The regional initiative continues to make positive educational impact on thousands of primary students in Vietnam in 2018. Mondelez Kinh Do Vietnam, part of the global snacking powerhouse Mondelēz International, launched the company’s flagship social responsibility programme and its first “Joy School” in the southern province of Binh Duong in December. With the launch of the programme, which follows the success of the Joy Schools programme officially established in Viet Nam in 2017, Mondelez Kinh Do continues its mission of improving the long-term wellbeing of the young generation and supporting local communities through meaningful activities implemented at primary schools. The Joy Schools programme, first established in the Philippines and Thailand, expanded to Malaysia and Indonesia in 2016 and Viet Nam in 2017. The programme has benefited more than 16,000 students through 65 annual funds in 37 schools. Over 3,900 employees of Mondelēz have … [Read more...] about Mondelez Kinh Do Vietnam launches “Joy Schools” programme in Binh Duong
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Viet Nam News By Thu Hằng Have you ever seen a garbage bag sitting (and stinking) in front of your house, even though you hung a sign saying, “Please do not leave trash here”? It doesn’t take much looking around to see the effects of indiscriminate litter in the countryside and in big cities. Piles of trash make the streets look bad and seriously affect the environment and human health. Unfortunately, littering occurs daily and is very difficult to control. Some claim the reason is that rubbish bins have not been arranged properly on the streets and in public spaces. Others simply follow others’ behaviour because they think their awareness alone won’t solve the problem. An image depicting the indiscriminate discharge of waste has been shared on social networks in recent days. It has attracted a great deal of concern, and many people have hailed it as one solution to the social evil of littering. The photograph shows a banner on the wall … [Read more...] about Do litterbugs deserve public naming and shaming?
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The Ministry of Health has yet to implement a Government decision issued in May 2017 to scrap or amend regulations that require salt used in processed food to be fortified with iodine and wheat flour with iron and zinc, causing difficulties for producers. The Government reacted after business groups and enterprises demanded the regulations introduced in March 2017 through Decree 09/2016/NĐ-CP be scrapped. Speaking at a meeting in HCM City on Monday, Dr Vũ Thế Thành, a member of the HCM City Food Safety Management Board, said iodine interacted with other ingredients in food when heated so its molecular structure changed. Therefore, adding iodine to food was of no use and only increased production costs, he said. A spokesperson for Acecook Vietnam said that adding iron and zinc to wheat flour changed its colour and made it look mouldy. His company produces goods for both the domestic and export markets on the same automatic … [Read more...] about Ministry yet to scrap decree on fortifying salt, wheat flour
Viet Nam News by Bích Hường In a business-as-usual scenario, the world’s oceans could contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastic than fish [by weight]. The numbers in a report launched at the World Economic Forum 2016 crossed my mind again when I saw images of trash abandoned at beaches and other tourist attractions that went viral on internet after recent public holidays on April 30 and May 1. More similar images are likely to come as Vietnamese enter the peak time of holiday season – summer. When students have a long break, people flock to beaches and tourist destinations. It’s a given that people are disappointed to spend their holidays in places that are filled or surrounded by ice cream sticks, wrappers, cans, water bottles and food waste. The trash not only damages the sight of the tourist areas, but also poses a high risk of environmental pollution to the locality if it is not treated … [Read more...] about Who wants a vacation to a trash filled beach?
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The country’s shrimp export business could be in for a tough year, due to sharp rise in global supply and a drop in market price. According to Trương Đình Hòe, General Secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), despite growing concerns regarding misuse of antibiotics, lack of traceable origin and reported cases of infection, domestic shrimp producers are doing well. The association’s forecast for 2018 states that shrimp exports will increase by about 10 per cent from 2017, reaching US$4.2 billion in revenue by the end of the year. But Hòe warned that due to increasing international supply and stored surplus, the global price for shrimp may not meet producers’ expectations in 2018. He said shrimp farmers from Việt Nam, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Ecuador, and India will be under pressure to lower their selling price, in order to clear the year’s … [Read more...] about Shrimp surplus stresses sellers