UiTM food researchers Noriham Abdullah, Marina Zulkifli, Mohd Hilmi Hassan, Wan Nur Zahidah Wan Zainon and Nur Ilmiah Alimin have developed a new process for the formulation of fruit peel based snacks to bridge the gap between fast, on-the-go snacking and meeting consumer health concerns.
The allure of Etlingera elatior (Malaysian Torch Ginger), commonly known as Bunga Kantan, in culinary and medicinal preparations is legendary. As this species has been gaining popularity as cut flowers in recent times, a team of plant experts from the Faculty of Applied Sciences conducted research on the potential use of the plant growth regulators, paclobutrazol and uniconazole, to enhance flowering. Application of plant growth regulators has been found to inhibit the vegetative growth but increase the flowering of Cucurma and Kaempferia species, from the same ginger family of Zingiberaceae as reduced cell elongation and vegetative growth allows more energy to be utilized for flowering.
Writers, publishers, teachers and parents need to closely scrutinise gender construction in children’s literature so that young children are presented with stories that promote equality and respect for both sexes according to Ramesh Nair from the Academy of Language Studies.
We do not realise the colossal imprint of man; how we are hurting the globe. It is ironic that although life is good for many of us, Mankind’s treatment of its environment means that we are fast depleting our resources; there is not enough land, not enough wood, not enough fish......