EU uses pesticide residue norms as trade barrier on agri imports
The Centre for Environment and Agriculture, a not-for-profit organisation focused on improving farm economy, has claimed that the European Union has put trade barriers on agriculture imports by setting stiff quality standards
How MRLs have become a tool to block our…
MRLs have become a tool to block our farm produce exports India has no system to monitor pesticide residues in imported foods, even as its own shipments are getting detained in overseas ports.
Is there cancer catastrophe in India
Australia has the highest cancer incdident rate in the world, six European countries figure in the top 10 whereas Indian ranks 175th in the world. Cancer rate in India is half of the global average.
Crop protection body flays keralas ban on pesticides
The Crop Care Federation of India has taken strong exception to pesticides ban in Kerala, saying that the decision is arbitrary, irrational and inconsitent with the provision in Insecticide Act, 1968.
A white paper on pesticides use in the world and India
To the surprise of many, here is the authentic information about pesticides consumption in India vis-à-vis other countries. India has the largest area (141 million ha) under agricultural crops.
Sikkims organic farming delusions
Since the stage-managed TV show Satyamev Jayate in the year 2012, Sikkim’s organic agriculture hogs the limelight in the media with repeated rounds of glorification and applause.
Sulvadi case agrochemical body disapproves…
MYSURU: Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI), the apex trade body of agrochemical industries, has brushed aside the charge by the authorities concerned that Mono-crotophos, a pesticide…