Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 26, 2018 (SKNIS): While speaking on Pesticide Awareness Week 2018, which runs from September 23 – 28, an official from the Ministry of Agriculture, a representative from the Department of Environment, and a visiting Regional Agronomist at Caribbean Chemicals, educated the public on measures that can be taken to ensure food safety and mitigate risks to human health, the environment and other life forms by reducing dependency on pesticide use.
Agronomist Kennedy Paul said that farmers, suppliers and users of pesticides, should read warning labels carefully to educate themselves on the harmful or adverse effects that pesticides may have and also the necessary safety precautions that should Read More
Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 24, 2018 (SKNIS): Pesticide Awareness Week, which is being celebrated in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis from September 23rd to 28th under the theme “Increase Food Safety, Reduce Dependency on Pesticides-Adapt Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” will highlight the efforts of increasing food safety measures in the Federation.In addressing the nation to commemorate the launch of Pesticide Awareness Week 2018, Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, said that the safety and well-being of the consumer is the government’s utmost responsibility and goal.
“In our quest to achieve food and nutrition security, one area of concern that is often raised around the world is the use and presence Read More
Food safety covers the handling, preparation, and storage of food, in ways that prevent food-borne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid potential health hazards.
In this way, food safety often overlaps with food defence, to prevent harm to consumers.
The safety and well-being of the consumer is Governments uttermost responsibility and goal, in our quest to achieve food and nutrition security. One area of concern, often raised around the world, is the use and presence of pesticides along the food value chain.
The first production of pesticides has been traced to India in 1952 near Calcutta. The term pesticide covers a wide range of compounds Read More
Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 04, 2018 (SKNIS): The management and staff of the St. Kitts Eco-Park also known as the Agro-Tourism Demonstration Farm Co-Op hosted a training workshop, which commenced on September 04 aimed at further enhancing the experience of potential visitors and patrons to the facility.At a brief opening ceremony to start the workshop, Farm Manager, Mr. Kenney Manning, said that he anticipates that the workshop will help to improve the skills of his staff and increase the marketability of the facility. He noted that the Eco-Park is poised to contribute greatly to the overall development of the nation, particularly in the areas of tourism, culture, agriculture and social values.
“This workshop Read More