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Category: GM Crops
Last updated: May 25 2017 01:49 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Say no to GM mustard 25.5.2017 Hindu: Opinion
There are formidable social, economic and environmental reasons why it should not be cultivated
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Chorus against GM mustard gets caustic as decision looms 24.5.2017 HBL: Industry & Economy
Swadeshi Jagran Manch writes to PM, calls it ‘agronomical and biosafety fraud’
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GM crops, the answer to climate change 24.5.2017 HBL: Home
Drought-resistant alternatives to rice and sugarcane need to be considered in increasingly water-scarce India
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Kaveri Seed's Q4 loss widens at Rs 87 cr on lower income, rise in costs 24.5.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
BS ReporterHyderabad, 24 MayHyderabad-based Kaveri Seed Company's standalone net loss has widened to Rs 87.19 crore in January-March quarter this year due to lower income and rise in expenses. It has seen a net loss of Rs 10.41 crore in the corresponding quarter previous year. During the quarter under review, the company's total income declined 7.2 per cent at Rs 42.07 crore, while its expenses increased 36 per cent at Rs 74.06 crore when compared to the same quarter last year. The company's consolidated net profit for the financial year 2016-17 has witnessed almost 54 per cent decline at Rs 77.29 crore as compared to Rs 167.47 crore during the previous fiscal. Its consolidated total income and expenses have marginally come down at Rs 740.78 crore and Rs 597.29 crore respectively in 2016-17 over the previous financial year. The company said it has received lesser royalty on sale of Bt cotton seeds at Rs 49 on each packet, and the selling price of Bt cotton seeds also decreased to Rs .
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'What we do is determined by national interest' 24.5.2017 Rediff: Business
If people can lobby me for making changes in policies that goes against the country's interest, I won't keep myself in this position, says the vice chairman of NITI Aayog.
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RSS affiliate opposes nod to GM mustard 23.5.2017 BusinessLine - Agri Business
The Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, opposing the nod to genetically modified mustard saying that it is “unscientific, toxic and will not increase yields”. T...
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Sangh Parivar outfit Swadeshi Jagran Manch writes to PM Modi against GM mustard 23.5.2017 TOI: India
Stepping up its efforts to block final clearance to commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) mustard, the Sangh Parivar outfit Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) on Tuesday brought prominent anti-GM voices on its platform and sought the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to withhold the government's approval of the transgenic variety of oil-seed.
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Anil Dave was not in favour of GM mustard, says Vandana Shiva 23.5.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Monsanto India declined to comment on the charges levelled by the activist
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Not yet seen GM mustard details, will take time: Harsh Vardhan 23.5.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
Science & tech minister minister Vardhan recently replaced Anil Dave as the environment minister
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Government unveils 3-year roadmap for 'evergreen revolution' 23.5.2017 ET: Agriculture
The ministry's roadmap for the next three years lists initiatives to the growth of farm sector and ensure that farmers' income doubles by 2022.
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Green ministry reissues GM mustard FAQs 23.5.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Anti-GM groups argue conflict of interest in Harsh Vardhan's appointment as he holds S&T portfolio
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‘Thunderstorms will hurt groundnut, bajra crops’ 23.5.2017 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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'Will promote GM crops if green ministry approves' 22.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday indicated that his ministry will endorse the production of Genetically Modified (GM) crops if they are approved by the Environment Ministry.
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Farm ministry will promote all notified crops; GM or not: Radha Mohan Singh 22.5.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
Centre to operationalise Rs 5,000 crore fund for micro irrigation in NABARD
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Anti-GM crop activists urge 'supreme objectivity' 22.5.2017 ET: Agriculture
The anti-GM activists asked Vardhan to reject GM mustard, claiming it is a "hazardous scientific fraud" being perpetuated on the nation.
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Will promote GM mustard after Environment Ministry agrees: Agri ministry 22.5.2017 Latest News
Currently, Bt cotton is the only GM crop allowed for commercial cultivation
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Agriculture Ministry will promote GM mustard if approved by Environment Ministry 22.5.2017 ET: Agriculture
On the sidelines of the event, Agriculture Secretary Shobhana K Pattanayak said: "GEAC has given approval to GM mustard but we will see after the crop is notified."
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Harsh Vardhan takes charge of environment ministry 22.5.2017 deccanherald.com
Union minister Harsh Vardhan today took over the charge of the environment ministry that fell vacant after the death of Anil Madhav Dave.

Dave had passed away on May 18 after suffering cardiac arrest. He was 60.

The government had subsequently handed over the additional charge of the ministry of Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan.

After taking charge, Harsh Vardhan planted a sapling on the premises of the ministry in memory of Dave.

Plant trees if you want to cherish my memories, Dave had said in his will while emphasising that he did not want any statue, memorial or award instituted in his name.

Dave was to take the final call on the approval of GM mustard.

The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), a body of the ministry that evaluates genetically modified crops, had on May 11 recommended the commercial use of GM mustard.

It was then left to the environment minister to take a final call on the issue.
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JD(U) assails Centre over wheat price 22.5.2017 TOI: Patna
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Harsimrat warns against genetically modified mustard 21.5.2017 Deccan Herald - National
As GM Mustard awaits Centre's nod for commercial cultivation, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has cautioned that the introduction of genetically modified (GM) food may hit India's prospects in cashing in on the global demand for organic food. "There are many food importing nations that are looking at India rather than China or other countries because they view us as a non-GM nation. They say our food is safe," Harsimrat told DH. She was responding to a question on the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) approval for commercial cultivation of genetically modified mustard. "I feel anything connected with food must be backed up with solid research and we must be very sure of what we are going into," the minister said. Harsimrat made it clear that she has neither spoken to any of the stakeholders nor has she got the access to scientific studies that have gone into it. 'Based on facts' "I am basing my comments purely on the fact that many countries have told us that they want to ...
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