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Climate Change

Progress at Bonn marred by old climate politics

Will negotiating parties be able to sort out their differences at Doha?

By Uthra Radhakrishnan

EIA review of a coal mine and washery in Raigarh - Upcoming public hearing!

Centre for Science and Environment carried out the technical analysis of the EIA-EMP report of Gare Pelma Block III coal mining and washery. This was on a request from Raghubeer Pradhan of Ekta Parishad. The project is to come up in the Mand-Raigarh coalfields in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh.
 
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Oil is Not Well

Edible oil A study published in Current Science Journal (March 2012) has reported alarmingly high rate of increase in oil consumption in India. According to the study conducted by DM Hegde, project director at Directorate of Oilseed Research, the per capita consumption of edible oil in India has increased almost five folds during the period of 1950-2011.

Bhopal’s gas tragedy plight continues

bhopalA retrospective analysis between 2001 and 2009 has shown that a little more than half of the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy suffer from abnormal lung function.

Size does matter

imageThe researchers at INSEAD business school in France have concluded that food marketing successfully distorts portion size perceptions of people many a times.

Ban on junk food advertisement proposed in UK

imageThe Scottish public health minister has called for a ban on junk food advertisements before 9 PM in UK. The ban is proposed to extend to the whole of United Kingdom.
Earlier, the broadcasting regulatory body Ofcom had banned advertisement of food products containing high sugar, salt and fat content in children’s programmes.

FDA draws guidelines for antibiotic use in animals

imageThe US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), has come up with guidelines that asks drug manufacturers to voluntarily limit the use of certain antibiotics in animal feed.  The FDA has asked the drug manufacturers to limit use of 200 antibiotics as growth promoters and keep them only for therapeutic purposes. The companies adopting this recommendation will have to revise their product labels to reflect the change.

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