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Filipina chef relying on chocoholics to help beat typhoon threats

19 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Filipina chef is hoping chocolate will become the secret ingredient needed to help farmers in her typhoon-hit community survive and prosper when future natural disasters strike.

Filipina chef relying on chocoholics to help beat typhoon threats

19 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Filipina chef is hoping chocolate will become the secret ingredient needed to help farmers in her typhoon-hit community survive and prosper when future natural disasters strike.

INTERVIEW -China's love of stinky durian 'next big threat' to Malaysian rainforest

12 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Soaring Chinese demand for the stinky durian fruit is turning into the next big threat to Malaysia's depleted rainforest, a conservation expert said on Thursday, urging regulation.

No palm oil or green palm oil? Retailers face labeling dilemma

10 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Retailers in Malaysia and Indonesia should ensure shoppers can easily find foods made with sustainable palm oil, instead of refusing to stock products that steer clear of the controversial oil, environmentalists said on Tuesday.

Film director warns of backlash against U.S. gay conversion bans

10 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An American filmmaker, whose latest LGBT+ documentary looks at so-called gay "conversion therapy", has welcomed moves by U.S. states to outlaw the practice for minors but warned of a growing backlash by conservatives seeking courts to overturn such bans.

OFFICIAL CORRECTION-INTERVIEW-Film director warns of backlash against U.S. gay conversion bans

10 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An American filmmaker, whose latest LGBT+ documentary looks at so-called gay "conversion therapy", has welcomed moves by U.S. states to outlaw the practice for minors but warned of a growing backlash by conservatives seeking courts to overturn such bans.

Trans Chinese teens forced into 'conversion therapy': study

06 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Trans teenagers in China face abuse at home and bullying at school, with almost one in five forced into conversion therapies, according to a survey released on Friday.

Trans Chinese teens forced into 'conversion therapy' - study

06 Sep 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Trans teenagers in China face abuse at home and bullying at school, with almost one in five forced into conversion therapies, according to a survey released on Friday.

Don't dismiss regenerated forests as 'green deserts', scientists say

30 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Replanted forests and those left to recover after logging activities can preserve vital insect and plant life in a similar way to old-growth forests, scientists have found, as interest grows in expanding the world's forests to curb climate change.

Don't dismiss regenerated forests as 'green deserts', scientists say

30 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - R eplanted forests and those left to recover after logging activities can preserve vital insect and plant life in a similar way to old-growth forests, scientists have found, as interest grows in expanding the world's forests to curb climate change.

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