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...
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...
A increasing number of natives in Sarawak state in north Borneo are alarmed at encroaching forest and oil palm plantations, which are taking over their native customary land and destroying their traditional lifestyles and ...
The Penang state government has made a commendable move to launch a green citizens initiative. It launched a one-month registration drive on Saturday to register Penangites who would have to pledge to adhere to 10 green initiatives: work to...
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...
Some people are making big bucks from the higher prices of food, including rice. But not the farmers. The Star (8 May) carried this tiny report on page 32 - it should have been front page headlines, Chun Wai! -...
Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has launched the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) masterplan. The masterplan was designed by Sime Darby although the project will be implemented by a regional coordinating authority. But Sime Darby is not a disinterested party. It...
I cannot for the life of me imagine why any businessman would want to invest in Zimbabwe. Look what happened to one such business venture, a Malaysian-Dutch firm Matanuska, which had its banana plantation seized by a retired army general-turned-Zimbabwe's...
Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu made some claims about the Penan while lashing out at NGOs. He said the NGOs were taking advantage of the plight of the less than three per cent of the Penan population...
The Penang Island Municipal Council has formally rejected Abad Naluri's mixed-development proposal for the Batu Gantung area (the Penang Global City Centre or PGCC project) at the Council's committee meeting on 6 August. The grounds for rejection were: The proposal did...

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