MIT engineers invent new method to eliminate lead from drinking water

U.S – Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new approach to removing lead and other heavy-metal contaminants from water, in a process that they claim to be far more energy-efficient than any other currently used system. The engineers say the process is much more effective than current methods of lead removal, as it does not target sodium and magnesium which are essential to healthy drinking water. Ultimately, it might be used to treat lead-contaminated water supplies at the home level, or contaminated water from some…

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Ghana’s PPRSD upgrades traceability system to guarantee food safety

GHANA – The Plant Protection Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) has upgraded its manual traceability system to an electronic traceability (e-traceability), to ensure that products are fully traced through all stages of production, handling and transport/export. The PPRSD is Ghana’s national institution with the mandate and capacity to organize, regulate, implement and coordinate the plant protection services needed for the country in support of sustainable growth and development of agriculture. Speaking at a traceability workshop aimed to sensitize stakeholders in Accra, Dr Felicia Ansah-Amprofi, Director of PPRSD, in a speech read…

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