Organic agriculture is more than chemicals free farming

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Tu Thi Tuyet Nhung of the Viet Nam Organic Association tells Nong thon Ngay nay (Countryside Today) that organic agriculture is a philosophy and a way of living with nature.

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PM prescribes remedies for pharma sector

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Lack of a master plan has been blamed for Việt Nam having to import up to 80 per cent of its processed pharmaceutical materials although the country has an abundant source of pharmaceutical materials and was one of top exporters of raw pharmaceutical materials in the 1980s.

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Chemical tanker, running aground off central Vietnam, rescued

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

A three-week mission to rescue a foreign chemical tanker that ran aground off the south-central Vietnamese province of Binh Thuan last month has ended successfully.

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30,000-ton chemical tanker runs aground off Vietnam coast

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

A tanker carrying nearly 30,000 tons of industrial chemicals remains tilted to its side after running aground off the south-central coast of Vietnam on Saturday.

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Ho Chi Minh City authorities powerless to protect green trees

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Green trees in Ho Chi Minh City are continuously falling victim to damage and illegal chopping while authorities are powerless to step-in due to a lack of specific authorization.

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Poisoning from fake herbal medicine on the rise in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Recently, the Poison Control Center and the Department of Nephrology of Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi have received many patients suffering lead poisoning after taking herbal medicine of unknown origin.

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Surveillance cameras to be installed at Ho Chi Minh City’s ‘market of death’

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are set to install surveillance cameras to prevent the illicit sale of toxic chemicals at Kim Bien Market, often dubbed the ‘market of death.'

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Farmers told to go organic, shun chemicals

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Báo Dân Trí English 4 month(s) ago

Farmers should increase the application of bio-organic-based integrated pest management to sustain the health of the soil, preserve bio-diversity and improve agricultural product quality and safeguard people’s health, a seminar heard in HCM City yesterday (Friday).

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Thanh Hoa intensifies A/H7N9 avian flu prevention

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SaiGon GP English 4 month(s) ago

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of the central province of Thanh Hoa has urged localities at different levels to strengthen their monitoring of A/H7N9 avian flu.
Spraying chemicals to prevent avian flu in Hoang Hoa district, Thanh Hoa province (Source: VNA)

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Police seize fake coffee shipment in robusta king Vietnam

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Báo Đầu Tư English 5 month(s) ago

Environment police have seized a shipment of fake coffee at a bus station in the central town of Vinh, some 300km (186 miles) south of Hanoi.

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Ministry determined to eliminate industrial alcohol, banned chemicals

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SaiGon GP English 5 month(s) ago

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh yesterday issued resolution on tightening management of toxic chemicals, especially industrial alcohol.

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Vietnam tightens monitor on alcohol production, methanol after poisoning outbreaks

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SaiGon GP English 5 month(s) ago

Following outbreaks of methanol poisoning have occurred when methanol is used to adulterate moonshine, Vietnam's Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh yesterday presided a meeting with related agencies to tighten monitor on production and sales of alcohol as well as toxic substance methanol.

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HCM City offers interest-free loan to industrial businesses

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Báo Đầu Tư English 5 month(s) ago

HCM City will lend up to VND200 billion (US$8.8 million) without interest to viable supporting industry projects.

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Glyphosate not classified as carcinogen by ECHA

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Báo Đầu Tư English 5 month(s) ago

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)'s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) on March 15 agreed to maintain the current harmonised classification of glyphosate as a substance causing serious eye damage and being toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects, but concluded that the available scientific evidence did not meet the criteria to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic for reproduction.

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Contaminated pepper seized in Binh Phuoc

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

Police in the southern province of Binh Phuoc has just raided a local pepper trader found mixing chemicals into their product.

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