How do DDT, Endosulfan and other pesticide react with Human Body?

Dr G Nammalvar once said in his TED talk and laughed,“Poisons are called medicine in local languages”(puchi marande– medicine for pest‘tamil’). Any word that ends in “cide” would be killing something. So chemicals which kill pest is known as pesticide, insect – insecticide, bacteria – bactericide, fungus – fungicide, rodent – rodenticide, spider – acaricide, herb – herbicide, weed – weedicide and suicide is self killing. Furadan is a granular…

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Wet Milled Virgin Coconut Oil – Venda Velichenna | Uruku velichenna

There are many wet milled virgin coconut oil floating in the market stating superiority of their products and the ways they make it; especially non-heated ones. Traditionally ayurvedic medicine was only prepared with Venda Velichenna (Uruku velichenna) which means coconut oil that is boiled. Let’s see why they preferred this method. It all begins with extracting milk from coconuts. Today’s factory made virgin oil uses centrifuge, refrigeration, fermentation or organic solvents…

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How to make pure coconut oil from copra at Home

Coconut (Copra) cold press oil at home and Small mill. Regulation and licensing doesn’t ensure purity. Even, and especially, for cooking oil. Big industries and lobbyists draft these regulations. Just like pesticides and insecticides; these things can kill humans and any other living organisms. So ideally they should be called biocides. Still it’s the other way. Large oil manufacturers use solvent extraction and other cost-effective methods to sell in bulk….

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Health Myths of Coconut oil and Common Adulterants

Having few years of experience in dealing with coconut oil millers and merchants. Adulteration of coconut oil is widespread. Some of the common forms of adulteration in Coconut oil. Palm Kernel, Argemone Oil and Paraffin Adulterants in Coconut Oil Palm Kernel oil: It is very difficult to distinguish between coconut oil and palm kernel oil as they have some similar texture. Palm oil and palm kernel oil is not good…

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Milma (milk cooperative) is planning to bring Organic milk to Kerala

As per a recent national level survey approx 70% of milk in India is adulterated. Let’s speak of Milma, one of the most prominent milk cooperatives in Kerala. Over the years its image has been tarnished due to some malpractices and they are trying to improve it by stepping into organic milk; by showing that they are doing well to the society and ethically treating cows. Here is a quote…

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Making a Perfect Bamboo Harvester

Bamboo plays a crucial role in any farm. They have countless uses and benefits. Let’s look at how to choose a good bamboo pole harvester for picking fruits. The goal is to make it strong and light once dried. All the bamboo varieties are generally very strong. Most of the times fresh bamboo will already have an arch because of leaves at the top. Once you cut the bamboo there…

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