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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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Reviewing the Alternatives of Endosulfan

Since EU lost its share of the Endosulfan pie when it went generic decades ago, their recent promotion of patented pesticides is only part of its attempt to re-enter global pesticide trade. Since their attempts to compete with Indian Endosulfan … 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 cannot be blamed for diseases in Kerala: Dr. S. K. Handa

At a media briefing held by the PMFAI, speakers questioned the flawed study conducted and published by National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), Ahmedabad. The study titled “The Final Report of the investigation of unusual illness allegedly produced by Endosulfan … Continue reading

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‘Move to ban Endosulfan will hit Indian farmers’

The Pesticide Manufacturers and Formulators Association of India (PMFAI) expressed concern over European Union’s proposal to categorize Endosulfan as a persistent organic pollutant (POP). According to PMFAI, EU’s proposed move to launch new, patented, expensive products in the Indian market … Continue reading

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