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
2 December 2018
Often reviled for its pungent odor, the crop has become a delicacy in China – and export demand is rocketing. High up in the lush green mountains of Raub, you can smell them before you see them. The pungent waft in the morning breeze comes as quickly as it goes, but there is no mistaking: this part of Malaysia is the land of the durian. Called the “king of fruits” by… Read more
8 November 2018
PETALING JAYA: The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) says the current policy of providing free meals for students from low-income households fails to take into account the reality of malnutrition among children. Siti Altaf Deviyati, a social policy specialist with Unicef, said children from all economic categories should benefit from the education ministry’s free breakfast programme… Read more
By Pearly Neo6 November 2018
Scientists in Malaysia are looking to replace the world's Big Four crops with under-utilized options to help solve global food security issues, especially in Asia. Read more.  Read more
24 August 2018
There is a local aphorism that Malaysia has some of the best policies in the world, but our problem lies in the implementation. And when it comes to the diet and health of Malaysians, we can all see the problem steadily ballooning up in front of our eyes. While there are many statistics to back this up, the simple fact that we hold the title of Asia’s fattest nation should be telling… Read more
29 June 2018
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27 June 2018
The term “underutilized crops” may not be familiar. But it holds the key to the future of agriculture, where biodiversity can be developed into new crops, new products, and new approaches to ensure food security. Underutilised crops are grown by local communities and have significant cultural and traditional value. However, they have yet to be studied and conserved thoroughly. And because… Read more
4 July 2018
A PROMISE by the new government to guarantee the basic food needs of the nation and to safeguard the welfare of farmers is indeed timely. This is consistent with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that focuses explicitly on food by seeking to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”. To achieve this, the government… Read more
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