US-grown apples are widely coated with a pesticide that has been newly banned in the European Union amid health concerns, and the United States is at least a year behind in a required scientific as

Jind soil lacks necessary nutrients, people falling sick

Overdose of pesticides to increase productivity has not only created serious health problems for humans, but has also destroyed the health of the soil. During the past one year, the Jind Soil Testing Lab received 9,400 samples of sand, but all failed as these did not have the much-required nutrients.

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Government to make its laboratories fully-equipped for testing the presence of pesticide residues in samples of vegetables and fruits sold here

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Government and the Union Agriculture Ministry to launch an awareness campaign about the harmful effects of pesticide residue in fruits and veget

This is the report of the expert committee set up by agriculture ministry as per order of Delhi High Court to frame a policy for Monitoring of Pesticide Residues in Fruits & Vegetables.

Study Finds Residue In 96 Of 345 Samples Tested | Produce Collected From Vendors, Markets

The advice to ‘watch what you eat’ may no longer apply only to the calorie conscious, with a recent study finding copious quantities of pesticide residue in fruits and vegetables. Of the 345 samples they tested, researchers found pesticide residue in 96 samples.

Statement of the Minister of Health and Family Welfare in response to Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 2567 for 18th February, 2014, asked by Shri Baishnab Parida regarding Stringent checks for pesticides in fruits and vegetables.

‘Homestead farming can provide safe food for families’

Kerala needs a new green revolution that focussed not only on food security, but also on food safety, M.P. Vincent, MLA, has said.
He was addressing a meeting organised here on Tuesday by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Thrissur, to launch activities in connection with the International Year of Family Farming.

This phenomenon will pose a serious threat to the environment, he says

S.S. Sreedhar, Chief Conservator of Forests, Wildlife Management, Eluru, on Thursday expressed anguish over the disappearance of vultures. Speaking at a seminar on ‘Green chemistry -- its impact on environmental protection’ held here under the aegis of Sir C.R. Reddy College, he said the disappearance of vultures, known as natural scavengers, will pose a serious threat to the environment.

Higher pesticide residue levels in vegetables exported to Saudi Arabia - Question raised in Rajya Sabha, 05/02/2014.