liberal studies

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 According to the article, why are consumers willing to pay more for organic vegetables?

a. They look nice.

b. They are bigger than regular vegetables.

Thursday, 14 April, 2011, 12:00am

Students clean up with business plan for food-waste recycling

Working with smelly, leftover food may not be everyone's idea of a career move, but it's just what student Jack Cheng Ying-kai is looking for. Cheng, 21, has just won HK$120,000 to help fund his scheme for a recycling centre turning food waste into odourless organic fertiliser.

27 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Risa Bhinekawati

THE MAKING OF AN INDEPENDENT I was born in Pontianak, West Borneo, in 1966. When I was seven, my family moved to Jakarta and I have lived there ever since. I'm very much a no-frills person. My 250 square metre [2,700 sq ft] house is on 850 square metres of land in a kampong [suburb]. I don't use air-conditioning; we have four very big trees around the house that provide shade.

20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Tests show food safety checks are right recipe, say experts

Food and nutrition experts have welcomed the results of a series of tests carried out by the Sunday Morning Post, saying they indicate that Hong Kong's food safety monitoring programme is working.

8 Feb 2009 - 12:00am


Sharing a birthday with the elderly

Birthdays are a special occasion for everyone. Some people throw parties. I plan to spend my birthday in a slightly different way.

I'm going to invite my family and friends to visit an old people's home. I plan to buy some simple but nice gifts.

21 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Farming- back to basics

From weeding to picking fruits, Winnie Chan Wing-yin and Phoebe Sin Wing-yee spent their summer vacation working up a sweat in an extensive organic farm in Brazil.

The two students from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) endured a gruelling 30-hour flight - plus a four-hour bus ride - before arriving in the remote village of Ubajara.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Superman Li's fertiliser helps keep Beijing leaders' vegetables organic

Our national leaders are taking the lead in growing their own vegetables through organic farming, with a little help from Hong Kong's richest man, Li Ka-shing. It turns out CK Life Sciences, one of Li's gazillion companies, is supplying organic fertilisers to a farm that exclusively serves residents and guests of Zhongnanhai, the state leadership compound in Beijing.

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Farming at the cutting veg

Say the words 'herbs' and 'Lamma' in the same sentence, and you're likely to get a few sniggers from those who regard the island as 'hippie town'. But recently opened Herboland devotes itself solely to the cultivation of legal and nutritious organic herbs and veggies.

8 Mar 2004 - 12:00am