China’s arsenic-laced soil harming food, health, survey shows

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Báo Thanh Niên English 15 hour(s) ago

China’s soil is laced with pollutants including mercury and arsenic, according to a nine-year government survey, posing a threat to agriculture and human health and raising new concern about the environmental costs of China’s three decades of economic growth.

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Tobacco lobby pushes for tax increase delay

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago

Increasing the special consumption tax on tobacco is essential but should not be done next year since smuggling is rampant, cigarette companies and the Viet Nam Tobacco Association told a seminar late last week to discuss amendments to the Law on Special Consumption Tax.

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Producers object to special tax for carbonated drinks

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SaigonTimes English 2 week(s) ago

HANOI - Member companies of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) and experts have expressed disapproval of a tax rate of 10% for carbonated soft drinks as proposed in the draft Law on Special Consumption Tax.

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Viet Nam focuses on managing nano-safety

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

Viet Nam has taken its first steps towards nano-safety management – a concept still novel but essential, a senior official said at a workshop yesterday.

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Seeking legal evidence for dioxin lawsuit

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Seeking legal evidence for dioxin lawsuit

Scientists have examined additional legal evidence to support the Vietnamese lawsuit against US chemical companies, asking them to admit accountability for the consequences of Agent Orange/dioxin in Vietnam.

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Seeking legal evidence for dioxin lawsuit

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago 3 related news

Seeking legal evidence for dioxin lawsuit

(VOV) - Scientists have examined additional legal evidence to support the Vietnamese lawsuit against US chemical companies, asking them to admit accountability for the consequences of Agent Orange/dioxin in Vietnam.

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USAID offers $800,000 for fighting epidemics in VN

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USAID offers $800,000 for fighting epidemics in VN

The U.S. Agency for International Cooperation (USAID) has decided to fund Vietnam with US$800,000 to help the country deal with risks of epidemics by September 2015.

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US sponsors fight against emerging epidemics

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago 1 related news

The U.S. Agency for International Cooperation (USAID) has announced a package of US$ 800,000 to help Vietnam mitigate risks posed by newly-emerging epidemics by September 2015.

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FAO warns of cross-border bird flu risk from China

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago

FAO warns of cross-border bird flu risk from China

The spread of the H7N9 virus among poultry in live bird markets (LBM) in China's Guangxi province has significantly increased the risk that it will progressively spread to neighbouring countries and pose a higher human health risk, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

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FAO warns of cross-border risk from China bird flu

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago

FAO warns of cross-border risk from China bird flu

The spread of the H7N9 virus among poultry in live bird markets (LBM) in China's Guangxi province has significantly increased the risk that it will progressively spread to neighbouring countries and pose a higher human health risk, the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

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Coca-Cola colouring causes no harm: VFA

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

The Viet Nam Food Association (VFA) has announced that the levels of caramel colouring 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) found in Coca-Cola products in Viet Nam meet national and international food safety standards.

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France makes 21 arrests in new horsemeat scandal

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France makes 21 arrests in new horsemeat scandal

French police made 21 arrests on Monday as part of an investigation into claims that meat from horses used for drugs testing found its way into the food chain.

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France makes 21 arrests in new horsemeat scandal

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France makes 21 arrests in new horsemeat scandal

French police made 21 arrests Monday as part of an investigation into claims that meat from horses used to produce anti-rabies and other serums got into the food chain.

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Nha Trang hosts Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health

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VOV News English 5 month(s) ago

Nha Trang hosts Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health

(VOV) - More than 300 delegates representing 32 countries are attending the 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Public Health (APCPH) in Khanh Hoa province’s Nha Trang City on November 21–22.

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High tungsten levels may double stroke risk: study

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VietnamNet English 5 month(s) ago

High tungsten levels may double stroke risk: study

High levels of tungsten in the body could double the risk of suffering a stroke, a study in the U. S. journal PLOS ONE said Monday.

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