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Honey trade gets stickier

After an European Union ban on Indian honey and United States raising concerns on India's role in circumvention of Chinese honey, Indian honey industry could use some good news. But this good news, of impeccable traceability, comes with an indictment that all is not well with Indian regulatory bodies.

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Supreme Court allows export of endosulfan

Calls for strict monitoring while packaging

The Supreme Court has allowed the exports of 1090.596 MT of technical grade endosulfan for which export orders were received prior to the ban on May 13. But it has reiterated its earlier order, banning the use, sale and production of the pesticide.


2nd 3 Day training programme on 'Sustainable Buildings - Policies and Practices' from 2-4th November

The Sustainable Building Unit of the Centre for Science and Environment conducted a 3 Day training programme on 'Sustainable Buildings - Policies and Practices' from 2-4th November at their Anil Agarwal Green College, New Delhi.


Orientation Programme, 'Regulatory Realm for Green Buildings and EIA’

Date: August 24-26, 2011

Centre for Science and Environment’s Green Building Unit is conducting a three-day orientation programme, 'Regulatory Realm for Green Buildings and EIA’, for regulators and policy makers from different cities of India from August 24-26, 2011. 


Status Quo in Endosulfan

The Supreme Court has reserved its order on the exports of endosulfan for Friday September 30. The Court had met today to decide whether exports should be allowed or not. The petitioners , Democratic Youth Federation of India, requested for some more time as they had received the response from the joint committee very late and were unable to frame a response on the exports affidavit.

Coca-Cola sends legal notice to Centre

Questions validity of Plachimada tribunal bill under its consideration

The Plachimada tribunal bill that was making no progress at the Centre has received yet another setback. The Union home ministry, which was coordinating with other Central ministries—law, environment and forests, agriculture—for feedback on the bill, received legal opinion from the counsels of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd, questioning the validity of the bill that was passed by the Kerala legislature.

India gets its new Food Law

Still a long way to go

The Food Safety and Standards Act,2006 became operational on August 5, 2011. The Act was passed in 2006 and the Food Safety and Standards Authority was set up in 2008 but the Act wasn't completely operational.

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