$1.5 mil allocated for environment pollution treatment

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SaiGon GP English 5 month(s) ago

Nguyen Thanh Loi, Director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the central province of Quang Tri, yesterday said that VND36 billion (over $1.5 million) is allocated to improve the environment in districts affected pesticide residue.

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Vietnamese farmer uses weaver ants as ‘pesticide’

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

A cocoa farmer in Vietnam has been using weaver ants rather than traditional pesticides to kill off pests and bugs on his land.

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Future belongs to sustainable food

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Báo Đầu Tư English 5 month(s) ago

When it comes to sustainable food, the Netherlands possesses world class expertise.

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Vietnam fails to reach rice export target

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Báo Dân Trí English 7 month(s) ago

Vietnam exported 4.8 million tonnes of rice in 2016, down nearly 2 million tonnes against 2015, failing to meet the annual target of 5.4 million tonnes.

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Harsh penalties to be issued on businesses using unoriginal food

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SaiGon GP English 8 month(s) ago

Deputy chairwoman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu said at a meeting with an inspection team from the National Assembly on December 15 that city administrators will issue harsh penalties on businesses which can not provide certificates of origin of food.

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Vietnam spends $906,000 on pesticide import from China a day

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SaiGon GP English 8 month(s) ago

Vietnam is spending VND20.5 billion (US$906,000) on importing pesticides from China a single day, the Ministry of Industry and Trade reported.

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US rejects rice because of pesticide residues

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Báo Dân Trí English 11 month(s) ago

Vietnam may lose its foothold in the US if it can't address the overuse of pesticides by farmers.

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Genetically modified corn’s high financial potential: Vietnam’s Dep’t of Crop Production

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 11 month(s) ago

Genetically-modified (GM) maize can benefit the national economy greatly and aid environmental protection, according to Tran Xuan Dinh, deputy head of Vietnam’s Department of Crop Production.

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Heroin, nazis, and Agent Orange: inside the $66 billion merger of the year

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Báo Thanh Niên English 12 month(s) ago

Heroin, nazis, and Agent Orange: inside the $66 billion merger of the year

Two giants of the farming and chemical industries agreed to merge Wednesday in a $66 billion deal: the U.S.’s Monsanto and Germany’s Bayer, the original maker of aspirin. It’s the year’s biggest deal and will create the world’s largest supplier of seeds and farm chemicals, with $26 billion in combined annual revenue from agriculture. If the merger goes through, it will combine two companies with a long and storied history that shaped what we eat, the drugs we take and...

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Woman confesses to strangling 3 children to death, police say

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Báo Thanh Niên English 13 month(s) ago

Woman confesses to strangling 3 children to death, police say

A woman in northern Vietnam has been detained for allegedly killing her own three children in their home after a conflict with her husband, police said.

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93-year-old Vietnamese furnishes house with pesticide bottles

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 13 month(s) ago

93-year-old Vietnamese furnishes house with pesticide bottles

An elderly Vietnamese man in the southern province of Dong Thap has decorated his house with designs made from pesticide bottles.

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Swarms of flies disrupt over 300 households in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 15 month(s) ago

Swarms of flies disrupt over 300 households in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Hundreds of residents in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak have been adversely affected by flies hovering en masse over the last month.

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Hai Duong litchi whets American appetites

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Báo Đầu Tư English 15 month(s) ago

Hai Duong litchi whets American appetites

The first batches of Thieu litchi exported to the US and Australia last year are encouraging litchi farmers and spurring production in the Chi Linh and Thanh Ha districts of the northern province of Hai Duong. This success may help the litchi enter other demanding markets across the globe.

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Young farmer invents versatile tilling, spraying machine

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Báo Đầu Tư English 16 month(s) ago

Young farmer invents versatile tilling, spraying machine

Ta Dinh Huy, a 34-year-old farmer, has successfully made a machine with 12 functions which can help ease farmers’ workload.

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Vietnam Television apologizes for falsified story on dishonest veggie farmers

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 16 month(s) ago

Vietnam Television apologizes for falsified story on dishonest veggie farmers

Vietnam’s state broadcaster has issued a public apology and suspended one of its reporters for fabricating a TV report accusing farmers in a northern province of using dishonest tricks to grow pesticide-free vegetables.

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