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Local citrus goes global

Author(s): Amarjyoti Borah
Issue Date: Jan 31, 2009
Likely Unesco heritage status will generate funds for Meghalaya's Nokrek biosphere reserve The Indian wild orange, believed to be the progenitor of all citrus species in the world, grows here. Now the area may attain the status of a Unesco Heritage Site.

Eat your oranges

Author(s): Biplab Das
Issue Date: Jan 31, 2009
Multipurpose vitamin C also fights arsenic FROM common cold to cancer, the role of vitamin C in combating diseases has long been hailed. Recent research has shown that it can also alleviate arsenic-induced toxic effects. People living in high-risk arsenic contaminated areas can now use the cheap and easily available vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid) as a dietary supplement.
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