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Chemical Banned in Several Countries Killed 23 Children in Bihar Midday Meal Incident


In the tragic incident in Bihar, India, where 23 children died and 25 others injured after eating the midday meal provided by their school, health authorities blamed the deaths on pesticide poisoning. Scientists found monocrotophos – an organophosphorus compound – in the cooking oil and food consumed by these children and attributed the tragedy to that.

While a lot of attention is being given to improving the safety and quality of food supplied to children in schools, which is a great, there is little written on the pesticide used.

Pesticides Kill