No products in the cart.

Day: October 16, 2023

Shame! After 66 years, we’ve raised rice production by a mere 6.6%

by A. Kathirasen The public expects elected governments to plan for the long term, in particular on matters concerning their basic needs, but it appears that governments over the years have failed to ensure food security. People are understandably upset and angry over the rise in the prices of imported rice and the apparent shortage of local rice in some areas. And many are blaming the...
Read More


CAP’s Work and Action on the Plastic Waste Trade Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) and Friends of the Earth Malaysia are members of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and also Break Free from Plastic. In 2017, our organisation through a GAIA project had started research on the impacts of waste trade, tracking the movement of plastic waste globally. During that time...
Read More

Researchers: ‘Paradigm shift’ needed on plastics health risk

BANGKOK, 12 Oct 2023 — A “paradigm shift” is needed on the risks posed to human health by plastics, researchers said Wednesday, warning of huge gaps in scientific understanding of the issue. So little research is currently available that regulators should shift from an assumption that plastics are safe, to insisting on rigorous testing before products are approved for use, the researchers...
Read More