Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) Sponsored Short Course on Reshaping Agriculture and Nutrition Linkages for Food and Nutrition Security is being organized at ICAR - Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (ICAR - CRIDA), Hyderabad during 17-26, November 2016.

This study is to collect the samples of true mangrove plant, associated mangrove plants, water and sediments from Ennore Mangrove Ecosystem and the samples are analyzed for heavy metals accumulation.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Toxic Elements in Soft Drinks, 29/11/2016. Samples of food items are picked up for testing and analysis by the State/UT Food Safety Departments from time to time. Separate data about samples of soft drinks having been tested/found not conforming to specified standards, has not been compiled centrally.

Bhubaneswar: State Food Safety Commissioner on Thursday ordered Additional District Medical Officer (ADMO) to collect samples of soft drinks from their respective districts and submit information.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Toxins in Aerated Drinks, 22/11/2016. The All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health (AIIH&PH), Kolkata, had conducted a study on leaching of toxics from bottles used for packaging of soft drinks. AIIH & PH entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Test House (NTH), Kolkata

The tribunal has asked the Centre to submit a note detailing the state of river Ganga and how it has deteriorated

Hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] is a known pulmonary carcinogen. Recent detection of Cr(VI) in drinking water wells in North Carolina has raised public concern about contamination of drinking water wells by nearby coal ash ponds. Here we report, for the first time, the prevalence of Cr and Cr(VI) in drinking water wells from the Piedmont region of central North Carolina, combined with a geochemical analysis to determine the source of the elevated Cr(VI) levels.

Now, with lead sulfide and zinc ore reserves seemingly exhausted, Kabwe, the capital of Zambia's Central Province, is a ghost town, local people say.

The Oxford Business Group (OBG) has warned that Ghana risks losing a substantial part of its agriculture land due to the activities of illegal miners popularly called ‘Galamsey’.

An outfit representing PET container manufacturers today moved the National Green Tribunal against an NGO's plea for a ban on use of PET pacakaging, alleging that it was motivated by interests of t