Latest Pesticides Stories

2013-10-30 10:41:35

A study of several hundred chemicals used in commercial pesticides has found only weak evidence that any of them are associated with a common birth defect in male infants. The study, led by epidemiologists at the Stanford University School of Medicine, analyzed thousands of birth records and commercial pesticide application records for eight counties in California's heavily agricultural Central Valley. The researchers aimed to determine whether children were at increased risk of...

2013-10-29 11:27:10

In a novel study, a University of Oklahoma researcher and collaborators found a common bioindicator, Hyalella azteca, used to test the toxicity of water or sediment was resistant to insecticides used in agricultural areas of central California. The study is the first to demonstrate that the indicator species may adapt to polluted conditions of a habitat and become an entirely unreliable source of information about ecosystem health. Gary Wellborn, professor of biology in the OU College of...

2013-10-24 23:19:02

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Survey of Bio-pesticide Industry in China. London (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Bio-pesticides are certain types of pesticides derived from such natural materials as animals, plants, bacteria, and certain minerals. For example, canola oil and baking soda have pesticidal applications and are considered bio-pesticides. With people’s rising awareness of environmental protection and food safety, more and more attention has been paid to...

2013-10-23 23:21:08

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Pesticides Markets in China. London (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 China's demand for pesticides has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next five years, both production and demand will continue to grow. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants....

2013-10-22 23:05:02

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Insecticides China News 1307. London (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 As the selling season for pesticides has begun, many companies, especially some overseas pesticide companies, are busy promoting their products, which will further strengthen their position in the domestic rice insecticide market. For example, Bayer recently signed an agreement with NATESC to promote its "Much More Rice" program, which offers farmers a...

2013-10-15 23:31:02

Following an article published by Occupy, Colle Farmers Market, an organic farmers market, details how Brazilians are shifting toward organic food due to the high levels of pesticides found on traditionally grown produce in the country. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Colle Farmers Market, an organic farmers market, responds to an article published by Occupy on September 27th, which discusses Brazil’s increase in organic markets due to rising awareness of the heavy pesticide use in...

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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.