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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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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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Kerala’s fears on Endosulfan baseless: Sharad Joshi

Shetkari Sanghatana founder-president Sharad Joshi has said that Kerala’s fears on pesticide Endosulfan is baseless and a ban on its use will mean fewer farmers going for cultivation of pulses. A final decision on Endosulfan is likely at the Stockholm … 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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