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US drug authority rejects petitions seeking ban on antibiotics in animal feed

antibioticsCurbing use of antibiotics in animal feed can help reduce drug resistance in livestock and humans. But the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) clearly wasn't inclined to do so. On November 7, 2011, USFDA rejected two citizens' petitions seeking ban on use of antibiotics in animal feed or in water for purposes other than treatment of diseases. The petitions also sought withdrawal of approval for most uses of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal feed.

Pesticide Residue levels in EU fall

pesticide residuesPesticide residues found in food in the European Union fell in 2009 compared with 2008, announced EU's food safety agency on November 8. This, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) added was due to the tightening of safety rules and changes in patterns of pesticide use in Europe.

Home mulls over Plachimada Tribunal Bill

Plachimada Tribunal Bill

The victims of groundwater depletion and environmental pollution at Plachimada, Kerala, caused by the Hindustan Coca Cola Beverage Company, will have to wait longer. The Plachimada Coca-Cola Victims Relief and Compensation Claims Special Tribunal Bill 2011 is still with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) while it should have been on its way for presidential assent to make it an Act.

Bhopal's Dilemma

No incineration of toxic waste in Nagpur

Ban Amendment gains entry into force

178 countries agree to ban exports of toxic wastes to developing countries

Green Sense Survey Findings

Vikas Community

 
Architecture by: Satprem Maïni
 

Corporate Office for India Glycols, Noida

The office design for the corporate office for India Glycols embodies the issues concerning the workplace today, and explores the paradigm of the office space as a social activity.  Sited in a non-contextual suburban area of Delhi, the setting, led to the development of an introverted scheme that would address environmental and socio-economic issues from first principles.
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