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...
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...
More people are now talking about the need to reduce our carbon footprint. But the discussion is largely focused on improving public transport, avoiding plastic bags (a commendable move which the Penang government is now implementing) or recycling and...
Farmers are under increasing pressure from multinational corporations, which in many parts of the world are planning to take control over the entire food production and distribution chain. This leaves farmers at the mercy of these MNCs for seeds,...
I am just back from Singapore, where I took part in a forum on the Malaysian general election with some old friends. The forum on Tuesday was organised by the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang...
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...
The way we go about planning the economy without a thought to the environment is worrying. Sometimes a cartoon can say so much more than words.
These days, those who go to the market often complain about the high prices of foodstuff including vegetables. It's the stuff that many household heads talk about, especially the working class. How on earth to make ends meet... We are...
1530: Felda settlers, who have contributed much to the nation's economy, pour into the Sukaham building to highlight their plight. 1415: Scores of Felda settlers have turned up at Suhakam to submit a memorandum listing out their problems and...
The UK has unveiled a 20-year food strategy that would include making land  available for people to grow their own food. See, it's not as far fetched as some people might think. Part of the plan entails facilitating cooperation between local...

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