pesticide residues

Panel to check banned pesticides set up, court told

March 21st, 2012 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The union agriculture ministry Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that a committee has been constituted for framing a policy for periodic checks to detect ... Read more...

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New tool helps detect pesticide presence in a jiffy

December 16th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 16 (IANS) A new screening tool could help detect pesticide traces instantly in large water samples. David Beale developed the tool, which is based on chemiluminescence - a ... Read more...

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Ozone-enriched environments reduce fungal spoilage of fruits, vegetables

April 11th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): A scientists has said that storing fruits and vegetables in ozone-enriched environments reduces spoilage.At the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Harrogate, Dr Ian Singleton explained how ... Read more...

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Warming Earth ‘could mean more toxins in environment’

November 10th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): There seems to be one more addition to the already known repercussions of global warming-more toxins in the environment, suggests a new research.Scientists have warned that global warming ... Read more...

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How plants can rid themselves of pesticide residues

October 1st, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): In a new study, scientists in China have discovered that a natural plant hormone, applied to crops, can help plants eliminate residues of certain pesticides.The study, by ... Read more...

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Natural hormone helps plants get rid of pesticide residue

September 10th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring hormone that helps plants rid themselves of certain pesticide residues. Scientists in China are reporting the "intriguing" discovery that a natural plant hormone, ... Read more...

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Natural plant hormone can help plants eliminate pesticide residues

September 10th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Chinese researchers have discovered a natural plant hormone that can help plants eliminate residues of certain pesticides.Researchers have been seeking new ways of minimizing pesticide residues that ... Read more...

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CSE condemns industry inclusion in apex food body

August 8th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by IBNS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IBNS)The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has condemned the 'shocking development' in the newly set up Food Safety and Standards Authority of India which has inducted as ... Read more...

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Toxic waste remains in Bhopal 24 years after gas disaster

July 7th, 2008 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 7 (IANS) Hundreds of tonnes of toxic waste still remains on the grounds of the Bhopal pesticide factory, formerly owned by Union Carbide, a quarter-century after the industrial disaster, ... Read more...

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NGO slams medical body for endorsing juice brand

May 7th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) It was "very wrong" for the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to have endorsed a particular brand of fruit juice, director of the Centre for Science and Environment ... Read more...

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Plachimada continues to protest against Coke plant

April 25th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin
Plachimada (Kerala), Apr 25 (ANI): Villagers in Kerala's Plachimada village continue to demand the closure of the Coca Cola plant, saying that it poses a threat to the environment. Claiming that thousands ... Read more...

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UK environment group accuses Coke of depleting water in Rajasthan

January 21st, 2008 - 7:30 pm ICT by admin
Edinburgh, Jan.21 (ANI): A leading environmental research group has asked Coca-Cola to consider shutting down a bottling plant in Rajasthan, saying that it is depleting scarce water supplies in that desert state. The ... Read more...

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