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.
5,000 farmers in Maharashtra to sow genetically modified seeds of brinjal, cotton to protest ban on such crops
The Shetkari Sanghatana is opposed to the ban on GM crops as they are beneficial to farmers, its spokesperson Lalit Bahale said.
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 forest trees could counter threats to forest health, bringing in a new frontier in biotechnology.
Scientist finds a new strains of soil bacteria that could be used to develop bio-pesticides in the future
Crystal proteins of Bt can be added directly to soil instead of chemical pesticides but their prolonged use may allow pests to develop resistance.
Does Bt cotton cause impotency? This startling claim was made by Rajasthan's minister for agriculture, Prabhu Lal Saini.
The allegations made against Monsanto over lack of safety are completely unsubstantiated. Experts and regulatory authorities worldwide recognize GM foods and crops as being safe.
Swaraj at 70 Part 4: Youth can play a significant role in solving farm crisis, says Kavitha Kuruganti
Kavitha Kuruganti talks about Swaraj, the agricultural crisis in the country and the role of GM crops in causing it.
A farm producing organic cow feed is a rarity. Hence, the appropriate tag for Indian dairy would be organically-produced milk.
GM mustard gets nod: Medical experts urge Narendra Modi to reject it, say 'lack of evidence is not proof of safety'
Members of India’s medical fraternity requested Modi to reject the “environmental release” application for the genetically modified (GM) mustard crop
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.
Genetically modified mustard no solution for India’s Rs 64,000 crore edible oil import bill, low farm income
Pushing farmers to grow oilseeds again will mean making the crop as attractive as cotton, one of its main competitors for requiring similar agro-climatic conditions.
A parliamentary panel headed by Renuka Chowdhury is likely to review the clearance given for commercial cultivation of genetically-modified mustard.
MS Swaminathan, is hailed as the mentor of the Green Revolution that saw India achieve self-sufficiency in foodgrain.
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.
Pitching for GM crops for combating challenges of climate change, Confederation of NGOs of Rural India (CNRI) on Thursday demanded that the government act fast on allowing genetically engineering (GE) technology in crops other than cotton.
Industry body Assocham has pitched for allowing field trials in biotechnology (BT) crops, terming it as a 'pro-poor' step that will help in raising food production to feed the country's rising population.
The problem with GM crops is not safety, but economic dependence on a monopoly. There is also the attendant issue of costs rising as GM crops demand more insecticides and pesticides after some use
The parent body of the BJP is aware of the huge expectations built up on the government. In view of the elections scheduled in some states it would need to keep the flock together through tough talk while winking at some compromises being made to woo the voter.