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Parliament nod on pesticide and seed bills likely next session: MoS Agri

Pesticide Management Bill seeks to regulate the pesticide sector by fixing prices and setting up of a regulatory authority.

19 Sep 2019 2:01 PM

Income-Tax officer rescues snake attacked with pesticide in Indore

Singh also used a straw to pour water into the snake's stomach to cleanse it of the ill-effects of pesticides poured over it.

02 Jun 2019 10:12 AM

Daily yoga practice improves sperm quality: AIIMS study

This could be explained by increase in levels of certain chemicals which increase neuroplasticity.

11 Jun 2018 1:41 PM

World Milk Day: Animal vs plant milk, which is the healthier choice?

Typically, milk is the primary source of nutrition for infant mammals before they are able to digest other types of food.

01 Jun 2018 11:00 AM

Reducing exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals to tackle obesity

Obesogens can promote fat accumulation through increasing the number and size of fat cells or by increasing appetite.

20 May 2018 2:56 PM


Pesticides may alter hormone production in humans

Endocrine disrupters are natural or synthetic molecules that can alter hormone function.

29 Apr 2018 4:13 PM

Bombay HC asks state to explain adulteration mechanism

The HC said adulteration and fruits preserved through hazardous pesticides is very serious.

01 Feb 2018 7:35 AM

Address issue of chemical in fruits, veggie: NGO to Bombay HC

The petitioner has requested the court to direct the state government and concerned departments to frame a policy to control these problems.

23 Dec 2017 2:59 AM

Baking soda can remove pesticides from apples: study

Washing could be one effective strategy to clean pesticides off produce, and it is standard practice in the food industry.

26 Oct 2017 9:04 PM

Maharashtra government issues fresh guidelines for spraying pesticides

The state government has already announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the families of the deceased.

14 Oct 2017 3:46 AM


Exposure to pesticide during pregnancy ups risk of brain tumour in kids

The findings indicated that pesticide use was associated with a 1.4-times increased risk of childhood brain tumours.

04 Oct 2017 5:11 PM

MP farmers’ stir: 2 more farmers end life taking toll to 7

Loan burden forced the two farmers to drink pesticide, commit suicide.

14 Jun 2017 8:05 PM

Banana farms blamed for infant deaths in Kerala's Attapady

Tribals say the use of banned pesticides at banana plantations has caused contamination of water resources.

04 Jun 2017 1:38 PM

An old bond revived: Ladakhis and their dzo

This vast ice desert lying in the lap of the Himalayas is an ecologically sensitive zone.

10 Apr 2017 4:50 AM

Boys may reach puberty early due to pesticide exposure

Many factors, including environmental toxins, are responsible for the decreasing age at onset of puberty for both boys and girls.

02 Apr 2017 11:39 AM


Strawberries may not be safe for consumption: WHO

Strawberries remain at the top of the list of produce with the highest concentration of pesticides.

12 Mar 2017 12:57 PM