Vital to shun pesticides for organic farming: Vandana Shiva

Dehradun: Agricultural pests cannot be destroyed completely no matter how much pesticide is used. While pesticide and fertilisers along with genetically modified crops have ended up adding poison to food, farmers who pursue organic agriculture earn up to 10 times

Government Ayurvedic College in Hyderabad loses 24-acre land

Hyderabad: The government has allotted 24 acres of land in Himayatsagar belonging to the Government Ayurvedic College to develop a healing centre. The land was given during the golden jubilee of the college in 1995. The college authorities have written

FSSAI asks nutraceuticals industry to adopt self-regulation

New Delhi: Food safety regulator FSSAI said there is still confusion among consumers about nutraceuticals because of misinformation, and called for adoption of self-regulation by industry players. FSSAI Chairman Ashish Bahuguna said the industry has bigger responsibility to ensure quality

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