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New Power Plant Threatens Agriculture and Food Security in Bangladesh

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The government of Bangladesh is advancing plans to install a coal-based thermal power plant in the area of Rampal in the Bagerhaat district. This project is only 10 kilometers away from the Sundarbans, an environmentally critical area, and threatens its very existence. The Rampal power plant will have hazardous impacts on agriculture and food security,… Continue Reading

Millions Chronically Exposed to Arsenic in Water

Between 35 and 77 million Bangladeshis have been exposed to toxic levels of arsenic from drinking contaminated water, a public health calamity causing one in five deaths in the country, according to new research published in The Lancet medical journal. The study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, monitored 12,000 people over ten… Continue Reading

Bangladesh to Improve Seafood Safety

On January 19, the Bangladeshi parliament passed a bill prohibiting the use of antibiotics, growth hormone, steroids and other harmful pesticides in animal and fish feeds. The new bill, if turned into law, will guarantee safer standards for fish and animal feeds that will ultimately improve food safety. According to the Financial Express, the bill… Continue Reading

US, Bangladesh Partner on Seafood Safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) sent a team of seafood safety specialists to Bangladesh this week to help train local health officials on aquaculture safety. According to the FDA, the goal of the trip is to work with Bangladeshi officials to help… Continue Reading