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FARIDABAD, India (Reuters) - Millions of unsuspecting Indian farmers are spraying fake pesticides onto their fields, contaminating soil, cutting crop yields and putting both food security and human health at risk in the country of 1.25 billion people.
PUTRAJAYA: More than 2,400 illegal immigrants were rounded up within 24 hours of the launch of Ops 6P Bersepadu to flush out unwanted foreigners in the country.
KLANG: Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim reiterated that water rationing would come to an end next week if the state’s move to pump pond water into Sungai Selangor yields favourable results.
BANGKOK, Dec 08, 2014 (AFP) - Opium production in Myanmar fell by nearly a quarter this year, the UN said Monday, but the world’s second largest poppy grower still faces a growing battle against drug use. Lower poppy yields, slumping "farm gate" prices and more effective eradication of opium fields have squeezed production to its lowest level in eight years, according to a UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The euro leapt, Greek bond yields fell, global financial markets brightened, but nothing actually changed in another day of conflicting statements on Greece's long-running debt talks with international creditors.
NEW YORK: U.S. Treasuries prices rose on Monday with benchmark yields falling to four-month lows as investors worldwide scrambled for low-risk assets and dumped stocks and risky investments due to worries that China's problems will hurt the global economy.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nuclear energy offers several advantages: It's clean, powerful and relatively cheap. But it also yields hazardous waste, a fact that terrifies a public haunted by memories of accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear reactors.
LONDON (Reuters) - Human excreta could have a key role in securing future food security, helping prevent a sharp drop in yields of crops such as wheat due to a shortage of phosphorus inputs, a UK organic body said on Monday.