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Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

...ne areas are sprayed with a formula containing the pesticide Sumithrin. It is classified as slightly toxic by the Environmental Protection Agency, but is not a threat to people or pets - only to mosquitoes. In some place larvicide is being used. Larvicide kills newly hatched mosquitoes by suffocating them bene...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massachusetts

...y Mosquito Control Project, which uses the aerosol pesticide Anvil, sprays only if a homeowner requests it, acc...lthough environmental advocates have protested the pesticide spraying -- saying the chemical could wreak havoc on aquatic ecosystems and taint organic farms -- s...

Organic Farming can Feed the World, U-M Study Shows

...h a lot of influence by the chemical companies and pesticide companies as well as fertilizer companiesall have been playing an important role in convincing the public that you need to have these inputs to produce food," she said....

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

...h a lot of influence by the chemical companies and pesticide companies as well as fertilizer companies---all have been playing an important role in convincing the public that you need to have these inputs to produce food," she said....

China to Make Cuban Dengue Mosquito Killer

China will mass-produce a Cuban pesticide effective against dengue-carrying mosquitos, Cuba's foreign ministry said Sunday . Cuban scientists developed and patented Bactivec, a biolarvicide which kills larvae of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the dengue vector, the ministry statement said. ...

Organic Farms Provide a Clue for India's Struggling Farms

...e Peking and Muscovy ducks on feed that is free of pesticide and antibiotics. On an early morning visit, white...aid, explaining that small farmers in states where pesticide use is not widespread could easily stay green. Four million hectares (9.8 million acres) of land a...

Laura Bush in Senegal for Anti-HIV/AIDS, Malaria Campaigns

... launched a anti-malaria campaign aimed at funding pesticide spraying, handouts of bed nets and provision of anti-malarial drugs. Malaria remains a leading killer worldwide, claiming more than one million lives every year, most of them in Africa. The mosquito-borne illness is the number one cause of death ...

Scientists Discover Rare gene-for-gene Interaction That Helps Bacteria Kill Their Host

... used as a biological control mechanism to replace pesticide use. The researchers, from the universities of B...m that is used to control insect pests and reduces pesticide use, so the more we know about it, the more useful it can be. Insects are the major players in alm...

Low Test Scores Of Children Linked To Their Date Of Conception

... pesticides are the fastest growing segment of the pesticide industry, a correlation exists between all pesticide exposure and birth defects. "We actually found that every single birth defect category had a great...

Biotechnology Will Dominate The 21st Century

...g the same period. The Minister of State added the pesticide usage has also come down by 2260 MT during 2005-06. Though there has been overall acceptance of the Bt technology by cotton growing farmers, the issues and concerns raised are being examined by the Regulatory Agencies. He said Bt cotton is the first ...

China Eyeing US Cooked Chickens Market

... to livestock. No amount of cooking can destroy pesticide residues or antibiotics. Besides they note, turning up their noses, farmers over there use human feces as fertilizer. Lucius Adkins, president of United Poultry Growers Association, representing over 700 producers in Georgia, is outraged. He said...

Hundreds of Children Exposed to Pesticide in US

...nprofit organization based in San Francisco. The pesticide industry says it is committed to safety, and regul...samples, making it impossible to establish whether pesticide had, in fact, drifted onto the playground. The Environmental Protection Agency does not keep compr...

25 Pesticides Banned in India, Others Face Partial Curbs

...vernment has also acknowledged that there are four pesticide formulations banned for "import, manufacture and u...ve been "refused registration". In some cases, the pesticide industry has failed to submit "complete data" about their products, officials said. In an RTI appl...

Scientists Discover Rare ‘gene-for-gene’ Interaction That Helps Bacteria Kill Their Hot

... used as a biological control mechanism to replace pesticide use. The researchers, from the universities of B...m that is used to control insect pests and reduces pesticide use, so the more we know about it, the more useful it can be. “Insects are the major players in al...

Eating Polluted Fish can Increase the Risk of Diabetes

...polluted by high levels of chemicals including the pesticide DDT and industrial coolants called PCBs are more l...amounts in their bodies. DDT is the first modern pesticide developed during World War II. It was used mainly to control mosquito-borne malaria. Although it was...

Denim Lovers Beware, Fertility Could Be in Danger, Says a New Study

...othing, hot tub dips and long visits to the sauna, pesticide exposure due to intensive gardening or farming as well as increased obesity rates have been cited as the major causes for the decreasing sperm count. AIIMS associate professor Dr Rima Dada who led the survey says that when the groins are encased in...

Supreme Court Seeks Replies From Cola Firms

...uly reports.// The Ganguly report had deduced that pesticide residues were found in the cola drinks. Reply from...d an affidavit in the Supreme Court declaring that pesticide residues were indeed found in cola drinks. JYT...

World Bank Head Praises DDT Use Against Malaria

...er, Crispin Kaposhi, an insect pest management and pesticide toxicology consultant in Zambia, said that African countries should stop the continued use of DDT and commit resources towards integrated approaches and enhanced community participation in malaria control. Malaria affects approximately 400 million...

Expert Panel Sets Limits on Pesticide Residues in Soft Drinks

...n November 2004, in the wake of a controversy over pesticide residues in colas. The Indian Center for Science and Environment (CSE) had published a report claiming that its findings revealed high levels of pesticides in Coca-Cola and Pepsi. The levels were 24 times higher than allowed by the European Union ...

Bhopal Gas Victims Demand Treatment of Children With Birth Defects

... lethal methyl iso-cyanate (MIC) spewed out of the pesticide plant, in one of worst industrial accident in the ... the Union Carbide Corporation's (UCC) now-defunct pesticide plant. Source-IANS...

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