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Nation 11 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

DOE to check Johor brick factories

The Johor Department of Environment will start checking brick factories in the state to see whether they are using toxic waste to make bricks.

Lifestyle 27 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tree-planting schemes to clear the air

A new breed of consumers are willing to pay for tree-planting schemes in a bid to be carbon neutral, ALISTER DOYLE reports.

Lifestyle 16 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

EU stamp for rapeseed

THE European Union's food safety agency gave a clean bill of health early this month to a type of genetically modified (GM) rapeseed made by biotech giant Monsanto, deeming it safe to be consumed by humans and animals.

Lifestyle 09 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Maintaining the balance

Indonesia has hatched a tuna growth plan to feed the Japanese market for tuna, writes ACHMAD SUKARSONO.

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 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 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.

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.

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.