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World 19 Jun 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Biotech crops seen helping to feed hungry world

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Biotechnology in agricultural will be key to feeding a growing world population and overcoming climate challenges like crop-killing droughts, according to a group of leading industry players.

Business 15 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bank of Japan keeps interest rates steady amid inflation

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's central bank left interest rates steady Tuesday amid concerns that rising inflation is sapping consumer demand, deflating business sentiment and pointing toward an econonic slowdown

World 15 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

UN food program hit by higher commodity prices

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The United Nations' World Food Program (WFP) is grappling with higher food costs at the same time the United States, its largest donor, could cut funding in a bid to reduce its budget deficit.

AseanPlus News 26 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Rising food prices hit pockets of Asian consumers

IN Tunisia earlier this year, anti-government protesters waved bread loaves, shouting: 'We can't live by bread and water alone.' Meanwhile, in Egypt, Yemen and Algeria, frying pans were held aloft by demonstrators to convey the same message.

Nation 29 May 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

We love our food – but we’re wasting tons of it daily

IS food in Malaysia so cheap that we take it for granted? When we eat at the mamak shops, at coffee shops, hawker centres, cafes, restaurants or hotels do we ask about the size of the portions?