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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......

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......

Congress out, BJP down, where does AAP stand?

The AAP has adopted policies in an ad hoc manner, without thinking them through, says Praful Bidwai. As the Lok Sabha election looms, India's political battle-lines are being redrawn. The Congress,......

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......

All about the row over GM crops

Bt brinjal in Bangladesh calls for a policy review by India. With Bangladesh approving commercial farming of Bt brinjal -- a genetically modified crop developed using technology that evolved......

COLUMN: Why there's a twist in the GM tale

Agricultural scientists are all for gene-altered crops that are safe for the environment and health and are beneficial to farmers, notes Surinder Sud. By raising frivolous objections to the......

Pawar favours field trial of GM crops

Amid depleting natural resources, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Monday again pushed for field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops saying such a right should not be denied to......

GM crops: One needs reason, not fear

The government's excessive respect for -- and fear of -- noisy anti-GM voices appears finally to be dimming.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the Indian Science Congress recently that issues like......

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......

  People speak for gm crops

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nithya
Q. Which state in India became first to ban cultivation of Bt Brinjal?
Nithya:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-state-in-india-became-first-to-ban-cultivation-of-bt-b/21845118/answers/

nithya
Q. Do we need GM crops?
Nithya:  A. no please more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/do-we-need-gm-crops/21845118/answers/20220478

Sharma KS
Q. Are GM Crops the answer to India\'s Food Security??
Sharma KS:  A. The decision whether to introduce GM crop or not instead of being taken by agriculture scientist and bio technologist, is being taken by...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/are-gm-crops-the-answer-to-indias-food-security/20220475/answers/16598077

cyrus irani
Q. What is B.T. Brinjal?
Cyrus Irani:  A. Bt Brinjal is a transgenic brinjal created out of inserting a gene [Cry 1Ac] from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis into Brinjal. The...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-b.t.-brinjal/16594791/answers/16549688

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African snails tighten grip on Kerala

Armies of snails are marching across the State, devouring crops, fouling water sources, crawling through houses and sending citizens into a tizzy.... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/african-snails-tighten-grip-on-kerala/article6254383.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
M Karunanidhi opposes genetically modified crop trials

DMK Chief M Karunanidhi Chennai: Objecting to the Centre's approval for field trials of 15 genetically modified crops, DMK chief M. Karunanidhi... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140727/nation-current-affairs/article/m-karunanidhi-opposes-genetically-modified-crop-trials
Chilli, coriander prices reach wholesale highs in Mumbai

Navi Mumbai: The prices of green chillies and coriander leaves reached wholesale highs of Rs46 a kg and Rs35 for a bundle (250gm) respectively at... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Chilli-coriander-prices-reach-wholesale-highs-in-Mumbai/articleshow/39000418.cms
activists

Being a region where organic and natural farming is popular, activists called for declaring Mysore a GMO-Free City (Genetically Modified... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/biodiversity-too-has-to-be-safeguarded-for-future-generations-activists/article6246070.ece
GM crops field trail

PMK, an ally of BJP in Tamil Nadu, Thursday urged the Centre to ban field trail of Genetically Modified Crops as it would be disastrous to... ...

http://echoofindia.com/chennai-gm-crops-field-trail-63030

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