Latest Consumers Association of Penang Stories

2008-10-14 00:00:32

By S.M. Mohamed Idris IN August 1997, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) exposed the hazards behind the sales of Alcopops, a trendy intoxicating beverage targeting the youth market. After all this time, similar beverages, designed and packaged like soft drinks, are once again readily available in the market. Earlier this year, we supplied the relevant agency with information on the sale of these drinks and handed over several of these drink samples to both the Ministry of Health...

2008-09-24 00:00:21

By S.M. Mohamed Idris THE Consumers Association of Penang refers to the recent scandal where four children in China died following the consumption of baby formula contaminated with the toxic chemical known as melamine. It's the same chemical at the centre of a pet food scare in the United States last year, when US authorities connected the contamination to Chinese animal products. Melamine is used as an ingredient in the manufacture of some plastics and fertilisers. Apparently, it is...

2008-09-04 00:00:11

By S.M. Mohamed Idris THE Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) calls on the government to bring sustainable agriculture into the mainstream. It is clear that there is a need for a radical overhaul of the agriculture sector for the country to produce the food it needs, in an environmentally-sustainable way, and which does not threaten the agricultural productivity base. Conventional agriculture, exemplified by the Green Revolution, is based on intensive agrochemical use, and is no...

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