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Stalemate deepens over future of GHG reductions

One after other, developed countries decline to any binding commitments post-Kyoto

By Aditya Ghosh

Talk transparently, countries and NGOs demand

June 13 / Bonn

Climate negotiations come under scanner yet again for being unfair to smaller nations, civil society 

Aditya Ghosh

Bonn, June 13: The UNFCCC climate talks were once again accused of being unfair and not inclusive, this time by Venezuela and a host of NGO observers, in Bonn. Too much fragmentation was not fulfilling the cause of a transparent negotiation, these groups claimed. 

Kyoto fight turns nasty, progress stalled over rules

June 14 / Bonn

Developed countries insist that without all emitters on board, second KP period would be an empty box

NGOs barred at Bonn climate talks

June 16 / Bonn

NGOs barred at Bonn climate talks

GM food toxins found in the blood of 93% of unborn babies

Toxins implanted into GM food crops to kill pests are reaching bloodstreams of women and unborn babies, research revealed. A landmark study found 93 per cent of blood samples taken from pregnant women and 80 per cent from umbilical cords tested positive for traces of the chemicals.

BPA out of baby bottles

China has banned bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles and is also contemplating increasing the death penalty to crack down on food safety rule violations. Six ministries including the ministry of health, issued notices, on May 31, confirming that use of BPA in the manufacture of infant bottles will be illegal from June 1, 2011. The notice also said that from September 1, 2011, it will be illegal to import or sell any BPA-containing baby bottles. The local food inspectors have been alerted to tighten the scrutiny on baby bottle producers to ensure compliance of the rule.  

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