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Fear of GM crops does not stand up to facts

People everywhere are increasingly vulnerable to the use of what Nobel Prize-winning chemist Irving Langmuir dubbed "pathological science" to justify government regulation or other policies.

Wednesday, 2 January, 2013, 2:52am 5 comments

Grain finds in Yunnan province may shed light on a Bronze Age civilisation

Pottery and grains traditionally found in northern China were recently unearthed in the southwestern province of Yunnan, renewing a long-standing debate about how Chinese civilisation evolved in the region and offering clues about an ancient migration route.

9 Dec 2012 - 4:30am

MOTHER knows best

Asians firmly believe that food tastes better when it's served fresh and close to its source. Going with that philosophy, Taiwanese locals and visitors alike have been increasingly seeking an escape from congested cities and heading to the countryside for some of the best food on the island.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Cotton tree drive bears fruit, for now

Plans to remove the fruit of cotton trees on a public estate in Fanling have been delayed after a public outcry.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Cruz's pep talk works wonders as Chadwick rides a cool race

Trainer Tony Cruz had some calming words of advice for jockey Matthew Chadwick before he jumped aboard the highly-strung Open Sesame, who brought up back-to-back wins in a Class Three. 'Stay cool' was the directive from Cruz, as Chadwick had to negotiate a path from gate 14 on the difficult-to-handle galloper.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Man for all seasons

A change of season means more to Ricky Szeto than putting on an extra cardigan for that chilly morning. 'The human body changes with the seasons,' says Szeto, CEO of herbal tea company Hung Fook Tong. 'The hands of the earth's living watch affect nature and the weather, which in turn influence the human body.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Open sesame, you seeds of wonder!

Kristy Chow Ching-yee asks 'What sweet treats can I make using sesame seeds?'

Wynnie says: Sesame seeds are highly nutritious. They contain a variety of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants needed for health. The seeds are rich in oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat which helps to lower 'bad', or LDL, cholesterol in the blood.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Tenfu's tea-off aims for HK$1.6b

Tea products seller Tenfu (Cayman) Holdings may have strong brand recognition on the mainland, where it is riding the consumption boom story, but analysts say it will have a daunting task selling its HK$1.6 billion initial public offering amid the global stock market rout.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Cotton company gets into a HK$171m spin

Golden Shield Holdings (Industrial), a Shaanxi manufacturer of spun cotton, said yesterday it planned to raise up to HK$171 million from an initial public offering in Hong Kong.

The company said it proposed to issue 245 million shares at an indicative price of HK$0.7 per share. The public offering begins today and ends a week tomorrow.

28 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Bumper harvest predicted despite severe droughts

The mainland is still hopeful of seeing a bumper wheat harvest this summer, Agriculture Minister Han Changfu says, despite the severe drought that has affected most wheat-producing areas this spring.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am