Monthly Archives: February 2011

No alternative to Endosulfan leaves horticulture industry struggling

A BAN on further manufacturing of the “workhorse” pesticide, endosulfan, has left the horticulture industry suddenly struggling to find a replacement product to control several challenging insect pests. Some cotton growers may also be caught short by the Federal Government … Continue reading

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Endosulfan is Safe!

Endosulfan is Safe: Since Endosulfan is a contact insecticide as opposed to a systemic one, it is not absorbed into crops or the food chain. It cannot bio-accumulate in the human body as it is continually degraded by metabolism to … Continue reading

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Effects of Endosulfan on Pollinators and Beneficials

Pollination determines the life of flowers, fruits and crops. It is estimated that every third morsel we consume is a result of pollination. The honey bee is among the most effective pollinators. 90 per cent of pollination in cross-pollinated crops … Continue reading

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Endosulfan

Maslow’s theory of hierarchy of needs is very relevant in understanding psychology of activists. According to Maslow, human needs can be presented in form of a five-level pyramid with the most basic needs at the bottom of the pyramid and … Continue reading

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Q&A: Pradip Dave, President, PMFAI

Even as it raises the banner of revolt against the European Union over the ban on the use of Endosulfan, the Pesticides Manufacturers and Formulators’ Association of India (PMFAI) is gearing up to lock horns with the Central Insecticides Board … Continue reading

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Withdraw erroneous report on endosulfan, Centre urged

The Pesticides Manufacturers and Formulators’ Association of India (PMFAI), on the radar of some environmentalists and business lobbies, on Friday demanded the Central government to withdraw the “erroneous” report of the Ahmedabad-based National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH) declaring endosulfan … Continue reading

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Endosulfan cannot be blamed for diseases in Kerala: Dr. S. K. Handa

At a media briefing held by the PMFAI, speakers questioned the flawed study conducted and published by National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), Ahmedabad. The study titled “The Final Report of the investigation of unusual illness allegedly produced by Endosulfan … Continue reading

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