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.
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.
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.
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
Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 22:20
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.
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 21:23
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.
Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 18:36
Around 20 million tonnes of wheat is wasted in India every year due to inadequate storage infrastructure, Institution of Mechanical Engineers said on Friday.
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.
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 22:04
A group of farmer organisations Wednesday appealed to the union government to allow field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops as that will increase productivity.
Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 23:21
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.
Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 22:24
Humble tomatoes can now be made both better-tasting and longer-lasting, thanks to a new research with purple Genetically modified (GM) varieties.
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.
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