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The plan to introduce GM mosquitoes in Malaysia will not be implemented "at the moment". "Seemingly it is quite an interesting (solution) to deal with such a problem but I think... not until and unless every aspect of research being...
A Permanent People's Tribunal investigating giants of the pesticide and biotech industry for gross violations of human rights is currently in session in Bangalore, India from 3-6 December. Streaming is intermittent; so follow the twitter...
At first, it was just the whisperings of a few who could easily be dismissed as crazies, but now it has become too big to ignore. The United Nations has confirmed that honey-bee colonies are mysteriously disappearing across the...
Global food prices are projected to rise in future as a result of changing weather patterns, water scarcity, higher oil prices and increased demand from emerging markets like China and India. As if that's not enough, financial speculators are...
For the past couple of days, I have been going in and out of a global conference in Penang on forests, biodiversity, community rights and indigenous peoples organised by Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific. The theme "Ecological equity: Sharing...
Genetically modified salmon could be next on your menu. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is soon going to decide whether to approve GM salmon as food. See the story on Natural News here. (We have already seen...
Never mind the rise in electricity tariffs, toll rates, and satellite television subscriptions, many Malaysians are grumbling every time they go to the market and stores because of the soaring prices of fruit and vegetables. http://youtu.be/yFFiPufKBHA (Thanks to blog visitor Radhi...
Cables released by Wikileaks have exposed United State diplomatic efforts to strongly back the corporate push for GM crops to be accepted in Europe and elsewhere. Not only that, the US diplomats under the Bush administration recommended retaliatory action...
Another township coming up. How about also allocating space for organic vegetable farms and orchards? With food prices soaring and the not impossible prospect of global food shortages, we need to be self-sufficient in food. Does Penang have...
Crude palm oil prices are falling amidst growing concern about the state of the global economy - and this may have electoral significance in Malaysia. http://www.palmoilhq.com/widget/widget.phpCrude palm oil price requires Javascript enabled It has reached new lows for 2011. You...

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