Policy should move from disease control to prevention, and focus more on water and sanitation, safe food and clean environment
Links toxins to production processes of plant. Bhopal, December 1, 2009: For more than 25 years, the Union Carbide (UCIL) factory has been contaminating the land and water of Bhopal. Latest tests show that groundwater in areas even three km away from the factory contains almost 40 times more pesticides than Indian standards.
Pesticide regulation is clearly about high stakes. The stakes concern our health and our bodies
The Centre for Science and Environment, an established institution known for its rigorous and scientific policy research and advocacy on environmental issues is looking for a Senior Scientist for its state of the art laboratory for monitoring pollution and toxins.
Centre favours manufacture of endosulfan Says disposal will cost Rs 210 crore while using existing raw material stock to manufacture the pesticide will increase crop production MORE STORIES • Salt assault • Novartis loses patent appeal in landmark suit • Beyond a flailing state
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Puts the limelight on lax regulations, weak enforcement
// // Over 400 school and college students participate in Quarterathon for a cause of public health
G V Ramanjaneyulu1 Today, our farming and food is full of toxins and synthetic substances in the name of ‘modern agriculture’ and a thrust to increase yields at any cost. The cumulative and synergistic effects of all these products cannot even be estimated by the producers and users. Hundreds of pesticides have been registered in the country over the years even as the government takes years to ban or restrict a handful of chemicals every decade or so.