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High in pesticides, many countries send back Indian tea

All teas sold in the country must conform to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) norms. However, most of the buyers are purchasing tea that have unusually high chemical content, Kanoria told PTI.

Representative image - Workers carry bags of tea leaves at the Korangani Tea Estate in the Dibrugarh district of Assam, India.(Bloomberg file photo)
Published on Jun 03, 2022 05:07 PM IST

Pesticide associated with chronic kidney disease: Study

A new study by the University of Queensland has found that a commonly available pesticide is linked to an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Published on Jan 02, 2022 11:28 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Section of rice exporters to get a 6-month breather on pesticide inspection

The inspection was to be made mandatory for other European countries, but it was deferred due to Covid-19 pandemic.

A farmhand prepares to sow rice saplings at a flooded paddy field. (HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 12, 2021 11:27 AM IST
ByRajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi

Switzerland could become first European nation to ban artificial pesticides

Globally, only Bhutan has a complete ban on synthetic pesticides, according to supporters aiming to outlaw the use of products made by agrochemical giants such as Switzerland's Syngenta and Germany's Bayer and BASF.

A poster stands in front of a field before a vote on agrarian initiatives to curb the use of pesticides, near Ellikon an der Thur, in Switzerland on May 27, 2021. (Reuters)
Published on Jun 07, 2021 12:14 PM IST
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Andhra ‘mystery’ illness: Latest tests disclose presence of pesticide residues in drinking water

The disease left one dead and over 500 people with symptoms ranging from giddiness and convulsions to epilepsy; currently 76 people are hospitalised

Andhra Pradesh CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy meets a patient, at a hospital in Eluru town on December 7.(File photo)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 05:48 PM IST
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