GM crops: Here to stay
The Indian government is dead keen on GM crops. But what about a policy first?
The powers that be are hanging fire on Bt cotton despite long and intensive research. Indira Khurana delves into the baffling issue
It was neither a victory for the North nor a defeat for the South. Environment took centrestage as the main bargaining chip, but the discussions …
Bt for Better Times?
Good weather, illegal Bt seeds raise Punjab's sagging cotton yields
Keeper of grains
An ecologist has been guarding seeds of more than 750 rare rice varieties for over a decade
Lack of lagislation and certification undermines the potential of organic farming in India
A treasure too good to lose
Mexicans are fighting hard to save their traditional maize from the onslaught of GM hybrids and US exports
A pre-emptive strike against Monsanto
American organic farmers are trying to ensure the biotech giant cannot sue them
The weather mart
Met department is not the only one predicting weather in India. Forecasts are now sold by businesses to businesses