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SC to hear plea for stay on commercial release of GM crops today

SC to hear plea for stay on commercial release of GM crops today

The petitioner urged the supreme court to prohibit open field trials commercial release of Herbicide Tolerant crops including HT Mustard DMH 11.

GM mustard safe and supportive of honey bee population: Experts

GM mustard safe and supportive of honey bee population: Experts

The reaction came as several activists gear up to counter a possible green signal to the GM mustard by the Union Ministry of Environment, that will recieve comments till the first week of October. 

NGOs urges govt not to approve GM mustard

There are still unresolved biosafety, health and environmental concerns around the GM crops.

Regulators not disclosing all info on GM mustard safety?

Regulators not disclosing all info on GM mustard safety?

GEAC has refused to divulge information related to the commercially trial of GM mustard, says report.

'Start up nation' Israel now grows gold in the desert

The tiny country of Israel is woefully short of cultivable land and fresh water, yet today using modern scientific tools, it has literally been able to bloom gold in the hot Negev Desert.

'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 on Wednesday said while clarifying Centre's stand on the controversial issue.

US uses 'Intel Inside' model to push GM crops

The 'Intel Inside' model has become the template for deploying agricultural biotechnology from American publicly-funded research institutions and private corporations to farmers in developing countries.

PM Modi bets on GM crops for second green revolution

On a fenced plot not far from Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s home, a field of mustard is in full yellow bloom, representing his government`s reversal of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified (GM) food crops. 

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.

GM crops pushing Monarch butterflies' rapid decline

GM crops pushing Monarch butterflies' rapid decline

The growing use of genetically modified (GM) crops in the US has led the Monarch butterfly, once common across the country, close to ending up on the endangered species list.

Decision on GM crops must be based on data, says ABLE-AG

Decision on GM crops must be based on data, says ABLE-AG

The government should take decisions about genetically modified (GM) crops on the basis of "scientific" evaluation and data, and not due to criticism of the technology without any scientific reasons, Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises-Agriculture Group has said.

Assocham for allowing field trials in GM crops

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.