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Pesticide exposure changes bee behaviour: Study

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:12

Long-term pesticide exposure affects individual bee behaviour, including pollen collection and the choice of flowers, a study using radio tracked bees has shown.

`Bee-harming` pesticides also hit bird populations: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 09:17

Already suspected of killing bees, so-called "neonic" pesticides also affect bird populations, possibly by eliminating the insects they feed upon, a Dutch study said on Wednesday.

Pesticides linked to bee deaths also affect birds, fish

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20:31

A class of pesticides tied to mass bee deaths is also harming butterflies, worms, fish and birds, a new research has warned.

Pesticides in veggies; Delhi govt says it has limited infrastructure

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 21:17

The Delhi government on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it has limited infrastructure in the laboratories for testing pesticides in fruits and vegetables but has chalked out plans to inform the public about its side effects.

Pesticides in veggies; HC terms it `alarming`, seeks action

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 22:26

The Delhi High Court today termed as "alarming" the findings of an expert committee on the status of pesticide residues in food commodities and said almost entire 1.75 crore Delhiites eat fruits and vegetables which are not fit for human consumption.

Here, seawater is used to grow vegetables!

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 15:50

At the Spencer Gulf, near Port Augusta in South Australia, Sundrop Farms is turning sunlight and seawater into fresh water and food inside greenhouses.

Pesticides in veggies: Centre, Delhi fail to address issue, HC told

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 20:24

The Delhi High Court was on Wednesday told that the Centre and the city government have failed to address the issue of use of banned pesticides in fruits and vegetables.

Stress can cause bee colonies to fail

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 16:10

Extended periods of stress can cause bee colony failures, according to a new study.

Speed up withdrawal of hazardous pesticides, says FAO

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 00:45

UN body Food & Agriculture Organisation asked developing countries like India to speed up the withdrawal of hazardous pesticides from their markets.

Europe set to ban bee-killing pesticides

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 20:00

The European Commission received the go-ahead Monday to slap a two-year ban across the European Union on the use of pesticides blamed for a sharp decline in bee populations, an EU diplomat said.

Commonly used pesticide may harm bees: Study

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 09:25

Two studies suggest a common type of pesticide is causing problems for honeybees and bumblebees.

40 taken ill after inhaling toxic gas

Last Updated: Sunday, January 08, 2012, 21:40

At least 40 people were taken ill after inhaling toxic gas leaked from a pesticide plant at Maitapur in Simulia area of Odisha`s Balasore district.