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 …
'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
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
Biotech industry has a new patron
Department of Biotechnology is playing venture capitalist to private companies to push biotech research in agriculture
How competent is Indian science?
A shoddy inter-academy report on GM crops casts a shadow on the integrity and competence of Indian science, while a US expert finds approval for …
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, …
Compromise on resources salvages CBD conference; marine protection gets big boost
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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Rajasthan seed initiative wilts
MoUs with biotech seed companies in limbo as protests force a rethink
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 …
Rajasthan scraps seed pacts
ICAR tells Rajasthan to wait for guidelines on benefit sharing, biosafety
In the wrong ministry?
Biotech Regulatory Authority will have too much power, no checks
Industry and activists have expressed conflicting opinions on GM crops. GEAC has a difficult decision to make
ABCDE of Obama’s sales pitch
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
Why do we need patents?
There is no empirical evidence that patents serve to increase innovation and productivity
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
Why experts want GM freeze
Say regulatory system has grave deficiencies; challenge agriculture ministry’s claims
Moily bats for GM trials
After he revives regulatory body for GM crops, industry demands removal of state clearances
Rogue GM crops wreak havoc
Monsanto’s unauthorised GM wheat in the US has spooked the world, but contamination is widespread