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Greenpeace slams Moily`s decision on feild trials of GM crops

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 23:13

Environmental watchdog Greenpeace today slammed Veerappa Moily`s decision to allow field trials of certain genetically modified (GM) food crops which were put on hold by his predecessor Jayanthi Natarajan.

There is unjustified opposition to GM crops in India: Kush

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 19:02

There is unjustified opposition for growing of genetically modified crops in India in spite of their benefits, world food laureate Gurdev S Kush said.

There is scientific evidence on GM crops safety: Secretary

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 17:55

There is a clear scientific evidence on safety of genetically modified (GM) crops but more debate is needed to address other fears, Biotechnology Secretary Vijay Raghavan said here today

Genetically modified potatoes `resist late blight`

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 16:34

British scientists have developed genetically modified potatoes, which are resistant to "late blight."

Firm on reducing animals used in research: Britain

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 21:42

Britain has announced it would further intensify steps to reduce the use of animals in laboratory research.

Science journal retracts study on GM maize

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 22:31

Netherlands-based science and health information provider Elsevier has said its journal `Food and Chemical Toxicology` retracted a study that revealed genetically modified maize led to tumours in rats after the probe found it did not meet scientific standards.

China revives endangered local rice species

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 16:24

A rare indigenous rice species, which was almost extinct in the 1970s due to low output, is being revived in north China`s Hebei Province.

Scientists produce gasoline from bacteria

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 13:48

In a first, Korean scientists have successfully developed genetically modified microbes that can produce gasoline, used as fuel for transportation.

Supreme Court committee says no to GM crops

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 23:21

A Supreme Court technical expert committee Monday recommended an indefinite moratorium on the field trials of Genetically Modified (GM) crops till the government comes out with a proper regulatory and safety mechanism.

Protesters march against Monsanto in 250 cities

Last Updated: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 09:47

"March Against Monsanto" organizers say they`re calling attention to the dangers posed by genetically modified food and the companies that produce it. Protests are planned in more than 250 cities yesterday.

China sacks officials involved in GM rice test

Last Updated: Thursday, December 06, 2012, 22:56

China has sacked three officials who had approved and conducted a controversial test of genetically modified (GM) rice on school children in central Hunan province.

Soon, three-parent `designer` babies to be legal in UK

Last Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012, 13:18

A law change would allow for children to be `designed` to be free of horrific diseases.