The United Nations
Population Fund, in its
recently published annual report, expresses serious concern over the
overwhelming rise in
sexual diseases the world over and examines problems surrounding contraception
and abortion. The report observes that the
present trend of "marrying late" encourages the younger generation to indulge in
more casual sex, which in its turn exposes
them to AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
The Codex Commission's (responsible Afor international food standards and comprising representatives from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization) approval of the use of growth-promoting hormones in meat has thrown the European Union (EU) in a quandary. The EU, though under pressure from the US to reopen its markets, had banned the import of hormone-enhanced meat. The approval to "bad meat" has led to allegations that the LIN has allowed itself to be led by the US.
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