Popular wisdom says that urban bicycle riding is on the up. But the truth seems to be otherwise. In many places active urban cycling could be declining in popularity. By James Teo and The Dirt.
There is plenty of evidence that outdoor activity is a tonic for the senses. But keen proponents of arboreal and aquatic pursuits claim they are good for the body, too.
Cuba has a reputation for primitive agricultural practices. But being isolated from the latest farming methods and chemicals for the last 60-odd years has an upside. Its bees are as green and pure as they come.
Rice is seen as the staple food across almost all Asian countries. But changes to nutrition education, concerns about agricultural demands and a trend towards urbanisation are all pushing a move to less rice on the Asian plate.
Hotels saved $7 for every $1 invested in reducing food waste. This and more findings were revealed in a research that provided a compelling business case on food resource efficiency and good business practices, reports Mallika Naguran.