Category Archives: World News

Will The Government Force Farmers To Commit More Suicides

Agriculture, the principal occupation in India has been acutely inequitable to its practitioners over the last couple of decades. With former late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s credo ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ lain to waste, farmer suicides have since been … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage

I am always amazed by the extent to which we humans take advantage of others’ problems. And we go to an even greater (read lower) extent when that person is not well equipped with knowledge about a certain thing related … Continue reading

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Endosulfan ban: no clear battle lines drawn

Bangalore: Mohammed Asheel, assistant nodal officer of the Kerala government’s endosulfan rehabilitation programme, recalls his initial scepticism at the reported effects of the fertilizer in Kasargod, the northernmost district of Kerala. “I found it difficult to believe that 158 different … 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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