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Lifestyle 15 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Food-fuel feud

With vegetable oils finding a new use as car fuel, we may end up facing a food shortage or paying more for food. Soaring demand for corn, sugar cane, rapeseed and palm oil to make biofuels has driven up prices of these crops, and that of food made from them.

Nation 25 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

NZ wants beef import ban lifted

New Zealand has asked Malaysia to lift the two-year import ban on its beef, which was imposed when the meat was deemed not I>halal/I>.

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.

Business 24 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Kiwis ask Malaysia to lift ban on beef imports from New Zealand

New Zealand has asked Malaysia to lift the two-year import ban on its beef, which was imposed when the meat was deemed not halal.

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.