Society

Saving little souls

Sexual temptation results in hundreds of unwanted babies being abandoned by young female factory workers every year, but things are finally moving in the right direction in Vietnam


Rice, rice baby

While rice consumption in Asia is declining rapidly as a consequence of the region’s economic growth, rising disposable income, lifestyle changes and massive rural-to-urban labour migration, the staple remains Asia’s most important crop. It continues to be the single largest source of calories for the majority of consumers who are poor; in 2007, rice accounted