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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

India can do well in Biotechnology: Marc Van Montagu

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.

Anwar pitches for robust regulatory system for GM crops

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.

'20 million tonnes wheat wasted in India every year'

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.

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.

Farmers` group demand clearance for GM crops

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.

Supreme Court committee says no to GM crops

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.

New GM purple tomatoes tastier and longer-lasting

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.