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Lifestyle 24 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Shrinking choices

Farmers have, over thousands of years, cultivated some 140,000 rice varieties but today, only a handful of hybrid breeds are planted.

AseanPlus News 29 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Move to cut acid-rain toxins by 66%

ACID rain-causing pollution from power stations could be cut by nearly two-thirds over the next five years, as the government promises intensified efforts to meet environmental goals that have so far been missed.

Education 04 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

Hearts touched

It was a song about the tears of trees but it brought tears to the eyes of the listeners instead.

AseanPlus News 02 Feb 2007 | 12:00 AM

So much from so little land FAO lauds food programme

It is a remarkable achievement that China, with only 7% of the world's arable land, is able to feed its 1.3 billion people - a quarter of the global population.

World 19 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

WTO plans threaten sea life - Greenpeace

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Pirates and licenced trawlers are pillaging the world's oceans, while proposals on the table for trade ministers meeting in Switzerland next week could prove the final blow to sea life, Greenpeace said on Friday.

Nation 17 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

UNDP rep lauds progress made so far

Malaysia has achieved much success in improving the livelihood of the rural poor and in promoting sustainable use of forest resources, said a UN Development Programme (UNDP) representative in Miri.

World 24 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. drive for ban on ocean bottom trawling fails

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. negotiators failed to agree on Thursday on a measure banning a fishing practice known as high-seas bottom trawling that environmentalists say chews up the ocean floor and depletes fish stocks.

World 17 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

China culls ducks in latest food safety scare

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has killed more than 5,000 ducks which farmers fed with a dye to make their eggs look redder and fresher, state media said on Friday as the country tackles the latest in a series of food safety scares.

Lifestyle 13 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Protecting intellectual property

Some of organisations dedicated to the development, improvement and protection of intellectual property.

World 24 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

North Korea weapons tests reduce food aid, U.N. says

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea's tests of unconventional weapons have contributed to a reduction of badly needed food aid, with international donors thinking twice about supplying goods, a U.N. envoy said on Monday.