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.
Brazil is trying to push their luck as China slows approval for import requests of genetically modified foods.
Govt reduces Bt Cotton seed prices: Industry sulks at agri ministry’s order; agbiotech companies feel the heat
The Rs 10 reduction in BG-II cottonseed's maximum selling price to Rs 730 per pack will benefit cotton farmers by about Rs 40 crore
SC backs Monsanto on GM cotton payments; ruling positive for foreign agri firms planning to invest in India
The decision on appeal overturns an earlier ruling by the Delhi High Court that Monsanto was unable to claim patents on GM cotton seeds.
90% fear the technology will be used unethically, with 52% saying it was a very likely possibility.
GM mustard row: SC says 30 days time should be given for raising objections after issuing notification
SC said that if any notification is issued by the Centre for sale of GM food products in the market, one month time should be given for raising objections
As Modi govt ponders GM mustard crop rollout, scientists warn India could lose her agricultural independence
On Monday, the Centre told the Supreme Court that the decision on whether or not to roll out genetically modified (GM) mustard will be taken in a little over a month.
RSS' economic wing Swadeshi Jagran Manch has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him not to introduce "unscientific, toxic and anti-bio diversity GM mustard" in the country in the haste, as it would "prove detrimental to public health."
Condemning the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee's (GEAC) decision to allow herbicide tolerant Bayer’s GM mustard, scientist and environmentalist Dr Vandana Shiva, has sent out the call across India to intensify resistance to genetically modified (GM) mustard and "the hijack of our food by the Monsanto and Bayer."
The government has suggested to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) that the gene be incorporated in re-sowable straight line varieties and supplied cheaper to farmers than Bt cotton hybrids
In India, cotton is the only GM crop (Bt cotton) approved for commercial cultivation.<br />