Cows in India are producing contaminated milk because they are allowed to eat garbage in the street, lawyers state
India’s neglected holy cows are producing toxic and contaminated milk because they eat garbage while wandering the streets unsupervised, according to lawyers for one of India’s top milk-producing states.
The claim was made in India’s Supreme Court where judges ordered all of India’s states to impose life imprisonment sentences for those convicted of contaminating milk.
Justice K.S Radhakrishnan said he was so concerned about the scale of adulteration that he had not taken milk in his coffee for two years.
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The American Dental Association continues to maintain that mercury fillings and root canals are safe dental procedures, in spite of the overwhelming evidence against these practices. Routine high speed drilling saves dentists time, but also unwittingly destroys teeth, requiring root canals to save them.
The fluoride treatments and fluoridated toothpaste recommended to “protect” teeth, actually harm teeth and health. The fact that a nutrient dense, high fat soluble vitamin diet can prevent cavities and avoid the need for orthodontia is unknown for most individuals.
The majority of Americans have no idea how dangerous modern dentistry really is. Dentists aren’t bad people, but their training, similar to that received by allopathic physicians, is largely incorrect and health damaging to patient
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Most of what is known about drug expiration dates comes from a study conducted by the Food and Drug Administration at the request of the military. With a large and expensive stockpile of drugs, the military faced tossing out and replacing its drugs every few years. What they found from the study is 90% of more than 100 drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter, were perfectly good to use even 15 years after the expiration date.
So the expiration date doesn’t really indicate a point at which the medication is no longer effective or has become unsafe to use. Medical authorities state expired drugs are safe to take, even those that expired years ago. A rare exception to this may be tetracycline, but the report on this is controversial among researchers. It’s true the effectiveness of a drug may decrease over time, but much of the original potency still remains even a decade after the expiration date. Excluding nitroglycerin, insulin, and liquid antibiotics, most medications are as long-lasting as the ones tested by the military. Placing a medication in a cool place, such as a refrigerator, will help a drug remain potent for many years.
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Recently, We, the People has come out with a very interesting Civic Action Toolkit which explains the following to the layman in the context of making him a daily citizen. It is an attempt to simplify the steps which equip us with tools to make the system work and how to reclaim our space as citizens :
- Identify the Issue
- Identify the Legal background
- Who are the authorities related to the issue at hand
- Gathering maximum information related to the issue
- How to approach when the laws and rules do not address the problem
- Public Action
- RTI Formats
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We, the People is a network of organisations and individuals. We facilitate exploration, understanding and action for being active and responsible citizens through events and in-depth training programmes. Our programmes are offered in schools, slums, skyscrapers — anywhere that citizens of this nation live, learn and work.
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How do I know if the rupee note I have is pre-2005?
These notes can be very easily identified. Check the back (reverse) side of the currency note. All the post-2005 notes have the year of issue printed in the middle of the bottom row. The pre-2005 notes do not have this feature.
Which denomination of notes will be affected?
The phasing out is not restricted to any particular denomination of notes. The pre-2005 notes of all denominations will be phased out by the central bank after 31 March. So all notes, from Rs 5 to Rs 1,000 will be taken out of circulation.
What should I do if I have such notes?
Where and by when can I exchange these notes?
What happens if I am not able to meet the deadline?
Can a shopkeeper or bank refuse to take a pre-2005 note?
What if the notes I take for exchanging at the bank turn out to be fakes?
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It is more than you think! Water is a precious resource. More precious than you know, because very few of us have ever stopped to think how much we use of it a day, and how much energy it may take to filter, clean and produce all that water. Take a peek at a day in our lives takes in water.
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