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Fake pesticides worth Rs three million seized

September 07, 2014- BR Report - Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) following a raid on a leather factory recovered huge quantity of fake pesticides worth Rs 3 million near Sheikhupura on Friday. According to a spokesman of the department, officials of the department along with the police raided a leather factory near Qila Sattar Shah on a tipoff and recovered 25,000 kilograms of fake pesticides worth Rs 3 million. Two people involved in this heinous business Muhammad Idrees and Irfan…

Canadian government to review 23 pesticides banned in Europe

February 26, 2014 Have any plan of what percentage chemicals are introduced into our environments since WWII? A half-decade agone, the count* was over eighty,000. Some square measure used for large atomic number 47, some square measure in medicines and processed foods, toys and home items, and a few of them square measure within the air and water. Industrial chemicals, most of that square measure barely tested by the those that build them, square measure omnipresent. Most toxicities…

Punjab government working to provide quality pesticides to growers

November 21, 2013 The Punjab government is working to improve the system of providing quality pesticides to the growers through a process of consultation with the stakeholders and constitution of Agricultural Pesticides Technical Advisory Committee (APTAC) is a step in that direction. This was observed by the Secretary Agriculture Punjab Dr Ijaz Munir while chairing the first meeting of the APTAC which was notified by the provincial government after agriculture's being the provincial…

Time to regulate use of pesticides

October 15, 2013 Islamabad: The participants of a workshop on organic farming (safe from pesticides and chemicals) have demanded of the federal government to immediately come up with a policy for promotion of organic food and adoption of international standards such as IFOAM (an internationally applicable organic standard that can be used directly for certification) so that the health-conscious can get certified organic and safe food. The workshop was organised by TheNetwork for Consumer…

High time for Pakistan to regulate use of pesticides on food items

ISLAMABAD: The participants of the Workshop on Organic Farming (safe from pesticides and chemicals) demanded of the federal government to immediately come up with policy for promotion of organic food and adoption of international standards such as IFOAM (The IFOAM Standard is an internationally applicable organic standard that can be used directly for certification) that the health conscious can get certified organic and safe food. The workshop was organised by TheNetwork for Consumer…

Government urged to ban highly hazardous pesticides

October 04, 2013 The greater threat to human health and environment is hazardous pesticides and organic farming/food is the answer. But that answer cannot be materialised until there is policy for organic food by Ministry of Food Security and Research. There is also need to develop food standards by Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA), said Nadeem Iqbal, Executive Co-ordinator/CEO TheNetwork for Consumer…

Pesticide-free: Drive to promote organic farming launched

ISLAMABAD: A campaign to promote organic farming to reduce the hazardous impact of pesticides was launched by a consumer rights non-governmental organisation (NGO). The Network for Consumer Protection will encourage farmers to adopting practices of growing organic food , the organisation announced on Friday. The campaign is going to create demand for organic farming by sensitising consumers to opt for safe and healthy food, a statement issued by the NGO said. “The campaign will…

Concern about pesticides and alternative measures to control plant diseases

By Muhammad Fahim Qureshi The word pesticides means pest killer. Pests may be living organisms i.e. bacteria, fungi, insects, weeds, rodents etc. that affect humans, animals and plants adversely. In the beginning of pesticide era, people assumed that pesticides were the cause of higher yields because of controlling pests, and they were lethal only against the pests for which they were applied. Hence, pesticides were applied extensively on plants, fruits, vegetables, stagnant waters and…

KPK to launch campaign against fake pesticides

August 03, 2013 APP PESHAWAR : Secretary Agriculture, Livestock, Cooperatives and Fisheries, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Hussein Zada has directed the launching of a province-wide campaign against fake pesticides and adulteration in fertilizers after Eid. He issued these directives to Director General (DG) Agriculture (Extension) while presiding over a meeting. He said that the farmers of the province are complaining of adulteration in pesticides and poor quality and expecting departmental…

Bihar School Deaths Highlight India’s Struggle With Pesticides

India is still reeling from the deaths of 23 schoolchildren in the village of Dharmasati Gandawa in Bihar on July 17 after they ate a free school lunch that was made with cooking oil tainted with the pesticides monocrotophos. The police say that the cooking oil might have been kept in a container that once held the pesticide. The devastating event in Bihar reveals a larger problem in India that stems from the wide use of biocides in myriad forms, in cities and villages, in homes and…

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