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  1. WHO urges Beijing to establish code of ethics on food safety

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reports exposing problems in products ranging from milk powder to rice dumplings, soy sauce and moon cakes. WHO food safety expert Gerald Moy said the central government should play the role ... food-borne diseases. Still, experts praised China's efforts to date. In the wake of the Anhui baby milk scandal, authorities have punished the local officials responsible and moved to crack down ...

  2. Toxic chemical in baby bottles escapes ban

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'Not every parent will use the bottles properly and the effect on the babies could be huge.' Customs officials say they have been taking samples of milk bottles and other plastic ... including the mainland, that ban its use in baby bottles. The Centre for Food Safety said the plastic hardener, formally known as bisphenol A, poses no known health risk to infants if bottles were ...

  3. News - China

    Dongchuan district chief vows to investigate ‘milk river’ pollution

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 07:03pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Kunming authorities vowed to launch an inquiry into water pollution after an environment official’s endorsement of a “milk river” came under fire. “We ... The water quality of the stream came to light after photographs were published online and it was dubbed “milk river” due to its white colour. Lu’s apology on Wednesday followed contradictory claims ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    The greater the air pollution, the smaller the baby, study finds

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The greater the air pollution, the smaller the baby Pregnant women increase the risk of having a low-birth-weight baby when they breathe in air pollution ... 10-microgram increase in the average exposure of a pregnant woman to PM10 particles, their babies were 8.9 grams lighter at birth, adjusted for such variables as socio-economic status. PM10 refers ...

  5. 'GM-free' soy drink claims deceptive, watchdog says

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'GM-free' soy drinks actually contained a significant amount of the material. The Consumer Council tested 50 soy drinks- including ready-to-drink and powder- from supermarkets, convenience stores ... quantifiable amounts of GM elements. Chiba Soybean Milk contained 1.1 per cent of GM elements, the largest amount in all samples. Yon Ho Soybean Drink and Tai Wo Soybean Milk claimed ...

  6. Infamous tiger photographer to get out of prison

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this deception was different from others- different from fake drugs or milk powder. 'We don't blame him for what he has done,' she said. ...

  7. Washing powder excess having disastrous effect on local waters

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Hong Kong households use more than 30,000 tonnes of washing powder and softener in a year- an amount equal to the weight of 172 Boeing 747 aircraft, a survey has found. More than 2,000 people participated in the online survey by a lifestyle website last month and sponsored by the distributor of a chemical-free washing ball that replaces powder with nano technology. ...

  8. How China's NGOs can make a difference

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a difference. China provides two cases in point- last year's Sichuan earthquake disaster and the scandal of the tainted milk powder that killed six children and made hundreds of thousands ill, ... restraints, they were pivotal to mobilising a national humanitarian response to the rescue effort. In the case of the tainted milk, it is arguable that they could have prompted a product recall much ...

  9. Villagers want new homes- not apples and milk

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk All the local government has done since the lead poisoning outbreak is to send several kilos of milk and apples to the sick children. But residents of pollution-plagued Fengxiang county say all they want is for their children to be well and for the chemical factory to be removed. If the factory has to stay, they want to be relocated for free- not apples and milk ...

  10. Baby orang-utans should be allowed to stay with their mother in zoo

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Department is still undecided as to the fate of these babies, and their plans for improving the orang-utan enclosure at the zoo. It has had at least the last seven or eight months to think about ...




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