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Kew Gardens to help protect Australia's bio-diversity after wildfires

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to help protect Australia's biodiversity in the emergency collection of plant seeds following the country's devastating wildfires.


Rice-mad Myanmar eyes healthier diet

While Myanmar has been a rice-eating nation for decades now, the government is trying to change this with a five-year nutrition plan aimed at introducing healthier diets.

Food News

Carlsberg recreates historic lager with old yeast

Project ReBrew sees Carlsberg going back in time to recreate a classic brew.


African rhinos to be flown to Australia to escape poachers

JOHANNESBURG: A retired South African sales executive who emigrated to Australia 30 years ago is hatching a daring plan to airlift 80 rhinos to his adopted country in a bid to save the species from poachers.


Agri Dept: Continuous spraying of herbicide keeps it manageable

KUALA LUMPUR: A dangerous weed that was sweeping the nation last year is now contained and controlled.


Syrian refugee chickpeas bloom in Lebanon

BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon (Reuters) - In a humid plastic tent in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, a Syrian scientist handles the leaves of the chickpeas, lentils and wheat that may one day help fill neighbouring Syria's post-war kitchen tables.

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Australia bushfires raze ancient World Heritage-listed forests

Sydney (AFP) - World Heritage-listed forests whose origins pre-date the age of the dinosaurs are being destroyed by raging Australian bushfires, with conservationists increasingly fearful they could be lost forever.


Syrian war spurs first withdrawal from doomsday Arctic seed vault

OSLO (Reuters) - Syria's civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of seeds from a "doomsday" vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies, officials said on Monday.


Keeping the wilderness wild in Sarawak

Check out these three amazing wetland nature reserves in Sarawak: Bako Buntal Bay, Kuching Wetlands National Park, and Semenggoh Nature Reserve.