29 July 2019
As the Musang King continues to enjoy popularity in China, the Agriculture and Agro-based Ministry has taken another step to further boost durian exports by looking at the possibility of including durian kampung in the mix. If the growing durian exports to China — as well as its production — are anything to go by, there is room for more, as the ministry mulls introducing a different… Read more
17 July 2019
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29 June 2019
When Mila told me that rabbit breeding is a highly lucrative business, I was a bit skeptical. Mila, full name Norzaimila Zainudin, insisted that I visit a broiler rabbit breeder in Klang and she would prove that this is the way forward for big and quick profits in the agriculture industry. It took Mila less than two hours to convince me that broiler rabbit breeding and retailing is indeed a… Read more
1 July 2019
KUALA LUMPUR: The health ministry has ordered Starfresh and Water Funs brands of bottled drinking water to be taken off the shelves after they were found to be contaminated by Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria, commonly found in feces, water, soil, and sewage. The ministry has also temporarily suspended the license of the manufacturer’s plant effective June 28. Health director-general Dr Noor… Read more
13 June 2019
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25 March 2019
Malaysia has succeeded in reducing the incidence of poverty from 5.5% in 2000 to 0.4% in 2018 (Department of Statistics Malaysia 2018). While it has done remarkably well in reducing poverty, narrowing inequality and uplifting the standard of living of its citizens, there are emerging areas of concern that require urgent attention, particularly on the well-being of the children. Of concern is… Read more
24 January 2019
Malaysia is on its way to becoming an ageing nation as life expectancy increases and fertility rates fall. In a study published by Universiti Malaya’s Social Wellbeing Research Centre last year, our country will have 6.3 million people above the age of 60 by 2040, making up 20 percent of the population. The idea of ageing is a scary one for many Malaysians but more importantly, how do we… Read more
8 February 2019
In 2016, the world’s first supermarket selling expired food opens in Copenhagen, aiming to cut down the 700,000 metric tonnes of food waste in Denmark. WeFood sells expired food and food rejected by other grocers for 30% to 50% cheaper than market price. At a time when food waste, zero hunger, and global warming are on every country’s agenda, the opening generated a global buzz. WeFood is… Read more
27 December 2018
The consumption of a healthy, balanced diet throughout life is essential to the maintenance of good health and the prevention of malnutrition, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other medical conditions. This means eating right proportions of a wide variety of foods, and the right amount of food and drink, in achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. The exact composition of a… Read more
4 January 2019
New European research has found that a higher intake of eggs, around one egg a day, may help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes compared to those who eat the food less frequently. Carried out by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland, the new study looked at 239 blood serum samples from participants taking part in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study (KIHD) in eastern… Read more
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