'New GMO directive provides necessary legal framework to complex issue'
The European Commission says that with the directive, it has listened to the concerns of many European citizens, reflected in the positions …
EU votes down countries’ proposal to opt out of GM imports
Half of the European Union’s 28 countries had decided to go against the cultivation of genetically modified crops
'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 …
Hailstorm lashes parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
Temperatures dip in a number of places, experts say occurrence good for Rabi crops
European Parliament opposes import of three herbicide-resistant GM crops
The three GM soybeans are engineered to tolerate spraying with glyphosate or a combination of glyphosate and other herbicides
Coconuts: Goa's trees or grass?
Goa government's decision to derecognise coconut palm as a tree has left the state's trademark tree at the mercy of developers
Agricultural biotechnolgies a boon for family farmers, say experts
A range of biotechnologies can help bring about high yields, improve nutrition quality and add value to the productivity of crops, livestock,…
Desert Locust outbreak in Yemen poses risk to neighbouring countries
Locusts can have devastating effect on crops, especially in vulnerable areas
Genetically engineered foods safe for health, environment: Study
The report recommended that new crop varieties should be regulated on a plant’s characteristics rather than the process by which it was …
Coalition of NGOs demands rejection of commercialisation application for GM mustard
If approved, GM Mustard would be the first genetically-engineered food in India. DMH-11, has been developed by the Centre for Genetic …
Avartanasheel Kheti: Bundelkhand Diaries
A farmer in Uttar Pradesh's drought-prone Bundelkhand region demonstrates the benefits of mixed cropping
Coffee that will keep the Cauvery flowing
It is time we thought long and deep about the origins of our rivers. Their birth is our life
Keeping pace with climate change in crop development
The problem of climate change and crop development represents a challenge for agricultural systems across the globe
To future-proof our crops from drought, look to the Australian deserts
Why not use Australia's deserts to develop the next generation of drought-resistant crops?
Honey traders oppose GM mustard, to observe day-long protest on Sep 28
The beekeepers across India pointed out the adverse impact that GM cotton had on bees when it was introduced in 2002
Supreme Court stays commercial release of GM Mustard; to hear the matter on October 17
The apex court is hearing a petition which seeks moratorium on the release of any genetically modified organisms into the environment pending a …
Is this a sign?
Rainfall in the Western Ghats has been steadily declining, triggering fears of a drought in one of the world's most water-rich regions
Forest development corporations fell rich forests to raise plantations, undermining people's rights and biodiversity. It's time India introduced …
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 …
Gandrayani is a root used widely in Uttarakhand to enhance the flavour of dishes. But there is hardly any research on the health benefits of this …
Using wastewater to grow crops can address water scarcity in agriculture
Water is vital for food production and climate change threatens this most precious resource
Alien pest invades farmlands in Africa, destroys crops in more than 10 countries
Unlike the native pest, the fall armyworm from the Americas is harder to detect and eradicate
Faced with water crisis, Karnataka now wants to revive millet cultivation
Millets consume at least 70 per cent less water than other crops and require minimum inputs
Indian scientists develop transgenic rice that can withstand drought
Under water scarce conditions created in laboratory, the transgenic rice performed better than their unmodified counterparts
After Dave, what does future hold for GM Mustard?
The new Environment Minister has to respond to allegations that the entire process of approving GM Mustard was unscientific