We give them complete mentorship
IN a special programme to help industry, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has created Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Programme …
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WHO OWNS OUR VEGGIES?
The patenting of a broccoli developed through conventional breeding in Europe is a disturbing trend since it violates the law on plant life
Seeds of decline
Frequent pest attacks, rising seed costs and declining returns are forcing farmers to abandon India's first genetically modified (GM) crop, Bt …
Will the boom last?
Fifteen years after it rose and went limp, the biotech sector, globally, as well as in India has seen a bull run of sorts. In January this year, …
Rajasthan seed initiative wilts
MoUs with biotech seed companies in limbo as protests force a rethink
Why do we need patents?
There is no empirical evidence that patents serve to increase innovation and productivity
'Failing to support GM crops single most damaging element for growth'
The European Association for Bio-Industries (EuropaBio) says the decision by 16 EU nations to opt out of GMO crop cultivation has taken away the …
States’ entry ruffles GM lobby
Biotech firms object to states getting a say in approving GM crop trials
GM crop benefits are all in future
Nearly 40 years ago, Marc Van Montagu of Ghent University in Belgium, along with fellow researcher Jeff Schell, discovered that Agrobacterium …
Rotten tomato for Monsanto
US biotech giant's claim on a natural tomato is its latest patent to be revoked by Europe after soy and wheat
Industry and activists have expressed conflicting opinions on GM crops. GEAC has a difficult decision to make
Why experts want GM freeze
Say regulatory system has grave deficiencies; challenge agriculture ministry’s claims
Access, yes. Sharing, no
The access and benefit-sharing protocol on biodiversity may do little to deter multinationals from grabbing the planet’s resources
Rajasthan scraps seed pacts
ICAR tells Rajasthan to wait for guidelines on benefit sharing, biosafety
ABCDE of Obama’s sales pitch
Inter-Academy update on GM crops does little to redeem Indian science
Rajasthan opens farm gates
State ties up with Monsanto, other biotech giants to restructure agriculture
It’s still open season for bio-piracy
Rich nations block accord on benefit-sharing rules for the world’s genetic resources
Whose germplasm is it?
NBA struggles to frame case against Mahyco in first biopiracy case
A pre-emptive strike against Monsanto
American organic farmers are trying to ensure the biotech giant cannot sue them
In the wrong ministry?
Biotech Regulatory Authority will have too much power, no checks
Moily bats for GM trials
After he revives regulatory body for GM crops, industry demands removal of state clearances
Pharma and biotech firms are lobbying hard to block disclosure of origin of genetic material used in inventions, but they also raise thorny issues
Biotech industry has a new patron
Department of Biotechnology is playing venture capitalist to private companies to push biotech research in agriculture