Warm meal: Foodbank Vietnam helps distribute food to those in need. Viet Nam News A lot of good food that could feed hungry people goes to waste. That is what Nguyễn Tuấn Khởi believes. He runs a project that collects food that has not been sold. It is then given to feeding shelters. Mai Phương HÀ NỘI — With more than 15 years volunteering for charity projects, Nguyễn Tuấn Khởi, 34, from HCM City, said he has witnessed hunger first-hand. However, during many trips across Việt Nam, he also found so much food being wasted every day in the country. “The idea providing food, which might otherwise be wasted, to those who really need it, inspired me to set up a project helping improve the living conditions of many hungry people,” said Khởi. From this desire, the non-profit Foodbank Vietnam was born. With the support of the government-sponsored Vietnam Red Cross (VCRC), Foodbank Vietnam … [Read more...] about Stopping the waste of food – English Through the News – Vietnam News
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Bui Mai Phuong is an avid online shopper, ordering anything from clothing to personal-care products from her smartphone. But she prefers to pay with cash. She is among hundreds of millions of people whom firms such as Softbank Group-backed Grab and China’s Tencent want to win over as they try to tap into Southeast Asia’s burgeoning internet sector. More than 70 percent of the region’s 600 million-plus people do not use banks - higher than the global average of about 30 percent - and e-commerce is projected to hit $88 billion by 2025. But convincing consumers like Phuong, who lives in Hanoi, could be tricky. “I have never tried using mobile payments because I don’t know how to use it and it seems a bit complicated to use,” said Phuong, 36, a manager at a construction material supplier in Vietnam. Mobile payments are ubiquitous in China; a consumer can spend a day without using cash at all in Beijing or Shanghai, and even some beggars accept mobile … [Read more...] about Mobile payment firms struggle to dethrone cash in Southeast Asia
HCM City launches food-safety project (19-04-2008) HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Health launched a campaign to encourage urbanites to practise food hygiene and safety practices to avoid cholera and other intestinal diseases yesterday. The Month of Action for the Quality of Food Hygiene and Safety in 2008, which lasts until May 15, aims to improve management and communication in processing, trading, and on the safe use of basic food items, especially at markets, street vendors, and school and industrial park kitchens. Deputy chairman of HCM City’s People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Tai urged authorities from the city’s 24 districts and Departments of Education and Training, Health and Agriculture and Rural Development to try their best at disseminating knowledge on food safety to citizens. Throughout the month, officials from the department will rigorously inspect food processors and grant certificates to enterprises that meet food hygiene and safety … [Read more...] about HCM City launches food-safety project
Monsanto facing global resistance, but Vietnam welcomes Agent Orange maker and dubious technology Worker Javier Alcantar tends to corn crops at the Monsanto Co. test field in Woodland, California, US, on August 10, 2012. Monsanto Co., an American multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation, is the world's leading producer of the herbicide glyphosate and the largest producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG Thuy frowned and almost immediately shook her head when asked if any of the foods sold at her supermarket carried genetically modified (GM) labels. "Labeling is not our company policy," the employee of a Co.opmart supermarket outlet in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 said. "But why do you have to bother about it? Is it because GM foods are better?" Her question was neither rhetorical nor ironic. Thuy is among many people in Vietnam who are essentially clueless about and indifferent to the worldwide debate raging around genetically modified … [Read more...] about US “bullying’ developing nations to accept genetically modified organisms
VietNamNet Bridge – As the New Year holidays are coming, contaminated sausage, smoked pork legs made of expired frozen meat, and dried grapes dyed of industrial colorings are slipping into stores and supermarkets. Spoiled pork caught by the police. Lieutenant Tran Anh Tuan, deputy head of the environmental crime prevention police agency (PC49) of Hanoi Police, said that combating unsafe food was still a big problem in the Lunar New Year 2016. In fact, many food processing facilities are using banned chemicals and substances of new kinds, which are hard to guess the name, causing difficulty for the authorities in detection. Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Van Phac, also from PC49, said that the police recently detected many firms and household-sized facilities processing unsafe food, which were made from expired materials or used toxic chemicals. Among the most popular foods for the Lunar New Year, pork piesare at the highest risk of being contaminated with chemicals and … [Read more...] about How unsafe food reaches Vietnamese’s dining-table?