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ASEAN's Bountiful Harvest - More on Black Soldier Flies (about 33mins into the video)

CNA Video-on-demand : Explore a side of the regional bloc not often seen by outsiders as our two Channel NewsAsia correspondents Jackson Board and Pichayada Promchertchoo delve into issues that are close to the hearts of the ASEAN people - innovation and entrepreneurship; nature and conservation; communities and culture; textiles; as well as agriculture and food security. 

6 April 2018

Indonesia, Singapore lead deep-sea expedition to West Java - an update

More than 12,000 deep-sea marine creatures uncovered by NUS-LIPI scientists during first-ever exploration of West Java seas 

17 April 2018

Using insect army to fight food waste

Black soldier flies are bred to eat discarded food, their larvae turning waste into plant fertiliser.  This is a project supported by Temasek Foundation Ecosperity, led by Professor Rudolf Meier and Dr Nalini Puiamoorthy, to tackle the food wastage problem that is facing Singapore.  To read more, please see link to covers by Straits Times, Temasek Review and Video | Channel News Asia |


24 Mar 2018

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