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Parliament’s Standing Committee on Agriculture may have expressed concern at the unscientific and excessive use of pesticides in agriculture that pose a threat both to the environment and human hea

Species that fed regularly on oil seed rape such as the buff tailed bumblebee showed more serious declines

New research could lead to the fine-tuning of pesticide formulations to further increase crop yield.

The world’s most widely used insecticide is an inadvertent contraceptive for bees, cutting live sperm in males by almost 40%, according to research.


New regulations have been passed to prevent the import of pesticides that could harm consumers and the environment.

Thiruvananthapuram: The government will examine the need to conduct a comprehensive study in the Endosulfan-affected areas in the state, especially Kasaragod district, covering aspects including th

Serum concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in U.S. women are believed to be among the world’s highest, however, little information exists on the partitioning of PBDEs between serum and breast milk and how this may impact infant exposure. Paired milk and serum samples were measured for PBDE concentrations in 34 women who participated in the US EPA MAMA Study. Computational models for predicting milk PBDE concentrations from serum were evaluated.

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An application to use neonicotinoid pesticides to protect winter oilseed rape has been refused by government for the second time.

The Coordinator of the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA), Winta Sintayehu, yesterday disclosed that The Gambia has been selected among the six countries in the region to lead the f