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Vegetables produced in Kerala safe, says Agriculture Department

-The New Indian Express THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The vegetables produced in the state are now safer, according to the Agriculture Department as 93.6 per cent of samples of vegetables tested in the Kerala Agricultural University labs were devoid of pesticides. Only 38 of the 543 samples tested showed mild presence of toxins, and of these, only four revealed the presence of banned pesticides, Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar said. The samples were taken...

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Draft Bill on regulating pesticides could punish farmers who use spurious products, experts fear -Mridula Chari The proposed law is almost identical to the United Progressive Alliance’s 2008 Pesticide Management Bill. Months after more than 40 people in three states were reported to have died in the second half of 2017 after being exposed to spurious pesticides, the Bharatiya Janata Party government has begun consultations on a new Pesticides Management Bill. The deaths in rural Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana highlighted the fact that the Insecticides Act...

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Pesticide Residues on vegetables pose threat -Pathri Rajasekhar

-Deccan Chronicle Farmers need to be educated on non-chemical methods. Nellore: Abnormal use of pesticides on vegetables and leafy vegetables has been discouraging gourmets from consuming vegetables not only due to fear over chemical residues also because of chemical odour even after cooking. Vegetable growers have been applying pesticides despite advice by entomologists against the practice pointing to threat to health from chemical residuals. Agriculture officials and scientists claim that they appeal to...

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Andhra Pradesh and Telangana suffer from high Pesticide Residues -J Umamaheswara Rao

-Deccan Chronicle Residue exceeding permissible levels found in 100 out of 1,920 samples. Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh and Telangana account for a hefty 24 per cent share of pesticide consumption in the country. The two states are grappling with increased Pesticide Residue in food commodities, while pesticides can help repel insects, pests and other diseases, their excessive/irrational use can lead to health hazards, ecological disturbance and disruption, increased pesticide resistance, etc. The adverse...

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Telangana to grow, sell organic spices, vegetables

-Deccan Chronicle Currently, the government is selling milk, milk products and edible oil under the Vijaya brand. Hyderabad: The Telangana state government will start selling its own brand of organic vegetables, fruits and spices such as turmeric, ginger, red chilli powder. Right now, the government sells milk, milk products and edible oil under the Vijaya brand. The spices will be sold under the “Telangana” brand and will cost less. A TS Horticulture Corporation...

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