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Marianne Bray

Hong Kong cooks up lab-grown fish as appetite for 'clean meat' rises

Jan 28 2021

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When chef Eddy Leung was tasked with cooking what was touted as the world's first lab-grown fish fillets in his kitchen in southwestern Hong Kong, he pan-fried some and deep-fried others before finally deciding on breaded fish burgers with tartare sauce.

With AI learning and recycled soap, social businesses step in as coronavirus spreads

Feb 27 2020

HONG KONG/KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Handing out soap to street cleaners in Hong Kong might sound like piecemeal work in the battle against coronavirus. 

Crops in the clouds: The rise of rooftop farming in space-starved Hong Kong

Nov 04 2019

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the top of a three-storey building in Hong Kong, with car horns blasting on the streets below, Jim Fung teaches a dozen students how to thin out choi sum vegetables.

With drones, AI and e-vehicles, China crafts green-tech megalopolis

Jun 20 2019

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Entrepreneur Tony Verb is on a mission to promote technology that can help make cities greener and smarter in China's Greater Bay Area, now being shaped as a low-carbon megalopolis.

Shunning bad luck, Hong Kong buys into 'pre-loved' fashion

Apr 25 2019

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Joleen Soo flicked through racks at the launch of Hong Kong’s first "pre-owned" designer warehouse, stopping to examine Prada and Dries Van Noten outfits with tags showing up to 95 percent off their retail price.

'Water from air' aims to turn back Thailand's tide of plastic

Feb 05 2019

PHUKET, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Staying at a hotel on the Thai island of Koh Samui in 2015, Meghan Kerrigan noticed the four bottles of water she was given every day were clogging her bin with plastic.

'Silent emergency' as heat risks rise in Hong Kong - and globally

Dec 25 2018

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - William Yu is giving a tour of a Hong Kong apartment where each of the three bedrooms has been divided into a separate flat - part of a lab he has set up to show how many families live in small, crowded and hot spaces with no air conditioning or fresh air.

Pig out? Asia gets a taste of climate-friendly 'pork'

Nov 21 2018

MACAU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's Friday afternoon at the Venetian Macao hotel's Portofino restaurant, and on the terrace a handful of chefs in white uniforms are preparing the casino hub's famous pork chop bun for waiting guests.

RPT-FEATURE-In Hong Kong, disposable fashion gets a recycled makeover

Sep 19 2018

HONG KONG, Sept 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Hong Kong, more than 340 tonnes of textile waste is dumped each day into the city’s overflowing landfills, according to the city's Environmental Protection Department.

In Hong Kong, disposable fashion gets a recycled makeover

Sep 18 2018

HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Hong Kong, more than 340 tonnes of textile waste is dumped each day into the city’s overflowing landfills, according to the city's Environmental Protection Department.

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