User: indiatogether Topic: Agriculture
Category: GM Crops
Last updated: Jun 24 2017 01:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Mandsaur, the farmers’ story 23.6.2017 Hindu: Lead
Information has not graduated to storytelling to dent the regime’s idea of agricultural policy
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Now for dialogue, not Mann Ki Baat: Aruna Roy 23.6.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Bringing GM to the table 20.6.2017 Hindu: Op-Ed
Promoters of GM food need to reach out to consumers in a transparent, engaging manner
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With farmers' strike on mind, Centre directs seed firms to lower MRP by 10% 16.6.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
The decision was welcomed with guarded optimism by some farmer groups
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Govt. to meet activists again on GM mustard 16.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Regulator cleared the variety on May 12
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Dow launches new GMO corn after landing China import approval 15.6.2017 Sify Finance
By Dominique Patton and Hallie Gu
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Growing use of chemicals threatens health of land 15.6.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Using chemicals to cope with new pest attacks, shortage of labour, says farmer
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Biotech giants cut India investments 12.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Policy uncertainty, pending field trial approvals force crop science firms to review plans
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Nitish Kumar slams NDA over ongoing agrarian crisis in the nation 12.6.2017 New Kerala: India News
Nitish Kumar slams NDA over ongoing agrarian crisis in the nation
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Approving GM Mustard would be wrong decision: Ex-Cabinet Secretary 11.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Had we been aware of the ill-effects of the Bt Cotton, we would never have approved it, said T.S.R. Subramanian, who had recommended the Genetically Modified (GM) variety of cotton for commercial cultivation as Textile Secretary in the 1990s.
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Why Modi avoids the media (Column: Political Circus) 10.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In another two years, Narendra Modi may well enter the Guinness Book of Records for failing to hold a press conference. In that event, he will be the first Prime Minister of a democratic country who has avoided meeting the media at a large televised gathering.
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Why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) need a more open debate 9.6.2017 India Today | February 13, 2012
Those who oppose the approval of genetically modified mustard are often characterised as spreading false propaganda and those who support it are accused of basing their claims on studies that are unscientific or pseudoscientific.
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Harsh Vardhan in China: India will prove importance of cow through science 9.6.2017 India Today| Must Read
The government is keen to "settle controversies" about the benefits of cow's milk and urine, and scientists have been directed to come up with verifiable findings, whether positive or negative.
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Need to conserve mustard diversity 7.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Opinion
There have been a flood of media reports about the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) under the Environment Ministry having recommended the release of genetically modified (GM) mustard developed by the Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants (CGMCP), University of Delhi. At the centre of the news is the GEAC's decision and the GEAC itself. But there is another regulatory authority in the ministry itself, which can be its voice of conscience. Miles away from the ministry headquarters of Paryavaran Bhawan in New Delhi, the Chennai-based National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) seems as distant from Delhi as its office is. The NBA was set up in 2003 under the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 to implement the same. It is an autonomous body meant to be like an amicus curiae to the ministry. The NBA is tasked with giving advice to the ministry on matters related to biodiversity. If the NBA does choose to do what it is meant to do, these are some key issues in the context of GM crops it must ...
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‘What greater crisis do you want in our agriculture?’ 7.6.2017 Hindu: Home
The geneticist and former Delhi University V-C explains why India must shed its knee-jerk opposition to GM crops
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First phase of malaria vaccine trials end 6.6.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Though scientists at the ICGEB, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, in the Capital, confirmed the first phase of the human clinical trials of Malaria vaccine and the pre-clinical research of 'Dengue' vaccine have been completed, Delhiites have little cause to cheer. This is because both the vaccines undergoing trials will take several years to reach the counters. "The MVDP (Malaria Vaccine Development Programme) jointly setup with the Department of Biotechnology, has been working on these trials for over a decade now but it is still in early stages. It will take years for it to reach the people," said Doctor Dinakar Salunke, Director, ICGEB. While the malaria vaccine has done some trials on humans, the dengue vaccine and tablet have only just finished their pre-clinical stages and have been transferred to Sun Pharma for the next round of research and trials. "We have completed pre-clinical research work for Dengue in mice and monkeys. Most vaccines that are being prepared have ...
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Scientist who developed GM Mustard hopeful of government's nod 6.6.2017 ET: Agriculture
Deepak Pental said he has already been approached by local seed companies to get licence for the GM mustard that yields 30 per cent more than the current varieties.
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Scientists back GM mustard, say will help create better hybrids 5.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Agriculture scientists came out in the open on Monday, backing the indigenous genetically modified mustard, which they said would lead to the creation of better and high-yielding hybrids. The National Academy of Agriculture Sciences (NAAS), with 625 members, adopted a resolution on the commercialisation of GM mustard, seeking immediate release of the crop in the field. Last week, the academy also wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, backing the indigenous GM crop. Developed by researchers at the Delhi University, GM mustard had received a regulatory approval from the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee — India's highest regulator for biotechnology products — under the Union environment ministry last month. The final decision, however, is pending with Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan.The modified variety, DMH-11, has 20-30% higher yield than the mustard hybrids approved by the government as the benchmark varieties (national and zonal checks). "Even with a moderately high-yield, ...
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GM mustard: Agri scientists press for okay 5.6.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
Agricultural scientists are pushing for government approval, without delay, to commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) mustard.The matter is pending with the Union environment ministry and critics of GM technology want a 'No' decision.Addressing journalists on Monday, scientists from the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research said they'd written to the prime minister to expedite government support for GM technology."This technology has a proven track record and GM mustard has been tested by multiple scientific institutions," said Panjab Singh, president of NAAS. It would help reduce India's significant edible oil import of Rs 80,000 crore annually and boost farmer income, he added.The regulator for such crops, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), had recommended last month that GM mustard be cleared for commercial use. The application, made by the Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants at the ...
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Farm scientists bat for GM mustard release 5.6.2017 BusinessLine - Agri Business
The Indian agricultural scientific community on Monday appealed to the government to clear the transgenic mustard variety that received a nod from the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) re...
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