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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.

CCI approves German giant Bayer's proposed $66 billion acquisition of biotech firm Monsanto
Business

CCI approves German giant Bayer's proposed $66 billion acquisition of biotech firm Monsanto

Fair trade regulator CCI has approved the German giant Bayer's proposed $66 billion acquisition of US-based biotech firm Monsanto

Thanks to Monsanto's reckless practices, Bt toxins in adulterant cottonseed oil may be seeping into your samosas
India

Thanks to Monsanto's reckless practices, Bt toxins in adulterant cottonseed oil may be seeping into your samosas

Bt cotton seed is being freely blended into refined and other edible oils as non-genetically modified cottonseed oil despite the regulation against it.

Environmental activist Vandana Shiva warns of nationwide protest against GM crops
India

Environmental activist Vandana Shiva warns of nationwide protest against GM crops

Environmental activist Dr Vandana Shiva on Wednesday alleged that the Union government was allowing multinational companies to introduce 'toxins' in the form of genetically modified crops.

MS Swaminathan says genetically modified crops to be made obsolete by nano-technology
News & Analysis

MS Swaminathan says genetically modified crops to be made obsolete by nano-technology

MS Swaminathan, is hailed as the mentor of the Green Revolution that saw India achieve self-sufficiency in foodgrain.

Union Budget 2017 pulls out govt of demonetisation mire but disappoints in job creation
Business

Union Budget 2017 pulls out govt of demonetisation mire but disappoints in job creation

This solid, workmanlike Budget had few new promises and showed the determination to deliver old promises.

Farmers pressurise states to introduce genetically modified mustard crops
News & Analysis

Farmers pressurise states to introduce genetically modified mustard crops

Demanding the right to technology, the Rashtriya Kisan Progressive Association has written to Chief Ministers to clear the introduction of GM mustard.

Farmers demand rollback of draft licensing guidelines for genetically modified crops
News & Analysis

Farmers demand rollback of draft licensing guidelines for genetically modified crops

Seven leading farmer organisations voiced the demand for rollback of the draft Licensing Guidelines as well as the format for GM technology agreements.

Nobel laureates and Greenpeace cross swords over genetically-modified crops
World

Nobel laureates and Greenpeace cross swords over genetically-modified crops

More than 100 Nobel Laureates in an open letter to Greenpeace, demanded the environmental group to "abandon" its campaign against GMOs.

Germany's pharma co Bayer makes $62 bn offer to acquire Monsanto
Business

Germany's pharma co Bayer makes $62 bn offer to acquire Monsanto

Bayer has made an all-cash offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Monsanto company for $122 per share

Remove policy hurdles to facilitate widespread use of GM crop technology: Scientists
India

Remove policy hurdles to facilitate widespread use of GM crop technology: Scientists

Scientists at the 102nd Indian Science Congress here today called for removal of policy hurdles to facilitate widespread use of genetically modified (GM) crops technology.

First GM crop trials, now land acquisition: RSS stalls Modi govt. again
Politics

First GM crop trials, now land acquisition: RSS stalls Modi govt. again

The RSS-backed BKS has said it will hit the streets if the consent clause in the land acquisition law is tampered with. This is after blocking GM crop trials last week.

China to punish sale of GM crops following illegal trade expose
World

China to punish sale of GM crops following illegal trade expose

Chinese authorities have vowed zero tolerance and harsh punishment against those growing and selling GM crops.

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.