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  • Sugar industry paid to downplay heart risks of sugar, promote risks of fat: study

    In the 1960’s, before conflict of interest disclosure was required, the sugar industry sponsored research promoting dietary fat as an important cause of coronary heart disease, and downplaying the role of sugar, according to a special report in JAMA Internal Medicine...

    A 1967 literature review in The New England Journal of Medicine pointed to fat and cholesterol as the dietary culprits of heart disease, glossing over evidence from...

  • Only six milk brands fit for consumption in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: After conducting tests on 16 brands of packaged milk given Ultra High Temperature (UHT) and pasteurisation treatment, the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) has found that only six are safe for consumption, the National Assembly was told on Monday...

    Pasteurisation is a similar process, but involves lower temperatures and seeks to preserve microbes that are good for human consumption while...

  • Report finds sharp decline in Pakistan’s pulse consumption

    ISLAMABAD: The consumption of pulses in Pakistan has sharply declined from about 15kg per person a year to about 7kg per person a year, found a new report of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations...

    The report titled ‘State of Food and Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific Region’, reviewed pulse consumption in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh over the period from 1961 to 2013...

  • Tea consumption up in Pakistan

    8 per cent in per capita consumption of tea in Pakistan has been recorded from 2007 to 2016...

    According to the current market situation and medium-term outlook, published by the Food and Agriculture (FAO) of the United Nations, Pakistan is among the seven countries where per capita consumption of tea has been increased...

  • Eight of family die from ‘toxic food consumption’

    MUZAFFARGARH: Eight out of 17 members of a family, who had consumed some toxic meal on Tuesday, died at the Nishtar Hospital, Multan, on Thursday...

    The family of Muhammad Akram Leshari lived in the river belt in Seetpur’s Basti Lashariwala, Alipur tehsil, some 130 kilometres from here
  • ‘11 mineral, bottled water brands unsafe for consumption’

    ISLAMABAD: Contaminated bottled water continues to be sold in the market, despite efforts to ensure the provision of safe drinking water, the Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) said in its report for the months of April through to June, 2017...

    Of these, New Premier and Natural Pure have comparatively high levels of arsenic ranging between 12 and 23 parts per billion when the Pakistan Standards and Quality...

  • Drought reduces water consumption in California

    LOS ANGELES: Water consumption dropped 13...

    But the figures fail to show the uneven consumption between different areas, with some regions showing big drops, while others, compared to others like El Segundo, which saw a 35 per cent increase in its water use...

  • Wheat consumption falls in Ramazan

    KARACHI: The consumption of wheat has fallen to nearly 110,000 tonnes during Ramazan in Karachi compared to the monthly average of 150,000 tonnes in summer...

    Consumption in winter stands normally higher as 180,000 tonnes of wheat are ground every month to make flour (atta)...

  • SHC report finds 77pc of Sindh's water unsafe for human consumption

    At least 77 per cent of the water in 14 districts of Sindh was found to be unsafe for human consumption, according to an inquiry report submitted before the Sindh High Court (SHC)...

    It mentions that 460 water samples were collected from surface and underground sources and reverse osmosis (RO) plants in different districts of Sindh by Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) teams...

  • Over 80pc water samples in 14 districts of Sindh found unfit for human consumption: report

    Earlier, 75pc drinking water samples collected from 13 districts were found unfit for human consumption...

    The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) had conducted a bacterial and chemical analysis of water samples collected in Karachi, Thatta, Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Tando Mohammad Khan, Tando Allahyar, Badin, Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar, Nawabshah, Khairpur, Sukkur, Shikarpur and Larkana districts...

  • CDA filtration plants providing water unfit for consumption

    If water from the filtration plants is not fit for human consumption, what about the water being supplied from other sources,” said a senior CDA official...

    A few years ago a monitoring report compiled by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) – the premier research institute in the country – also revealed surprising findings regarding CDA water filtration plants...

  • Letter from Mumbai: Costly pulses push up chicken consumption

    ”In a country where a large section of the population is either vegetarian, or partially vegetarian (during some seasons such as the monsoons, or during festivals many do not consume non-vegetarian food), per capita consumption of poultry meat is a meagre 3...

    India’s per capita consumption of eggs is also low at 62...

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