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Maharashtra farmers' group agitates for 'freeing' GM seeds, but illegal varieties are rampant in India
India

Maharashtra farmers' group agitates for 'freeing' GM seeds, but illegal varieties are rampant in India

About 1,000 Maharashtra farmers, under the aegis of the Shetkari Sanghatana, participated in a 'civil disobedience' movement in favour of GM seeds. They planted herbicide tolerant (HT) Bt cotton, which is not approved for cultivation or sale in India.

India must adopt stricter regulation of genetically engineered crops, or face biosecurity breach
India

India must adopt stricter regulation of genetically engineered crops, or face biosecurity breach

As illegal seeds continue to enter India, cultivation of genetically engineered crops like brinjal have been discovered in Haryana. It threatens irreversible contamination of India’s brinjal.

Haryana’s Bt brinjal row: Govt must allow farmers to have access to technologies in agriculture to dissuade illegal use of seeds
Business

Haryana’s Bt brinjal row: Govt must allow farmers to have access to technologies in agriculture to dissuade illegal use of seeds

Believing that with a change of government and of environment minister Bt brinjal could be approved, the activists who are vehemently opposed to GM crops for ideological reasons, have stirred into action.

GM mustard row: Hasty call on genetically modified crop could spell disaster; govt must consider long-term effects
India

GM mustard row: Hasty call on genetically modified crop could spell disaster; govt must consider long-term effects

Government needs to go slow on the issue of rolling out GM mustard, in order to take a considered view based on both domestic and international concerns.

New public procurement policy will promote growth of manufacturing: Ficci
Business

New public procurement policy will promote growth of manufacturing: Ficci

The policy, approved by the Cabinet, is aimed at stimulating flow of capital and technology.

GM Mustard row: Govt's claims of higher yields, low import bills untrue, says petitioner Aruna Rodrigues
India

GM Mustard row: Govt's claims of higher yields, low import bills untrue, says petitioner Aruna Rodrigues

Firstpost writer Indra Shekhar Singh speaks with Aruna Rodrigues, who exposed “agronomical fraud” in the claims made to support the introduction of HT GM mustard in India

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

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.

Why the RSS pressure on GM crops is good for India
Politics

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.

Some fears on BT Brinjal legitimate, need debate: Ramesh
Politics

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.

The biotech debate: Too important to leave to politicians to decide
News & Analysis

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.

The five battles that defined Jairam Ramesh
Politics

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 free-for-all.