Monthly Archives: March 2011

EU’s Double Standards

Why would EU want to press for a global ban on a pesticide that it has invented, sold and used over half a century? Was it because the pesticide was harmful or simply because it did not profit Europe anymore? … Continue reading

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Media Becomes Fuel for Endosulfan Fire

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it — Adolf Hitler On February 21, 2001, CSE head Sunita Narain and Dr Padma S Vankar organised a press meet in Delhi to expose … Continue reading

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Public Ignorance of Scientific Facts

The general misconceptions regarding Endosulfan include that it causes cancer, birth defects, reproductive disorders and endocrine disruption. However, all relevant scientific data pertaining to its safety has been blocked out by media.   Science Clears Endosulfan: However, the chemical properties … Continue reading

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Is Endosulfan, a pesticide, harmful for human beings?

By DNA Correspondent | Place: Ahmedabad Is the widely used pesticide Endosulfan, for almost all crops world over, harmful to humans as concluded by a study of National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH) in 2002? While a scientific study conducted … Continue reading

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Banning Endosulfan will harm production of pulses and fruits: Sharad Joshi

Shetkari Sanghatana founder and former Rajya Sabha member Sharad Joshi has charged multi-national companies with hatching a scheme against Endosulphan, the pesticide which is very popular among farmers due to its broad spectrum of application and affordability. Joshi told the media … Continue reading

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Karnataka decision on Endosulfan not based on Science

Endosulfan is not carcinogenic. US EPA has classified Endosulfan under Group-E (Evidence of non-carcinogenicity). (see below the image of original document from US EPA) Dr Andrew McKenzie, Executive Director of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority said “The claim that … Continue reading

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Endosulfan: Another generic pesticide targeted

Endosulfan is not the only generic pesticide targeted for a world wide ban. However, It may be difficult to believe the fact after having a look at the images of the so called “Endosulfan victims”. Endosulfan was introduced 50 years … Continue reading

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