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Assocham for allowing field trials in GM crops

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 18:05

Industry body Assocham has pitched for allowing field trials in biotechnology (BT) crops, terming it as a `pro-poor` step that will help in raising food production to feed the country`s rising population.

BJP, Sena MPs to attend Monsanto-funded study tour in US: Report

BJP, Sena MPs to attend Monsanto-funded study tour in US: Report

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 17:40

A group of members of Parliament (MPs) from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena are reportedly going to the US on a week-long study tour on genetically modified (GM) technology.

Cong tries to corner govt on GM crops issue

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 17:50

Government Friday asked members in Rajya Sabha to wait for the Supreme Court decision on GM crops as Congress tried to corner it on the issue during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha citing objections from RSS and BMS.

Congress tries to corner govt on GM crops issue

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 15:04

Government Friday asked members in Rajya Sabha to wait for the Supreme Court decision on GM crops as Congress tried to corner it on the issue during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha citing objections from RSS and BMS.

GM crops: Javadekar emphasises on proper caution

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 16:38

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".

China to punish those growing or selling GM crops

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:26

In a move to prevent illegal sales and growing of genetically modified (GM) crops, which are prohibited in the country, Chinese authorities have vowed zero tolerance and harsh punishment against offenders.

Sangh outfits oppose GM crop trials, Govt says no decision yet

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 00:16

Two RSS-linked outfits Tuesday met Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and claimed the clearance given by biotech regulator for field trials of genetically-modified crops has been put on hold but the government said no decision has been taken.

Greenpeace moves EC for annulment of GM crop field trials

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 22:14

Environmental group Greenpeace today moved the Election Commission, seeking annulment of the GEAC decision to revalidate the field trials for ten varieties of genetically modified (GM) food crops.

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.

AAP lashes out at UPA govt for permitting field trials on GM crops

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 15:38

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday lashed out at the UPA government for permitting field trials of GM crops, saying such a decision was taken even when a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture had opposed such trials.

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