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Day: May 10, 2023

EAT COLOURFUL FRUITS & VEGGIES FOR GOOD HEALTH

Eat fruits and vegetables of different colours every day. A diet rich in colourful foods or simply fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Red, orange, yellow, green, white, blue and purple – each of these colours has health benefits, including: improved vision; decreased inflammation; reduced risk of chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease and...
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WHAT THOSE “GRAIN” LABELS ON FOOD PACKAGING MEAN

Many of the following labels on a food product might seem to convey a perception of “whole grains”, but that might not always be the case. > “MULTIGRAIN” products are not necessarily whole grain. The term refers to products made using a mixture of grains. It could mean that the product uses various types of flour, like the refined wheat and barley flours that are often used to make...
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“REFORM THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION” – A call by Unions and Public Interest Groups Worldwide

On 9 May 2023, an open letter from a group of unions and public interest groups worldwide, including Consumers Association of Penang and Sahabat Alam Malaysia, was handed over to Ana Berejiani, the President the Conference of Parties to the Rotterdam Convention. The letter proposed a reform of the Convention’s ‘prior informed consent’ – Right to Know – rules, to ensure governments,...
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