In conjunction with the World Environment Day 2013, the Consumer’s Association of Penang urges consumers to end food wastage. This year’s theme for World Environment Day celebration is Think. Eat. Save, which is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages reducing our food print.
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, one in every seven people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of five die daily from hunger.
MPPP Councillor and NGO representative Dr. Lim Mah Hui expresses grave concern about the destruction of hill-land for property development done in full view of the authorities to the MPPP at a Full Council Meeting on 31 May 2013.
“Trust the Government, we know what is best for you”. This is sheer pomposity on the part of the Government and we fear that our and our future generation’s life and livelihood would be in jeopardy if we are not careful in what the Government is signing us up for.
When the text of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and likewise the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement are kept secret and we have seen the adverse effects of such FTAs in other countries, should we keep silent and trust the Government?
Several months have passed and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) is still wondering who or what is responsible for the untimely deaths of the 14 pygmy elephants which died between December last year and January this year in a forest reserve in central Sabah.
It is hard to fathom why it has taken so long for the analysis to be revealed and only after several letters to editors from readers, came the revelation from the director of Sabah Wildlife Department that the histopathological analysis detected the presence of a caustic intoxicant.
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urges the relevant authorities to take stringent action against anyone who had encroached and illegally carried out agricultural activities in the Bukit Merah Lake Reserve, District of Kerian, Perak.
SAM's investigation found that the Bukit Merah Lake Reserve was encroached and trees felled illegally since more than 12 years ago and planted with oil palm. We are concerned of the current situation here that is increasingly alarming.