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Food And Toxins

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.

State of pesticide regulations in India

The pesticides’ regulations in India are governed by two different bodies: the Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

Toxic toys

We generally take toys for granted but this may no longer be the case atleast not if we are concerned about the health of our young children.

FSSAI Watch

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been established under Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA), 2006.

Food As Toxin

"All substances are poisons; the right dose differentiates a poison and a remedy." Modern food regulation is about determining what is that right dose in our daily diet.

Contaminated Honey reaches Rajya Sabha

Minister of state for agriculture, consumer affairs, food and public distribution, Prof K V Thomas in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on CSE’s report also stated that the European Union had banned the export of honey from India, on account of positive detection of heavy metals and other contaminants, reported in the Residual Monitoring Plan.

Invitation : CSE ROUND TABLE

Should junk food be junked? November 1, 2011 Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites you to a Stakeholders’ Round Table in Delhi to understand and discuss the subject of junk foods and their impacts on our health.