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  1. Sleepwalking through a crisis

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... are banning all exports from Japan of food and vegetables. Radiation has been picked up as far away as Iceland, in minute traces, say the experts, of no worry to human health, but the weather forecast ...

  2. Zhejiang villagers become the latest victims of lead poisoning

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it would hurt our health,' Xinhua quoted one villager as saying. Taizhou villager Chen Chao said it was a nightmare. 'When watching television news about heavy metal poisoning in other ...

  3. Daya Bay operator reassures HK

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The operator of the Daya Bay nuclear power plant has gone on a public relations blitz to reassure Hongkongers a nuclear accident similar to Japan's present crisis is virtually impossible. The plant was built to stringent designs and standards, which enabled it to withstand a powerful earthquake, the operator said yesterday. Moreover, its location meant tidal ...

  4. Radiation Crisis

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... food and water, but only in Japan. What? What foods might be contaminated? The World Health Organisation says we need to be careful about leafy green vegetables and animal products like milk ... of radiation on Japanese fresh foods is too small to cause any health risk. How? How will the government protect us? It will check food from Japan with a special machine to see whether ...

  5. Japan food ban after radioactive spinach found

    Posted Mar 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... becquerels per kilogram of food, said Professor Gabriel Leung, the undersecretary for food and health. He added that someone would have to eat the contaminated spinach every day for a year before ...

  6. Don't blame Kan for the nuclear crisis

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Christopher Johnson

    ... of tainted HIV blood products, should publicly take on the nuclear miscreants. He should also tell the truth about health hazards faced by the majority of Japanese who believe they are safe at home. ... gaining public sympathy by softening the bad news he reports on television several times a day. Indeed, it often seems that Kan is not in charge of what's happening at the smouldering ...

  7. Fear is intense but short-lived- just remember Sars

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... while sipping tea with condensed milk. It is a tiny neighbourhood where three public housing estates and two private buildings support two grocery shops, two supermarkets, two cafes and one ...

  8. TV report on clenbuterol in pigs sees 22 people held

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to dispel public concerns about food safety. Four executives at the Jiyuan branch had been sacked, the statement said. The group also promised to step up oversight at all its plants. Farm raids The government is investigating 130 feed and veterinary suppliers And officials are investigating the activities at more than this number of pig farms: 1,300 Mainland health authorities are about ...

  9. Pig blood curd hit by food scare

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao In the latest mainland food scare, tonnes of pig blood curd, a favourite food in Chongqing, have been found soaked in carcinogenic formalin to preserve freshness. Inspectors from the Jiulongpo district industry and commerce bureau found nea ...

  10. Officials suspended over pig-feed expose

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Luohe, Henan - apologised to the public yesterday for its Jiyuan subsidiary's involvement in the scandal and suspended production there pending an inspection. It had sent a deputy general ...




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