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Rice safety fears - The Nation

Rice safety fears - The Nation | Geography | Scoop.it

A consumer rights watchdog revealed that some packed rice products were tested with a high level of methyl bromide 

Health authorities of Thailand are scrambling to slap strict controls on chemical fumigation of rice and to push packers into upgrading their processing to good manufacturing practices (GMP) after reported findings of adulterated rice sapped public confidence in the country's food safety standards.
"Over the next five months, we will be nudging operators into adjusting themselves fast," Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong said yesterday. 
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will this week ask the Public Health Ministry to issue a regulation limiting the use of three hazardous chemical substances - methyl bromide, hydrogen phosphide and sulfuryl fluoride - in rice products. This would be the first time for Thailand to impose controls on the use of substances in its signature food product.


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These 20 European Nations Have The Most People In High Tech Industries

These 20 European Nations Have The Most People In High Tech Industries | Geography | Scoop.it
A look at which European nations have the most people employed in the tech industry.

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Ireland has the highest percentage of citizens, in Europe, who work in high tech industries!

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Russia: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel/Holidays/Cities | Infoplease.com

Information on Russia — map of Russia, geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, and the national flag.
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It gives much insight not only to the geography of Russia, but of it's culture,

 

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About Boracay Island | TropicalIslands64

About Boracay Island | TropicalIslands64 | Geography | Scoop.it
One of the best things about the Philippines is that it has more than 7000 islands, but none stands out more than the internationally renowned Boracay Island.

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These 20 European Nations Have The Most People In High Tech Industries

These 20 European Nations Have The Most People In High Tech Industries | Geography | Scoop.it
A look at which European nations have the most people employed in the tech industry.

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Marie Mara Vaughan's curator insight, March 11, 2013 10:45 AM

Ireland has the highest percentage of citizens, in Europe, who work in high tech industries!