The best quality honey is produced from Aegialitis rotundifolia and Cynometra ramiflora, according to the mangrove cell.

We need a food safety model based on societal objectives of nutrition, livelihood and safety.

Watch out for live reports from the Conference on food safety & environmental toxins being organised by Centre for Science and Environment from Feb 20-21, 2013 at New Delhi marking a decade of support to community and public policy by CSE's pollution monitoring lab.

Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, toxins & residues) Amendment Regulations, 2012 dated 29-11-2012 relating to Level of Antibiotics in Honey.

Prem Kumar Nirania, 32, is an advocate in Abohar’s local courts. In March, he saw a newspaper advertisement on a training camp at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ferozepur, and decided to join.

Iron ore miners are contesting the levy of a forest development tax by the forest department in Karnataka, but the levy has been incredibly beneficial for the exchequer’s coffers.

Selling Karnataka’s forest produce like grass, amla, bark, lac, honey, silk cocoons and bamboo to industries attracts a 12 per cent forest development tax or FDT. Forest officials also levy the tax on the mining of iron ore from reserve forest areas, which happens in Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur districts of Karnataka.

India has decided that antibiotics should not be used at any stage of honey production, thereby conforming with the norms of European Union.

The recommendation of the Food Safety and Standards of India (FSSAI) will soon be notified by the Union health ministry which will make mandatory for the producers that honey samples conform to these regulatory measures before they can be declared safe for the consumption. The government had been working on these standards since last year after it was found that lots, even those sold by top brands, had traces of antibiotics and pesticides in them. The antibiotics are being used by the bee-keeping industry to control diseases in honey bees and to increase the production.

The National Bee Board and Forest Research Institute will work jointly to promote honey culture programmes in forestry sectors, which will be very useful for poverty alleviation and for improvement

Bite into that burger, chug that cola, drizzle that honey at your own risk.

It represents a serious threat to agriculture because bees are pollination agents for the majority of crops.

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