Food & Agriculture News

A coral nursery
The world has lost half of its coral reefs in 30 years. Malaysian oceanographer Anuar Abdullah has developed a simple, yet effective way to restore coral. He tells Eco-Business that no reef is the same, and successful reef rehabilitation depends on cooperation with local communities.
Palm Farm_Indonesia
The government of Indonesia’s Papua province has recommended that district officials revoke the permits of 35 of the 54 oil palm concessions operating there.
Eat Just cell-based chicken bites
High crop prices could hurt plant-based products, presenting an opportunity for alternatives such as cell-based and fungal options. But they too face supply chain issues and sceptical diners – and none are silver bullets for food security.
Joseph D'Cruz, chief executive, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
The former UN executive is three months into his role leading the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. He tells Eco-Business that the much-criticised industry needs to improve how it communicates the value of certified oil palm.
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Food & Agriculture Opinion

angus black cows on pasture
Recommendations to price agricultural emissions in New Zealand have now been submitted to the government. However, numerous uncertainties surround the scheme, which will need to be addressed if it’s to work properly.
Urban slums in Indonesia
Vulnerable groups in Asia will suffer from hits to economic growth, energy security and food systems. Poorer countries should get debt relief to support their people. Adopting clean energy now will also benefit the economy in the long run.
Heavily packaged fruit in a supermarket in Singapore.
Vast amounts of food are sent to landfill. But the jury’s out on whether packaging is friend or foe in the fight against the problem.
rice farmers in Kuttanad, india
The global food industry, which leaves a tenth of the world hungry and causes obesity elsewhere, needs a rapid transformation in the face of climate change and mounting food security risks.
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Food & Agriculture Videos

good meat eat just chicken bites
Novel food firms are dreaming big about market expansion, but first they must overcome diners' doubts and a huge cost hurdle.
fairprice group food waste ss
EB Studio Singaporeans are well-known foodies, but around 800,000 tonnes of food is wasted every year. Why is so much food wasted, and what can consumers do about it?
A green iguana
The origin of Covid-19 is believed to be a market selling live wild animals. Eco-Business asked Anbarasi Boopal of Singapore-based animal welfare charity Acres about the link between the exploitation of animals and pandemics, and what can be done to curb the illegal wildlife trade.
Simon Lord and Pamela Mar on Sustainability One on One
In the first in a new video series where sustainability leaders interview each other about the toughest things about their jobs, Simon Lord of Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby Plantation went head to head with Pamela Mar of Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Fung Group.
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Food & Agriculture Podcasts

Ice caps and a warming planet
"We have a choice about the speed of sea-level rise." The Eco-Business Podcast talks to climate scientist Professor Ben Horton about how close the world is to reaching crucial climate tipping points, and what can be done to stop runaway climate change.
EB podcast IPCC authors
What's it like co-writing a 3,500 page report on the dangers of climate change with hundreds of scientists worldwide, over Zoom calls during a pandemic? Eco-Business speaks to authors from the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore who were in the thick of the action.
Layman albatross
EB Studio Eco-Business talks to 'Aulani Wilhelm of Conservation International about why a plan to protect the ocean is critical, and why it might just work.
WEF China
The World Economic Forum – best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos since 1971 – has been a dynamic platform bringing together the best in business, politics and society to shape global industry agendas. How is WEF helping to shape China’s economic goals alongside its environmental and societal priorities?
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