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    Insects, pesticide and a public health crisis

    Colin Todhunter | Updated at 10:53pm on February 22, 2020

    IN 2017, UN special rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, and UN special rapporteur on Toxics, Baskut Tuncak, produced a report that called...

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    Heavy metals in pesticides endanger farming, health

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 01:16am on February 18, 2020

    As many as 63 of the 67 pesticide samples tested recently by the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority contained heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium and...

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    Use of bio-pesticides emphasised to ensure health safety

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:37am on January 27, 2020

    Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute’s research director Md Abdul Wohab said the people have become more aware about pesticide poison, and that is why farmers need...

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    German competition watchdog swats pesticide firms

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 11:47pm on January 13, 2020

    German competition authorities said on Monday that they had stung seven pesticide wholesalers with a 155 million euro ($172 million) fine over a 17-year long...

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    Global health crisis and pesticides

    Colin Todhunter | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2019

    THE UK-based Independent online newspaper recently published an article about a potential link between air pollution from vehicles and glaucoma. It stated that according to...

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    BARI holds teachers training on bio pesticides

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:38am on December 01, 2019

    The Entomology Division of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute organised a day-long teacher’s training workshop titled ‘insects and disease management using bio pesticides based...

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    Citizens seek judicial probe into farmers’ death during pesticide spray

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:36am on November 06, 2019

    Over a hundred eminent citizens on Tuesday expressed grave concern over the deaths of a number of farmers who died at crop fields while spraying...

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    Insects being used to get rid of parasites in Spain

    Agence France-Presse . Dalias, Spain | Updated at 03:11pm on July 24, 2019

    ‘They work for me night and day,’ smiles Antonio Zamora, standing in his greenhouse. His minuscule...