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    Innovation on tap

    Asia focus, Published on 27/11/2017

    » Being able to drink water straight from the tap in your kitchen is a brilliant solution that can save you the hassle of buying plastic bottles and lugging them home every week. And of course, using less plastic is good for the environment. But can you trust the quality of the water, will it taste as good as bottled water, and can you afford it?

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    Getting fatter faster

    Asia focus, Published on 23/10/2017

    » Most people tend to associate obesity with "being rich" -- as incomes rise, so too do opportunities to consume more. However, the causes of this growing public health problem are more complex, while finding solutions is a growing challenge.

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    Reform on the menu

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Southeast Asia faces challenges of food security and nutrition as population growth and rising affluence increase food demand and competition for resources. Longer-term challenges include changes in consumption patterns, volatile food prices, climate change impact, conversion of agricultural land to industrial uses, and migration of labour from rural to urban areas.

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    Green eating

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 02/01/2017

    » In Asia, home to tens of millions of Buddhists, being vegetarian is simply good practice in expressing religious beliefs by eating less meat and reducing the chance of harming animals. That partly explains why vegetarianism is popular, especially in India, Taiwan and Southeast Asian nations.

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    A year to remember

    Asia focus, Published on 26/12/2016

    » From the election of "Duterte Harry" in the Philippines to the affair of the "Female Rasputin" that has gripped millions of Koreans, it's been another memorable year in Asia. A few long-running political and security soap operas also continue to play out, most notably the drama in the South China Sea. As well, there is no sign that the tragedy of the Rohingya will end anytime soon. This week, Asia Focus takes a look back at some of the events and personalities that made headlines in 2016.

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    The hidden epidemic

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 08/02/2016

    » Kavee was 15 years old and experiencing all the joys and challenges of teenage life, but his heart sank when he saw his HIV test result.

  • BUSINESS

    Safe to eat?

    Asia focus, Published on 15/06/2015

    » The controversy over findings of excessive levels of lead in Maggi instant noodles made by Nestle in India has prompted authorities throughout the region to reassure the public about the soundness of food-safety monitoring, inspection and regulation.

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