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August 23, 2012

The Dangers of Raw Milk: Unpasteurized Milk Can Pose a Serious Health Risk

22 Aug 2012: Milk and milk products provide a wealth of nutrition benefits. But raw milk can harbor dangerous microorganisms that can pose serious health risks to you and your family. According to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 1993 and 2006 more than 1500 people in the United States became sick from drinking raw milk or eating cheese made from raw milk. In addition, CDC reported that unpasteurized milk is 150 times more likely to cause foodborne…

Wheat exports rise 200 percent

RIZWAN BHATTI August 23, 2012:  Following the rising demand and better price in the world market, Pakistan''s wheat exports has again picked up, witnessing some 200 percent growth during the first month of the current fiscal year. Exporters told Business Recorder on Wednesday that after posting some decline in the second half of FY12, wheat exports surged, on the back of demand from Sri Lanka and some other regional countries. "Pakistan''s wheat exports was declining a few months ago…

Rains improve river flows, dams’ storage

M RAFIQUE GORAYA August 23, 2012:  The flow of water in rivers increased and storage levels at dams improved significantly, enhancing prospects for the current Kharif and upcoming winter crops, after widespread rains/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls in Azad Kashmir, Kyber-Pakhtunkhwa and central Punjab over the past 48 hours (Tuesday/Wednesday). According to the Flood Forecasting Centre, the water flow in River Indus increased from 160,000 cusecs to 242,000 cusecs - an addition…

Multilateral donors stop funding water, power projects’

August 23, 2012: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Wednesday said the ruling coalition has discredited country to an extent that all the major international lending institutions have expressed serious reservations about its trustworthiness. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have expressed dissatisfied over the way country is being governed, it said. Multilateral donors have stopped funding some water and power projects including 4,500…

Effective system needed to tackle electricity crisis: Agriculture Forum

August 23, 2012:  Agriculture Forum Pakistan Chairman Muhammad Ibrahim Mughal has said there is no dearth of electricity in the country but it does lack good governance and people who could control the electricity stealers and those not paying their bills after consuming power. 'Controlling the transmission and distribution losses of just four distribution companies out of total nine companies including of PESCO (Peshawar), KESC, QESCO and HESCO can add 1300 to 1500 mw in the system and save a…

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