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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......

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,......

Single-party rule no longer accepted in India: Sharad Pawar

Union Agriculture Minister and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN reiterated that he is not going to contest the next Lok Sabha elections. Even as......

Railway bribery scandal: CBI to quiz Bansal soon

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is likely to be quizzed soon by the CBI in connection with the alleged Rs 10 crore bribery scandal involving his nephew V Singla and Railway Board member Mahesh......

Controversial biotech regulator bill introduced in LS

A bill to establish a statutory independent regulator for biotech sector covering research, transport, import, manufacture and use of organisms and products of modern biotechnology was introduced......

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

  Web results for Gm Crops
Zinc-rich rice, wheat

If efforts of scientists and global organisation working on nutritional health yield results, you will soon be able to buy zinc-rich rice or wheat... ...

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/at-your-kirana-shop-soon-zincrich-rice-wheat/article5922797.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
"To feed 1.7 bn people by 2050, India needs GM technology"

In India, average landholding declined from 2.30 ha in 70s to 1.32 ha in 2000-01 and if this continues average size would be a mere 0.68 ha in 2020... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/to-feed-1-7-bn-people-2050-india-needs-gm-technology-114041700848_1.html
Vermont steps closer to passing GMO food-labeling law

By Carey Gillam and Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) - The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it the first U.S. state to enact... ...

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/16/us-usa-gmo-lawmaking-idINBREA3F1KP20140416?feedType=RSS&feedName=health
W. Asia, China will drive farm exports

Agricultural exports, particularly spices, fruits and marine products, are likely to increase along with foodgrains as demand from West Asia and... ...

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/w-asia-china-will-drive-farm-exports/article5919216.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Katari

Hyderabad, Apr 16 : The Election Commission has asked Loksatta Party to explain its pledge to support GM (Genetically Modified) crops, whereas it... ...

http://www.newkerala.com/news/2014/fullnews-40102.html

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