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Germany restricts use of pesticides to protect insects

Svenja Schulze

To improve the protection of insects, extensive restrictions on the use of pesticides became applicable as changes to the Plant Protection Application Ordinance came into force in Germany on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The measures are part of the action programme for insect protection from 2019. ...

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Govt installs pesticides cottage industry to curb tomato pest

Mustapha Bab-Shehuri

The Federal Government has completed the installation of various cottage industries on pesticides in Gombe State to curb “Tuta Absoluta” pest in tomatoes,  according to Alhaji Mustapha Bab-Shehuri, Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development. Alhaji Mustapha Bab-Shehuri, Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development Bab-Shehuri, who was on a working visit to Gombe, disclosed this on Friday, ...

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UN report lists ways to minimise adverse impacts of pesticides, fertilisers

Chinese farmer

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has published a report on the environmental and health impacts of pesticides and fertilisers and ways to minimise those impacts. A Chinese farmer spays pesticide on an apple tree. Photo credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images The report was released ahead of the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5), which is convening from February 22-23, 2021 in ...

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Expert links cognitive decline to use of agricultural pesticides

Indian farmer

Prof. Suleiman Ambali of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State in Nigeria has warned that use of organophosphate pesticides, especially by arable and livestock farmers, could cause psychomotor and cognitive dysfunction. An Indian farmer uses pesticide on his fields in 2015. Some farmers have reportedly died in Maharashtra from poisonous spray. Photo credit: AFP/NOAH SEELAM Organophosphate insecticides are a type of pesticide that ...

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Monsanto Tribunal: Judges to deliver legal advisory opinion

Monsanto Tribunal & People’s Assembly

Five Monsanto Tribunal judges, who have in the past 18 weeks been analysing the testimonies of witnesses and experts on alleged damage caused by Monsanto, will on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 publicly present their conclusions and legal advisory opinion in The Hague, Netherlands. The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for ...

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Bayer acquires Monsanto for $66 billion


German drugs and crop chemicals company Bayer has won over U.S. seeds firm Monsanto with an improved takeover offer of around $66 billion, ending months of wrangling after increasing its bid for a third time. The $128 a share deal, up from Bayer’s previous offer of $127.50 a share, is the biggest of the year so far and the largest ...

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