April 2017 Contents

Vol.14  No.08

Cover Story

Milk Adulteration: Who to trust now?

The story of milk gets murkier, with harmful chemicals being used literally manufacture it. With the total lack of consumer rights and legislation in the country, it took the Supreme Court to take up a petition ordering testing all local and ‘international’ milk brands. Who do you trust in the confusion spread by companies and the media?  (more)

Cover Story

Of Farmers, middlemen and company profits

One of the biggest victims of the current situation of milk production in the country are the farmers who are fast giving up cattle farming. The cost of production of pure milk is far more than the selling price while middleman pocket the profits. (more)

Cover Story

Fit for consumption or not? Would you take your pick of a chemical concoction from your favorite brand?

Are you confused or complacent? Since everything in Pakistan is contaminated in one way or the other, the public resorts to turn both eyes blind to whatever they consume.  (more)

Gardening

Attending to basics

There is a basic garden essential that gardeners, even those with enough experience to know better, consistently overlook and, in doing so, often condemn their garden plans and growing dreams to oblivion before they have got as far as sowing the very first seed of the season. (more)

Public Health

An asthma patient in every house

Often overlooked, the massive amount of air pollution created by stone crushing machines is a major health hazard for mountain communities from where the stone is mined. (more)

SN Disability

Bravery personified

Ms. Nosheen Kanwal, is bravely dealing with spinal cord injury due to a fall accident. She can walk now after a critical surgery which is indeed a great achievement.  (more)

SN Plantation

Subh-e-Nau continues National Plantation Year

The early spring season is a great initiative towards plantation across Pakistan. Subh-e-Nau continued its #greeneveryinch with active participation from dedicated supporters.

Eco-living

Six inexpensive methods to purify water

Clean water is a fundamental human right. On average, each person needs 20 to 50 liters of water each day for drinking, cooking, and simply keeping themselves clean. (more)

Sustainability science

Drones helping design solar power plants of the future

A cottage industry is growing around new technology for solar power developers to design, build and operate solar farms to help compete with fossil fuel power. (more)

Film Review

Food, Inc.

Do you think it is necessary and a basic right know where our food comes from? The food that we buy off the shelves of big super markets must have a source, right?   (more)

Health Page

Chamomile: The Blissful Tea

In Pakistan’s culture, there is nothing more soothing than a hot cup of tea, served after a long, tiring day. However, most of the times, tea is laden with sugar and milk, which can be detrimental, especially after a heavy meal.  (more)

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