Pesticide industry body loses defamation case against CSE, twice. The Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI), a pesticide industry body, has twice lost the defamation case it filed against Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi. CCFI had been pursuing the case against a study done by CSE highlighting the endosulfan poisoning of residents of Padre village in Kasaragod district, Kerala. After CSE’s study government scientific institutions had confirmed this and endosulfan use had been banned in the state by Union agriculture ministry.