Bt Cotton

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Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan pitches for GM crops to boost output
India

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan pitches for GM crops to boost output

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Friday pitched for genetically modified (GM) crops saying that the technology holds "great promise" to address the crop losses occurring due to drought, floods and other stresses.

Govt allows GM crops after full scientific evaluation
Economy

Govt allows GM crops after full scientific evaluation

In India, cotton is the only GM crop (Bt cotton) approved for commercial cultivation.<br />

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.

Eye on 2014, Moily reverses Jayanthi decisions on Western Ghats, GM crops
Economy

Eye on 2014, Moily reverses Jayanthi decisions on Western Ghats, GM crops

From going slow on the Kasturirangan report on the Western Ghats to reversing the hitherto circumspect stance on genetically modified crops, Moily appears to be taking steps considered to be industry-friendly.

With Moily in charge, field trials for GM crops could be okayed soon
India

With Moily in charge, field trials for GM crops could be okayed soon

If he supports GM crops, Moily would be overturning the position of his immediate predecessors - Jayanthi Natarajan and Jairam Ramesh.

Supreme Court's objection to BT cotton regrettable, says Pawar
Politics

Supreme Court's objection to BT cotton regrettable, says Pawar

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Sunday said that at a time when lakhs of cases are still pending in the court, Supreme Court's objection to the BT cotton was regrettable.

Twist in food security debate: Study shows how GM crops improve nutrition
Economy

Twist in food security debate: Study shows how GM crops improve nutrition

In a study that surveyed over 500 randomly selected small-farm Indian households over seven years, researchers found that as the rate of Indian farmers adopting GM cotton grew, undernourishment in their families dropped.

India’s farmer suicides: film indicts US corporate greed
Life

India’s farmer suicides: film indicts US corporate greed

Films like <em>Bitter Seeds</em> are pure exasperation for the entire pro-Bt lobby which claims that things have improved for the Indian farmer since the government allowed the introduction of GM cotton by Monsanto in 2002.

Maharashtra bans Bt cotton seeds
India

Maharashtra bans Bt cotton seeds

The Maharashtra government has banned the sale and distribution of Bt cotton seeds by a US multinational giant in the state, a top official here said on Thursday.

No need for regulation in media – it’s happening by itself
India

No need for regulation in media – it’s happening by itself

The media, by being critical of rivals, is capable of collective self-regulation by focusing on areas that need focus. Independent media watchdogs also help do the same job.