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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.

Bright pulses of light could make space grown veggies more nutritious

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:28

Researchers have claimed that exposing leafy vegetables grown during spaceflight to a few bright pulses of light daily could increase the amount of eye-protecting nutrients produced by the plants.

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.

Inflation eases to 8-month low of 5.05%; vegetables cheaper

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 13:57

Wholesale inflation eased to a seven-month low of 5.05 percent in January, on decline in the rate of price rise in food articles, mainly vegetables.

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.

International Space Station `farm` bears fruit

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 17:29

Astronauts are growing vegetables in an experimental greenhouse named Lada aboard the International Space Station (ISS) that are safe to eat.

India wastes Rs 13,300 cr of fruits and vegetables annually

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 11:48

India, the world's second largest producer of fruits and vegetables, throws away fresh produce worth Rs 13,300 crore every year because of the country's lack of adequate cold storage facilities and refrigerated transport, a report said.

`Poly house farming can mitigate vegetable supply crisis`

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 17:27

Poly house farming can mitigate supply crisis of vegetables in cities if the new farming technology is deployed on a large-scale in surrounding regions, a senior official of Mother Dairy said on Friday.

Mamata imposes ban on export of vegetables to other states

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 20:09

Concerned with steep hike in prices of vegetables in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today imposed a ban on the export of vegetables and potato to other states.

Costly vegetables push retail inflation to 9.87% in June

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 18:00

Retail inflation inched up to 9.87 percent in June, from 9.31 percent in the previous month, on costlier vegetables and food items.

Organic veggies from Bihar bound for Europe

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 12:09

Farmers of a village in Bihar's Nalanda district are planning to go global. Potatoes, pumpkins, garlics, chillis and ladyfingers, among other vegetables, produced in Sohdih village are all set to make their way to kitchens in Europe.