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.

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.

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

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

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

Anwar pitches for robust regulatory system for GM crops

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.

Farmers associations in Haryana, Punjab in favour of GM crops

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

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.

New GM purple tomatoes tastier and longer-lasting

Humble tomatoes can now be made both better-tasting and longer-lasting, thanks to a new research with purple Genetically modified (GM) varieties.

Karnataka govt has open mind on GM crops

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.

India cannot completely abandon GM crops: Govt

India cannot afford to completely abandon genetically modified (GM) crops and the government is trying to build a consensus among various stakeholders to reach at a solution soon.

Pawar favours field trial of GM crops

Amid depleting natural resources, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Monday again pushed for field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops.