04 December, 2020

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Anti-biotics abuse in poultry farms push players to order eggs from Japan; Haryana's cloning success story. Read all the juicy gossip here...

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Eggs Of The Rising Sun

Made in Japan—and shipped over to meet the nutritional requirements of some of India’s top badminton hopefuls. Are we talking about some groundbreaking new supplement, you ask? To an extent. Pullela Gopichand Academy has det­ermined that eggs from Telang­ana aren’t good enough for its players, and has therefore contracted with Ise Foods, Japan, to supply “prem­ium eggs” until the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Antibiotics abuse in Indian poultry farms is a serious concern, with research from the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, Washington, as well as the University of Hyderabad, having found that this leads to antibio­tic-resistant bacteria. Ise Foods, on the other hand, has practices in place to prevent such abuse, and also puts a number of nutritional supplements in its eggs, which should help give the players an edge.


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