How a vegan restaurant in Singapore tries to fight cancer

Along the tourist-flocked Chinatown Food Street in Singapore, a long-established restaurant hails potential customers to get inside with its free spiritual books in English and Chinese, old tapes and CDs with Chinese labels. Nothing in its facade is delicious. A menu of three dishes handwritten in Chinese and English on a chalk board: BROWN RICE… Continue reading How a vegan restaurant in Singapore tries to fight cancer

Salvaging Tai O in Hong Kong

The stilt houses in Tai O, locally called Pang O, have existed since 200 years ago to respond to the practical need of fishing people to have a land-based residence. They are designed to protect them from high tides, but the impacts of climate change pose coastal flood risk .

One of the city’s tourist attractions for its centuries-old stilt houses and salt pans, dried fish and seafoods, Tai O screams out for salvaging.

Hong Kong food waste reduction counts on children, creativity

By Lorie Ann Cascaro HONG KONG — The city is counting on the younger generations in solving the problem on food waste, while being creative in promoting sustainable habits. The Environment Bureau launched last December the pre-primary environmental education kit to raise children’s awareness of protecting resources and reducing food waste. It points out that childhood… Continue reading Hong Kong food waste reduction counts on children, creativity

Hong Kong’s food donors seek funding for sustainability

By Lorie Ann Cascaro Hong Kong — Helping to reduce food waste in Hong Kong, food donors are seeking a funding to sustain their operations, Astor Wong, project manager of Food Angel by Bo Charity Foundation, said Monday. “Like all non-subvented charities, money is always one of the biggest challenges,” she said in an email.… Continue reading Hong Kong’s food donors seek funding for sustainability

On the Lao side, Naga fireballs remain…

By Lorie Ann Cascaro on October 24 2013 5:59 pm People swarm into a small village in Vientiane to see the Naga fireballs themselves despite others’ belief that the phenomenon is but a legend VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews / 24 Octet) – Somewhere around 7 p.m., visitors and the villagers of Pakngum in Vientiane see hundreds… Continue reading On the Lao side, Naga fireballs remain…

Cooking hot to keep the climate cool

By Lorie Ann Cascaro on October 16 2013 4:00 pm VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – Buying a new cookstove is not easy. Sellers offer heaps of different models that look alike and as a buyer, how do you know how it performs at home? Not to mention that the human brain does not… Continue reading Cooking hot to keep the climate cool

Noodles and raw veggies

Eating raw vegetables: a ‘healing’ experience By Lorie Ann Cascaro on June 11 2013 2:56 pm VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews/11 June) — A plateful of raw mint, basil leaves, cabbage, sliced string beans and lime was served on my table ahead of the rice noodle (feu) soup that I ordered. Then small bowls of raw bean… Continue reading Noodles and raw veggies