About the magazine:
Asian Scientist Magazine is an award-winning science and technology magazine that highlights research and development news stories from Asia to a global audience. Based in Singapore, the print magazine is maintained by a team of professional science and medical journalists, with active contributors from industry and academia.
About the issue:
In this issue of Asian Scientist Magazine, we are diving into the exciting, delectable world of food.
As the largest and most culturally diverse continent, Asia is home to a dizzying array of mouth-watering dishes. But between the mounting incidence of lifestyle diseases and the imminent threat of climate change, local dietary habits are evolving fast. In A Taste For Change (p. 08), discover how the region’s brightest minds are heeding the call to build a healthier and more sustainable food future through innovations like alternative proteins.
Still, even with these developments, ensuring food security for nearly five billion people in Asia remains a tall order. From robot harvesters to vertical farms, learn more about the technologies breathing new life into agricultural practices (Farming For The Future, p. 16). You can also read about how modern-day approaches such as blockchain are guaranteeing the integrity of the produce we eat in Fighting Food Fraud (p. 22).