at least 10 per cent more pesticides were detected in fruits and vegetables sold in Britain this year as compared to last year, says a uk government report. The report states that in 1.6

Darjeeling s famous brew, laced with pesticides, poses a threat to public health

The use of plant materials for preparations of ayurvedic tonics has been known since ancient periods. The use of digestive candies and health tonics are at great demand in India. Further, the enormous use of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in developing countries has been of serious concern because of their persistant nature. Herbal products prepared using parts of the plants for human consumption used as drugs, tonics, toiletories, cosmetics etc may also contain significant level of OCP residues.

Consuming vegetables contaminated with heavy metals and pesticides can lower a child s intelligence, warns a study

HAY SOREE , economist and director of Yardi and Sorée, a New Delhi-based company involved in organic farming and marketing, spoke to Down To Earth on the dangers of using pesticides and the need to switch to organic farming

115 nations, 12 dirty chemicals and a compromise that leaves DDT free to further pollute the foodchain

The United Nations Education Science and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) will launch the first-ever planet-wide climate research programme involving

P N TAKKAR former director of the Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal, and currently principal scientist at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, has been working on micro and secondary nutrients in soil and plant nutrition for the p

Nitrogen is the basic building block of plant and animal proteins, and is essential to all forms of life. But studies in recent times have shown that human activity, including agriculture, energy

Fruits and vegetables in Pakistan are laced with pesticides