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Category: GM Crops
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Not in a hurry to take decision on GM mustard, says environment minister Harsh Vardhan 20.9.2017 TOI: India
The government on Wednesday said that it was not in a hurry to take a call on commercial release of transgenic oilseeds as the concerns expressed by both the anti and pro GM groups were “equally strong” and therefore it needed to be examined thoroughly before arriving at any decision.
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Nod for GM mustard ‘unlikely soon’ 20.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Minister says compelling arguments for and against the transgenic crop
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Biofortified food planned to curb malnutrition 20.9.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
In a pilot study, the central government plans to use biofortified crops to tackle malnutrition in four districts of Maharashtra, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. Biofortification is the genetic modification of staple food crops by infusing essential nutrients and by making it high-yield to ensure a cost-effective way of fighting malnutrition. Biofortified strains of crops like rice, maize, wheat and pearl millet and vegetables, developed by the India Council of Agricultural Research will be used to study health parameters over a period of time. The Women and Child Development ministry will study if the crops can be used in nutrition schemes. The WCD ministry, which is set to unveil the draft National Nutrition Mission guidelines in a few days, has written to ICAR, which has been developing biofortified food grains since 2014 to aid in curbing malnutrition. "We are keenly looking at the results of this pilot, and if a sustainable model emerges which will help bringing down malnutrition, we might adopt it under ...
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Ricola Adds NEW! Herbal Immunity Gummies to Herbal Immunity Range, Broadens Distribution Nationwide 19.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 19, 2017 : Ricola, the leading manufacturer of natural over-the-counter herb cough drops and lozenges, today reinforced its commitment to consumer wellness with the introduction of NEW! Ricola Herbal Immunity Citrus Gummies and expanded national distribution of its full Herbal Immunity range.
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Programming cells like computers to fight disease 18.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A new technique can help programme cells like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions, suggests new research.
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Export Summary-U.S. sells soybeans to China; South Korea buys soy 16.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
GRAINS-EXPORTS/SUMMARY:Export Summary-U.S. sells soybeans to China; South Korea buys soy
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Sowing of kharif crops down by 8-lakh hectares 15.9.2017 BusinessLine - Agri Business
The area covered by kharif crops has come down by nearly 8-lakh hectares (ha) to 1049.42-lakh ha compared to the previous year, according to the sowing data released by the Agriculture Ministry on Fri...
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No decision on commercial release of GM Mustard yet: Centre 15.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that so far no decision has been taken on the commercial release of genetically modified (GM) mustard.
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No decision on commercial release of GM mustard, Centre tells SC 15.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that no decision has been taken for the commercial release of genetically modified (GM) mustard.
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India has ‘narrow’ pool of mustard varieties, say agricultural scientists 13.9.2017 Hindu: News
Slamming activists for spreading “misinformation” on genetically-modified (GM) mustard, India’s premier association of agricultural scientists has said that India has a “narrow” pool of mustard varie...
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Nuziveedu Seeds develops gene to resist bollworm in Bt cotton 13.9.2017 HBL: Home
The company hopes to get regulatory approvals in 2 years
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Creating the right environment 11.9.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
After terming it a 'roadblock ministry' under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance government has set about changing the face of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to one that enables 'ease of business' while attempting to maintain sustainable development. While the jury is out on the 'sustainable development' aspect, over the last three years, the ministry has certainly gone about revising and overhauling the regulatory regime of environmental governance. This trend has continued as the ministry is in the process of ushering in more crucial changes to central environmental legislations such as Environment Protection Act, Coastal Regulation Zone notification, 2011, and is also on the cusp of approving commercial cultivation of a genetically modified crop for the first time. Ease of business At the heart of wholesale changes made in environmental regulations during the last three years has been the ...
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Global GMO Crops and Seeds Market Driven by Leap in Agricultural Practices, Finds TMR 9.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
ALBANY, New York, September 8, 2017 : Genetically modified (GM) crops and seeds are a significant leap in modern practices of agricultural production.
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Tierra Agrotech buys Monsanto cotton seed business 8.9.2017 ET: Agriculture
ET was the first to report about US biotechnology giant Monsanto selling off its branded Indian cotton seeds business to the company.
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Falsehood of GM bashers will not help Indian agriculture, says NAAS scientists 8.9.2017 TOI: India
Days after a Parliamentary panel raised certain doubts over the Centre’s impending move to give its green signal to commercial release of indigenously developed genetically modified (GM) mustard, a premier body of agriculture scientists has come out with a report arguing importance of transgenic variety of oilseeds for India’s farm growth and increasing farmers’ income.
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Monsanto fights to sell Arkansas farmers herbicide linked to crop damage 8.9.2017 Hindu: Business
Monsanto Co. filed a petition on Thursday asking Arkansas agricultural officials to reject a proposed date next year that would end sprayings of the herbicide dicamba, which has been linked to crop d...
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Monsanto fights to sell Arkansas farmers herbicide linked to crop damage 8.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-PESTICIDE/MONSANTO (UPDATE 2):UPDATE 2-Monsanto fights to sell Arkansas farmers herbicide linked to crop damage
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Post-demonetisation economy: Exorcising DeMo’s demons 8.9.2017 ET: Policy
On balance, the Indian economy should bottom out in July. But the speed of recovery will depend on reforms and monetary policy.
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Monsanto exits cotton seeds business in India 8.9.2017 ET: Agriculture
Monsanto has faced headwinds in the cotton seeds market and threatened to exit India after New Delhi had imposed price controls.
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GM Mustard: Farm scientists from NAAS thrash the critic's arguments 6.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
The National Academy of Agriculture Sciences on Wednesday torpedoed the arguments of the anti-GM lobby on the indigenous genetically modified mustard and offered support for the commercial release of the GM oil seed, created by Delhi University scientists.The academy with more than 600 members came out with a report countering eight arguments that are mostly used by the activists while opposing the GM mustard that was approved by the Indian regulatory body for the market but held back by the government.The report was based on an analysis made by R B Singh, a former director of the Indian Agric
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