The poor quality of the mainland's air has seldom been out of the headlines in recent weeks. But according to Elizabeth Economy, its water supply is equally problematic.Friday, 8 March, 2013, 4:30am
Horsemeat containing a drug potentially harmful to humans has probably entered the food chain, says France, as Italy becomes the latest country to be drawn into the contaminated meat scandal.25 Feb 2013 - 6:22am
Britain’s House of Commons on Tuesday withdrew four beef products from its canteen menus as tests were carried out for traces of horsemeat, a spokesman said.
The move to test the “meat derivative” items was taken as a “precaution” as the horsemeat scandal directly affected lawmakers for the first time.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Warning as cases of 'Sars' virus rise to 1218 Feb 2013 - 5:00am
Food safety standards are such that we think twice about buying produce from mainland China but do not hesitate to purchase what comes from Europe. The regularity of Chinese scandals and their pervasiveness throughout the food chain have sent the clear message that until there is proven change we have every right to be careful about what we choose to eat.16 Feb 2013 - 5:21am 1 comment
Located in a snow-covered field in the remote northeastern village of Roma where residents still use horse-drawn carts, the unassuming Doly-Com abattoir has found itself in the eye of the storm after being identified as one of the sources of horsemeat posing as beef in frozen food sold in British supermarkets.15 Feb 2013 - 4:23am
An equine drug that can harm humans has been found in horse carcasses exported from Britain to France and may have entered the human food chain, British agriculture minister David Heath said on Thursday.
But the drug phenylbutazone was not found in tests on products made by Findus, the frozen food giant embroiled in a Europe-wide horsemeat scandal, Heath told parliament.14 Feb 2013 - 9:45pm
One intriguing aspect of watching Europe tear itself apart over the horsemeat for beef scandal is the different reactions of various parts of society.14 Feb 2013 - 9:17am
European farming ministers and the European commissioner for health were due to meet in Brussels on Wednesday amid growing anger and recriminations over mislabelled meat products.13 Feb 2013 - 11:16pm