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Farmers associations in Haryana, Punjab in favour of GM crops

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 17:41

Farmers associations of Punjab and Haryana today demanded allowing use of biotech crops in the country, claiming that genetically modified (GM) crops would raise farm productivity as well as their income.

Karnataka govt has open mind on GM crops

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 17:23

Karnataka government has an open mind on the issue of genetically modified crops, and favours giving options for farmers to make informed choices, Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda said today.

Objection against Bt cotton speculative & confusing: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 17:18

The objection raised by NGOs and other expert panels against Bt cotton have been "speculative, confusing and without any reasonable assessment of technological strength", Parliament was informed Tuesday.

‘Probe agriculture ministry's role in clearing Bt Cotton’

Last Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 18:33

A parliamentary panel has called for an in-depth probe into the agriculture ministry's role in the government's decision to approve the commercial release of Bt Cotton in the country in 2002.

Ramesh moots govt study on GM crops as sustainable option

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 10:28

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday suggested a government study to ascertain that genetically modified crops are a sustainable option.

Govt drafts bill to set up Biotechnology Regulatory body

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 17:16

The govt has drafted a bill which seeks setting up of a biotechnology regulatory body to regulate manufacture, import and use of organisms and products of modern bio-technology.

Cotton output doubles after use of Bt seed: Pawar

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 13:12

Cotton production in the country has more than doubled to 340 lakh bales after use of Bt-cotton seeds, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday.

Bt cotton in India `good for the field, bad for the farm`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 08, 2011, 15:59

A new study noted that most Indian farmers have become unable to properly assess the Bt cotton seeds.

Bt Cotton has created major pest problems in China

Last Updated: Friday, May 14, 2010, 20:45

Bt cotton in China has resulted in unintended negative consequences.