Azoxystrobin residue was determined in mango fruits using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Residues of azoxystrobin were extracted with acetonitrile and purified by both liquid liquid extraction (LLE) and solid phase extraction (SPE) clean up. The HPLC analysis was carried out on ODS2 column with acetonitrile: water (80:20 v/v) as the mobile phase with UV

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Pesticides are notorious contaminants due to their toxic and carcinogenic nature and, unfortunately, are distributed globally in air, water, sediment, soil and foods even to the places where they have not been used before. SPE and GC methods were developed to analyze organochlorine pesticides.

Agriculture is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. Greenpeace's new report Cool Farming details the destructive practices resulting from industrial agriculture and presents workable solutions to help reduce its contribution to climate change. These practical changes will benefit the environment as well as farmers and consumers throughout the world. This report details for the first time all direct and indirect contribution agriculture has on climate change.

This paper deals with the question of

All the countries in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas are party to the CBD. However, only a few of them have ABS policies and laws, and these are at different stages of implementation. Central to the delay is a lack of awareness and understanding of ABS and the key components of an effective ABS regime.

Building an effective air quality management system (AQMS) requires a process of continual improvement, and the source apportionment techniques described in this report can contribute in a cost effective manner to improving existing systems or

Several studies addressing the supply and demand for food in China suggest that the nation can largely meet its needs in the coming decades. However, these studies do not consider the effects of climate change. This paper examines whether near future expected changes in climate are likely to alter this picture. The authors analyze the effect of temperature and precipitation on net crop revenues using a cross section consisting of both rainfed and irrigated farms.

Biotechnology proponents claim that genetically modified (GM) crops are good for consumers, farmers and the environment, and that they are growing in popularity around the world. Unfortunately, journalists often report such claims as fact, without first subjecting them to critical scrutiny.

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