Thursday, January 27, 2022


India to repeal agricultural reform laws after huge protests

Thousands of farmers had been camped out on the borders of the capital New Delhi since November 2020 in one of the biggest challenges to Modi's government.

World food prices hit 10-year high

The Food and Agricultural Organization's food price index, which tracks changes in the international prices of a basket of food commodities, rose 3% over the month to 133.2 points.

Failure to develop padi industry, land policy ‘bias’ behind Malaysia’s food security concerns

Experts say obstacles remain to achieving self-sufficiency, caused in part by a lack of downstream activities and a heightened focus on industrial crops.

World food prices hit 10-year peak, says UN agency

The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization projects a record global cereal production in 2021, but says this will be outpaced by forecast consumption.

RNA breakthrough inspires high-yield, drought-tolerant rice crops

One significant advantage of increased crop yields is to reduce the need for forests to be cleared for food production.

Govt to consider rehiring foreign workers for certain sectors

Human Resources Minister M Saravanan says locals are not keen on working in the plantation, agriculture, manufacturing and construction sectors.

Lab-grown meat to go on sale in Singapore in world first

The meat is created from animal cells and produced in bioreactors.

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