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The Battle between European Pesticide Manufacturers and India’s Farmers

Since India overtook the global production of Endosulfan, Indian farmers were able to amply reap the benefits of this beneficial-friendly, cost-effective pesticide. Assumed to be in use for almost three decades in India prominently in the states of West Bengal, … Continue reading

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Reviewing the Alternatives of Endosulfan

Since EU lost its share of the Endosulfan pie when it went generic decades ago, their recent promotion of patented pesticides is only part of its attempt to re-enter global pesticide trade. Since their attempts to compete with Indian Endosulfan … Continue reading

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Endosulfan – Recommendations of Expert Committee

Government constituted Expert Committee under the chairmanship of Dr. C.D. Mayee to evaluate whether there is any link between Endosulfan and alleaged health effects. Recommendations of the Expert Committee 1. There is no link established between use of Endosulfan in … Continue reading

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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 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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‘Move to ban Endosulfan will hit Indian farmers’

The Pesticide Manufacturers and Formulators Association of India (PMFAI) expressed concern over European Union’s proposal to categorise Endosulfan as a persistent organic pollutant (POP). According to PMFAI, EU’s proposed move to launch new, patented, expensive products in the Indian market … Continue reading

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Proxy battle over endosulfan

Strange is the interplay of money power, business interests and NGO politics. In most cases, farmers turn out to be victims. A recent notification of the Kerala government is a good instance. The State Government recently issued guidelines which render … Continue reading

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