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Sealed Air aims to beef up R&D efforts in Singapore

Singapore

PACKAGING company Sealed Air Corporation plans to scale up its research & development (R&D) efforts in Singapore in the next two years as it seeks to expand in Asia.

Sealed Air, which is known for inventing bubble wrap, acquired polyethylene (PE) foam maker Fagerdala Singapore in October this year for around US$100 million and with it, a small R&D centre.

"We are ...more

AVA to ramp up monitoring of farms for resistant bacteria

In the face of a global spread of antibiotic resistance, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) will be ramping up the monitoring of resistant bacteria in livestock reared at local farms.

This is because antibiotics fed to animals can end up affecting human health upon consumption.

The authority said it is expanding its surveillance programme in phases to all ...more

ThaiBev FY profit up 38.5%

Singapore

THAI Beverage reported net profit of 34.7 billion baht (S$1.43 billion) for the 12 months ended Sept 30, a 38.5 per cent jump from the same period last year.

This came on the back of higher profits for spirits and food segments as well as contributions from Fraser & Neave (F&N) and Frasers Centrepoint Limited (FCL). Also, net profit was buoyed by a lower net loss in its ...more

Nets to score home run with S$30m investment in cashless platform

NETS - the payment services group owned by DBS Bank, OCBC Bank and United Overseas Bank - said on Monday that it will invest more than S$30 million to launch a unified e-payments platform in Singapore. This is a milestone in the country's pursuit of a cashless society, and represents a home run for Nets if the home-grown company delivers on its plans.

Why is that? First, Nets' investment plans ...more

Malaysian fish, veggie prices set to rise

IPOH • Fishermen in several Malaysian states have warned of a price increase for fish and other seafood as they brace themselves for a considerably lower haul caused by the rainy season.

Rough seas are forcing fishermen to stick closer to the shoreline.

The vegetable harvest is also expected to drop during the monsoon season, causing a spike in prices.

Ms Jeanne Khor, ...more

A vegetable, fish farming system that is truly green

For a year, 63-year-old Joseph Phua toiled to create his own hybrid aquaponic farm from scratch.

His back bent, he would construct his own concrete fish tanks and cut holes in rectangular wire casings to hold his vegetable seedlings.

Even the piping to circulate water in the system, which combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics (the cultivation of plants in water) in ...more

Move towards making S'pore a 'farm city'

It is heartening to see the increase in resources dedicated towards making indoor gardening a more feasible option (Spotlight on indoor gardens: Will LED lead the way?; Oct 27).

Farming in a controlled environment enables the cultivation of plants that are usually unsuitable for a tropical climate.

Less pesticides need to be used, which minimises environmental damage and enhances ...more

Rooftop farms now allowed under landscape replacement policy: URA

Singapore

MORE urban rooftop farms may soon crop up after the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) expanded its landscape replacement policy to allow rooftop urban farms and vertical greens to be used to replace the greenery lost due to development.

URA on Thursday said the Landscaping for Urban Spaces and High-Rises (Lush) programme will now be expanded such that up to 10 per cent ...more

F&N FY17 profit soars on fair value adjustment, exceptional gain

Singapore

FRASER & Neave's (F&N) full-year net profit has surged to S$1.3 billion from S$108 million a year ago after a fair value adjustment and exceptional gain of S$1.2 billion, which arose largely from the realisation of fair value adjustment reserve upon change of interests in Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Co (Vinamilk).

Net profit before fair value adjustment and exceptional ...more

AVA to get more powers on how food is labelled

Formula milk companies may soon have to encourage breastfeeding on milk tins, and avoid the use of misleading claims and pictures, under changes to the Sale of Food Act passed in Parliament yesterday.

The changes to the law - prompted by outrage over the rising prices of infant formula - also allow the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority to recall food products when contamination is suspected, ...more
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