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Lifestyle 02 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Farmer’s bane

IT HAS been a decade since the first genetically modified (GM) crop, the Flavr Savr tomato, hit supermarket shelves. But it failed miserably due to health concerns, high prices and because it bruised, contrary to what it was engineered for.

Lifestyle 02 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

On the road to safer crops

New rules adopted at the recently concluded global meeting on biosafety will chart the path towards safer handling and transportation of genetically modified crops, writes TAN CHENG LI.

Lifestyle 26 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Contaminated crops

THAT there is an international agreement on biosafety underscores one fact - that use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) comes with risks.

Lifestyle 25 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Say what’s inside

Labelling of transboundary shipments of genetically modified organisms is being defined in a global meet on biosafety, writes TAN CHENG LI.

Nation 24 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

PNG: Rimbunan Hijau’s logging operations legal

The Papua New Guinea government has come to the defence of Malaysian logging giant Rimbunan Hijau after environmental group Greenpeace accused the firm of illegally exporting timber from the country.

Lifestyle 24 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Going back to basics

The recently concluded global meet on biological diversity came up with a host of plans aimed at stemming further loss of Earth's priceless species and ecosystems. However, reality dictates that ultimately, it is national priorities that will determine the implementation of the programmes.

Lifestyle 20 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Timber certification rejected

OVER 250 indigenous communities have signed a petition rejecting the timber certification scheme designed by the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC).

Nation 17 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Efforts so far leave a lot to be desired

A concoction of vinegar, sour milk, brussel sprouts, broccoli and chilli powder was used as an example to describe the attitude towards commitment to environmental conservation efforts.

Lifestyle 17 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Banning bottom trawling

OVER 1,300 of the world's leading marine scientists signed a petition to call on governments and the United Nations (UN) to act swiftly to protect the diversity of vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems.

Nation 17 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Conservation funds lacking

Developed and developing countries are spending less than half the required amount on conservation, said Greenpeace political adviser Martin Kaiser.