Announcements

Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




Indian researchers claim that cell phone radiation affects crop growth

Researchers from Kolkata’s Jadavpur University in India have said that mobile-tower radiation affects plants and vegetables. Scientists from the university’s electronics and telecommunications engineering department conducted tests on plants, fruits and vegetables by exposing them to radiation from cell phones.

“Nearly 50 chilli plants exposed to mobile radiation from the seed-stage till they grew into plants, attained more height and grew longer leaves than their counterparts not exposed to radiations. But their leaves were wrinkled and looked dull compared to normal plants,” said Bhaskar Gupta, a professor of electronics and telecommunication at Jadavpur University, who led the study. “Our experiments only reveal plants are affected by mobile radiations. We are using the help of biologists to find out what changes are going on inside the plants and whether these are harmful or beneficial.”

Read more at Hindustan Times

Publication date: 2/16/2016

 


 

Other news in this sector:

7/16/2018 US: Pathogen contamination a leading reason for food recalls
7/13/2018 "Baby spinach will be fresher and longer-lasting"
7/11/2018 Carrefour uses blockchain technology for tomatoes
7/11/2018 Europe: Listeria outbreak causes retailers to remove frozen vegetables
7/11/2018 UK: Tomato-throwing yobs injure Southend bus driver
7/10/2018 Russia bans import of strawberry seedlings from two Dutch nurseries
7/9/2018 Hong Kong: Residue in prepackaged British Cucumber
7/3/2018 UK woman finds frog in her lettuce
7/3/2018 US: More people confirmed with parasites linked to Del Monte vegetables
6/27/2018 Trump wants single federal food safety agency put under USDA
6/26/2018 US: GlobalGAP supports stakeholders to meet FSMA requirements
6/26/2018 US: What is considered a farm under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule?
6/21/2018 Innovative approach to sterilising process water for ready-to-eat salads
6/21/2018 Preventing E.coli O157 outbreaks in leafy vegetables
6/19/2018 EU announces creation of common quality control protocol
6/18/2018 Ireland: PhD to ensure safer food supply chains
6/18/2018 US: Delta Airlines passenger wins battle over $500 apple
6/14/2018 Safe Food for Canadians Regulations published
6/12/2018 Outrage among Swedish growers after EU bans organic potted lettuce
6/11/2018 "Media not helping romaine producers to move forward"