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  1. On the farm

    Posted Jul 12th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... not know much about the issue before arriving at the farm. 'All I knew was that organic farming forbids the use of chemical fertilisers and that their prices are higher than inorganic ones. 'Now I know the theory behind why we shouldn't spray chemicals onto the field, and why genetically modified seeds are not good for the environment,' he said. Organic farming is a form ...

  2. Organic food taking off

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Laura Liu

    ... pesticides or chemical fertiliser to lower the cost,' Mr Zhang said. 'Now we have bought several farms and started hiring farmers to produce organic food according to our standards.' The mainland already has a special classification for agricultural products that are free of pesticides and use of chemical fertiliser, but consumers haven't been as quick to accept the notion. ...

  3. China Agri, Sinopec link up for ethanol projects

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan China Agri-Industries Holdings and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) will join forces to build ethanol plants with capacity of as much as 1.2 million tonnes over ... or the investment involved. Cellulosic ethanol, or cellanol, is produced from cellulose, a naturally occurring complex carbohydrate polymer found in plant cell walls. It is chemically identical to ethanol ...

  4. Plan to make user pay for e-waste

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... facing the city is not that electronic waste- which contains valuable metals and releases cancer-causing chemicals when burnt- is dumped everywhere. A thriving scavenging industry sees to that. ...

  5. Industrial parks ignore rules

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Industrial parks have become a hub for industrial polluters,' Mr Wang said. 'Local governments compete with each other to attract plants, mostly industrial chemical plants, to base in parks ...

  6. Say goodbye to foul black smoke

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... renewable sources, are not new. Malaysian palm bio-diesel giant Carotech sells its product mainly to Europe. Earlier this year, the company sealed a deal to sell methyl ester, the chemical name ...

  7. FYI: What is vermicomposting?

    Posted Jul 29th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... as castings. Filled with nutrients, the worm waste will be used as a fertiliser for the booming organic-farming industry, providing a natural alternative to chemical fertilisers. The process produces ...

  8. Green and bear it

    Posted May 11th 2007, 12:00am by David Evans

    ... and breathing difficulties, until he discovered he was chemical-sensitive. He traced the source of the chemicals to paint, construction materials, furniture, electrical appliances, cleaning products ...

  9. The good leaf

    Posted Feb 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Dora Chan

    ... Concerns about chemicals in food are driving many parents towards an organic diet- but finding such produce can be hard, writes Dora Chan IF REPORTS OF cancer-causing chemicals in foods, ... of Organic Agriculture Movements. Driving the demand for organic produce are worries about pesticide residues as well as chemicals, including hormones, antibiotics and additives that go into growing ...

  10. Shoppers warm to organic market

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a lot,' she said. 'Some people are worried about the safety of the vegetables planted using pesticides and chemicals after the recent food safety issues. They want to try a safer option. Our ...




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