Lawyer believes in success of lawsuit by Vietnam AO victim in France Society

Lawyer believes in success of lawsuit by Vietnam AO victim in France

Lawyer Bertrand Repolt from the Paris-based William “Bourdon & Forestier” law firm which is representing Vietnamese French Tran To Nga in a lawsuit against 26 US chemical companies for producing dioxin-containing Agent Orange sprayed by the US army during the war in Vietnam, expressed his belief in the success of the case based on its convincing arguments.
Sci-Tech

Journey to sequence Vietnamese human genome

The successful sequencing of the genome of a people is highly significant because it is the key to hidden secrets about the history of biological development and characteristics, reported Nhan Dan (People) newspaper.
Nation on high alert for avian influenza A/H5N8 Health

Nation on high alert for avian influenza A/H5N8

The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development have called for close supervision to detect cases of avian influenza in humans and poultry throughout the country.
Long-term strategy crucial for saving primates Environment

Long-term strategy crucial for saving primates

Located in a region dominated by a tropical monsoon climate, Vietnam is home to some of the world’s rarest wildlife species, including 26 primate species and sub-species, which play a crucial role in cultural life and scientific research.
Environment

Thanh Hoa province home to more rare species

Scientists recorded dozens of flora and fauna species listed in the World Red Book in the northern province of Thanh Hoa, including Roosevelt’s Muntjac, monocled cobra and a species of conifer called Yunnan Catkin Yew.
Business

Vietnam set to grow GM crops next year

Cultivation of genetically-modified (GM) new strains are expected to start next year, with a target to expand the area under cultivation of GM crops to between 30 percent and 50 percent of the total farmland by 2020, the English language news portal VietNamNet Bridge quoted an agriculture researcher as saying.
Society

First bio-safety certificate granted to GM corn

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has just signed Decision 1836/QD-BTNMT on the issuance of bio-safety certificate for the genetically modified corn MON 89034 of Dekalb Vietnam Company Limited, a subsidiary in Vietnam of global seedling group Monsanto, the Vietnam Investment Review reported on September 3.
Drug-resistant malaria a growing threat Health

Drug-resistant malaria a growing threat

Although Vietnam has seen a downward trend of malaria cases, elimination of the disease faces challenges, including the emergence of a strain that has become more drug-resistant, thus, requiring a longer period of recovery, and an increasing number of cases caused by a less dangerous strain that is, however, more difficult to treat.
Vietnam’s first hybrid rice R&D station opens Business

Vietnam’s first hybrid rice R&D station opens

A Swiss-invested hybrid rice research and development (R&D) station was inaugurated in the Red River Delta province of Nam Dinh on August 14, becoming the first of its kind in Vietnam under the management of an international group.