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How Jairam Ramesh's Luddite ban on Bt Brinjal has set us back several years

Feb 17, 2015

How Jairam Ramesh's Luddite ban on Bt Brinjal has set us back several years

It is reasonable to be cautious with the introduction of genetically-modified crops. But risks have to be weighed against benefits. Jairam Ramesh's indefinite moratorium on GM brinjal tilts the balance significantly against scientific progress. #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #Asian Development Bank #Jairam Ramesh #InMyOpinion #Food security #BT Brinjal #green revolution #Swadeshi Jagran Manch #Mahyco Monsanto #Bharatiya Kisan Sangh #Genetic Engineering Approvals Committee
Why the RSS pressure on GM crops is good for India

Jul 30, 2014

Why the RSS pressure on GM crops is good for India

While there are lobbies that support GM crops, farmers, agricultural scientists and activists in India have been locked in a battle with them. #Politics #food #HowThisWorks #India #BJP #NewsTracker #Agriculture #BT Brinjal #RSS #WTO #FTA #scientists #Genetically Modified crops
Some fears on BT Brinjal legitimate, need debate Ramesh

Jan 22, 2014

Some fears on BT Brinjal legitimate, need debate Ramesh

Holding that some of the fears over BT Brinjal are legitimate, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday advocated for a "reasoned debate" in the country over the issue. #Politics #Jairam Ramesh #NewsTracker #Agriculture #BT Brinjal #Bt Cotton
The five battles that defined Jairam Ramesh

Jun 15, 2011

The five battles that defined Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh is often portrayed as a loose cannon, even by his own party colleagues. But he is a rare breed a scholar and a technocrat, equally happy in an academic seminar or a political freeforall. #TheLongView #POSCO #Jairam Ramesh #Nuclear energy #BT Brinjal

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The PM breaks his silence, and it's about GM

Jan 08, 2013

The PM breaks his silence, and it's about GM

The PM wants enlightened debate to decide on the complex issue of GM crop to boost agricultural yield. But neither independent science nor simple economics supports his faith in a transgenic miracle. #HowThisWorks #Manmohan Singh #BT Brinjal #Genetically modified food #Debate #MNCs
The biotech debate Too important to leave to politicians to decide

Jul 21, 2011

The biotech debate Too important to leave to politicians to decide

Biotechnology is too complex and important to be left to the politicians alone. It is time an independent authority looked into the research, safety, release, and labeling of biotech products. #India #ThisisNext #BT Brinjal #Biotechnology #biotech