Honey adulteration: ‘Centre should ban import of high fructose syrup’

The recent reports of widespread honey adulteration has shaken the consumer confidence and the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), which is playing a major role in promoting apiculture, feels that besides hampering consumer interests, such instances impact the livelihoods of farmers and tribal bee keepers. In an interview with BusinessLine, KVIC’s Chairman, Vinai Kumar Saxena, calls for strict action against adulteration and urges government to ban imports of High Fructose Syrup. Excerpts:

Amidst reports of adulteration by some major honey brands, what measures do you think should be taken to maintain consumer’s trust?

KVIC has always emphasized on maintaining the purity of honey and has retained the quality produced by its units which is 100% natural and contains no artificial substance. While these reports are alarming, it is worth mentioning that none of the Khadi’s honey brands has been found to be adulterated. This is crucial so as to

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TikTok drags US govt to court over President Trump’s threat of ban

TikTok questioned a decide to block the Trump administration from enacting a ban on the Chinese social-media network, as the company brought a geopolitical battle in excess of engineering and trade into a U.S. courtroom.

TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance Ltd., submitted a grievance in Washington federal court docket late Friday night time demanding President Donald Trump’s govt purchase that would block U.S. corporations from undertaking small business with them.

Trump exceeded his authority when he moved to ban the app, and did so for political factors alternatively than to stop an “unusual and incredible threat” to the U.S., as the law demands, according to the grievance. TikTok also reported the ban violates the company’s Initial Amendment free of charge speech legal rights.

Trump’s steps would “destroy an on the web group where hundreds of thousands of Americans have arrive together to convey them selves,” according to the grievance.

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