Sresta Natural Bioproducts, one of India's largest organic food companies, Monday announced "Freedom from pesticides", an eight-day campaign against pesticide ridden food.

Developing countries should speed up the withdrawal of highly hazardous pesticides from their markets following the death of 23 children from contaminated food in India, the United Nation's Food an

Around 32 students of a government-aided school in Amdanga, North 24-Parganas, have fallen ill after eating midday meal at their school on Wednesday.

At least 110 children were taken ill after eating mid-day meal in Bihar's Arwal and Jamui districts Wednesday in the second tragedy related to free school food in the state this month, officials sa

The orange and vermicelli sold in the Dhaka city markets are all treated with formalin, said a test report by green rights activists on Sunday.

A Special Investigating Team (SIT) formed by the Bihar government Tuesday began its probe into the deaths of 23 children after they ate a mid-day meal in a school.

The pesticide that killed 23 Indian schoolchildren last week is a nerve poison banned by many countries because of what the World Health Organisation describes as its ‘high acute toxicity’.

Formalin is being used by the traders as a preservative in fish, fruits, meat, milk, vegetables and a wide variety of food items.

Less than 24 hours after the Chhattisgarh government issued directive to schools to taste mid-day meals before they are served, 35 children of a primary school in Mou village in Raipur were hospita

The government has taken a move to conduct a study to determine the presence of toxic heavy metals including cadmium and arsenic in rice, officials said.

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