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Food adulteration a grim reality in India: better regulation required

New Delhi, May 25 (G’nY News Service): From local vendors to multinational brands, food adulteration is a real problem conveniently covered up in India, putting public health at risk. Strict actions are imperative to wean out adulterated food from the market. According to the CSE Report bread samples are found with the presence of ‘potassium bromate/iodate’ that can cause hypersensitive reactions which includes skin rashes, severe headache and swollen salivary glands. Many top brands in India...

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Wildlife Tourism sans Animal Abuse

New Delhi, February 11 (G’nY News Service): Cruelty towards animals takes place in many forms at tourist destinations. Whether it be a ride on a meek elephant, or a snake charmer’s performance, or a walk with the lion ‘king’ in a safari park - the animals involved are subject to unimaginable cruelty to turn them into meek ‘pets’, devoid of their natural instincts to feed the trillion dollar wildlife tourism industry, that contributes nearly 9 per cent to global gross domestic product...

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Top 10 Plants that Clean your Home

Common day household activities release harmful toxins into our indoor environment. But indoor plants may provide a valuable weapon in the fight against rising levels of air pollution in the home. Such plants are not only decorative, but are surprisingly useful in absorbing potentially harmful gases and cleaning the air inside modern buildings. Studies generated at NASA recommend that you use 15 to 18 good-sized houseplants in 6 to 8 inch diameter containers to improve air quality in an average 1,800...

inbrieflife # Wildlife | VOL. 11, ISSUE 67, July - August 2011

Tiger Census

The All India Tiger Estimation or the ‘tiger census’ is a crucial part of the national tiger conservation programme and the latest census pegs the country’s tiger population at 1706 - an increase from the 2006 count of 1411 tigers. Several innovative techniques were introduced in the exercise carried out between December 2009 and 2010. These included partnerships with civil society organisations, technical expertise from Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, involvement...

inbrieflife | VOL. 10, ISSUE 63, November-December 2010

Sanitation Initiative: involving schools

Under the National School Sanitation Initiative, a launch event was organised on April 27, 2010 by the Ministries of Urban Development and Human Resource Development. The initiative aims to involve children by sensitising them on issues related to sanitation as well as other ecological concerns like energy efficiency, conservation of natural resources and segregation of waste. Brand Ambassador for School Sanitation, film star Aamir Khan participated in the event. The National School Initiative...