Red yeast rice is a Chinese product that has been used for centuries in food as a preservative, flavoring and coloring agent. It makes Peking duck red, for example, and is used in red rice vinegar. It also has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for indigestion and to promote blood circulation.
The Bengal tiger or Royal Bengal tiger found in India has plunged to 1,411 drastically lower than the estimated 3,700 believed to exist 5 years ago.
Project Tiger, a group dedicated to preserving the population of the rare animals headed by Rajesh Gopal unveiled the latest figures.