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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.

Pesticides found responsible for honeybee deaths

honey beeScientific evidence continues to mount strengthening the case that neonicotinoid pesticides are indeed key drivers behind colony collapse disorder (CCD). This suggests that that pesticides are indeed responsible for the mysterious colony collapse disorders among honeybees in US.

BONN – What is on the agenda?

The upcoming climate change inter-sessional at Bonn will take place from May 14-25. Following the decisions agreed to at CoP-17 in Durban, one more track, Ad hoc working group on the Durban Platform for enhanced action (ADP) will be added to the four existing tracks – Ad hoc working groups on Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) and Long-term cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) and the subsidiary bodies (SBSTA, SBI). Under this new track, deliberations for the work plan on a future protocol post-2020 and the means to increase ambition will be carried out.

Excreta Matters: Media briefing and workshop on Gurgaon’s Water and Sewage

 Gurgaon has outgrown the image of a satellite town. It is now a thriving, sprawling and ever spreading city of its own accord, housing approximately 4-6 million people. The industrial and residential hub is obsessed about getting water, but where the wastewater is being dumped, has not caught the fancy of water planners.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites you to participate in a media briefing and workshop, to analyze the water-excreta story of Gurgaon, based on first hand data collected.

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Date: 12th April 2012  2:00 to 6 PM

CSE welcomes UP decision to ban junk food in schools

Calls for other states to follow suit

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Calls for other states to follow suit

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