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India can do well in Biotechnology: Marc Van Montagu

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 22:20

India has done well in the information technology (IT) sector and has the potential to excel in biotechnology as well, World Food Prize laureate Marc Van Montagu said today.

Jairam Ramesh raises doubts over GM foods

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 11:43

He said that one should recognise the fundamental distinction between the first green revolution and today`s green revolution.

Greenpeace criticises PM`s statement on nuke energ

Last Updated: Friday, January 04, 2013, 20:54

A green NGO criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s statement that issues like genetically modified food or nuclear energy cannot be settled by faith, emotion or fear but by structured debate.

Need for public sector investment in GM food: Ramesh

Last Updated: Sunday, May 23, 2010, 15:35

There is a need for a large-scale publicly funded biotechnology programme in agriculture.

GM food only way to feed starving people: US scientist

Last Updated: Sunday, February 28, 2010, 22:13

The `spat` over GM vegetables on ethical grounds was meaningless while millions of people are starving in the world, renowned biomaterial scientist of the US Prof Buddy D Ratner said Sunday.

India in no hurry to introduce Bt Brinjal: Ramesh

Last Updated: Sunday, January 17, 2010, 00:08

India is in no hurry to introduce commercial cultivation of Bt Brinjal, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said here on Saturday after facing stiff opposition at a public hearing.

`Allowing GM food crop in India a big disaster`

Last Updated: Thursday, January 07, 2010, 23:01

Allowing genetically modified (GM) food crop in the country will be a big disaster, a top genetic scientist said here today.

Don`t sell us GM food, over 24,000 people tell

Last Updated: Sunday, September 20, 2009, 09:19

Over 24,000 people have asked big manufacturers of processed foods in India, including Nestle, Britannia and Hindustan Unilever, not to use GM foods.