After an erratic monsoon, farmers in nine states struggle with pest outbreaks
Although most states in India lose five to 10 per cent of crops to pest attacks every year, the scale and intensity of the recent attacks is a …
Why India continues to use lethal pesticides
Death of cotton farmers due to pesticide poisoning in the Vidarbha region raises vital questions about the government's attitude towards …
Farmers propose Bills on loan waiver, fair prices in their own 'parliament'
More than 180 farmer organisations from across the country proposed Bills related to debt waiver and fair crop prices in a mock parliament
Residue standards for organic food is a step in the right direction:CSE
FSSAI's new regulations for residue standards to certify food as organic is in alignment with international best practices
Pest attacks on rise across India, yet no discussion on spurious pesticides
As allegedly fake pesticides prove ineffective in controlling pests, farmers resort to indiscriminate spraying
Record number of chemicals reviewed by UN committee
The review is to list chemicals into the Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions' annexes to push for a pollution-free planet
Farmers' rights grossly violated due to lack of awareness on pesticide spraying: NHRC
NHRC has sent notices to Centre and Maharashtra, demanding detailed report in four weeks
New study suggests kidney disease may be linked to pesticide exposure
Patients with chronic kidney disease were found to have higher amounts of organochlorine pesticides in their body
Karnataka's endosulfan victims to 'fast unto death' for better compensation
Neighbouring state Kerala has provided monetary compensation worth Rs 180 crores along with other facilities
LIES, DAMN LIES AND ENDOSULFAN
KUSHAL P S YADAV blows the lid off dirty tactics adopted to give clean chit to endosulfan
Ten years after the crisis, what is happening to the world's bees?
Now we know much more about Colony Collapse Disorder, raising hopes that we can turn bees' fortunes around
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Depression’s other face
Factors linking depression to air pollution, food habits and environmental degradation are not commonly considered
Government agencies, companies must be accountable for peddling harmful chemicals
The Supreme Court's order to compensate endosulfan victims within three months is a welcome move, but India still needs to strengthen its …
No fertilisers, no pesticides, this Karnataka farmer uses only solar energy
Kailash Murthy’s experiment with natural farming stands out as a model for every small and marginal farmer in the country
How can we bring disappearing sparrows back to our cities?
On the occasion of World Sparrow Day, we take a look at what’s ailing these small birds and how to bring them respite
Promotion of pesticides a global health concern: UN experts
A report recently released by United Nations calls for better national and international regulatory framework on pesticides
A common class of insecticides puts farmers at high risk of diabetes
Long-term exposure to organophosphate insecticides puts the farming community at a higher risk of developing diabetes, shows a study
Who will salvage Punjab from pesticides, drugs and cancer?
The success story of Green Revolution turned into a harrowing reality with land and water contamination showing a trickle-down effect on economy …
About 97 per cent of endangered species threatened by common pesticides: US agency
In 2016, the WHO had announced that malathion and diazinon are probable carcinogens
SC orders Kerala to compensate Endosulfan victims in 90 days
Over 20 years of aerial spraying on cashew plantations in Kerala and other states has left many with mental and physical disorders
Toxins found yet again, this time in PET bottles of five soft drinks brands
Government study also confirms significant increase in leaching with the rise in room temperature
What's in your honey?
Ayurveda prescribes it for a range of ailments. People eat it for rejuvenation and boosting immunity. An Indian homemaker’s kitchen shelf …
Since the 1990s developing nations have been on a treaty spree, signing a vast number of bilateral and regional investment treaties to attract …
Parliamentary panel finds tobacco harmful for forests
The panel found that financial benefits due to tobacco cultivation were negligible as compared to losses suffered in terms of deaths