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Nestle to expand R&D capabilities in Asia

Nestle has announced plans to invest more than US$4.37 million (S$5.5 million) to strengthen its R&D base in SingaporeSwiss food and beverage giant Nestle has announced plans to invest more than US$4.37 million (S$5.5 million) to strengthen its R&D base in Singapore

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GIS-based water requirement maps help produce more crop per drop

Chinas_Water_Productivity_Score_calculated_by_eLEAF_and_mapped_with_ArcGISNetherlands-based firms WaterWatch and Basfood have formed a new company, eLEAF, to support global solutions for agriculture and the environment with data they collect on vegetation, water, and climate

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Abaca: The Philippine fiber

Abaca_the_Philippine_fiberKnown worldwide as Manila hemp, the country’s premier fiber has come a long way from its humble beginning as raw material of the ancient Filipinos’ clothes and footwear

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Global food prices remain unchanged in March

Global_food_prices_remain_unchanged_in_MarchWorld food prices in March remained almost unchanged from their February levels, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index. The Index averaged 216 points in March, compared to 215 in February

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Copper’s role in citrus orchard rehabilitation

Citrus trees like the mandarin orange shown here can be brought back to full health and production by rehabilitation (Picture: Nordox)Copper containing compounds have a unique place in citrus rehabilitation due to their broad spectrum activity and longevity of their deposits

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