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    The new black gold

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 24/08/2018

    » Canadian Blake Dinkin is the creator and owner of the world's rarest and most expensive coffee, refined naturally by elephants — Black Ivory Coffee. Partnering with Ban Taklang in Surin and the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, Dinkin produces "elephant dung coffee". However, production of Black Ivory Coffee provides valuable income for elephant care-giving families, as well as students who are taught how to wash and dry the coffee. The mission of Black Ivory Coffee is to take a negative situation, namely human-elephant conflict and turn it into a positive one by creating a luxury product that helps not hurts elephants, as Dinkin tells Guru.

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    Veggie prince

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 21/10/2016

    » Nakorn "Prince" Limpacuptathavon, 33, is the poster boy for sustainable farming in the city. He started growing chemical-free vegetables on a piece of land next to his own house eight years ago. As his enthusiasm for all things green grew, he began hosting activities at his learning centre, Ban Jaochai Phak, or Veggie Prince's House, in Lat Prao Soi 71 and now talks at various events to spread his organic farming know-how. Guru chatted with Prince about how urban farming can benefit city life, in case you may want to get out your shovels and garden forks.

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    Feeding the world

    Asia focus, Published on 02/04/2018

    » Alan Willits has been a busy man since he arrived in Singapore in mid-2014 to oversee the continued expansion in Asia Pacific of Cargill, one of the world's biggest agribusiness and commodities trading businesses.

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