Malaysia

Large food and beverage companies that have come under scrutiny for using the guise of corporate philanthropy to manipulate nutrition research in the U.S. have exported the practice abroad to developing countries. Nestlé, along with Kellogg, PepsiCo and Tate & Lyle, a high-fructose corn syrup manufacturer, funded the research of Dr. Tee E. Siong, who heads the Nutrition Society of… Read more
17 January 2018
Rapid urbanization and dramatic socio-economic advances in Malaysia since Independence has brought about marked changes to the lifestyle of the population. This has resulted in significant changes in the nutrition scene, with the existence of the paradoxical double burden of malnutrition. Various strategies and action plans have been put in place to promote healthy nutrition and active… Read more
23 November 2017
Malaysia's chicken producers must team up to boost production and intensify exports to become a global player as well as strengthen national food security. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Malaysia is a net exporter of chicken, churning 1.5 million chickens a day worth RM10 billion a year, but only 7 percent is exported. "Malaysia's chicken production already has a… Read more
21 September 2017
CULTURAL masters from the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia the Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) have gathered for a five-day festival to showcase their rich heritage and foster greater friendship and harmony among the region’s diverse peoples. Hundreds of artists and performers are turning out for the inaugural Budayaw 2017 – the BIMP-EAGA Festival on Culture and… Read more
By Ainun Jaabi5 September 2017
WHEN the country gained its independence, agriculture, in particular rubber, was one of the twin pillars of the economy.   From the 1960s to the 1980s, the agricultural sector, which consisted largely of commercial crops such as rubber, cocoa and oil palm, contributed about 20 per cent of our gross domestic product (GDP), while its share of employment stood at 30 per cent. The… Read more
31 July 2017
TERENGGANU is not the rice bowl of Malaysia, with the state contributing just 3.8 per cent to the country’s production area of nearly 700,000ha. The total land under padi cultivation in Terengganu measures less than 20,000ha, with a production volume of about 17,000 tonnes for local consumption. Although there are plans to open another 24,000ha to enable the state to achieve… Read more
14 July 2016
KUCHING - A team of students and lecturers under Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus’ Biotechnology Club went to SMK St Teresa here recently to share knowledge on future farming techniques. “Future farming is a revolution in the agriculture sector that can provide food security for the ever-growing human population,” said Swinburne Sarawak Research, Consultancy… Read more
28 June 2017
Various parties, including ministers, should not just make statements but actually walk the talk in finding a solution to the way food is distributed to the homeless. KUALA LUMPUR - Food wastage is like a disease for which there is no panacea. Sometimes it flares up, at other times it is manageable. Food wastage is seasonal with it usually turning more pronounced during the fasting month and… Read more
21 July 2017
KUCHING - The padi farmers of Long Semadoh in Lawas are adopting the ‘System of Rice Intensification (SRI)’ farming method recommended by an NGO to boost their padi production. Chief executive officer (CEO) of SRI Lovely Sdn Bhd Zakaria Kamantasha, who is a trainer and expert in SRI, said SRI is an agro-ecological methodology for increasing the productivity of irrigated rice by… Read more
By Datuk Dr Mad Nasir Shamsudin21 July 2017
AS world population increases, with urbanisation moving in tandem, more people are expected to live in the cities. By 2025, it is estimated that 60 to 85 per cent of the world’s population will be considered as city dwellers. In Malaysia, it is predicted that the urban population will increase to 75 per cent in three years. Rapid urbanisation is pulling poverty and food insecurity into… Read more
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