• Mon, 10 Sep 2018 01:00
    Toxic farm chemicals take a toll on lives
    Nearly 600 people killed annually: NHSO
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:23
    Fire destroys company warehouse in Nakhon Pathom
    A fire swept through the warehouse of a firm in Nakhon Pathom province early Friday, destroying fertilizers, weed-killers and insecticides as well as parked vehicles.
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  • Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:46
    One French farm found with tainted eggs: minister
    PARIS - French health inspectors have found one poultry farm with eggs tainted by the insecticide fipronil out of 2,900 which have been checked in the wake of the Europe-wide scandal, France's farm minister said Monday.
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  • Thu, 24 Aug 2017 19:00
    Egg scare shows flaws in food alert system: watchdog
    BERLIN - Recalls of unsafe food products often reach consumers too late or not at all, the campaign group Foodwatch said Thursday, calling for tighter oversight after a Europe-wide scare erupted over insecticide-tainted eggs.
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  • Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:50
    Millions of chickens face cull in Europe health scandal
    BRUSSELS - Millions of chickens could be culled in the Netherlands over fears of insecticide-tainted eggs, an industry body said as Belgium vowed full transparency Monday about why it kept the scandal secret.
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  • Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:00
    Insecticide responsible for deaths of 13 children in Bangladesh: study
    WASHINGTON - Controversial insecticide endosulfan, which has been banned by more than 80 countries, was responsible for the deaths of 13 children in Bangladesh in 2012, a study found Monday.
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  • Fri, 30 Jun 2017 07:01
    New study links common pesticide to bee deaths
    WASHINGTON - Two of the most extensive field studies conducted to date in Europe and Canada have confirmed the hypothesis that neonicotinoid insecticides are harmful to bees and other pollinating species.
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  • Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:47
    Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
    Singapore officials armed with protective suits and insecticide spray cans went door-to-door Monday to wipe out mosquitoes after the discovery of 41 locally transmitted cases of Zika virus alarmed the city-state.
  • Mon, 08 Jun 2015 01:00
    NLA pair were corrupt in past, Wilas claims
    A FORMER Democrat MP yesterday accused two National Legislative Assembly members of corruption in the purchase of insecticides at inflated prices when they were governors of two northeastern provinces.
  • Mon, 25 May 2015 01:00
    Tomato growers get help from Isaan university campus
    To solve problems with the use of chemical fertilisers and insecticides in tomato plantations and low productivity through contract farming, the Rajamangala University of Technology Isaan's Sakhon Nakhon campus is encouraging the development of seedlings
  • Sun, 09 Nov 2014 13:57
    Dengue's spread flies under the radar amid Ebola scare
    One of the most familiar sounds in Malaysia's capital is the approaching drone of a fumigation fogger spewing thick white plumes of insecticide, part of so-far futile efforts to arrest a spiralling dengue fever outbreak.
  • Sun, 22 Sep 2013 00:00
    Farmers in land scheme also benefit from organic crops
    Growing organic rice not only means less cost through little or no use of fertiliser or toxic insecticide, it also means more arable land and greater market potential.
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