NGOs urges govt not to approve GM mustard

There are still unresolved biosafety, health and environmental concerns around the GM crops.

India to ratify supplementary protocol on biosafety

The cabinet Wednesday approved ratifying the Nagoyaa-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol that provides procedures on liability and redressal of damage to biodiversity resulting from living modified organisms (LMOs).

UN conference on biodiversity begins Monday

The stage is set for the United Nations conference on biodiversity beginning Monday.

Fears of mutant virus escape halt bird flu study

Researchers have suspended their studies because of concerns the mutant virus they have created could be used as a form of bioterrorism.

Developing nations lack biosafety norms to test GM crops: IFPRI

As many as 100 developing countries
lack biosafety norms to test the risks posed by genetically
modified (GM) crops to human health, environment and
biodiversity, says the US-based think tank IFPRI.