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As one of the world#8217;s top palm oil producers, Malaysia has the potential to become a big energy player by converting palm oil into biodiesel. HAH FOONG LIAN caught up with Biox Corporation, a Canadian biodiesel technology company which has the know-how to produce biodiesel from palm oil at a cheaper price.
Thai-born artist Lalita Rochanakorn loves to paint flowers i>in situ/ideep in the jungle to capture the shimmer of natural lighting and right shades of colour. Her paintings of orchids are so detailed, delicate and life-like that the beauty she sees in the blooms are immortalised. Her labour of love is part of a plant conservation project by Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
It wasn#8217;t scandal, poverty or burnout. So what would turn a person away from a high-flying, socialite lifestyle of parties, nightclubs and sports cars? Well, how about meditation?
Rolling pastures, rugged peaks, lush rainforests, quaint villages, sandy beaches and abundant fresh produce coupled with temperate climate. What more could you ask for? LEONG SIOK HUI discovered why Australia's Sunshine Coast is dubbed the perfect vacation spot.
A rapid, accurate and cheap test for pathogens, including detecting genetically-modified (GMO) products, is essential to ensure quality in food manufacturing. Coupled with that, traceability is central to the safety of the food supply chain and Canadian-based Warnex Corporation has the solution. HAH FOONG LIAN reports.
GRAHAM SIMMONS goes in search of the elusive naga jolokia, finds it, and survives the encounter #8211; but only just.