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...
More worrying developments regarding the corporate takeover of agriculture. Nestle is eyeing the commercialisation of traditional red rice varieties in Sarawak. It is also trying to promote contract farming - perhaps something similar to what Sime Darby has in mind...
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...
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...
They invested RM22 billion in the hope of hitting a 'gold mine'. And now they have almost zero production. That's the fate of the Malaysian biodiesel industry players, which have an installed capacity of 2.6 million tonnes. Read The...