Farm yields may drop if climate change impact not addressed

Agriculture yields are likely to decline to 9 per cent in the next 25 years if the climate change impact is not mitigated, Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said today.

India, Japan to set up lab to promote research

India and Japan today signed an agreement for setting up a laboratory to focus on research in health sciences, medicine and agriculture.

There is scientific evidence on GM crops safety: Secretary

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

India can do well in Biotechnology: Marc Van Montagu

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.

Healthy debate required on biotechnology: Anwar

Considering biotechnology to be area of focus in improving farm productivity, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar Thursday said there is a need for "healthy scientific debate" on the issue.

Anwar pitches for robust regulatory system for GM crops

Emphasising on the role of biotechnology in improving farm yields, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar Tuesday said there is a need for "robust" regulatory system to address the safety concerns.

Water, land and tech should be judiciously used: Tariq Anwar

Water, land and modern technology should be used judiciously to maintain sustainable agriculture and achieve food security for the country`s constantly growing population in years to come, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said here Tuesday.

Soon, spring-like fibres to mend broken hearts

Researchers have fabricated spring-like fibers to help repair damaged heart tissue.

Centre asks J&K to initiate projects promoting biotechnology

The Centre has asked Jammu and Kashmir Government to initiate plans and projects that will promote and upgrade biotechnology sector in the state.

`Probe Agriculture Ministry role in clearing Bt Cotton`

Bt Cotton technology was meant for irrigated areas but was pushed in all cotton-growing states.

Aus, India to jointly develop new strains of bananas

Australia`s Queensland University of Technology has inked an agreement with India`s Department of Biotechnology for developing new strains of bananas that will help counter iron-deficiency anaemia in India.

Indians discover world`s most heat-resistant fungi

The fungi, named `Agni`s Fungi` are among the most heat-resistant eukaryotes on record.

Intl seminar on Frontiers of stem cell and biotechnology

To expose students to basic research in stem cells and biotechnology and clinical trials, the TN Veterinary and Animal Sciences University has organised an intl seminar.

Intl seminar on Frontiers of stem cell and biotechnology

To expose students to basic research in stem cells and biotechnology and clinical trials, the TN Veterinary and Animal Sciences University has organised an intl seminar.

K’taka bio centres to generate virus-free shoot tip culture

Karnataka Government is all set to establish four integrated horticulture biotechnology centres under a Central scheme at a cost of Rs 26.40 crore.