Pesticides

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
WARNING: Chemicals from bug-repellant sprays can linger in homes for a year!

WARNING: Chemicals from bug-repellant sprays can linger in homes for a year!

Warmer temperatures can lead to a flurry of unwelcome guests to our house – flies, mosquitoes, fleas, wasps, bedbugs and lice.

Jun 26, 2017, 19:06 PM IST

Common pesticide exposure may speed puberty in boys: Study

Evidence of recent exposure to the chemical appears in human urine as a metabolite, or molecule, called 3-phenoxybenzoic acid (3-PBA).

Apr 03, 2017, 00:20 AM IST
Bayer sets $66 billion deal for Monsanto after lengthy pursuit

Bayer sets $66 billion deal for Monsanto after lengthy pursuit

German chemicals giant Bayer announced Wednesday a $66 billion deal to buy controversial US seeds and pesticides firm Monsanto, triggering immediate criticism from farmers and environmentalists.

Sep 15, 2016, 02:58 AM IST
Stressed-out birds more inviting to mosquitoes

Stressed-out birds more inviting to mosquitoes

 Birds exposed to stress such as road noise, pesticides and light pollution were twice as likely to be bitten by mosquitoes that transmit the West Nile virus, finds a study.

Aug 12, 2016, 00:12 AM IST

Want a healthy brain? Avoid these things!

We need to take special care of our brain as it is one of the most delicate organs of your body. 

Aug 12, 2016, 00:00 AM IST
Pesticides linked to decline of bees needed for crop diversity: Experts

Pesticides linked to decline of bees needed for crop diversity: Experts

Widespread use of pesticides for enhanced crop yields has led to the decline of pollinators such as honey bees which are needed for increase in yields and quality of 84 per cent of the crops grown for human consumption, experts said here on Saturday.

Jul 02, 2016, 19:39 PM IST

Appoint food safety officers within eight weeks, HC tells Delhi

A high court division bench asked the government to file an affidavit indicating what steps they have taken on appointment of food safety officers.

May 05, 2016, 20:15 PM IST

23 dead in Pakistan after eating poisoned sweets: officials

At least 23 people have died and dozens of others fell ill in central Pakistan after eating sweets which police suspect were tainted with pesticides, officials said Monday.

Apr 25, 2016, 13:50 PM IST

Agriculture Ministry to use fewer animals in testing of pesticides: PETA

The Union Agriculture Ministry has agreed to accept measures that will "significantly" reduce the number of animals used in toxicity testing of pesticides, animal rights body PETA India today said.

Jan 18, 2016, 16:01 PM IST

Food items contain over 12% unapproved pesticides, claims govt report

The government has found residues of unapproved pesticides in vegetables, fruits, milk and other food items collected from various retail and wholesale outlets across the country.

Oct 05, 2015, 10:09 AM IST

Avoid pesticide exposure to ward off diabetes risk

 An analysis of 21 studies has shown that exposure to pesticides is associated with increased risk of developing diabetes by 61 percent, with different types of pesticides showing varying levels of risk.

Sep 16, 2015, 13:14 PM IST

Kerala's cardamom farmers get lessons on pesticide use

Farmers of cardamom-growing villages in Kerala's Idukki district will be educated on the judicious use of pesticides, the authorities said on Wednesday.

Aug 12, 2015, 15:44 PM IST

No pesticide spraying while flyers are on board: NGT

Heeding to the plea of a United States-based neurologist, the National Green Tribunal Monday directed the Centre to ensure that no disinfectant fumigation is carried out in aircraft while passengers are onboard.

Aug 03, 2015, 15:58 PM IST

Pesticides don't accumulate in mother's milk

Unlike other milks, pesticides do not accumulate in breast milk.

Jul 24, 2015, 18:05 PM IST

Study finds pesticide residues in mother's milk in Sirsa

Mother's milk is said to be the purest form of milk but unfortunately this vision has been shattered as pesticides are there in mother's milk. 

Jul 13, 2015, 15:24 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

DNA: This genius farmer in Raipur builds drone using garbage dump!

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Jul 02, 2015, 10:30 AM IST
Pesticides alter bees' brains, affect reproductive ability

Pesticides alter bees' brains, affect reproductive ability

New research suggests that a particular class of pesticides called "neonicotinoids" do not kill bees but impair their brain function to disturb learning, blunt food gathering skills and harm reproduction.

May 01, 2015, 13:36 PM IST

NHRC unhappy over delay in tribunal for endosulfan victims

The NHRC on Thursday expressed its dissatisfaction over the tardy progress in the setting up of a tribunal to settle claims of victims of endosulfan and asked the Kerala government to expedite it.

Apr 09, 2015, 21:59 PM IST