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Entrée for lab-grown meat

By Crispin Maslog MANILA: Lost in the unending stream of news about the COVID-19 pandemic is the recent report that Singapore has just approved lab-grown meat for human consumption. The approval was granted by the Singapore Food Agency to US food company Eat Just for their cultured ‘chicken bites’.  The company called this a watershed […]

The Indian Farmer Protests: An overview of the world’s biggest sit-down protest happening in India right now

The Indian Farmer Protests: An overview of the world’s biggest sit-down protest happening in India right now

  By Gunjeet Sra* NEW DELHI: On June 3, 2020, the Indian government announced that it would be introducing new agricultural ordinances in favour of farmers. The Agricultural Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar called them a “a historic-step in unlocking the vastly regulated agricultural markets in the country.”  A month later, protests against the said ordinances began […]

In Bahrain, COVID-19 fails to dampen passion for celebrations

In Bahrain, COVID-19 fails to dampen passion for celebrations

  By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Despite its fierce and relentless assault across the globe, COVID-19 has not succeeded to dampen the Valentine spirit in Bahrain and other countries, Ahmed, 26, said. The young teacher had been standing for a long time in front of the tempting chocolate boxes, in various colors and shapes, not sure […]

Unesco culture heritage honour for Singapore hawkers

Unesco culture heritage honour for Singapore hawkers

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN   SINGAPORE: For India it is yoga, Thailand it is traditional massage, and South Korea it is kimjang, or the art of kimchi making and sharing.  In the city-state’s case, the Unesco honour has to do with its hawker culture finding a place on the Intangible Cultural Heritage […]

Hundreds of cattle die in severe cold weather in northern Vietnam

Hundreds of cattle die in severe cold weather in northern Vietnam

  By Phong Lan- Deputy head of the World News Desk Dantri Online Newspaper HANOI: More than 600 cattle have died after days of extreme cold weather in some northern and central mountainous regions of Vietnam, the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control said Wednesday in a report. A biting cold snap has ravaged […]

Salmon, hamburgers on menu for South Korea’s military

Salmon, hamburgers on menu for South Korea’s military

SEOUL: South Korea’s military service members will be able to enjoy new menu items and diverse foods, such as hamburgers from famous burger chains and salmon, at barracks next year. According to the defense ministry’s new guidelines on military meals for 2021, two dozen new menu items will be added to a list of foods […]

Smoked soil eating popular in Vietnamese town

Smoked soil eating popular in Vietnamese town

By Lan Phong Head of World News, Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam  HANOI: Smoked soil, a rare and odd dish, has been a popular cookie for many local people in Vietnam’s northern province of Vinh Phuc for generations. Khong Thi Bien, 86, in Lap Thach Town took out a bag of smoked soil from her kitchen […]

In world’s first, lab-grown chicken for Singaporeans

In world’s first, lab-grown chicken for Singaporeans

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: A culinary surprise awaits Singapore chicken rice lovers. Their next meal of the healthier white-meat dish may come, not from a farm, but straight out of a laboratory. On December 2, United States food technology start-up Eat Just received the greenlight from Singapore Food Agency […]

International chefs to share Malaysia Queen’s recipes with the world

International chefs to share Malaysia Queen’s recipes with the world

  KUALA LUMPUR: Masters of Malaysian Cuisine (MOMC) will collaborate to cook dishes from the cookbooks published by Malaysia’s Queen, Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, throughout December. MOMC’s online cooking demonstrations will be broadcast live and feature some of the top Malaysian cuisine experts around the world who first came together during the Covid-19 lockdown to […]

Chuseok festival strengthens AJA bonds: A celebration of community, despite distances

Chuseok festival strengthens AJA bonds: A celebration of community, despite distances

By Habib Toumi Members of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) have once more demonstrated that long distances and time difference could not dampen their enthusiasm to celebrate as a special family Chuseok. Led by Sang-ki Lee, AJA founder and publisher of the association multi-lingual magazine and website, the members coming from various religious backgrounds, shared […]

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