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Bahamian government bans meat imports from Brazil
According to a Facebook post by Hope Strachan, Member of Parliament for Sea Breeze and Minister of Financial Services and Local Government, "The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources is aware of the meat scandal unfolding in Brazil relative to food inspectors taking bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats. Sr. Blairo Maggi, Brazil's Agriculture Minister, advised that the government of Brazil has suspended exports from 21 meat-processing units.
To safeguard public health and food safety in The Bahamas, the Minister for Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, has announced a precautionary ban of meat imports from Brazil. Until further notice, no permits... Read more.
Top Doc Post-Dump Fire Warning 'Indoor air quality 100x more potent than outdoor'
Ten days after a blazing fire erupted at the Harrold Road dump in Nassau smothering land and air with billowing, acrid black smoke, a leading physician urged residents displaced by the fire and its aftermath to stay away as long as they can, or ensure that their homes are hazmat cleaned and declared safe by independent analysts.
“What people are continuing to experience outside depending on wind direction is very frightening and we may not know the connection between the fire and chronic diseases that will present in 20 years.
“But I am even more concerned about the indoor air quality. When you have a house with a closed vacuum system, which is pretty much the way most of us live nowadays unlike our grandparents whose cottages allowed air to flow through, the result of inhaling toxic fumes is way more dangerous.”
The ash, soot, smoke are the visible, tangible components of an invisible, silent threat that can be deadly, seeping in through the pores of skin, the largest organ of the body, and... Read more.
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