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  1. Hairy crabs tested for antibiotic that can harm liver

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Jacky Hsu, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... they tend to buy those which are raised in smaller ponds,' she said. 'Drugs are often added to those crabs to make sure they grow faster. 'All our crabs are tested and checked ... Mary Ann Benitez, Agnes Lam and Jacky Hsu in Taipei Food inspectors began testing mainland hairy crabs in Hong Kong yesterday after a Taiwanese report that a crab sample on the island ...

  2. Medicating the oceans

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck I bet you never think about the fish when you flush your toilet. But studies have shown that a range of drugs and chemicals used by humans ends up travelling through the sewer system and into the sea, where it affects marine life. A team of researchers at the University of Portsmouth in Britain recently tested waste water flowing into rivers and the sea ...

  3. Sample of hairy crab reveals dangerous chemical

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.01pm: Hong Kong?s Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said on Wednesday it had learnt of the discovery of a potentially dangerous drug in a crab sample tested in Taiwan. The sample of hairy crab was tested by Taiwan media and found to contain a prohibited chemical which might cause organ failure in humans. The test, conducted by Taiwan?s Eastern ...

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    Singapore company uses DNA tests to fight global trade in illegal timber

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... in illegal timber now worth billions. They take wood samples into their lab and put them through DNA tests that can pinpoint the species and origin of a piece of timber. They also track timber ... Technologies, the Singaporean company that has developed and commercialised DNA testing for wood, the only firm in the world to do so. Until now, the battle against the US$30 billion annual global trade ...

  5. letters

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that they throw away when they no longer like them. Such a law would make people take more responsibility for the pets they buy. Jessy Wong Pui-shan, Ju Ching Chu Secondary School Mandatory testing for drug-driving On-site testing of drivers suspected of driving under the influence of drugs should be made compulsory in Hong Kong. When you are sitting on a bus, have you ever wondered if the driver ...

  6. Shanghai officials pass the typhoon test

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong, many bus services are suspended and taxi drivers are likely to raise fares. However, Haikui did not give Shanghai a real test. The typhoon did not hit land in Shanghai but in its ...

  7. letters

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

    ... The government should not go ahead with this project because the drawbacks outweigh the benefits. Wan Wing-ki, Our Lady of the Rosary College CityU's drug-testing breakthrough A team of City University researchers have developed a method which uses acrylic resin- a type of plastic- to test blood, hair or saliva samples. They say this method could make drug tests cheaper, quicker and more ...

  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    UN climate report will not sway US deniers, experts says

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 06:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... because they are not putting forward alternatives ideas and having them tested in a peer review journals. They basically deny this problem.” Climate sceptics and deniers dominate the House ...

  9. Alert over hormones in Guangdong fish

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... the mainland. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said it was concerned by reports that tests in Guangdong found traces of methyltestosterone and chloramphenicol in samples from fish farms, mostly among tilapia (pictured) and shrimps. 'The department's food monitoring scheme has continuously been taking food samples for tests of veterinary drug residues ...

  10. Mainland bans Indonesian fish in toxin scare

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... by the central government's food-quality control agency after excessive drug residue, additives and harmful bacteria were found in 121 batches of food from Indonesia in the first six months ... across the city. Beijing's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said officials had found mercury, chromium, the antibacterial drug nitrofural and harmful ...




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