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Leaders, activists come together against GM crops

Political leaders cutting across party lines have joined hands with the civil society to launch a nationwide campaign against GM crops and the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill. The......

Exclusive: 'The age of indecision has come to an end'

Prakash Javadekar enjoys being information and broadcasting and parliamentary affairs minister, but heading the green ministry is turning out to be thornier than he had expected. The minister spoke......

A 'corporate hand' behind the 'foreign hand'?

It is regrettable that the IB has tried to devalue the expertise available both within the concerned ministry and in the scientific community by its allegations. Governments and NGOs in many......

How the government is smothering dissident NGOs

Muzzling NGOs is unbecoming of a democracy. Self-confident democracies encourage, indeed applaud, the involvement of citizens’ associations, including NGOs, in social and political......

Greenpeace: Of convenient lies and inconvenient truth?

‘Greenpeace has been brutal in targeting both India and the Manmohan Singh government. The push to go after Indian coal is driven by its long-term agenda. What is surprising is that China has......

When will you speak on GM crops, Mr Modi?

Scientists are hoping that the prime minister, who often talks about the importance of science and technology, will respond positively to their prudent pleas on genetically-modified crops, notes......

Modi's 'Make in India' bats for GM food crops

This comes despite sharp criticism received from various RSS affiliated organisations Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Make in India campaign has pitched India as a potential......

Ban first, learn later: MPs accept paid 'US study tour'

Three weeks after the Bharatiya Janata Party overruled field trials for 15 genetically modified crops, a group of members of Parliament from Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena are heading to......

Genetically modified crops' field trials put on hold

In a move that marks the first successful policy intervention of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh -- both affiliates of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh -- the Narendra Modi-led......

Environment min gives conditional nod to modify food crop

The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has approved field trials of genetically modified (GM) food crops on a conditional basis. Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily on Thursday said......

It's Yuvika's green day

Starlet Yuvika Chaudhary, who was last seen in Naught@40 opposite Govinda, was present at the music launch of her upcoming film Anything For You. The event took place at Cinemax in......

Video: Watch Katrina play cricket

When we stumbled upon some more videos of Katrina Kaif-Imran-Khan-starrer Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, we wondered if there was anything left in the film to watch! The latest video has......

Akshay Kumar's Thank You premieres

Here's what your favourite celebrities have been up to. Bobby Deol, who stars in this week's release Thank You, gets friendly with an elephant that was brought in for the film's premiere......

'Indian Idol gave me a makeover'

Twenty-year-old, Shivam Pathak from Lakhimpur (UP), judge Sunidhi Chauhan's Jerry mouse is the latest contestant to bow out of Indian Idol 5, on Tuesday. Now Bhoomi Trivedi is the only......

London Classic: Gupta, Grover shine on a good day for Indians

Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta won the London Chess Classic's open section with a hard-earned win over GM Keith Arkell of England while International Master Sahaj Grover pulled himself to the second......

Women's dress code@ Aus Open

Venus Williams again created ripples with her latest outfit, in her match against Sandra Zahlavova. Williams walked onto the court wearing a revealing yellow dress with a crisscross......
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UNICEF Ambassador Mahmoud Kabil Joins Public Board of Factor GMO Project - World's Largest Study on GMO and Pesticide Safety

Comments HONG KONG, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa, Mahmoud Kabil, has officially... ...

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Maneka Slams Bt Cotton, Pesticides at Convention

CHANDIGARH: The ministers who spoke at the fifth National Organic Farming Convention were unanimous in their opinion that conventional methods of... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Maneka-Slams-Bt-Cotton-Pesticides-at-Convention/2015/03/02/article2693812.ece
Tropical Turn

As per a report in the Nature magazine, satellite data shows that tropical forest cover shrank 62% faster in the two decades to 2010 than the... ...

http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/tropical-turn/49247/
Maneka lashes out at Bt firms for 'GM crop menace'

Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Sunday expressed her strong resentment against genetically modified crops (Bt... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/462908/maneka-lashes-bt-firms-gm.html
Maneka slams use of pesticides, GM crops

CHANDIGARH: Showers on Sunday not only brought down the day's temperature but also acted as a spoilsport for organisers of several social and... ...

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/maneka-slams-use-of-pesticides-gm-crops/48656.html

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