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.
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.
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
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 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, is hailed as the mentor of the Green Revolution that saw India achieve self-sufficiency in foodgrain.
This solid, workmanlike Budget had few new promises and showed the determination to deliver old promises.
Demanding the right to technology, the Rashtriya Kisan Progressive Association has written to Chief Ministers to clear the introduction of GM mustard.
Seven leading farmer organisations voiced the demand for rollback of the draft Licensing Guidelines as well as the format for GM technology agreements.
More than 100 Nobel Laureates in an open letter to Greenpeace, demanded the environmental group to "abandon" its campaign against GMOs.
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
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.
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.
Chinese authorities have vowed zero tolerance and harsh punishment against those growing and selling GM crops.
While there are lobbies that support GM crops, farmers, agricultural scientists and activists in India have been locked in a battle with them.