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Author: Lai Cheng

JOHNSON & JOHNSON AND A NEW WAR ON CONSUMER PROTECTION

Johnson & Johnson has always insisted that its baby powder is “safe, asbestos-free, and does not cause cancer”. However, a 2016 investigation by Bloomberg and subsequent revelations by Reuters and the New York Times exposed the possible health risk related to its powders. Following those reports, tens of thousands of people filed suits against the company, alleging that its products had...
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Children See, Children Do

You are your child’s first and most important teacher. They are watching and learning from you each and every day, whether or not you intend to teach them. Children learn more by observing the behaviour of adults and they try to copy it. This is sometimes called “observational learning”. Wherever they are, whomever they are around, children are observing and learning. “Parents try to...
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How safe are our chicken eggs?

The recent report on eggs from a farm Teo Seng Capital Berhad being suspended by the Singaporean authorities shows that Malaysians are being rated as second-class consumers where food safety is concerned. The eggs were rejected as they were found to be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis bacterium. Again we hear the authorities saying that the eggs are not sold in Malaysia and it is only...
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VOTE for CAP URBAN GARDEN in the Transformative Cities Award 2022

WE NEED YOUR VOTES. Dear friends, CAP is a finalist of the Transformative Cities Award 2022. We need you to support us. For several years now, we have, through our urban farming campaigns, guided and shared useful knowledge with farmers, schools and individuals. Our objective is to transform the country’s food system into a healthier and more sustainable one. Together we can all drive changes...
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Financial institutions must not contribute to forest and peatland destruction and transboundary haze

As the climate and biodiversity crisis intensifies, credit to forest-risk commodity companies increased 60 per cent between 2020 and 2021. A new report, released today by the Forests & Finance Coalition, whose members include the Rainforest Action Network, Profundo, TuK Indonesia, Bank Track, Amazon Watch, Reporter Brasil, Friends of the Earth US and Sahabat Alam Malaysia, finds that none of...
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LACK OF SLEEP RAISES RISK OF MANY HEALTH PROBLEMS

Sleep experts say we should get at least 7 hours of slumber each night. A single night of poor sleep can leave you feeling cranky and unmotivated. You may be too tired to work efficiently, to exercise, or to eat healthfully. Over time, continued sleep deprivation raises the risk for a number of chronic health problems, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease....
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