Usha Ghatowar smiles wryly when asked about the pay she earns picking leaves at a colonial-era tea garden in Assam.

Usha Ghatowar smiles wryly when asked about the pay she earns picking leaves at a colonial-era tea garden in India's Assam.

Tea and coffee are the most commonly consumed beverages in the worldwide. The relationship between tea and coffee consumption on the risk of
laryngeal cancer was still unclear. Relevant studies were identified by searching electronic database (Medline and EMBASE) and reviewing the reference lists of relevant articles until Oct. 2013. Observational studies that reported RRs and 95% CIs for the link of tea and coffee consumption on the risk of laryngeal cancer were eligible. A meta analysis was obtained to combine study-specific RRs with a random-effects model.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on pesticide residue in tea, 26/11/2014.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on climate change impact on tea production, 26/11/2014.

Indian tea producer Harrisons Malayalam Ltd expects revenue to fall by a tenth this fiscal year due to lower prices and also reduced output as a result of erratic rainfall caused by climate change,

UDHAGAMANDALAM: The Tea Board of India (South) has said that Indian teas are safe as stringent standards are followed during production and tea plantations operate under several statutes and laws p

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has observed that the Union Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) is at liberty to conduct an inspection in the tea estates of the No Development Zone (NDZ)

Says samples of leading brands tested contain unacceptable levels of dangerous chemicals; govt's Tea Board denies charges

An investigation carried out by Greenpeace India has found residues of hazardous chemical pesticides in a majority of samples of the main brands of packaged tea produced and consumed in India. Over half of the samples contained pesticides that are ‘unapproved’ for use in tea cultivation or which were present in excess of recommended limits. 

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