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.

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.

Madhya Pradesh: Engineering student develops equipment to wipe-off weeds

An engineering student in Madhya Pradesh has developed an equipment to wipe-off weeds without the usage of pesticides to help farmers.

WHO says limiting access to pesticides can prevent suicides

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that limiting access to pesticides can help reduce the number of suicides.

Agrochem industry body to sue Greenpeace on toxic tea report

The agrochemicals industry association Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI), Thursday said it has decided to file a defamation suit seeking Rs.50 crore ($8 million) in damages from Greenpeace India for claiming that leading brands of tea sold in the country contain pesticides.

Pesticide causes kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations

A new study has revealed that ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations.

Pesticide exposure changes bee behaviour: Study

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

Exposure to pesticides may increase Parkinson`s risk

A new study has found a specific gene that may explain why some people are particularly susceptible to developing Parkinson`s after exposure to certain pesticides.

Pesticides exposure linked to Alzheimer`s disease

A new study has revealed that patients with Alzheimer`s disease have significantly higher levels of DDE, the long-lasting metabolite of the pesticide DDT, in their blood than healthy people.

Pesticides can affect brain development of unborn babies

Researchers have warned that two neonicotinoid pesticides can affect human health and harm the brain development of unborn babies.

How exposure to pesticides increases Parkinson`s disease risk

Researchers have found that genetic mutation combined with exposure to pesticides increases risk of Parkinson`s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, by killing dopamine-containing neurons.

How vegetables on your plate can put you at risk

A study has linked two pesticides with an increased risk of endometriosis, a condition affecting up to 10 percent of reproductive-age women.

CSE calls for testing of processed food for pesticides

The Centre for Science and Environment Thursday demanded periodical testing of packaged and processed food, including soft drinks, for pesticides.

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.