PRABHU B DOSS
Social factors as well as farming practices provide clues.
Some time ago, I had written an article about pesticides, and the potential damage to health that some of them can cause. After some more reading, I've come across a few that I felt I should deal with...
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Imagine yourself sending a message to a loved one using a carrier pigeon instead of WhatsApp, messenger or email. Sounds ridiculous, right? Technology has brought us so far that it seems laughably bac...
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Every kid has heard his or her mom order them to eat their vegetables (as a vegetarian, it was either that or nothing for me!). Even in school, we were taught that vegetables are an important source of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Of course, all of this is true, but what else are we eating ALONG with the veggies?
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On a recent visit to Kerala, the change sweeping across the state and rapidly turning into a way of life for many was palpable. Everywhere in God's Own Country, people are using the backyards of their homes, terraces, rooftops and any other available space to produce several varieties of vegetables and fruits that not only provide tasty meals but are reassuringly free of pesticides and toxic chemicals.
Obsolete animal tests like the Draize are still a legal requirement in some product sectors in India, such as pesticides. From weed killers and rat poison to insect repellant and cleansers that claim to "kill germs", pesticides are among the most heavily animal-tested products in existence. Indian regulations sometimes require dozens of different animal-poisoning tests to assess the safety of a single new pesticide to market.