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Food And Toxins

Pesticide regulations

Pesticides are widely used in agriculture without paying much heed to the consequences of its unregulated and indiscriminate use. 

Senior Scientist for Pollution Monitoring Laboratory

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.

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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

Regulating Pesticide Residues in food

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.