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Pesticides

Mark Lynas and the demeaning of science

Posted on: 30 Jan, 2013
He’s fuzzy on facts and low on science, but the campaigner gets big media support

Toxic punch: heavy use of pesticides depleting local fish and bird populations

Issue Date: Nov 3, 2012
An average Bengali meal is incomplete without fish, many of which are local varieties not found or grown outside West Bengal.

Contaminating millets

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2012
Millets, suddenly, are a focus area for the Union Ministry of Agriculture.

‘Policies will infuse objectivity in health research’

Author(s): Dinsa Sachan
Issue Date: Mar 13, 2012
What’s the status of the National Health Research Policy?  It has been in the draft stage for a while. When will it be implemented? How will it change the health research scenario in the country?  

Secretive tribunals, hidden damages

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2012
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) appears to have generated the most number of investor-state treaties and shows that rich countries are as much at risk as developing countries. Would you agree? 

India’s many investment treaties make it vulnerable

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2012
Would it be correct to say that all countries are at risk from BITs and FTAs although the treaties are targeted at developing countries?

No pesticides

Issue Date: May 31, 2006

RESIDUE OF A REVOLUTION

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2005
Bhola Singh is dead... Bhola Singh was a farmer from village Balloh, district Bhatinda, Punjab. He is part of a story with a beginning and an end. But it has no middle. Thus what follows is a fragment. But it is not fiction.

Pesticides in our food

Issue Date: Dec 31, 2003
There is never any end to learning. And so, surprises. We have learnt, over 20 years, that environmental governance in India is lackadaisical. Still, the extent of irresponsibility never fails to surprise.
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