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China Suspends Commercialisation of Genetically Engineered Rice and Wheat

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by Chee Yoke Ling After several years of scientific and public debates it is reported that China will not commercialise genetically modified (GM) staple food crops such as rice and wheat for the next 5 to 10 years. The widely read Economic Observer, a financial weekly publication, citing a source close to the Ministry of Agriculture […]


October 6th, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture/Food,Biodiversity & Ecosystems,China,World | Read More »

Better labelling of GM foods in Singapore essential

GM Corn from Flickr Illuminating 9_11's

by Bhavani Prakash The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is the main regulatory body in Singapore, responsible for setting food safety and food labelling standards. Last week on June 9th, 2010,  The Straits Times (Singapore’s national newspaper), published an interview with former chief, Dr. Ngiam Toh Tau entitled ”Ensuring Singaporeans don’t go hungry” which is reproduced here by WildSingapore News. […]

June 16th, 2010 | Posted in Agriculture/Food,S.E.Asia/Australasia,Singapore | Read More »

Dairy accounts for 4% of global carbon emissions


According to a recent life cycle analysis by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), the dairy industry accounts for 4% of global carbon emissions. As reported by “The Ecologist” : The vast majority of emissions, 93 per cent, take place on the farm, which includes the production and transport of all inputs used, such as […]

April 26th, 2010 | Posted in Agriculture/Food,World | Read More »


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