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'Technology, infra key to second green revolution'

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi lending currency to 'second green revolution', experts feel that technology intervention and improvement in infrastructure are key to higher agricultural production.

Agriculture Minister clarifies government stand on GM crops

The government will "abide by Supreme Court directions" on allowing Genetically Modified crops in the country, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today said while clarifying Centre's stand on the controversial issue.

Thousands worldwide march against Monsanto and GM crops

From Paris to Ouagadougou, thousands of people took to the streets today to protest against the American biotechnology giant Monsanto and its genetically modified crops and pesticides.

India must not have 'irrational fears' for GM crops: Expert

The country needs to develop more Genetically Modified (GM) crops to cut down on the large imports of pulses, vegetables and edible oils and should not be swayed by irrational fears, Principal Scientific Advisor to the government R Chidambaram said Friday.

Gene may help reduce GM contamination

Researchers have identified a gene that can help reduce potential contamination of conventional crops by genetically modified crops.

GM crops: Javadekar emphasises on proper caution

Amid a row over field trials of GM crops in the country, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today emphasised on "proper caution" but said "nobody can say no to science".

EU reaches compromise deal on GM crops: Sources

After years of fractious talks, EU states have finally reached a compromise to allow cultivation of genetically modified (GM) food crops by giving their opponents an opt out, official sources said Wednesday.

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

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

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

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

Supreme Court committee says no to GM crops

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.

SC seeks report on GM crops` field trials

The Supreme Court on Thursday sought form an expert committee a report on desirability of the field trials for genetically modified crops within three months.

Trial of GM crops only after state govt`s approval

The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) has directed companies conducting field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops to first produce a no-objection certificate from the concerned state government.

CPM shifts stand on Genetically Modified crops

A CPI(M) leader said that it will be unscientific to oppose in to the introduction of such seeds into the country.