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Sep 15-30, 2010

Cover Story

Ayurveda prescribes it for a range of ailments. People eat it for rejuvenation and boosting immunity. An Indian homemaker’s kitchen shelf is incomplete without a jar of this amber liquid. But without quality and safety controls, this gift of nature has been contaminated. CSE laboratory tests find high levels of antibiotics in well-known brands of honey sold in the market. Chandra Bhushan reports on the findings. Savvy Soumya Misra trails beekeepers across four states and finds honey is being produced with the help of antibiotics and pesticides; Arnab Pratim Dutta looks at the thriving business of honey laundering

Editor's page

honeyThey say you are what you eat. But do we know what we are eating? Do we know who is cooking and serving us the food we take to our kitchens and then into our bodies?


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Science & Technology

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How it affects wildlife

Bengaluru water treatment plant adopts dissolved air flotation

Web Check

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Special Report

Tracking the phase out of ozone depleting substances

India has no fool-proof test for biodegradable plastic

Roadside rainwater harvesting potential in India remains untapped


The investigator who took on a pharma giant in the US

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The decision to import deer into mangroves lacks scientific understanding


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