Landmark study shows decline in bee population due to neonicotinoid pesticide

Landmark study shows decline in bee population due to neonicotinoid pesticide

 The knowledge about the magnitude of harm that the bees were being subjected to due to these particular insecticides was still vague.

Jun 30, 2017, 12:25 PM IST
Insecticide exposure may elevate diabetes risk

Insecticide exposure may elevate diabetes risk

Synthetic chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products bind to the receptors that govern our biological clocks, researchers said.

Jan 22, 2017, 15:27 PM IST

Global warming could make insecticides less effective

Researchers from Montana State University in US showed that permethrin becomes less effective at killing the yellowfever mosquito as temperatures increase.

Dec 01, 2015, 20:17 PM IST

Haldiram's food products to be tested for pesticides in Maharashtra

After the US FDA reportedly found pesticides in Haldiram's products, Maharashtra has too ordered a test.

Jul 09, 2015, 00:03 AM IST

Scientists track genetic race between humans and mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are likely to evolve resistance against insecticides or unfavourable climate conditions typical in their local environment, according to a new study.

Jul 04, 2015, 10:46 AM IST

New mosquito-targeting insecticide offers hope of 'malaria-free' future

Researchers have come up with a new antibody insecticide that targets malaria mosquitoes.

May 21, 2015, 15:05 PM IST

UN cancer agency IARC sees a risk in five pesticides

The UN`s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including a commonly-used weedkiller, were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were "possibly" so.

Mar 21, 2015, 02:36 AM IST

Insecticide-resistant 'super mosquito' discovered

A newly discovered 'super mosquito' has the ability to survive the insecticides used to treat bed nets which are key to preventing the spread of malaria in humans, scientists say.

Jan 13, 2015, 13:35 PM IST
Govt launches 'Grow Safe food' campaign

Govt launches 'Grow Safe food' campaign

Government has launched "Grow Safe Food" campaign to improve agriculture output without comprising on nutrition and quality of the produce.

Oct 17, 2014, 19:25 PM IST

Non-synthetic pesticides fail to kill bed bugs: Study

Essential oil-based pesticides and insecticides that have flooded the market in recent years may not be good at killing bed bugs, found a research.

Oct 14, 2014, 16:54 PM IST

Scientists crack secret of mosquito resistance to insecticides

Scientists have found that a single genetic mutation causes mosquitoes to develop resistance to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria nets.

Feb 25, 2014, 20:47 PM IST

Locust genome could serve as blueprint for new insecticides

The genome sequence of Locusta migratoria is the largest animal genome sequenced so far and has provided the means with which its genes can be targeted by insecticides.

Jan 15, 2014, 00:28 AM IST

Rising menace of chemically contaminated water in rural areas

Availability of safe and potable water continues to be a distant dream for the rural populace of India.

Oct 14, 2013, 21:05 PM IST

Bihar mid-day meal tragedy: Should probe if pesticides were made in Gujarat, says JD(U) MLA

JD(U) MLA Manjit Singh said that it should be probed whether pesticides that were found in the mid-day meal in a Chhapra school were made in Gujarat.

Jul 29, 2013, 17:17 PM IST

Mid-day meal tragedy: Have contingency plan, Centre tells states

Centre on Tuesday asked all states to put in place a contingency plan to deal with such incidents and ensure strict compliance of guidelines.

Jul 23, 2013, 20:15 PM IST

Indoor insecticide treatments emerge as powerful tool against malaria

A pair of provocative studies has thrown light into the intense ground war now underway against malaria.

Jul 04, 2012, 12:50 PM IST

Apples found to carry most pesticides among `dirty dozen` foods

An environmental group has singled out Apples as being the biggest carrier of insecticides.

Jun 23, 2012, 16:46 PM IST

Unroasted coffee beans the next-gen insecticides?

The boffins claimed that coffee beans contain proteins that can kill insects and might be developed into new insecticides for protecting food crops against destructive pests.

Apr 01, 2010, 18:09 PM IST