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How pesticide overuse is turning Kerala’s rice bowl into an ecological wasteland

The death of a farm labourer on January 18 has again put the focus on excessive and unwarranted use of pesticides in Kuttanad region, popularly known as the rice bowl of Kerala.

Andhra Pradesh’s push for chemical-free farming inspires other states

Use of chemical pesticides in India, including those that are banned in other countries, has been a matter of concern and a raging topic of discussion in the country.

Namibia has fourth highest suicide rate in Africa...rated eleventh globally

WINDHOEK - In Namibia, 452 people took their own lives in 2017 and this year between April and July, the grim suicide toll was a shocking 131.

The Guardian: ban entire pesticide class to protect children's health

Exposure to organophosphates (OPs) increases the risk of reduced IQs, memory and attention deficits, and autism for prenatal children, according to the paper, published in Plos Medicine.

Pesticides and suicide prevention – why research needs to be put into practice

Research shows that the most effective means of reducing suicide deaths by pesticide poisoning is for a country to ban the sale of these highly toxic substances. Yet that research is slow in being translated into practice. So why is this happening?

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