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CSE lab study: Busting the myth about ‘pure and natural’ honey

A latest study by CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Lab finds antibiotic contamination in honey; investigations by Down To Earth points to double standards in regulations as foreign brands sold in India also have contamination

Pesticides in soft drinks

Adopting dual standards is a practice large multi national corporations follow especially when it comes to developing countries. Soft drinks industry is a classic case of this as the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) discovered way back in 2003.  A laboratory report prepared by CSE detailed some astonishing facts about the extent of pesticide contamination in soft drinks sold in India.

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Pesticides in soft drinks

Adopting dual standards is a practice large multi national corporations follow especially when it comes to developing countries. Soft drinks industry is a classic case of this as the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) discovered way back in 2003.  A laboratory report prepared by CSE detailed some astonishing facts about the extent of pesticide contamination in soft drinks sold in India.

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The latest Supreme Court judgment on this subject has brought back memories of the CSE campaign which started it all. A look at what had happened in 2003 and 2006...

CSE lab study: Busting the myth about ‘pure and natural’ honey

A latest study by CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Lab finds antibiotic contamination in honey; investigations by Down To Earth points to double standards in regulations as foreign brands sold in India also have contamination

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A latest study by CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Lab finds antibiotic contamination in honey; investigations by Down To Earth points to double standards in regulations as foreign brands sold in India also have contamination

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Press Release: CSE stands by its report on honey, debunks Australian honeymaker’s claims


New Delhi, September 18, 2010:

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has come out with a strong rebuttal of claims made by Capilano, the Australian honey producing firm, which has rejected the tests on honey conducted by CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Lab.

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Our control over our food and our health requires inventive institutional reordering and new ideas about the way food regulations work.

CSE lab study: Busting the myth about ‘pure and natural’ honey

New Delhi, September 15, 2010

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A latest study by CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Lab finds antibiotic contamination in honey; investigations by Down To Earth points to double standards in regulations as foreign brands sold in India also have contamination

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Billed to confuse

A new bill leaves little scope for dissent on GMOs

by Savvy Soumya Mishra

If the nationwide furore over Bt brinjal was driven by the fear of unsafe food being pushed down the throat, the proposed Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) bill goes a step further to silence all opposition. The bill will bring about changes in regulating the research, transport, import, manufacture and use of genetically modified (GM) products in the country.

CSE Special: Moratorium on Bt brinjal: Jairam Ramesh

On February 9, minister of state for environment Jairam Ramesh announced an indefinite moratorium on introducing Bt brinjal.

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On February 9, minister of state for environment Jairam Ramesh announced an indefinite moratorium on introducing Bt brinjal.
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Moratorium on Bt brinjal: Jairam Ramesh

SAVVY SOUMYA MISRA

On February 9, minister of state for environment Jairam Ramesh announced an indefinite moratorium on introducing Bt brinjal—the first genetically modified crop for mass production in India. In doing so, he overruled the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) that had approved commercial cultivation of the food crop on October 14, 2009.

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