Karnataka High Court issues notice to National Biodiversity Authority on charges of paving way for biopiracy
Petition by a non-profit accuses authority of callousness towards protecting the country's biodiversity
Nature cure from India
Indian scientists: missing in action
Who is watching GM crops?
As India gets ready to unleash a vast number of genetically modified (GM) food crops, politicians have joined activists in opposing engineered …
‘Stopping GM trials is anti-farmer’
Genetically modified (GM) mustard hybrid DMH-11 developed by Delhi University’s Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants ran into …
Whose germplasm is it?
NBA struggles to frame case against Mahyco in first biopiracy case
Debating science risks
Chinese scientists appear to be more open to discussing the risks and ethics of new technologies than their Indian counterparts
Crazy GM patent system
The Brazilian lawsuit against Monsanto’s royalty on soybean seeds exposes the irrational way in which laws apply to GM crops
Sustainability increases if ethanol is made from sugarcane juice: Study
Sugarcane cultivation has benefitted from entrenched policies that incentivised production for decades
Tree-planting campaigns can reduce, not improve biodiversity, shows study
Tree plantations can contradict the real purpose of planting trees, according to the study
Paan loses flavour
Iconic paan no more appeals to farmers, traders and common people. They say the contagious spread of chewing tobacco, especially gutkha, is fast …
Pristine Tasmania faces GM threat
Opium industry lobbies to lift moratorium on GM farming
Submission to parliamentary committee on agriculture regarding GM crops
Memorandum to the Committee on Agriculture with views on “Cultivation of Genetically Modified Food Crops – Prospects and Effects&…
Down To Earth Editor Sunita Narain's submission to parliamentary committee on agriculture regarding GM crops
Parliament panel report on GM food highlights rift within government
Calls for wider discussions before allowing transgenic crops
The Monsanto way
How the US multinational won state governments and influenced policy
The escape route
Punjab, which accounts for only 1.5 per cent of the total geographical area of the country, cannot continue producing for the whole country. It …
Incidence of cancer and other diseases have increased. But callous officials prefer to call it a 'coincidence'
Punjab: end of the revolution ?
Cost of production has spiralled, but the rate of increase in production has not shown a similar trend. Ecological and social costs, meanwhile, …
What do science-based targets to limit climate change really look like?
Commitment to climate justice demands that rich countries make deeper cuts to their emissions than merely equalising per-capita emissions by 2030
Kerala gets cautious
Plans to ban extremely and moderately hazardous pesticides in cardamom district, Idukki