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Category: GM Crops
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Sangh Parivar affiliates demand changes in GST, slam Niti Aayog 28.4.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Demands were made to ensure MSMEs continue to get excise exemptions
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Niti Aayog backs local GM crop policy to prevent monopoly of foreign firms 27.4.2017 Business Standard: News Now
India could prevent foreign firms monopolising the market for genetically modified (GM) seeds
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Morning News Call - India, April 27 27.4.2017 Sify Finance
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To prevent MNCs' monopolisation, Niti Aayog backs local GM crop policy 27.4.2017 Latest News
Think-tank says adopting new technology is one of the most important drivers of farm productivity
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Niti Aayog backs local GM crop policy 26.4.2017 Sify Finance
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India could prevent foreign firms monopolising the market for genetically modified (GM) seeds by allowing the sale of only locally developed varieties, a government think-tank
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Nutrition revolution 2.0 25.4.2017 Hindu: Home
Biofortification gives us a sustainable, climate-resilient, inexpensive super-grain
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Maize prices to stay put on plentiful supply 23.4.2017 HBL: Columns
Current prices may continue in coming months given the market fundamentals
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Nano-technology will soon make GM obsolete: M.S. Swaminathan 23.4.2017 ET: Agriculture
Swaminathan said new technologies were coming, which could be used to achieve the objective of food security but noted that this required concrete political intervention.
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Nano-technology will soon make GM obsolete: M S Swaminathan 23.4.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
It was 'very important' that the loans of farmers across the country be waived, says M S Swaminathan
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Nano-technology will soon make GM obsolete: M.S. Swaminathan 23.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Noted agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan, hailed as the mentor of the Green Revolution that saw India achieve self-sufficiency in foodgrain, feels GM technology, which has generated much heat in the country, will soon become "obsolete" with the advent of nano-technology and other solutions.
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New solution to harness bio-ethanol 19.4.2017 BusinessLine - News
India’s aim to achieve the 10 per cent ethanol blending target may have got a fillip as scientists have identified an indigenous solution to meet the enzyme needs for harnessing the fuel from waste.
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Central regulator moves to more robust monitoring regime for Bt Cotton 18.4.2017 TOI: India
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RSS-backed SJM declares 2017 'anti-China year' 14.4.2017 Rediff: Business
'I will be happy if walls are built between India and China!'
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Letters: Saving water 12.4.2017 All Opinion Stories
The water requirement can also be reduced by laser levelling the field
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High Court stays restoration of Monsanto agreements with Nuziveedu Seeds 10.4.2017 Latest News
Order grants interim relief to Monsanto; both parties told to file submissions supporting their case
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Zika and dengue have very similar symptoms: Richard Kuhn 9.4.2017 DNA: Health
Prof Kuhn speaks to DNA on why India should be prepared against the zika virus threat and where the research to fight it is headed.
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We always go through regulations: Monsanto 8.4.2017 deccanherald.com
US-based agri major Monsanto on Saturday refuted RSS-affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch's (SJM) charge that it pushed for adopting its genetically-engineered cotton seeds and pesticide through "illegal route". "We would like to reiterate that Monsanto conducts its businesses in a transparent and ethical manner and in adherence with the laws of the land," a Monsanto spokesperson said in a statement. He said the various technological methods introduced by the company have been subject to rigorous regulatory evaluations over the years and have been approved by the country's regulators. "Commercialisation of any new technology in India happens only after we secure the requisite permissions from the regulatory authorities," he said. The SJM alleged that Monsanto imported the Roundup Ready cotton seeds way back in 2008. Since it is the company's responsibility to keep the seeds in safe custody, the government must investigate how these seeds entered lakhs of acres of field, it said. In August 2016, the seed major ...
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Monsanto made illegal push for cotton seeds 7.4.2017 Deccan Herald - National
The US-based agri major Monsanto has been accused of adopting an illegal route to push for its genetically engineered Roundup Ready cotton seeds in five states to create an artificial demand for its proprietary pesticide and eventually for its gen-next GM cotton seeds.

The allegations were made by the RSS-backed Swadeshi Jagran Manch, which claims to have found evidence after suspected samples were tested positive in the Central Institute of Control Research, Nagpur — an institution under the Indian Council of Agriculture Research.

The saffron camp claimed that Monsanto released the Roundup Ready Flex (RRF) cotton seeds into lakhs of acres in Gujarat, Odisha, Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh after transferring the RRF trait into several local varieties. The cotton plants which have the RRF traits would not be killed by Roundup herbicide — which would kill all the other weeds in the field.
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Monsanto accused of introducing cancerous BT cotton seeds in India 7.4.2017 All Companies Stories
The Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) along with Vandana Shiva of Navdanya today alleged that global seed major Monsanto has illegally introduced herbicide resistant GMO (round-up ready flex BT Cotton) which is known to cause cancer into the country, a charge which was vehemently denied by Monsanto. The round-up ready Bt cotton has been introduced in bollgard-2 packages, the organizations alleged.The Manch along with Shiva in a joint press conference held today said Round up, a glyphosate based herbicide has been declared a "probable carcinogen" by the World Health Organization (WHO). After reports of contamination in their fields, farmers collected sample from different areas and sent them to the Central Institute for Cotton Research (CICR), and they confirmed the presence of RoundUp ready (RR) Bt cotton, which is not only illegal but a major hazard for the health of the Indian people, SJM alleged, adding that cotton bolls collected from six fields tested positive for RoundUp Ready flex ..
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Activists accuse Monsanto of 'contaminating' local crops with 'illegal' Bt Cotton 7.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Environmental activists here on Friday accused GM crop giant Monsanto of "illegally" introducing a GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) based crop in various states of India and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take action against the multinational.
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