OUR WORK ON FOOD

Pesticides residues in soft drinks

CSE study found that all 36 samples tested contained residues of extremely toxic pesticides.

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Pesticides residues in bottled water

On an average, in all the samples of all 17 brands, the total pesticides were found to be 36.4 times higher than the stipulated levels.

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Antiboitics in Honey

CSE study found multiple antibiotics in high amounts in 11 out of the 12 samples that were tested.

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Antibiotics in chicken

CSE found residues of antibiotics in 40 per cent of the chicken samples it tested suggesting an indiscriminate use of antibiotics in poultry.

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Junk food

Every ailment from heart diseases to hypertension and diabetes is linked to how one eats and exercises. Junk food has become the world’s biggest health headache.

Possible carcinogen in bread

Study shows that 32 of 38 samples of bread i.e. more than 84 per cent of samples tested were found to contain potassium bromate, a possible carcinogen.

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Energy drinks

CSE study found high levels of caffeine in 44 percent of the samples tested. Caffeine being a psycho-stimulant, too much of it can lead to seizures, strokes and even death.

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Trans Fats

Consumers are unaware that cooking mediums used outside their kitchens, especially to make certain packaged foods, are chock-a-block with the unhealthy trans fats.

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