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Washington, Feb. 12 (ANI): Bhutan will become the first country to produce exclusively organic food, after banning the sale of pesticides and herbicides, relying only on animal and farm waste to fertilize crops.
Exposure to pesticides in food, air and water ups diabetes risk Feb 6, 10:40 am
Washington, February 6(ANI): Scientists have found that there is a direct relationship between exposure to pesticides (Persistent Organic Pollutants, CPOs) in food, air and water and prevalence of type 2 diabetes in adults, regardless of age, gender and body mass index.
Washington, January 6 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a link between Parkinson's and another pesticide, benomyl, whose toxicological effects still linger some 10 years after the chemical was banned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Defected Syrian General says 'Assad will use chemical weapons' Dec 11, 12:52 pm
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A top former general in Syria's chemical weapons program says he doesn't doubt for a moment that President Bashar al-Assad will deploy his chemical weapons arsenal as he tries to crush the uprising aimed at overthrowing his regime.
Washington, November 21 (ANI): Biopesticides-naturally occurring microorganisms-might provide effective bed bug control, a team of Penn State entomologists has suggested.
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Pesticides and other poisonous chemicals used in growing fruit and vegetables could be putting young children at risk of developing cancer in later life, scientists have warned.
Siliguri (West Bengal), Oct. 31 (ANI): Labourers working in tea gardens in West Bengal's Siliguri District have complained of suffering from several forms of skin diseases and other ailments due to the injudicious use of agrochemicals and pesticides.
Organic fruits and veggies no better than conventional food for kids Oct 23, 12:27 pm
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Organic fruits and vegetables are not necessarily safer or more nutritious than conventional foods, pediatricians have claimed.
Organic foods no more nutritious than conventional alternatives Sep 4, 11:14 am
Washington, September 4 (ANI): If you think organic foods are healthier and safer that conventionally grown products, you should think again.
No-till Farming - Answer to the Global Hunger Jul 22, 1:38 pm
Hoshangabad, July 22 (ANI): Aamir Khan, recently on his show "Satyamev Jayate" spoke about the harmful effects of pesticides and requested the Central and the state governments to adopt organic farming method. Waking up to the cries of farmers, Aamir has put forward a solution, which surely will bring back life to our agricultural fields.
Washington, July 12(ANI): Scientists have for the first time sequenced the banana genome, which may help save the humble yellow fruit from imminent collapse.
New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): The Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Central Government and the Central Insecticides Board for permitting a Gujarat-based chemical company to illegally import from China the insecticide -- Emamectin Benzoate -- with lesser purity, causing serious implications on agriculture as insecticides made out of this could pose problems to crops and human health in India.
Apples found to carry most pesticides among 'dirty dozen' foods Jun 23, 3:05 pm
New York, June 23 (ANI): An environmental group has singled out Apples as being the biggest carrier of insecticides.
Common household chemicals 'behind cancer and reduced fertility' May 11, 4:43 pm
London, May 11 (ANI): Common chemicals found in household products may be the reason behind a range of medical problems such as cancer, reduced fertility and obesity, Europe's environmental watchdog has warned.
Pesticides 'may reduce pregnancy length and birth weight' Apr 7, 12:05 pm
New Delhi, Apr 7 (ANI): Exposure of pregnant women to organophosphate (OP) pesticides may be associated with decreased gestational age and lower birth weight, a new study has claimed.
Pollutants linked to 450 percent increase in risk of birth defects Oct 20, 12:49 pm
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Pesticides and coal and oil pollutants increase the risk of certain birth defects including spina bifida and anencephaly by an alarming 450 percent in rural China, a new research has revealed.
Pesticides damaging Oz's Great Barrier Reef, says Govt report Aug 14, 5:53 pm
London, August 14 (ANI): Agricultural pesticides are causing significant damage to the Great Barrier Reef - a World Heritage-listed natural wonder - according to a new Australian government report on water quality at the site.
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