Tuesday, February 27

Day: September 10, 2014

Profit, more profit
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Profit, more profit

Why adulterate food, fruit Profit, more profit Helemul Alam and Jamil Mahmud with Robin Gazi: Traders and growers spray chemicals on mangoes to increase their shelf life before they are shipped out to the market. If they do not taint the fruits with toxic chemicals, the fruits would stay good a few days less that's all. The photo was taken in Meherpur. Photo: BSS It is mainly the wholesalers who are to blame for food adulteration. If not at equal level, growers and producers are also indulging in such unlawful and criminal activities. Not many retailers use chemicals like formalin and calcium carbide in food items, but they all know which items are chemical-free and which are not. Experts and safe-food campaigners put it all down to the wholesalers' insatiable greed for profit. They...
Great cities for people that love the great outdoors
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Great cities for people that love the great outdoors

Great cities for outdoorsy people Cities that capture the best of the outdoors For many, exploring a big city is all about the culture and food scene – after all, why go to a city if you’re wanting rural pursuits? But there are some cities that offer the best of both worlds – they’ve got the museums and restaurants, but they’ve also got plenty of natural beauty and activities to keep the outdoors-minded happy. Whether it’s a case of hopping in a kayak, slogging your way up a mountain or learning to surf – these cities have an energy of a different kind…
Why the Ebola virus keeps coming back
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Why the Ebola virus keeps coming back

Ebola is surging in places it had been beaten back Liberia’s Treatment Centres Struggle to Contain Ebola Epidemic International Business Times  0:58 Ebola outbreak in West Africa Health workers, attend to patients that contracted the Ebola virus, at a clinic in … CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained there. The Macenta region, right on the Liberian border, had been one of the first places where the outbreak surfaced, but they hadn't seen a new case for weeks. So they packed up, leaving a handful of staff on stand-by. The outbreak was showing signs of slowing elsewhere as well. Instead, new cases appeared across the border in Liberia and then ...