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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.