Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Woman poisoned, green tea laced with herbicide

A bottle of "Sokenbicha" tea made a woman in Japan became sick after it was laced with a poisonous herbicide.

A 54-year-old woman from Kato, fell sick and was taken to a hospital after drinking the green tea on Sunday.

Police detected traces of the herbicide glyphosate in the tea.

A similar incident surfaced in Tokyo earlier this month, in which a 43-year-old man from Nerima-ku suffered diarrhea after drinking "Healthya" green tea from a PET bottle his wife had bought at a supermarket last month.

Glyphosate is mainly used to remove weeds. Though its toxicity is low, it causes nausea, headaches and diarrhea when consumed by humans.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Wine and tea linked to diabetes benefits

Antioxidant-rich red wine and tea could help regulate blood sugar levels in diabetics, suggests a new study from the University of Massachusetts.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tea Stolen

Sports cars worth hundreds of thousands of pounds were stolen from a new dealership - along with the office teabags.

Crooks made off with a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Porsche 911, two Subaru Imprezas, three Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions and a Renault Clio V6.

The eight cars, worth a total of £350,000, were stolen from Extreme UK in Stourbridge, West Midlands.