will be tabled on Oct 7, 2022, three weeks earlier than the normal convention...

Blue Light from Screens and Gadgets Accelerates Neurodegeneration, Aging in Preclinical...

Too much screen use has been linked to obesity and psychological problems. A newly reported study in fruit flies by researchers at Oregon State...

Filipino Researchers Develop Improved Eggplant Varieties Using Innovative Technologies

Researchers at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) led by Dr. Lourdes D. Taylo are using innovative technologies to develop improved eggplant...

Eco-glue can replace harmful adhesives in wood construction

Researchers at Aalto University have developed a bio-based adhesive that can replace formaldehyde-containing adhesives in wood construction. The main raw material in the new...

Malaysia targets to be in world’s top 20 Global Startup companies...

KOTA KINABALU (Aug 24): Malaysia aims to be in the world’s top 20 Global Startup companies ecosystem, through the Malaysian Startup Ecosystem Roadmap (Super)...

Public-private partnership, data integration crucial to boost healthcare in Malaysia

AN EFFICIENT healthcare system promotes economic growth and competitiveness in a country. Public and private healthcare systems must play significant roles in uplifting services and providing...

Microbial technology plays vital role in regenerative agriculture

SERDANG: Microbial technologies such as biofertilisers, biostimulants, biopesticides and eco-friendly farming practices play a vital role in achieving the goals of regenerative agriculture.

Plastic upcycling: From waste to fuel for less

A plastics recycling innovation that does more with less, presented today at the American Chemical Society fall meeting in Chicago, simultaneously increases conversion to...

Compost to computer: Bio-based materials used to salvage rare earth elements

What do corncobs and tomato peels have to do with electronics? They both can be used to salvage valuable rare earth elements, like neodymium,...

Sea grapes, a healthy delicacy from the ocean

By 2050, the world's population is expected to increase to around 10 billion people. Food production will have to keep pace with this growth....

India launches monkeypox test kit

NEW DELHI: India’s first indigenously developed RT-PCR kit for testing monkeypox was launched in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, Xinhua reported, quoting local...

Simple ways to reduce water usage at home

FRESH water is a valuable resource, and not just because people have access to less than 1% of the world’s water supply on a daily...

Food: Imperative to ensure self-sufficiency in food supply

Policy commitment and agricultural innovation are urgently needed for Malaysia to secure its food supply, especially in the face of an impending climate emergency...

Health: Public healthcare in the spotlight

Malaysia’s public healthcare system has been ranked among the best in the region, according to some surveys. Thanks to government funding, public healthcare services...

Sarawak hasilkan sejuta anak benih buluh hingga 2027

SIMUNJAN: Perbadanan Kemajuan Perusahaan Kayu Sarawak (PUSAKA) meletak sasaran menghasilkan satu juta anak benih buluh sehingga 2027. Pengurus Besar PUSAKA, Datuk Hashim Bojet, berkata ia...

Expanding the Frontiers of Plastic Recycling with New Method

A research group led by Guoliang “Greg” Liu, an associate professor of chemistry in the College of Science, is hoping to advance the field of plastic...

Malaysia, Singapore to jointly work on digital & green economy

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Singapore have substantively concluded a framework of cooperation in the digital economy and green economy. Senior Minister and International Trade and...

Malaysia keen to learn from Thailand evidence-based use of medical cannabis...

BANGKOK, Aug 23 — Malaysia is keen to learn more about cannabis from Thailand, especially on its evidence-based applications and cannabis-related pharmaceutical products for...

Science matters: Climate change affects food security

The Earth’s temperature has been changing since time immemorial. The period of low temperatures in the polar regions coincided with the glacial era, which...

Scientists hail “crucial” breakthrough for food security as genetically modified soybeans...

19 Aug 2022 --- Through multigene bioengineering, a new class of soybeans has been designed to absorb light more efficiently to boost yields by...

Patuhi 10 etika siber elak jadi mangsa ‘scammer’

Kes seorang pakar perubatan hilang lebih RM10,000 daripada akaun bank seperti didedahkan media, beberapa hari lalu, adalah antara sekian banyak pelbagai jenis penipuan membabitkan hingga...

Time to manufacture fibre-optic medical devices significantly reduced

A previously developed suite of innovative thin and flexible optical devices has been demonstrated for the future diagnosis and treatment of a range of...

CoreHalal digital platform to empower halal management system in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: The halal industry in Sabah will continue to expand to the international level with the development of a digital platform, CoreHalal, to further...

Harnessing waste: Australia’s bioenergy potential

Published at the end of 2021, the Federal Government’s “Australia’s Bioenergy Roadmap” report sets out the benefits of bioenergy, with key insights on its...

MEF: New employment act detrimental for businesses

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has told the government to give clear direction and assistance to businesses as companies and industries play a critical...

Global Generic Drug Market Forecast to Hit $531.8 Billion by 2028

The global generic drug market is expected to reach $531.8 billion in revenue by 2028, representing a compound annual growth rate of 5.2% from...

Making agriculture greener

Agriculture is both a victim and a culprit of climate change. Growing and producing food, fiber, and biofuels generates about one-quarter of all human-caused...

BASF and Maddy Plant’s sustainable concept shoe

BASF and footwear design house Maddy Plant have collaborated to explore the possibilities of BASF’s innovative material solutions and use industry-leading technologies that enable...

Map out food waste-water-energy nexus

THE administration’s plan to formulate a law on sustainable food waste management marks a commendable step for Malaysia in its quest to address food security....

Group: Raising healthcare spending will enable private-public collaboration

KUALA LUMPUR: Raising the government's spending on healthcare would enable the private and public sectors to collaborate on promoting health and preventing diseases. Association of...

Are indoor vertical farms really ‘future-proofing agriculture’?

At a hyper-controlled indoor farm in industrial South San Francisco, four robots named John, Paul, George and Ringo carefully transfer seedlings from barcoded trays...

Malaysia has enough resources to build more gas turbine power plants

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 (Bernama) -- Malaysia has a sufficient amount of natural resources to build more gas turbine power plants to provide for...

More action-oriented science policies needed

TODAY'S world is very much influenced by science. Pick any issue that the world is currently facing, and science will be at the centre...

World’s first malaria vaccine to benefit millions of children: UNICEF

NEW YORK: British pharmaceutical company GSK has been awarded a contract to produce the world’s first malaria vaccine so that millions more children will...

Agricuture industry players told to stop using carbofuran, chlorpyrifos poison

SERDANG: Agriculture industry players were told told to stop manufacturing, distributing and selling and using carbofuran and chlorpyrifos pesticides following the ban on their...

Demand for plastic set to surge over coming decades, says BNEF

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 17): Demand for plastic is set to surge over the coming decades, in the absence of significant intervention. In a report on...

Malaysia cooperating with nine countries on global halal sector development

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 16): Malaysia is actively cooperating with nine countries on the development of the global halal sector, said the Ministry of International...

Cheaper medicines for all: Inquirer

MANILA (Philipppine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): The long-held dream of having vital medicines that are affordable to most Filipinos may yet be realised following...

Seafood brings Sabah RM2 billion yearly

THE Gabungan Rakyat Sabah-Barisan Nasional (GRS-BN) State Government is focusing on downstream processing of seafood into high quality products, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri...

Why its High Time to Think About Lithium-ion Battery Recycling

The Asia Pacific region, while being the most rapidly developing part of the world, also stands to suffer the impact of climate change the...

ASIA ECONOMY Malaysia’s fourth quarter will be ‘the challenge’ for its...

The fourth quarter will be “the challenge” for Malaysia’s economy if global headwinds such as Russia’s war on Ukraine and China’s zero-Covid policy persist,...

Hemisfera selatan dapat fasiliti pertama pembuatan vaksin mRNA

SYDNEY: Syarikat farmaseutikal, Moderna bakal membina kemudahan menghasilkan vaksin menggunakan teknologi Messenger Asid Ribonukleik (mRNA) di Melbourne. Kemudahan yang pertama bagi hemisfera selatan itu bakal...

What is hugelkultur, or how to create a garden on a...

PARIS, Aug 17 — Hugelkultur is a horticultral method that allows a vegetable garden to be created on a mound of plant waste. There...

E-Waste Management Market Expected to Grow at 15% Rate through 2027

Driven by an increase in technology and outdated devices, their sustainability impacts, and the potential to regain usable metals and materials, the electronic waste...

Healthy foods, COVID rebound — the week in infographics

An analysis of 57,000 foods reveals which have the best and worst environmental impacts. A team of researchers used an algorithm to estimate how much of...

Back to basics: High-tech blood pressure monitors don’t outperform standard cuffs,...

Blood pressure monitoring technology has come a long way in the century since the first inflatable cuff was introduced. Newer models offer digital readings...

Strategic partnerships towards strengthening national rice supply

MALAYSIA’S population is projected to increase to more than 45 million by 2050 hence, rising food demand and consumption. Potential threats such as food insecurity pose...

European plastics industry to reach $108bn by 2031: Ceresana

Plastics play a major role in the "Green Deal" that aims to make Europe climate-neutral by 2050. EU initiatives for circular economy and bioeconomy...

How is the food and beverage business being revolutionized by biotechnology?

In recent years, biotechnology has quickly assimilated into everyday life. The application of biotechnology is revolutionizing the domains of agriculture and the food business....

Creating embryos in the lab: How, why, and what the future...

This month, researchers announced that they have been culturing a mouse embryo model made entirely out of embryonic stem cells and without the use...

Scientists bring cultured meat closer to your kitchen table

Researchers at UCLA have created an edible particle that helps make lab-grown meat, known as cultured meat, with more natural muscle-like texture using a...

TNB aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB) targets to invest around RM20 billion per year over the next 28 years as capital expenditure (capex) for initiatives to fast-track...

What is a biophilic office? How plants can boost productivity and...

NEW YORK, Aug 7 — When natural elements are integrated into buildings, it’s called biophilic design. For a few years now, greenery has been...

Blood pressure med may slow progression of motor neuron diseases like...

Terazosin, a drug currently prescribed for patients with high blood pressure or enlarged prostates, may hold therapeutic potential to slow the progression of motor...

5G: Game-changer in smart agriculture, tackle food security issues

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 (Bernama) -- The fifth-generation network (5G) technology will be the driving force in data-driven smart agriculture in Malaysia that will...

Govt to launch National Energy Policy soon — Mustapa

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 (Bernama) -- The government will launch the National Energy Policy 2021-2040 later this month to boost investment flows and advance Malaysia's sustainable...

Malaysia a natural base for US companies

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia provides various opportunities to multinational organisations given its strong economic fundamentals, including vibrant export activities and manufacturing capabilities. HSBC Malaysia multinationals global...

‘Synthetic embryo’ breakthrough but growing human organs far off

TEL AVIV, Aug 6 — Stem cell scientists say they have created “synthetic embryos” without using sperm, eggs or fertilisation for the first time,...

MAHA 2022: Agrofood sector provides business opportunities for young people

SERDANG, Aug 11 (Bernama) -- The agro-food sector provides wide business opportunities and prospects for young people, said Bank Pertanian Malaysia Bhd (Agrobank) chief development officer.

Banana peels make sugar cookies better for you

Banana peels aren't always destined for the trash or compost anymore. They're making their way onto people's plates, replacing pork in "pulled peel" sandwiches...

MOSTI launches five technology roadmaps

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) on Tuesday (Aug 9) launched five National Technology Roadmaps to intensify Malaysia's...

Why aren’t digital pills taking off?

In 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) broke ground by approving the first drug with an embedded biosensor to track its use. Proteus Health’s Abilify...

Ronald: MAHA 2022 records over RM10 million in sales value as...

SERDANG, Aug 9 (Bernama) -- The 2022 Malaysian Agriculture, Horticulture and Agro Tourism Exhibition (MAHA) 2022, held at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang...

Pilot study finds raw sewage able to produce butanol, ethanol –...

CYBERJAYA, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- A pilot study conducted at the Cyberjaya Sewage Treatment Plant found that every 15 litres of raw sewage can produce...

Economists expect stronger GDP growth in 2Q

MALAYSIA is expected to record stronger GDP growth in the second quarter of 2022 (2Q22), surpassing the 5% year-on-year (YoY) growth rate registered in...

Turning cells into better protein factories could help improve gene therapies....

The cells in your body are not all the same. Each of your organs has cells with very different functions. For example, liver cells are...

SMART SBB has successfully helped farmers increase rice yield — minister

SERDANG (Aug 7): The Large-Scale SMART Paddy Field (SMART SBB) programme, first introduced in February last year, has successfully helped paddy farmers increase their...

#TECH: Acer goes ‘green’ with new laptops and desktops

KUALA LUMPUR: Going green and eco-friendly has been in the agenda of most tech companies, and Acer is one of them that is actively...

China’s bio-based future

In 2021, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) unveiled a new method for making animal feed from CO and nitrogen with Beijing Shoulang...

My Say: The future of Covid-19 vaccines in Malaysia

Imagine the world without a Covid-19 vaccine — three years into the pandemic and we would still be fighting a losing battle with the...

Rise of precision agriculture exposes food system to new threats

Farmers are adopting precision agriculture, using data collected by GPS, satellite imagery, internet-connected sensors and other technologies to farm more efficiently. While these practices could...

Tasty fruit and vegetable straws replace plastic

PHNOM PENH – Minister of Environment Say Samal praised a Cambodian enterprise that makes straws from rice and vegetable matter rather than plastic, which he...

MEH launches programme to secure halal food ecosystem

SERDANG, Aug 9 (Bernama) -- The Halal Economy Council (MEH) has launched the Halal Food Security Programme and Halal Farm Project Consortium which aimed...

AI Integrates Multiple Data Types to Predict Cancer Outcomes

A study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has demonstrated a proof-of-concept model that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to combine multiple types of...

Robots, AI, sensor networks and drones in aquaculture?

Precision feeding is making inroads in all livestock species and, while most advances have been made so far in terrestrial farming of chicken, dairy...

Overcoming the 4 biggest challenges facing biodiesel producers

More and more countries are seeking greener energy and solutions to meet stricter environmental standards, and biofuels are emerging as a go-to energy source. As demand...

Drawing more youths to agriculture can avert food security threats

The participation of more youths in agropreneurial ventures is expected to boost the nation’s food supply and food security levels as well as reduce...

Time for Malaysia to do more for global vaccine equity

As we march into the third full year of the Covid-19 global pandemic, vaccine inequity looms as one of the greatest threats to global...

MAHA 2022 to witness signing of MoU involving more than RM4...

Several memoranda of understanding (MOU) involving investment value of more than RM4 billion will be signed during the Malaysian Agriculture, Horticulture and Agro Tourism Exhibition...

Malaysia have potentials to become manufacturing hub for hydrogen fuel cell

Malaysia has the potential to become the manufacturing hub for hydrogen fuel cells for the application in hydrogen mobility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems,...

TNB aims to accelerate green agenda

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) plans to build new, cleaner power plants at existing Kapar and old Paka sites as it fast tracks its green...

Agriculture the brightest sector in Mekong Delta

The agricultural sector has grown but was still not strong enough to revive the region’s economy, according to the second annual Mekong Delta Economic...

Intervenn Bioscience to make Malaysia its regional hub

US-based clinical technology company InterVenn Biosciences has established Malaysia as the regional hub for delivery of its medical healthcare services and products in the...

UNDP supports Malaysia’s technology adoption, innovation in 12MP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will continue to support the Government of Malaysia in accelerating technology adoption and innovation as laid out in the country's 12th Malaysia Plan...

This is the state of world’s energy – in charts

People and businesses around the world used more power in 2021 than in the year before the pandemic, as lockdowns ended and energy demand...

Carbon-neutral eggs going down a storm

Companies in the UK are at the forefront of bringing to the market carbon-neutral eggs, cutting out bought-in feed, which typically makes up more...

5 Largest Biotechnology Trends in 2022

As Steve Jobs once said, “The biggest innovation in the 21st would be the intersection of biology and technology”, it is no doubt that...

More than 7 in 10 Employers Are Looking to Hire Talent...

More than half (56%) of employers share that their organisation needs help to train employees with relevant skills, with 24% ‘very open’ and 69%...

This company is turning heaps of plastic trash into construction building...

Imagine taking heaps and heaps of earth-polluting, unusable plastic waste and actually transforming it into something constructive?. Plastic pollution is a proliferating and increasingly...

Vietnam eyes to be among the Top 10 in global farm...

A strategy for developing agricultural mechanisation and agro-forestry-fishery processing has been approved, aiming to turn Vietnam into one of the top 10 agricultural processing...

Scientists compare skin patch vs. needle vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 variants

A recent animal study shows that administering a genetically modified form of the SARS-CoV-2 spike proteinTrusted Source using a skin patch produced a potent neutralizing antibody...

Nilai import makanan negara naik lebih tinggi tahun ini

Nilai import makanan Malaysia dijangka lebih tinggi tahun ini melepasi paras tertinggi yang pernah direkodkan tahun lalu iaitu sebanyak RM63 bilion setahun. Timbalan Menteri...

Palm oil alternative made from fermented yeast prepares for 2023 launch...

British start-up Clean Food Group is developing a bio-equivalent cultivated alternative to palm oil. FoodNavigator hears from CEO Alex Neves to find out how.

Using genomics to tackle malnutrition in Africa: ‘It’s revolutionising the agricultural...

Companies are exploring the potential of genetic engineering to boost the nutritional content, productivity and climatic adaptability of so-called orphan crops in the continent.

Zenas BioPharma secures IND approval for Thyroid Eye Disease treatment

Global biopharmaceutical company Zenas BioPharma announced it has received approval of its Investigational New Drug (IND) application from the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA)...

Study Predicts BioTech’s Long-Term Impact on Defense

The Biotechnology Community of Interest released a study on the future of biotechnology in April, titled “Bio-Futures 2050: Defense Impacts and Opportunities.” Produced at the...

To Cut Plastic Waste Out of Your Life, Start Small

As soon as Carolyn Armstrong started looking for plastic in her life, she realized it was absolutely everywhere. There are the plastic water bottles and...

Scientists outline more sustainable way to extract Omega-3 fatty acids from...

A new technique to extract high-value bioactives such as Omega-3 fatty acids from single-cell algae oil has been described in a new paper authored...

How India’s medical device regulatory landscape is exhibiting signs of maturity

For years, there has been animated public discussion led by experts, popular media and assorted stakeholders in the value chain on the need for...

Top beauty and personal care brands 2022? Colgate Lifebuoy Dove and...

Colgate, Lifebuoy, Dove and Sunsilk are the most chosen beauty and personal care brands in the world, but L’Oréal Paris is the ‘biggest online...

PM: Malaysia to be positioned as biomass hub

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will step up efforts to use materials derived from commodity by-product to reduce waste and generate more revenue. Prime Minister Datuk Seri...

World Hepatitis Day – get vaccinated, stay protected

WHILE speaking at a medical conference on hepatitis C in Penang some years ago, Tan Sri Dr Mohamed Ismail Merican, the former Director-General of...

27 technology solutions to tackle food security issue ready to be...

KOTA TINGGI: A total of 27 out of 46 technology solutions to help curb the national food security issue are ready to be implemented...

KeTSA lancar RFZPPN-2 pulihara ekosistem hutan paya laut

KUALA LUMPUR: Kementerian Tenaga dan Sumber Asli (KeTSA) melancarkan Rancangan Fizikal Zon Pesisiran Pantai Negara-2 (RFZPPN-2) sebagai usaha memelihara dan memulihara ekosistem hutan paya...

Eksport produk halal negara disasar cecah RM40 bilion tahun ini

MELAKA: Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri (MITI) yakin prestasi eksport produk halal negara kembali kukuh dengan sasaran nilai eksport mencecah RM40 bilion tahun ini. Timbalan...

Monkeypox declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization

“For all of these reasons, I have decided that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern”, the World Health Organization’s Director, Tedros...

From shea butter to olive oil, natural ingredients can help soothe...

If sun protection is essential when packing your suitcase for the big vacation getaway, it's also wise to include moisturising products to combat the...

Malaysian, Chinese firms in JV involving RM6b FDI to make palm-based...

KUALA LUMPUR (July 26): China’s state-owned companies will collaborate with Malaysian firms as well as the Malaysian Palm Oil Board to produce oil palm-based products involving RM6...

New technology can overcome labour issues in agricommodity industry – Adham...

KUALA LUMPUR - The use of new technology will be able to help overcome labour issues in the agricommodity industry while increasing productivity, saving...

IHH looking to reposition itself as healthcare provider

IHH Healthcare Bhd is looking to redefine itself as a healthcare provider instead of just a group of hospitals to keep up with ever-changing...

Steps to enhance food security

THE Selangor government has taken various steps to ensure the sustainability and stability of its food system is in line with the National Food...

Waste that lasts 10,000 years in dumps designed to last 50...

As the race for minerals frantically speeds up, driven by the ‘clean’ and ‘green’ energy revolution, the minerals become harder and harder to retrieve,...

Bank Negara: Domestic activities, external demand to continue supporting Malaysia’s firm...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 26 ― Malaysia’s economy is firmly on a recovery path supported by domestic activities and positive external demand. The economy is expected...

Do generics producers have what it takes to tackle complex and...

With decreasing margins on the horizon, pharma manufacturers have long shown an interest in specialty generics, which is only expected to rise in the...

The potential of microalgae as fish feed

Microalgae are increasingly being studied as an alternative to fishmeal in aquafeed production. Their net biomass productivity is higher than that of any other...

How the can industry plans to meet ambitious recycling rate targets

The Can Manufacturers Insitute (CMI) published the targets back in November last year. Even though the aluminum beverage can is already the most recycled...

South-East Asia well positioned to capitalise export economy

SOUTH-EAST Asia region is well positioned to capitalise on the export economy, according to eBay’s South-East Asia Small Online Business Trade Report. South-East Asia region has...

Nature is the world’s original pharmacy – returning to medicine’s roots...

While humans evolved over a period of approximately 6 million years, breakthroughs in modern medicine as we know it today got going only in the 19th...

Microplastics pass through fish, altering nutrient metabolism

When Dong-Fang Deng and her students make feed for the fish they raise at UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences, they often use ground fishmeal—dried...

Promising new catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells

Hydrogen fuel cells hold a lot of promise as sustainable and eco-friendly energy sources to power transportation by land, air and sea. But traditional...

MOSTI jadi pemudah cara teknologi pertanian pintar

KUALA LUMPUR: Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI) sedia menjadi pemudah cara kepada usahawan pertanian untuk menggalakkan mereka mengadaptasi teknologi pertanian pintar pada peringkat...

Oldest patient yet cured of HIV after stem cell transplant –...

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) - The oldest patient yet has been cured of HIV after receiving a stem cell transplant for leukaemia, researchers reported...

Curcumin 2022 research round up

Among natural products, curcumin is one of the busiest areas of scientific research, as everyone along the chain—suppliers, brands, retailers, consumers and others in...

Driving the green revolution: The use of copper in EVs

Despite the challenges facing the automotive industry in 2021, it was a record year for zero and ultra-low emission vehicles. UK data shows that,...

Malaysia must staunch brain and brawn drain

MALAYSIA’S economy is cranking up after the pandemic. Land borders with Singapore have reopened, bringing in millions of visitors. Kuala Lumpur’s notorious traffic jams are...

Senior citizens deserve better healthcare

KUALA LUMPUR (July 19): Ageing is an inevitable part of life. As our parents grow older, they become sick, weak and frail. While elderly care...

Seaweed farming drives economy of coastal communities in Sabah

SEMPORNA (July 18): The wide expanse of green, white, yellow and purple stretching out as far as the eyes can see is a sight...

Energy transition will bring about robust investments, job opportunities

KUALA LUMPUR (July 20): Malaysia’s clean energy transition for the power sector will bring about robust investments and create more job opportunities. Energy and Natural Resources...

IMF, World Bank, three others call for urgent action to address...

The Covid-19 pandemic, interruption in international supply chains, and the war in Ukraine have severely disrupted food, fuel, and fertiliser markets, which are interlinked....

The top 10 generic drug makers by 2021 revenue

After a period of stagnant sales largely because of increased competition and pricing pressures, the generic drug industry took another hit during the coronavirus...

Plant-based meat alternatives could be one of the best ways to...

NEW YORK, July 17 — According to a study by a major US consulting firm, the plant-based meat industry represents one of the most...

The need for carbon neutrality action plan in Malaysia

CARBON neutrality is becoming increasingly prevalent and Malaysia is at a crossroads in its climate change mitigation pathway, aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. A...

Europe’s heatwave breaking records, hitting health, economy: World weather group

GENEVA, July 20 — Europe’s current heatwave is breaking records, detrimentally impacting people’s health, the economy, agricultural production, and tourism, and the trend is...

UCrest, MGRC collaborate for genomic services digitalisation

UCREST Bhd and Malaysian Genomics Resources Centre Bhd (MGRC) signed a collaborative agreement to integrate genomic testing services into the digital health platform, iMedic™️, elevating...

Why The Aquaculture Industry Is Being So Heavily Funded

It's no secret that the planet is in danger. But, when that alarmingly-familiar idea comes to mind, many people probably think of deforestation, climate...

Cement, materials, waste and ashes: an effort to reduce CO2 emissions

Environmental susceptibility is a growing concern that involves many actors in the building field. Special consideration must be given to the choice of materials...

The Importance Of Adapting Digital Technologies Through Sustainable Means For Malaysian...

Since the start of COVID-19 pandemic, Malaysia has seen an increased, steady demand for digital services. This inevitably resulted in more demand for data,...

Bangladesh’s first homegrown vaccine cleared for human trials

BANGLADESH’S first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine has obtained clearance for human trials in Phase I, reported Xinhua.  The Bangavax vaccine, developed by local pharmaceutical company Globe...

Food sector to lead strong palm oil demand in 2022: Zuraida

KUALA LUMPUR: The demand for palm oil is expected to stay strong in 2022, especially in the food sector, with the reopening of economic...

Govt expediting transition of solid water management to circular economy

KUALA LUMPUR (July 19): The government is now focusing on accelerating the transition from the concept of solid waste management in a linear economy...

People can work from anywhere in the world now, so why...

Back in the early 1990s, I spent a lot of free time playing computer games, and one in particular that really caught my attention...

Why are drug names so long and complicated? A pharmacist explains...

At some point in your life, you’ll likely find yourself with a prescription from your doctor to fill. While it’s important to keep track...

MARDI introduces higher yield, quick ripening specialty rice

SUNGAI BESAR (July 15): The Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) has developed a new variety of specialty rice called MARDIRiceAroma (MARIA) which...

What Are Emerging Contaminants in Wastewater?

Emerging contaminants, sometimes termed as contaminants of emerging concern (or CECs), are a group of chemicals which are present in the environment in initially...

India’s bioeconomy likely to touch $300 billion by 2030, says report

India's bioeconomy is likely to touch USD 150 billion by 2025 and over USD 300 billion by 2030, a report said on Tuesday. The India BioEconomy Report...

First-of-its-kind roadmap reveals how stem cells become sensory interneurons

Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have developed a first-of-its-kind roadmap detailing how...

Emirates Flight Catering Opens World’s Largest Vertical Farm in Dubai

Bustanica has opened the doors to the world’s largest hydroponic farm, backed by an investment of US$40m. The facility is the first vertical farm...

Active Energy wins Malaysian patent for CoalSwitch biomass product

Active Energy Group has been awarded a patent by the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia for the process for beneficiating and cleaning biomass. The renewable...

Malaysian Genomics Proposes Private Placement

PETALING JAYA, 12 JULY 2022 – Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad (“Malaysian Genomics” or “the Group”; Bursa: MGRC, 0155), a leading genomics and biopharmaceutical specialist, announced today...

Ubat mengandungi kanabis mula dibenar tahun depan

KUALA LUMPUR: Kementerian Kesihatan membenarkan penggunaan beberapa produk perubatan mengandungi kanabis atau  ganja dikenali sebagai cannabidiol (CBD) pada tahun depan.

WASTING FOOD IS WASTING WATER: UNVEILING FOOD’S WATER FOOTPRINT

GRACE Communications Foundation recently released new tools to help consumers, students, researchers, and policymakers understand the water footprint of food. The two tools—a quiz and...

Sea salt debit cards, lignin filler in tires, algae-based protein, biobased...

A biodegradable debit card partially made of sea salt, a sea snail holding the key to biodegradable bullet-proof vests, Pirelli adding lignin as reinforcing...

SME Employment Index: Malaysian SMEs optimistic about economic and business growth

MALAYSIAN owners of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are optimistic about their future economic and business growth prospects and have been hiring aggressively.  This is...

Healthcare sector to benefit from medical tourism recovery, says HLIB Research

KUALA LUMPUR: Substantial pricing power is critical in helping healthcare players better weather through this high inflationary period, said Hong Leong Investment Bank Bhd...

PM welcomes proposal on food security framework with Saudi Arabia

KUALA LUMPUR (July 13): Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has welcomed the proposal by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Agriculture, Abdulrahman Abdulmohsen A...

Soy oil set to follow palm as crop faces biofuel feedstock...

Industry committee members at the European Parliament have voted to restrict soy oil as a feedstock for biofuel production. This action will place the crop...

State of the Bioeconomy in Eastern Africa: 2022

The promotion of a bioeconomy is high on the agenda for many countries globally, as a major strategic driver for the transformation of biobased...

Moderna tawar 2 vaksin COVID-19 tangani varian baharu

WASHINGTON: Moderna Inc (Moderna) memaklumkan ia sedang membangunkan dua jenis vaksin COVID-19 bagi menentang varian Omicron, satu bagi varian BA.1 dan satu lagi khusus...

Johor Agriculture Department plans to increase durian production

THE Johor Agriculture Department hopes to sell more than RM2.2bil worth of durian this year with 32% of fruits coming from Johor. Its deputy director...

Indonesia plans to implement B35 biodiesel soon

JAKARTA: Indonesia aims to implement a 35% palm oil mix in biodiesel, known as B35, by the end of the month to help absorb...

Urus pengeluaran makanan usah jadi ‘bangau oh bangau’

Selepas dunia dilanda pandemik COVID 19 sehingga menyukarkan kehidupan manusia, dunia sekali lagi menghadapi bencana ekonomi dengan kesan langsung kepada manusia ialah peningkatan harga...

Nanoparticle-based vaccine protects against COVID-19 variants, similar viruses

A recent study published in the journal Science shows that mosaic-8, a nanoparticle-based vaccine candidate, could confer broad protection against SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and other...

Make reducing food waste a top priority

WE’VE been discussing food safety and security for decades. To address these troubling problems, the Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry committed to both financial resources and...

Could sand be an alternative to lithium when it comes to...

HELSINKI, July 13 — Is sand the material that could one day replace lithium in batteries for renewable energy technologies? Such is the idea...

Accelerate transformations that are needed to end poverty and protect planet

THE start of the "Decade of Action" to achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) has also marked the start of an...

Challenges continue, but generics companies see a bright future with biosimilars

More than just inexpensive substitutes, generic drugs offer a glimpse into certain issues that pharmaceutical companies are facing now. While consumers depend on generics...

Testing actions for sustainable farming: preparing for future agriculture policy

The ‘Testing actions for sustainable farming’ initiative (TSF) has been rolled out as the next step in Scotland’s £51 million National Test Programme launched earlier this...

Scientists discover ‘future-proof’ method using bacteria to remove phosphorus from wastewater

Scientists have developed a technique to remove phosphorus from wastewater at higher temperatures than is possible using existing techniques, by using bacteria to store...

Duopharma partners the Live Green Co to develop plant-only wellness foods

KUALA LUMPUR: Duopharma Biotech Bhd has teamed up with US-based food-tech company, The Live Green Co., to explore the use of plant ingredients and technology to...

Contributor: Good Bait and Fair Switch—Biosimilar Interchangeability, Substitution, and Choice

We all have seen the bait-and-switch trick: something is advertised at a low price, only to tell the customer that the item is out...

The Growing Need For Data In Agriculture

The agriculture sector grows and adds value. A calf bought at the market is nurtured into a milking cow that delivers liters of health...

EIA updates bioenergy production, capacity forecasts

Renewables are expected to account for 22 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year, increasing to 24 percent in 2023, according to the U.S....

GeoTanaman, GeoTanih systems to strengthen national food chain – Ronald

SHAH ALAM,July 4 (Bernama) – The GeoTanaman and GeoTanih systems can help farmers to strengthen the national food chain, especially by making the food crop sub-sector more efficient and...

Malaysian Genomics’ Subsidiary Partners with Genotec for Sports-Based Genetic Tests

The genomics and biopharmaceutical specialist’s wholly-owned subsidiary, MGRC Therapeutics (MGRCT), is collaborating with Rinani Genotec (Genotec) to offer sports-based genetic tests.

It’s time to make agriculture an export business

There is still argument over why we have failed to deliver food security in this country. With the current inflation, economists predict gloomy times ahead...

How Malaysia is growing more vulnerable to Indonesia’s palm oil policy

SPOT crude palm oil (CPO) price in Malaysia has fallen 30% to RM4,698/metric tonne (MT) since Indonesia removed its export ban on May 23...

Demand for employees with digital skills up by 300%

KUALA LUMPUR (July 7): Demand for digital-related positions in the country increased 300% in 2021 compared to the previous year, of which 20% were...

Asean agrees on pharmaceutical regulatory policy towards market integration

JAKARTA - The Asean Health Ministers and Economic Ministers have adopted the jointly developed Asean Pharmaceutical Regulatory Policy (APRP) that provides a basis for...

‘Agriculture has potential to break cycle of poverty’

KUALA LUMPUR: Even though premium Sarawak foodstuff is in high demand, locals are still hesitant to pursue a career in farming, Sarawak entrepreneurs say. Brendan...

Southeast Asia’s green recovery can create RM760 bln investment opportunities yearly

KUALA LUMPUR, July 6 (Bernama) -- A green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia has the potential to create US$172 billion (RM760. 2 billion)...

Horseshoe crabs: ‘Living fossils’ vital for vaccine safety

DOVER, July 4 — On a bright moonlit night, a team of scientists and volunteers head out to a protected beach along the Delaware...

“Improve, innovate and intensify”: ensuring a bright future for independent shrimp...

While there has been – and will continue to be – a degree of consolidation and vertical integration in the shrimp supply chain, a large...

India bans many single-use plastics to tackle waste

NEW DELHI: India imposed a ban on many single-use plastics on Friday in a bid to tackle waste choking rivers and poisoning wildlife, but...

SEA’s green recovery to generate 30m jobs

SOUTH-EAST Asia’s (SEA) green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic has the potential to create US$172 billion (RM760 billion) investment opportunities and generate more than 30...

The top biotech hubs in 2022

It’s a tough time for biotech. A market correction is underway. Layoffs have beset the sector. And funding as well as M&A are down across the board. But...

Study shows increase in COVID-19 vaccine acceptance around the world

COVID-19 vaccine acceptance increased 3.7% between 2020 and 2021, according to a new study. In a June 2021 survey of over 23,000 individuals across...

Singapore ramps up cultivated chicken meat production

The construction of a 6,000-litre bioreactor in Singapore has commenced. From 2023, tens of thousands of kgs of cultivated chicken meat should be produced...

UniMAP and E-Idaman sign MoU to assist govt manage solid waste

KANGAR, July 4 (Bernama) -- Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) and E-Idaman Sdn Bhd (E-Idaman) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in assisting the government manage...

Malaysia Digital the new phase to drive digital economy – Annuar

KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Digital (MD) is a new phase to take Malaysia to the next 25 years in driving the...

‘All-In-One’ Vaccine Could Protect Against Future Covid-19 Variants, Researchers Say

An “all-in-one” vaccine currently in development could protect people from future Covid-19 variants, as well as SARS, MERS and new strains of other coronaviruses...

Aquaculture drives aquatic food yields to new high

The production of wild and farm-raised fish, shellfish and algae reached record levels in 2020, and future increases could be vital to fighting world...

Biobased Gucci for pets, mushroom guitars, bubble bioplastic car, and more:...

It’s a great time to have a pet these days with Gucci’s new luxury line for pampered pooches using renewable raw materials and Manhatten...

Bank Negara raises OPR by 25bps to 2.25%

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara raised the overnight policy rate (OPR) by another 25 basis points (bps) to 2.25% following the conclusion of its latest...

University of Tokyo develops compact patch to detect SARS-CoV-2 virus

Researchers from the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo, Japan, have developed a new antibody-based compact skin patch that can quickly detect the...

Transforming our food system through nature and technology

From health-related expenses to greenhouse gas emissions, there are huge hidden costs associated with food in the U.S. These were uncovered by a recent Rockefeller...

Harnessing Bacteria to Make Jet Fuel: Not Just An “Explosive Idea?”

Rocketry, aviation, and shipping are powered by energy-dense fossil fuels that are hard to replace. Researchers headed by a team at the Lawrence Berkeley...

Food Insecurity: Where we went wrong (Part 1)

HISTORY shows that Malaysia has never been short of policies related to agriculture or food. Ironically, the policy abundance has proven to be insufficient...

Malaysia well-positioned to be Asia’s hub for medical device industry

MULTINATIONAL medical equipment manufacturing company Smith+Nephew is supporting its orthopaedics business with the extension of its new high-technology manufacturing facility in Batu Kawan Industrial Park,...

Mosti to promote the use of biofertilisers and technologies to increase...

KUALA LUMPUR: The Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) will promote the use of biofertilisers and various technologies to improve nutrient absorption and soil...

TNB should diversify gas, coal sources, focus on demand using smart...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) should continue to diversify its gas and coal sources in order to sustain its cash...

GOOD Meat breaks ground on Asian cultivated meat facility

GOOD Meat announced this week that it has broken ground on its 30,000 square–foot production centre in Singapore. It will be the largest cultivated meat...

Reimagining ageing: Older persons as agents of development

JUNE 29 ― Older persons are highly visible across Asia and the Pacific: they work in agricultural fields producing our food supplies, peddle their...

Improving Plasma Treatment as an Approach against Cancer

The loss of apoptotic control allows cancer cells to survive longer and gives more time for the accumulation of mutations which can increase invasiveness...

TNB’s Sustainability Hinges In Its RE Masterplan

The country’s largest power producer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad has an ambitious target of abandoning coal and fossil fuel from its list of materials used...

UN report: Reducing trade costs can help drive sustainable development

Rome – A robust and well-integrated global agrifood system can help all countries withstand unprecedented challenges, as evidenced during the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020...

WHO’s new hepatitis C guidelines a step forward in reaching those...

Last Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched updated guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C, calling for testing and treatment to be delivered in...

States to gazette agriculture land as reserves as part of national...

KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): Food Security Committees at the state and district levels will be set up to ensure the federal and state governments...

PETRONAS, Mitsui jalin kerjasama karbon

KUALA LUMPUR: PETRONAS memeterai Memorandum Persefahaman (MoU) dengan Mitsui & Co Ltd bagi kajian konsep dan kebolehlaksanaan ke atas rantaian nilai penyerapan dan penyimpanan...

KL, Asia’s most affordable study hub

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, has broken into the global top 30 best student cities to live in. According to the latest QS Best...

First treatment for ‘broken heart syndrome’ trialled

The first ever treatment for broken heart syndrome – also known as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy – is to be trialled by researchers at the University...

OECD-FAO: Heads of OECD and FAO emphasise the importance of peace...

Paris/Rome - The global agrifood sector faces fundamental challenges over the coming decade, particularly the need to feed an ever-increasing population in a sustainable manner,...

How to Bring Sustainability Messaging into the Packaging Fold

This month I spoke with two global brand owner companies regarding their sustainable packaging efforts. One is a well-known cereal company. The other is...

Pemulihan ekonomi negara meyakinkan

PUTRAJAYA: Pemulihan ekonomi Malaysia kekal meyakinkan dengan trend yang lebih baik ditunjukkan oleh prestasi makroekonomi negara pada April 2022 di sebalik ketidaktentuan global. Ketua Perangkawan...

Cancer Survivors At Higher Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

Adult cancer survivors are at a higher risk of heart and cardiovascular diseases than people in the general population, according to a new study. The...

7 Renewable Energy Strategies We Can Learn From Iceland

“My favorite part of Iceland's renewable energy story is that it started small. It started with innovation, entrepreneurship,” Halla Hrund Logadottir, the Director-General of Iceland’s...

Long-term study suggests climate-friendly practices could increase crop yields and improve...

An international team of researchers conducting a long-term study has found that climate-friendly farming practices could lead to higher crop yields, reduced costs and...

Greater food security issues ahead, says FSMOne Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians will be facing greater food security issues as food items, even eating out, will be more expensive, FSMOne Malaysia. FSMOne research manager...

Ten Years of CRISPR

Ten years ago, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna published the study that paved the way for a new kind of genome editing: the suite...

Aquaculture is the key driver in seafood sector growth, says FAO

Significant growth in aquaculture has driven global fisheries and aquaculture production to a record high as aquatic foods make an increasingly critical contribution to...

Pineapple, vanilla, sugarcane: These flavourful foods have a surprising second life

NEW YORK, June 28 ― Pineapple, vanilla and sugarcane may evoke an ingredient list for a delicious tropical cocktail but they also have something...

Malaysia bounces back from economic bumps with stable productivity growth

MALAYSIA’S productivity growth rebounded to 1.8% last year with RM90,697 per person compared to -5.3% at RM89,106 per person in 2020. International Trade and Industry Deputy...

Biopharma Digitization Impacting the Entire Supply Chain

Growing biopharmaceutical industry interest in data-driven production is impacting all parts of the supply chain. Which, when looked at from another perspective, means suppliers...

FGV remains committed to investing, expanding range of sustainable agribusiness

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 (Bernama) -- FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) remains committed to investing and expanding toward a broader range of sustainable and synergised agribusinesses, and...

Circular economy on recycling is the best way forward, say NGOs

PETALING JAYA: A “circular economy” on recycling should be the way forward for Malaysians as they use and consume products that minimises our use...

‘Make Halal Your Top Choice’ campaign hoped to increase country’s halal...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 (Bernama) -- The 'Make Halal Your Top Choice' campaign is hoped to increase the country's halal exports, besides attracting more...

Novartis invests $250m in malaria elimination commitment

Novartis has endorsed the ‘Kigali Declaration’ on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by announcing a five-year financial commitment of $250m. The Kigali Summit on Malaria and...

Artificial photosynthesis can produce food without sunshine

Photosynthesis has evolved in plants for millions of years to turn water, carbon dioxide, and the energy from sunlight into plant biomass and the...

New PET-like plastic made directly from waste biomass

It is becoming increasingly obvious that moving away from fossil fuels and avoiding the accumulation of plastics in the environment are key to addressing...

Malaysia tingkat daya tahan hadapi impak perubahan iklim

KUALA LUMPUR: Kerajaan bersetuju melaksanakan beberapa tindakan bagi meningkatkan daya tahan dan kesediaan negara menghadapi impak perubahan iklim, kata Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Perdana...

Health system being strengthened to face future pandemics

KUALA LUMPUR (June 21): Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has stressed that efforts to strengthen the country's public health system must be made from now,...

Acylhydrazone-based polymers: The key to greater crop yields?

A research team from the University of Birmingham has discovered a group of acylhydrazone-based polymers, which may be critical in encouraging bacteria to form growth-promoting ecosystems. The...

PetChem to produce maleic anhydride in Kuantan by 1H25

KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PCG) has signed an agreement with its joint venture (JV) company, BASF Petronas Chemicals Sdn Bhd (BPC), to acquire the...

Six in 10 Employees in Malaysia Would Prefer Flexibility Over a...

As the idea of a four-day work week continues to gain traction across Southeast Asia, new Qualtrics research reveals 60% of full-time employees in...

Moderna bangunkan kemudahan vaksin baharu di Britain

LONDON: Firma Bioteknologi Amerika Syarikat (AS), Moderna, akan membina pusat penyelidikan dan pembuatan baharu yang berpusat di Britain bagi membangunkan vaksin varian baharu COVID-19...

Teknologi pertanian pintar jamin sekuriti makanan

Kuala Kangsar: Teknologi terkini dalam sektor pertanian dilihat sebagai jalan terbaik memastikan kelangsungan bekalan makanan di negara ini terjamin melalui impak pengeluaran makanan yang...

From forgotten fabric to eco-friendly star, hemp is making a comeback

PARIS, June 18 — Light years away from the tech used to develop more sustainable materials, a fibre used in textiles for centuries, hemp,...

Angkasa, IFFCO sign MoU to empower agricultural sector

KUALA LUMPUR (June 19): Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Bhd (Angkasa) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative Limited...

Why ERP Is Important In Building A Resilient Healthcare Sector?

In today’s increasingly complex climate, emergency response plans (ERP) and business continuity management systems (BCM) are major plans organisations prepare to mitigate and overcome...

Can aquaculture businesses expect a “waterfall of capital”?

While a “waterfall of capital” might come into the aquaculture sector in the near future, there’s a danger that it might not be sufficient...

Genetically modified corn does not damage non-target organisms

The largest, highest quality analysis of data ever conducted reveals that genetically modified Bt corn has little impact on nontarget insects and other organisms,...

Supporting halal SMEs in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: The halal industry is gaining traction globally, with more people across the globe growing an appetite for halal-certified food and beverages. Consumers, therefore,...

The 5 Common Medical Device Startup Challenges (& How To Overcome...

The medical device market is diverse, fast-moving, and powered by dynamic customer needs and ongoing demand. Anticipated to reach $734.39 billion by 2027, the market is...

Poultry industry to maximise production

ALOR SETAR: The poultry industry is now in the process of returning production capacity to the maximum level to ensure the country does not...

Insect Engineers opening its Insect School

Insect Engineers is officially opening its Insect School at the end of June. By being both a website and a practical testing site, Insect...

Bioeconomy sasar 100 syarikat pemula, PKS sertai BBA

PUTRAJAYA –  Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Makanan (MAFI) menjangkakan 100 syarikat pemula dan perusahaan kecil dan sederhana (PKS) sedia ada atau baharu dalam sektor...

MOH implements temporary measures to address medicine supply shortage

KUALA LUMPUR (June 13): The Health Ministry (MOH) has taken several temporary solutions to overcome the medicine supply shortage at private clinics and hospitals,...

Sepang’s dragon fruit farmers aim high

SEPANG: There is great potential for dragon fruits, just like the durian. Sepang Dragon Fruit Association chairman Lee Chin Heng said the fruit was meant...

Polystyrene Recycling: Difficult but not impossible

Today’s plastics deliver numerous benefits, without doubt. And they are a key material in innovations. But they also are one of the biggest challenges...

Developing idle land for farming among efforts towards national food security

PUTRAJAYA, June 16 — Developing idle land belonging to individuals, agencies or state governments for agriculture is among the approaches to be taken by...

Pharmaniaga mahu bekal vaksin ke Afrika

PETALING JAYA: Pharmaniaga Bhd bakal mengembangkan kehadirannya di negara lain terutama Afrika melalui pembekalan vaksin Sinovac COVID-19, sekali gus mampu mengulangi prestasi kewangan yang...

Hidupkan semula Buku Hijau tampung keperluan makanan

Tiga komponen utama dalam sekuriti makanan merangkumi pengeluaran yang cukup, penawaran stabil dan juga segmen penduduk terpencil turut mempunyai capaian kepada makanan. Interpretasi dan terjemahan...

Palm oil plantation owners urged to opt for organic fertilisers

KUALA LUMPUR: All oil palm growers, regardless of their plantation size, have been urged to switch from chemical fertilisers to optimum usage of organic...

MAFI olah semula, tambah baik sekuriti makanan negara

KUALA LUMPUR: Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Makanan (MAFI) bersedia menambah baik dan mengolah semula Pelan Tindakan membabitkan komoditi makanan bagi meningkatkan tahap sara diri...

Listening and Educating: How to Build a Successful Biosimilar Adoption Plan

Biosimilars are medications that are developed to be highly similar to original branded reference products, providing similar safety and efficacy in treatment. They have become...

Feed industry needs to be strengthened – Muhyiddin

PUTRAJAYA (June 14): The National Recovery Council (MPN) is of the view that there is an urgent need to strengthen the feed industry so...

Langkawi meet highlights potential of algae biomass

ALGAE biomass is an energy-rich feedstock that can help support our planet in a sustainable way. Realising its full potential can only be achieved through collaboration,...

Why do big brands redesign their logo frequently? Here are some...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 — Logos are instant brand messages brands send to their consumers. They build brand identity and display the company’s personality. When done...

New way forward for gene therapy

A team of scientists from Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) in Sydney have developed a new way to improve targeting of specific organs and...

This sensor could detect pesticides in fruits and vegetables within minutes

STOCKHOLM, June 10 — Many of the fruits and vegetables we eat contain pesticide residue. To better detect the presence of these substances in...

Zuraida: “Optimum use of organic fertiliser ensures good returns”

IN light of escalating fertiliser prices which can make up 60% of the total palm oil production, the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities...

MOSTI continues to offer growth, funding opportunities to tech start-ups

THE Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (MOSTI) through Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd has launched the MYStartup Accelerator programme which offers an array of world-class...

WHO to determine if Monkeypox should be declared ‘Emergency of International...

The experts will meet on June 23 to assess whether the continuing outbreak represents a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the highest level...

Tiga lagi intervensi tambahan tangani isu bekalan makanan negara

KUALA LUMPUR: Mesyuarat Kabinet hari ini bersetuju dengan pelaksanaan tiga lagi intervensi tambahan bagi menangani isu bekalan, sekali gus merancakkan aktiviti pengeluaran makanan domestik...

Polystyrene eating ‘Superworms’

Researchers at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) have discovered the common Zophobas morio ‘superworm’ can eat through polystyrene, thanks to a bacterial enzyme...

Recovery on the horizon for Malaysian economy but challenges remain- Wahid...

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite being fortified by sound economic fundamentals and the economy is on its way to a recovery after turning the corner against the pandemic, Malaysia...

US panel recommends Covid vaccines for youngest children

WASHINGTON, June 16 — A panel of experts convened by the US Food and Drug Administration unanimously recommended Covid-19 vaccines Wednesday for children under...

Light colour affects poultry feed uptake and performance

The colour of light is a vital exogenous parameter and is now considered an important management tool in poultry production. Different colours have different...

Sustainable spirits, flower power footwear, cultivated meat developments, and more: The...

3D printed bioslides from adidas are set to launch soon as are a Grateful Dead themed collection of biosneakers and sandals. Absolut is trialing...

World Bank keeps Malaysia’s economic growth forecast at 5.5pc

KUALA LUMPUR, June 13 — The World Bank on Monday maintained Malaysia’s economic growth forecast this year at 5.5 per cent. The growth is mainly...

2-3 cups of coffee a day may reduce kidney injury risk...

CoffeeTrusted Source contains many beneficial compounds for health, including caffeine, diterpenes, and chlorogenic acid. StudiesTrusted Source show that habitual coffee consumption is linked to the prevention of...

Growing aquaculture industry needs enhanced nutrition for fish

The U.S. is the top producer of hybrid striped bass, and a Texas A&M AgriLife team is working to improve the fishes’ health, growth and productivity...

Global oleochemicals market set for 6.5% growth in value between 2021...

The value of the global oleochemicals market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% from US$27.3M in 2021 to US$39.8M in 2027,...

Acute food insecurity to deteriorate further in 20 countries

ADDIS ABABA, June 9 (Bernama) -- Acute food insecurity is likely to deteriorate further in 20 countries or situations, including Ethiopia, from June to September...

Smoking impacts bone health

BONE Health Alliance Malaysia (BHAM) is supporting the government's call for action towards effective tobacco control measures as it is critical to improving bone...

FGV introduces sustainable rodenticide for Malaysia’s paddy crops

FGV Agri Services Sdn Bhd has launched Butik S, the first-generation rodenticide for usage in the integration of cage owls under the Paddy Production Incentive...

Malaysia Airlines flies with SAF supplied by Petronas

Malaysia Airlines operated its first passenger flight using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) on flight MH603 from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore in conjunction...

Monetary policy remains accommodative of economy

THE Malaysian economy no longer requires the support of monetary policy, according to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) deputy governor Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour. He noted that...

Takeda’s dengue vaccine candidate delivers continued protection

Vital dengue vaccine offers over four years’ protection following successful clinical trial Takeda has announced that its dengue vaccine, TAK-003, prevented 84% of hospitalised cases...

Discovery paves way for more sustainable crop cultivation methods

Rutgers researchers have discovered that nitrogen-fixing bacteria hidden within leaf cells could lead to more efficient and sustainable methods of crop cultivation. The study, recently...

First tests underway for hybrid biomass/solar systems

Researchers have developed a new joint system draws energy from the sun and biomass can provide 100 percent of the heating needed for a one-story house during the...

12MP aims to shift Malaysia to sustainable circular economy, says Mustapa

KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 (Bernama) -- The 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) aims to shift the country's conventional linear economy model, which has been proven...

Be aware of nose cancer

IN late 2018, it was reported that badminton champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei had to undergo treatment for early-stage nose cancer. The former World No....

Thailand to allow people to grow unlimited number of cannabis plants

THAILAND will soon allow people to grow an unlimited number of cannabis plants at home as it is scheduled to be removed from its...

From cars to homes, these portable hydrogen cartridges could power up...

PARIS, June 7 — Toyota and its subsidiary Woven Planet have developed a prototype of a removable hydrogen cartridge, intended to power the vehicles...

Pemansuhan permit import perkukuh jaminan makanan, elak kenaikan harga

KUALA LUMPUR: Langkah kerajaan memansuhkan permit import (AP) makanan baru-baru ini dilihat mampu menjadi penyelesaian bagi membolehkan pasaran beroperasi secara bebas dalam usaha memperkukuh...

The People Problem In Food And Agriculture And How To Solve...

Consolidation means the total number working in global farming has never been smaller. Farm business is hard work, poorly paid and seasonal. When contrasted...

Jadikan pemuliharaan hutan Malaysia segmen pelaburan

KUALA LUMPUR: Pemuliharaan hutan ruang yang semakin berkembang untuk tujuan pelaburan ke arah pengurangan pelepasan karbon di Asia Tenggara (SEA), khususnya di Indonesia dan...

Brain-Immune System Communication Induces Symptoms of Sickness

When someone gets an infection, most people think it’s the immune system kicking into gear when they feel some of the body’s natural defenses...

Rapid Pace Of Inflation Complicates Policy Outlooks In 2022

Inflation is expected to pick up in 2022 as the effects of ongoing global supply chain disruptions are transmitted to Malaysia’s consumer prices says...

Public awareness key to effective control of asthma

KUALA LUMPUR: Public awareness about asthma and how it affects patients are key to effective control of the chronic lung disorder. Experts said without a...

Saudi Arabia unveils its ambition of becoming a global aquaculture leader

The remarks were made during an interview with Al-Ekhbarya, an Arabic news and current affairs TV channel. According to reporting in The Saudi Gazette, Al-Shaikhi...

How plastic filters in cigarettes can be a major environmental pollutant

THE tobacco industry has known for decades the problem of plastic filters in its cigarettes and packaging but has never owned up to the...

Position food security as top national security agenda

JUNE 7 — Immediate-term measures by the government to overcome chicken supply and price issues are not sustainable and are a significant disruption to...

From Pharma to Farm: Can CRISPR Feed the World?

A decade has passed since the landmark paper by Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier describing their Nobel Prize–winning research appeared in Science. The research, of...

Malaysia-UK strengthen climate ties with new partnership agreement

KUALA LUMPUR: The United Kingdom, one of the nations at the forefront of reversing environmental decline and tackling climate change, has inked a new...

New data sets stage for broader use of AstraZeneca breast cancer...

LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) - AstraZeneca (AZN.L) and Daiichi Sankyo's (4568.T) Enhertu extended survival by more than six months in patients with a form of advanced breast cancer...

Global food shock will last years, says S&P Global

KUALA LUMPUR (June 2): Rising food prices and diminishing supplies as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war will likely last through 2024. In a report...

Malaysia tingkatkan sumbangan kepada WHO menjelang 2029

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia bersetuju meningkatkan sumbangan negara sebanyak 40 peratus kepada Pertubuhan Kesihatan Sedunia (WHO) menjelang 2029. Menteri Kesihatan, Khairy Jamaluddin, berkata WHO penting dalam...

Negeri perlu rancang kawasan hijau bekalkan sumber makanan

Polemik mengenai krisis makanan sebagai cabaran negara dibahaskan ahli politik, ahli akademik, ilmuwan agama dan masyarakat umum. Ia menimbulkan kerisauan berterusan dan menuntut pemimpin...

Malaysia Airlines to operate first passenger flight powered by sustainable fuel

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd will operate the first passenger flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore on June 5...

Tap halal economy further

PUTRAJAYA: The role and contribution of Malaysia’s halal economy should be further tapped so that it can make a greater contribution towards the nation’s...

Johor ready to become regional medical device manufacturing hub, says MB

JOHOR BARU: Johor wants to attract more medical-related manufacturing companies to set up their operations in the state. Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi said...

Serba Dinamik to strengthen presence in Middle East, focuses on vertical...

SERBADinamik Sdn Bhd has strengthened its presence in the Middle East by signing a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with the United Arab Emirates. According to...

Aussie Researchers Track Microplastics Across Global Oceans

SYDNEY, May 27 (Bernama) -- Researchers from Australia's Curtin University have analysed seawater samples from across the globe and discovered that even the most remote...

Time to tap into circular bioeconomy, says Mida

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia should tap into the circular bioeconomy as it has an “abundant feedstock” of up to 100 million tonnes of biomass, the...

Study Finds What Persuaded Vaccine-Hesitant People to Get COVID Jab

Scientists have discovered through a new study what eventually persuaded people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after previously saying they were "hesitant" to get...

Promote agriculture as heavy reliance on imports not sustainable: Economists

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has the right climate, fertile soil and ample rain to plant crops that meet the nation’s needs and ensure food security instead...

Meeting global EV battery demand with battery recycling innovation

As EV battery demand continues to rise, manufacturers are turning to recycling innovation to meet lithium supply shortages. For electric vehicles (EVs) to successfully become...

Businesses in Malaysia remain positive in 2Q22

BUSINESSES in Malaysia are expected to remain positive for the second quarter of this year (2Q22) despite a slower pace. Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM) chief...

How can we predict bone loss in premenopausal women?

Researchers discover that measuring the level of anti-Mullerian hormone in premenopausal women could predict bone loss, and lead to early intervention of osteoporosis. The transition...

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries: Malaysia has not reached food...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI) today assured that food supply in the country has not reached...

A Threat to Humanity and Market Research

I have often wondered why there is so much opposition to plastic, even though it is by far the best material for a very...

Penubuhan Suruhanjaya Patuh Syariah boleh kawal selia ekonomi halal negara

PUTRAJAYA: Kawal selia pelbagai sektor ekonomi halal dalam negara secara lebih komprehensif boleh disatukan melalui penubuhan Suruhanjaya Patuh Syariah, kata Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri...

Scientists unlock the cellular secrets of aging process

New research has uncovered how genetic changes that accumulate slowly in blood stem cells throughout life are likely to be responsible for the dramatic...

7 nutritional tips to control lameness

Approximately 85% of the cases of lameness are due to foot health problems such as sole ulcer, digital dermatitis, foot rot, deep infection, and...

What does the pet food market look like in the post-pandemic...

The popularity of pet foods soared during the pandemic. Human-pet relationships improved during the pandemic owing to the lockdowns imposed in major parts of...

HDC expects halal exports to surpass RM42 bln pre-pandemic level

PETALING JAYA, May 28 — Halal Development Corporation Bhd (HDC) expects Malaysia’s halal exports this year to surpass the RM42 billion pre-pandemic level. Chief executive...

How to overcome design challenges in medical devices

The medical device landscape is changing fast in part due to new technology including IoT hardware. These modifications are creating opportunities and challenges for...

Edited Tomatoes Produce More Sunshine Vitamins

John Innes Centre (JIC) scientists used CRISPR-Cas9 to shut off a molecule in tomato plants and increase the concentration of provitamin D3 in the fruits and...

Researchers develop ‘bionic bacteria’ that create better fuels, chemicals

There are thousands of kinds of bacteria – microscopic, single-celled organisms that are among the earliest known life forms on earth and live in...

Malaysia setting up centre for 4IR to spur economic recovery

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is setting up a Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR), an independent centre within the World Economic Forum (WEF), to...

Japan develops desktop-sized air-curtain to inactivate coronavirus particles

There are certain situations where maintaining distance to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is difficult, such as when a doctor takes blood or when...

Food security should be nation’s top priority

With increasing prices of daily necessities locally and globally, the era of cheap food may soon become history. Such price hikes are inevitable due to...

FGV expects to produce 75,000 tonnes animal feed this year

KUALA LUMPUR (May 25): FGV Holdings Bhd (FGV) expects to produce 75,000 tonnes of animal feed this year, up from 40,000 tonnes produced last...

What Is Industry 5.0 And How It Will Radically Change Your...

For many companies, Industry 4.0 is still the “next thing” they should focus on—or the trend they are currently adopting their strategy to. It...

Granulab Launches ProsteomaxTM – Malaysia’s Halal Synthetic Bone Cement

Granulab, a 70%-owned subsidiary of KPower has today launched “ProsteomaxTM”, Malaysia’s halal-certified synthetic bone cement. The launch was officiated by the Deputy Minister of Science,...

Freshwater fish promoted through frozen food items – Pahang Fisheries Director

KUANTAN, May 25 (Bernama) -- Various initiatives will be implemented to promote freshwater fish to the community for its protein source, which includes producing...

How Melbourne plans to become a greener and more sustainable city

MELBOURNE, May 22 — The Australian city of Melbourne has decided to create new green spaces, in addition to protecting its existing parks and...

The Rise of Smart Cities: Needs, Challenges, Future Directions, and Ways...

By By Dr Muhammed Basheer Jasser, Senior Lecturer and Program Leader of BSc (Hons) Information Technology, Department of Computing and Information Systems, School of...

Samsung to Spend US$360 Billion on Chips, Biotech Over Five Years

THE Samsung group plans to raise spending by more than 30% to 450 trillion won (about US$360 billion) over the half-decade to 2026 to shore...

FARMING IN SPACE: THE FUTURE OF INDOOR FARMING IS UNFOLDING ABOARD...

The future of R&D for the controlled environment agriculture industry has arrived — and it’s in space. Space farming has been a topic of interest...

These Stylish Sneakers Are Made From Upcycled Oyster Shells And Green...

Oyster shells are more commonly found on the bottom of our plates than on the soles of our sneakers. However, that’s exactly where French...

Malaysia laksanakan 5 inisiatif atasi penurunan kebolehpasaran graduan

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia telah melaksanakan lima inisiatif intervensi bagi mengatasi penurunan kebolehpasaran graduan sepanjang tempoh pandemik COVID-19. Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi (KPT) dalam satu kenyataan, hari...

New research reveals how the heart repairs after a heart attack

Immune response and the lymphatic system are central to cardiac repair after a heart attack, according to a study from Ann & Robert H....

From drones to sensors, Malaysian durian grower goes high-tech

Drones spraying pesticide, sensors taking soil readings, sprinklers that squirt fertiliser at the touch of a button—a Malaysian plantation is using high-tech methods to...

Germany proposes move to phase out crop biofuels by 2030

The German government’s environment ministry is working on a proposal to phase out the use of biofuels produced from food and feed crops by...

Malaysia’s brain drains not just about salary

THERE may be more reasons for Malaysians seeking greener pastures elsewhere than just the money such as safety, the standard of living as well as...

Space invaders

Life sciences is a sector with longstanding clustering tendencies! Indeed, the benefits of physical proximity, collaboration and knowledge-sharing are widely recognised, both for collections...

Meet The High-Tech Urban Farmer Growing Vegetables Inside Hong Kong’s Skyscrapers

In early February, residents of Hong Kong—an Asian financial hub home to 7.4 million people—faced a shortage of fresh food. Shelves stocking vegetables and...

Heat Recovery from Compost: It’s getting hot in here!

Have you ever stood next to a large pile of biowaste or steaming manure wondering how much heat is contained in there? And if...

Asia can play role in leading divided world

TOKYO: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob proposed to the International Conference on the Future of Asia here Thursday three key points...

Wabak cacar monyet ancaman baharu dunia selepas COVID-19

BERITA antarabangsa sejak beberapa hari lalu melaporkan wabak cacar monyet kini tersebar di beberapa kawasan di Kanada, Amerika Syarikat (AS), beberapa negara Eropah termasuk United Kingdom...

New method could potentially produce hydrogen from biogas for $2/kg

California-based Kore has developed a new way to produce hydrogen from biogas. It claims the new method could potentially provide hydrogen for less than...

Researchers discover new approach to fight Salmonella in poultry

Researchers in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University have discovered an innovative approach to fight bacteria and their antimicrobial resistance...

Bank Dunia janji tambahan AS$12 bilion atasi krisis makanan

WASHINGTON: Pertubuhan Bangsa Bangsa Bersatu (PBB) memberi amaran bahawa krisis makanan global yang meruncing mungkin berterusan selama beberapa tahun sekiranya tidak dikawal. PBB mengeluarkan amaran...

Pharmaniaga establishing RM300 mil plant to develop halal vaccine, insulin

PHARMANIAGA Bhd is setting up a RM300 mil halal insulin and vaccine plant in Puchong, Selangor, which is expected to be fully completed by...

Bina model perladangan terbaik jamin sekuriti makanan negara

Pandemik COVID-19, pemanasan global dan terbaru, krisis Russia-Ukraine memberi kesan terhadap jaminan keselamatan makanan dunia. Ketidakstabilan situasi global ini pasti memberi kesan terhadap negara...

Asian Super GT motorsport to run on 100% biofuel

Super GT is the first championship in Asia to run on 100% biofuel. With the decision to use the fully sustainable fuel Renewablaze GTA R100...

Dr M: Look East Policy can help Malaysia in post-pandemic recovery

MALAYSIA must examine the growth strategies and models of China, Japan, and South Korea to accelerate its own economic development, said former prime minister...

Pfizer eyes Covid vaccine for all variants before 2023

GENEVA: A Covid-19 vaccine effective against multiple variants is possible before the end of 2022, the head of US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said Wednesday. Chairman...

Perstorp Group to be acquired by PETRONAS Chemicals Group

Perstorp Group, a leading sustainability-driven global specialty chemicals company, today said that it is to be acquired by PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG). PCG...

Beringin PPR community turns food waste into side income

KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Who would have thought that food waste that we consider to be worthless can actually help generate a source of...

‘Lifeline’ of renewable energy can steer world out of climate crisis:...

The State of the Climate 2021 indicates that extreme weather – the day-to-day face of climate change – wreaked a heavy toll of human lives,...

MHRA marketing authorisation granted for Eli Lilly’s Verzenios as early breast...

Eli Lilly’s Verzenios (abemaciclib) has received a marketing authorisation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), in combination with endocrine therapy for...

China to Approve More GM Maize Varieties – Agri Ministry

The Chinese agriculture ministry announced plans to allow more genetically modified maize varieties developed by local companies. According to ISAAA, China was the seventh-largest producer of biotech crops globally in...

Malaysia’s energy savings in 2021 totalled RM48.34 mil

KUALA LUMPUR (May 17): Malaysia saved 132.43 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity amounting to RM48.34 million as at Dec 31, 2021 via the Energy Management Gold Standard...

Why are businesses still struggling with digital transformation when it has...

DIGITAL Transformation (DX) among businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak was a watershed moment, as it required businesses to relocate to online platforms in order...

Duopharma Biotech net profit rose 15pc to RM20.29mil for Q1

KUALA LUMPUR: Duopharma Biotech Bhd's net profit rose 15 per cent to RM20.29 million in the first quarter (Q1) ended March 31, 2022, from...

Sustainable pet food project to be developed using black soldier fly...

SHAH ALAM: The country's first sustainable dog food with the use of black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) as an alternative protein source will be...

‘No Plastic Bag’ campaign to be implemented nationwide

ALL state governments have agreed to partake in the “No Plastic Bag” campaign where a minimum of 20 sen will be charged for the use...

World Bank announces up to US$30b to address food insecurity

WASHINGTON: The World Bank on May 18 announced actions it plans to take as part of a comprehensive, global response to the ongoing food...

Engineering team creates monitoring toolkit to speed production of biologic drugs

Two Rutgers University engineers specializing in the process of making drugs derived from living organisms have created an analytical tool they expect will accelerate...

Modern farming popular with young agropreneurs

Agriculture and farming are two of the oldest and most essential professions the world over. Humans have relied on agriculture as a primary food source...

Algae-based batteries, biodegradable COVID-19 tests, BMW’s biobased coatings, Heinz biobottles, and...

Can you imagine running a computer chip on algae – yes, algae – for more than six months? Apparently, that’s now possible thanks to...

Five signs that the ‘old normal’ has returned to Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — For more than two years, Malaysians have adjusted to changes in our everyday lives and adopted what the government...

3 juta telur aedes mengandungi bakteria Berwolbachia dilepaskan

JOHOR BAHRU: Lebih tiga juta telur nyamuk aedes mengandungi bakteria Berwolbachia akan dilepaskan secara berperingkat untuk membiak, sekali gus mengurangkan 40 peratus kes demam...

Plant-based molecules show promise for aquaculture vaccine development

A new article published in Reviews in Aquaculture and co-authored by scientists from CATRIN, the Faculty of Fisheries and Water Conservation at the University of South Bohemia in Vodňany...

A new way of producing chocolate respects the planet and people...

PARIS, May 18 — Barley and carob. These are the ingredients used in a brand new kind of chocolate whose manufacturing process relies on...

China maps out measures to develop $3.28 trillion bioeconomy by 2025

From developing therapeutic vaccines to biotechnology breeding, China has mapped out measures to develop bioeconomy in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2125) with rollout of...

Universiti Malaysia Kelantan to commercialise black ginger-based health products

KOTA BARU, May 8 — Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) through the Faculty of Bioengineering and Technology (FBKT) is developing a pilot project to commercialise...

Smart aquaculture: technological intervention is vital for a sustainable future

By 2050, food production needs to increase by 60 percent to feed a world population of 9.3 billion. With climate change and its consequent impact...

Malaysia plans biodiesel mandate slowdown to meet global palm oil demand

Malaysia is considering slowing its implementation of its biodiesel mandate and cutting its export tax on palm oil to help meet global demand amid...

Expo 2020 Dubai perfect platform to raise awareness on Malaysia’s sustainable...

Expo 2020 Dubai was timely and opportune for Malaysia to promote its palm oil industry and highlight the importance of the agri-commodity to the...

RM15 million in additional funds for third phase of SARS-CoV-2 genomic...

PUTRAJAYA: An additional funding of RM15 million under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme has been approved for the third phase of the SARS-CoV-2 genomic...

MAFI sasar pengurangan 30 peratus import makanan ternakan

PADANG BESAR - Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Makanan (MAFI) menyasarkan pengurangan import makanan ternakan sebanyak 30 peratus menjelang tahun 2030 menerusi Projek Pembangunan Industri...

Sustainability: Tackling e-waste

Devices such as mobile phones are ubiquitous these days, be it among adults or children. Walk into a family restaurant, and chances are you...

Implications of food price inflation

THE continuous rise in food price inflation not only affects the purchasing power and income of the increasingly squeezed M40 and perennially struggling B40, which...

Vaksin Omicron Sinopharm lulus jalani ujian klinikal

BEIJING - Syarikat farmaseutikal China, Sinopharm memaklumkan vaksin tidak aktif varian Omicron telah mendapat kelulusan bagi menjalani ujian klinikal oleh Pentadbiran Produk Perubatan China.

No soil, no problem: Reshaping agriculture to be more carbon friendly

Farming needs a reboot. According to a 2019 IPCC report on climate change and land, agriculture is to blame for about 8.5% of all greenhouse...

Sarawak a rising tiger in renewable energy – Abang Johari

Sarawak Premier Abang Johari Openg has described the state as a rising tiger in the renewable energy arena and is opening its frontiers to...

ASEAN-US Summit a great opportunity for Malaysia to push forward its...

KUALA LUMPUR (May 11): The upcoming ASEAN-US Special Summit provides a great opportunity for Malaysia to push forward its economic agenda through the Regional...

COVID vaccine makers shift focus to boosters

May 9 (Reuters) - COVID-19 vaccine makers are shifting gears and planning for a smaller, more competitive booster shot market after delivering as many...

Subsidy payment applications for chicken breeders simplified

SEREMBAN: The Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry (MAFI) announced that it has simplified the application procedure to expedite subsidy payments to chicken breeders. Its minister,...

Mampukah plastik sifar 2030?

KUALA LUMPUR - Setiap kali sambutan perayaan, negara ini merekodkan peningkatan sisa domestik yang ketara, dan pada sambutan Aidilfitri kali ini kebimbangan pengendali sisa...

Inflation And Its Impact On Malaysia’s Food Security

The continuous rise in food price inflation not only affects the purchasing power and income of the increasingly squeezed M40 and perennially struggling B40...

Revealed: The medical devices companies leading the way in Covid-19

We aggregated thousands of records from GlobalData's proprietary themes, jobs, deals and patents databases to identify the most active companies in the area of...

Full adoption of existing mitigation strategies can help meet livestock methane...

Amid the often-distressing news about climate change, some good news: Existing strategies could mitigate livestock methane emissions by enough to help the sector limit...

EIA updates bioenergy production, capacity forecasts

Renewables are currently expected to account for 22 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year and 23 percent in 2023, according to the U.S....

Bioeconomy prominent on growth agenda

China's top economic regulator on Tuesday unveiled a new plan to spur the bioeconomy during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25), in a bid...

Key protein identified for brain stem cell longevity

A receptor that was first identified as necessary for insulin action, that also is located on the neural stem cells found deep in the...

Young Indian farmers are turning to an ancient crop to fight...

India is facing a water and food crisis, exacerbated by extreme climate cycles such as the current heatwave during which temperatures well above 40℃ have been...

Wastewater Recycling in Textile Industries

The annual water consumption of the textile industries (including cotton farming) is nearly 93 billion m3 which is almost 4% of the global freshwater withdrawal.  A...

Sarawak stepping up efforts to achieve 60pc STEM students by 2030

Sarawak has doubled its efforts to achieve the target of 60 per cent of students enrolling in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)...

China bangunkan vaksin COVID-19 mRNA bagi Omicron

Syarikat farmaseutikal China yang membangunkan vaksin khusus bagi menangani COVID-19 varian Omicron menggunakan teknologi mRNA sudah mendapat kelulusan ujian klinikal di Emiriah Arab Bersatu...

Wet agriculture could protect peatlands and climate, but remains largely unexplored

Across the globe, peatlands are under threat and their destruction is contributing to climate change. Damaged peatlands are responsible for roughly five per cent of...

Clinical waste piles up amid COVID-19 pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the amount of clinical waste produced in 2020 grew by 18.1 per cent to 39,900 tonnes from 33,800 tonnes in...

Switching to sustainable surfactants

Personal care is going green at a breakneck pace. While most industries, including the chemical industry, are targeting net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,...

Seasonality gap of strawberries offers huge market potential for vertical farmers

MD-Farm offers vertical farming systems alongside a platform including their own technology such as know-how services for customers. Potential customers that will use MD-Farm’s...

Hearables’ Shipments to Exceed 200 Million Globally by 2024

A new study by Juniper Research has found hearables shipments will exceed 200 million units by 2024, up from 165 million in 2022; representing total...

40 juta lagi berdepan krisis kelaparan tahun lalu – PBB

Penduduk dunia yang berdepan isu kelaparan meningkat kepada 193 juta tahun lalu ketika konflik, perubahan iklim dan krisis ekonomi merosakkan kehidupan manusia, kata Pertubuhan...

“Waste is sexy!”

Sian Cuffy-Young wants to change how we see waste. In her home country of Trinidad and Tobago, she educates people on how to best...

Antimicrobial use: The outlook to 2030

It’s still a global reality that antibiotics of many important classes in human medicine are still given to livestock animals not only for treating...

Will You Need an Annual COVID-19 Vaccine? Here’s What Experts Predict

In the future, public health experts may recommend getting an annual COVID-19 vaccine the same way a flu vaccine is recommended every fall, according to a new viewpoint...

Leading scientific minds can play vital role in nation-building

It is encouraging that science is getting more attention from the nation's leaders lately. New developmental policies that emerge are mostly centred around science. The...

Bioluminescent bacteria, rockin’ packaging, McDonald’s biobased cups, and more: The Digest’s...

In France, the next City of Lights might just be illuminated by bioluminescent bacteria for an eco-friendly solution. And a new packaging alternative made...

Want To Save The Planet? Invest In Better Ag Policy, Not...

Let’s say you want to save the planet, and you have a lot of cash to throw around. Be on the lookout for snake...

A New Way To Produce Compounds for Pharmaceuticals and Natural Products

What do gunpowder, penicillin and Teflon all have in common? They were inventions that took the world by storm, but they were all created...

Growth and Value Investing in Asia: Harness the Collective Strength of...

ASEAN has many structural advantages that offer investment opportunities for both growth and value investors. As the post COVID recovery gains momentum in the...

Glove manufacturers should switch focus onto non-medical industries

Glove manufacturers could switch their focus to tap the non-medical industry players as their clients to make the industry lucrative and continue to thrive rather than banking their focus on the...

Kanada tingkatkan eksport gandum atasi kekurangan global

Kerajaan Kanada mengumumkan satu pelaburan bagi menyokong penambahan eksport gandum, ketika permintaan produk gandum Kanada meningkat di pasaran global. Menteri Pertanian dan Agro Makanan Kanada,...

New long COVID study highlights key symptoms

Women, those who are obese and those on mechanical ventilation are all more likely to suffer from the effects long-term COVID-19. New research has revealed...

Same job, but fancy titles

From “care delivery manager” to “diversity and inclusion manager”, job titles have evolved indeed. Traditionally, the above job titles were more commonly scoped towards the...

Bits + Bytes : A Miscellany of Technology

A bank card resides in the wallets of almost every Malaysian and has become part and parcel of daily life. Current bank cards are chip-based,...

Increase in zoonotic malaria infections a new threat in Malaysia –...

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia is facing a new serious threat in malaria infection, which is an increase in zoonotic malaria infections, says Health Minister Khairy...

First agriculture product collection centre to open next month

KOTA KINABALU: The first agriculture production collection centre (APCC) run by the Rural Development Corporation (KPD) will open its doors next month. The collection centre...

Coal still top threat to global climate goals, says report

PARIS, April 27 — The number of coal-fired power plants in the pipeline worldwide declined in 2021, according to research released yesterday, but the...

Survey Reveals Malaysian Workers Believe Reliable Internet Is Critical For Economic...

Cisco’s latest Broadband Index reveals that Malaysian workers value access to the internet more than ever before, as hybrid working continues to be the...

MMA: Relaxation of SOP a step closer to endemicity

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) said the relaxation of the standard operating procedures (SOP), including lifting mask mandates for outdoors, was another...

Goodbye to traditional farming in Singapore?

APRIL 24 — Over 70 farms in Lim Chu Kang in the north of Singapore are about to have their land leases terminated. The facilities...

Malaysians do care about protecting the environment

WE celebrated our 52nd anniversary of Earth Day last Friday on April 22. It should serve as a reminder to continue our efforts in...

Ekonomi Malaysia beri petunjuk prospek positif

PUTRAJAYA: Petunjuk bagi tiga bulan pertama 2022 menunjukkan prospek ekonomi Malaysia yang positif dalam masa terdekat dengan mobiliti yang tinggi dijangka berlaku susulan pembukaan...

Scientists to trial world-first long-acting injection for high blood pressure

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust are trialling an investigational medication for high blood pressure. It marks the first...

CAN TECHNOLOGY SAVE URBAN FARMING?

Population growth, more food production, loss of arable land, water resources, and CO2 emission concerns are all on the forefront of food producers. Given the...

Plastic-eating enzyme could eliminate billions of tons of landfill waste

An enzyme variant created by engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin can break down environment-throttling plastics that typically take centuries...

Youth Empowerment Through Digital Platforms

Digital adoption has accelerated dramatically over the past two years, mainly due to nationwide lockdowns to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For example,...

Smart Vaccine Manufacturing Technologies Look Set to Stay

So called “smart” vaccine manufacturing technologies, i.e., systems that gather and exchange process data, have been vital in the battle against COVID-19. The availability...

Avocado Seed Not Merely A Fruit Waste

The consumption of avocado has been on the rise in the latest trend, especially in healthy eating diet plans. When it comes to salad...

Harnessing the power of solar energy through photosynthesis

A team of scientists are developing innovative techniques that utilise photosynthesis to harness solar energy, creating new methods of energy storage. As part of their Horizon...

Urban agriculture boosts food security

LETTERS: By 2050, urban areas are expected to house two-thirds of the global population of approximately 10 billion people. While cities are hubs of economic growth...

Study identifies causes of cancer

A team of Yale-led researchers can now quantify the factors causing changes in the DNA that contribute most to cancer growth in tumors of...

Study: Small bees better at coping with warming, bumblebees struggle

PARIS, April 24 — Climate change could lead to more small-bodied bees but fewer bumblebees, according to research published Wednesday, warning of potential “cascading”...

Floating Fungi buoys, bioplastic LP records, space bricks, Wilson tennis rackets,...

From sports enthusiasts going more biobased in their gear like Wilson tennis rackets and Saucony sneakers made from pineapple leather to groovy biobased LP...

Mosti plans to introduce drone industry, technology in STEM syllabus

KOTA TINGGI, April 24 — The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) plans to introduce drone industry and technology in the Science, Technology,...

Gujarat: Generic medicines sales up 50% in 2 years

AHMEDABAD: With greater awareness of alternatives to branded medicines and more willingness to try them out, sales of generic medicine in Gujarat are estimated...

Root system significantly affects soil water movement in banana plantation

Xishuangbanna is one of the most suitable areas for banana cultivation in China. Heavy application of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and irrigation in banana plantations...

Six “Renewable Material of the Year 2022” Nominees

One way to overcome the chemical industry's dependence on fossil fuels is to replace oil and gas with renewable carbon within the existing structures...

UAE-based Hotpack’s investment pledge a boost for Malaysia

GURUN: The RM400 million investment pledge by United Arab Emirates-based Hotpack Packaging Industries LLC will boost Malaysia's position as the regional biodegradable manufacturing hub...

Tissue Regeneration Technology: Its Application and Future

Tissue regeneration technology has been a widely discussed topic for the past 3 decades. Its framework provides us with concepts that enable the regrowth...

Permanent food production park a hi-tech commercial strategy to help agropreneurs

THE Permanent Food Production Park (PFPP) programme is one of the initiatives that the Ministry of Modernisation of Agriculture and Regional Development Sarawak (Manred)...

#TECH: Western Digital factory in Penang named Asia’s first World Economic...

KUALA LUMPUR: The World Economic Forum has recognised and awarded Western Digital's factory at Batu Kawan, Penang, as a Sustainability Lighthouse. By leveraging its vertically...

Malaysia’s First Enza Zaden Vegetable Breeding R&D Centre Is Now Ready...

Enza Zaden Asia Sdn Bhd, a Netherland based leading vegetable breeding company has finally completed its first South East Asia Research and Development (R&D)...

Biotech Tries Manipulating the Skin Microbiome

Overnight, Chris Callewaert acquired body odor. The bioengineer, then a student, had led a largely odorless life. But several years ago, in the space...

World Animal Vaccination Day celebrates better animal welfare

World Animal Vaccination Day, observed yesterday, celebrates the contribution of vaccines to the health and welfare of animals across the world. Dawn Howard, chief executive,...

EU natural gas import dependency down to 83% in 2021

In 2021, the EU’s natural gas import dependency rate was 83%. This is 1 percentage point (pp) less than 2020 (84%). This small decrease in import dependency was significantly...

Malaysia’s halal business in RCEP

THE Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement entered into force for Malaysia on March 18. It is a treaty between 15 countries: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia,...

Biotech’s top 10 money raisers of 2021

After a bustling, record-setting 2020 for private biotechs raising cash, the bar heading into 2021 was exceptionally high. Turns out, private investors elected to...

Adding high-flavonoid corn to broiler chickens’ diet may cut intestinal disease

The inclusion of a high-flavonoid corn, developed by a Penn State maize geneticist, in the diet of broiler chickens reduced the incidence and severity...

UMS produces machine to clean rivers of garbage

KOTA KINABALU (April 20): Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) has produced a prototype of river cleaning machine to resolve worrying river pollution. The innovation, known as...

Asian economic growth to reach 4.8 percent in 2022: expert

BOAO, Hainan, April 20 (Xinhua) -- The economic growth of Asia will reach 4.8 percent in 2022, an expert said at the Boao Forum...

Peroxidasin—A New Target for Preventing Lung Cancer Caused by Air Pollution?

Scientists say they have identified a mechanism that explains how fine air pollution particles might cause lung cancer, according to a study (“Air pollution...

Mida welcomes global players to diversify into value-added agriculture activities

GLOBAL players are welcome to diversify into value-added activities in the agriculture and food processing industries in Malaysia, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida)...

Small but mighty: Harnessing the power of algae to capture carbon

As a University of Arizona professor of astronomy and planetary sciences who studies planets orbiting other stars, Daniel Apai spends much of his time...

Economic Missions for Strengthening Nation’s Agricommodity

Datuk Hajah Zuraida Kamaruddin, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Malaysia, has concluded her Economic and Agricommodities Promotion Mission to Egypt and Qatar from...

Study: How cardamom could help tackle breast cancer

FLORIDA, April 14 ― According to an American study, cardamom, a plant of Indian origin, could fight against triple negative breast cancer cells. This...

Agriculture Ministry to improve agrofood policy to ensure food sustainability

PAITAN, April 17 — The Agriculture and Food Industries Ministry (Mafi) will improve the existing agrofood policy to ensure a sustainable supply of food...

#TECH: Dell releases fully recyclable laptops made with recycled, renewable materials

KUALA LUMPUR: Ahead of Earth Day, Dell Technologies announced the launch of its new products and sustainable materials to help address the growing issues...

Laluan endemik berliku, agihan vaksin dunia belum menyeluruh

Ada negara membuat 'naratif palsu' mengenai pandemik sudah berakhir kerana kadar vaksinasi tinggi dan tahap kematian akibat COVID-19 rendah, tetapi realiti menunjukkan sebaliknya. Pertubuhan Kesihatan...