- "Food Matters Newsletter, June 2013....."
- "Details of some resource persons on organic farming, state-wise".
- Pesticides like Mancozeb and Captan, classified as Probable Human Carcinogen (US EPA) continue in India.
- India has 67 pesticides that have been banned or restricted in other countries.
- Nearly 40% of pesticides registered in India belong to Class I and Class II WHO categories of acute toxicity.
- Studies show that less than 0.1% of pesticides for pest control fall on target insects. Rest dissipates into the atmosphere, contaminating our resources.
- Farming can indeed be done profitably without synthetic pesticides – research proves this; experience on millions of acres shows this.
- In Andhra Pradesh, 1000s of farmers have adopted Non Pesticidal Management of crops through a government programme called Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture.
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March 28, 2019 12:47 AM
Pesticide Action Network International, 26 Mar 2019
PAN redoubles its call for a global legally binding mechanism for the lifecycle management of pesticides, either as a new standalone treaty or as a legally binding protocol within a new overarching chemicals framework to phase out Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs). PAN is releasing updated versions of two documents underlining the strong need for a legally binding treaty to ban HHPs. These are a PAN International List of Highly Hazardous Pesticides and a PAN International Consolidated List of Banned Pesticides.
March 24, 2019 12:39 AM
The Real News Network, 22 Mar 2019
Monsanto is about to face 11,200 more trials over the potential carcinogen in Roundup, which has prompted legislation to limit the chemical’s use
March 23, 2019 08:33 PM
AlterNet, 20 Mar 2019
In a landmark verdict against Monsanto that could have far-reaching implications, a federal jury on Tuesday found that the weed-killer Roundup was “a substantial factor” in causing a 70-year-old plaintiff’s cancer.…
March 21, 2019 12:37 AM
Colombia Reports, 20 Mar 2019
President Ivan Duque and the administration of US President Donald Trump suffered a major setback in their attempt to regain permission to spray glyphosate on Colombian coca fields, when a US jury–in a widely-watched case–ruled that the pesticide was a “substantial factor” in causing cancer.
March 16, 2019 06:31 PM
Hindustan Times, Anand Zachariah and Michael Eddleston, 12 Mar 2019
The ban of HPP as a public health strategy can reduce deaths in the young and active working population to protect life and contribute to the health of the country.
February 11, 2019 03:17 AM
The Guardian, 10 Feb 2019
The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global scientific review. More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. The total mass of insects is falling by a precipitous 2.5% a year, according to the best data available, suggesting they could vanish within a century.
February 10, 2019 12:32 AM
Eco-Business, 8 Feb 2019
In the Indian province of Andhra Pradesh, ditching chemical pesticides and fertilisers in favour of natural farming has led to big increases in output and income for farmers. So what’s stopping nationwide adoption of soil-friendly natural farming, writes Sourajit Aiyer.
February 05, 2019 01:42 AM
The Hindu, 4 Feb 2019
Harmful effects on human health and environment cited. The State government has banned the sale and distribution of the weed-killer Glyphosate and all products containing it citing its harmful effects on human health and the environment.
January 21, 2019 03:14 AM
The Times of India, 20 Jan 2019
KOTTAYAM: Two people died and three others were hospitalized on Friday in an incident suspected to have been related to pesticide poisoning in Thiruvalla