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The Battle between European Pesticide Manufacturers and India’s Farmers

Endosulfan is a generic pesticide which is the most economical, effective and safe pesticide and hence, the third largest selling pesticide in the world. EU wants to convert this large market into one for its patented products. To achieve that, … Continue reading

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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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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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Endosulfan: EU Funds Indian NGOs

There has been no sound scientific study linking Endosulfan to adverse health effects in India or anywhere in the world. In response to claims connecting Endosulfan with human disorders in Kerala and Dakshina Kannada, six committees and expert groups were … Continue reading

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Effects of Endosulfan on Human Health

Several countries with significant stakes in agriculture, such as Argentina, China, India, South Africa have experienced no reason to express concerns over the alleged dangers of Endosulfan. It has been among the top five generic insecticides used globally on almost … Continue reading

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Endosulfan

Maslow’s theory of hierarchy of needs is very relevant in understanding psychology of activists. According to Maslow, human needs can be presented in form of a five-level pyramid with the most basic needs at the bottom of the pyramid and … Continue reading

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Q&A: Pradip Dave, President, PMFAI

Even as it raises the banner of revolt against the European Union over the ban on the use of Endosulfan, the Pesticides Manufacturers and Formulators’ Association of India (PMFAI) is gearing up to lock horns with the Central Insecticides Board … Continue reading

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