Two global meetings chart a course for weeding out biopiracy
Science and Technology - Briefs
Vidarbha farmers unhappy with minimum support price for cash crops
Agriculture ministry overlooked increased input and labour costs, ignored state government recommendations
Parliamentary committee slams regulatory system on GM crops
Says the crops have an impact on health and the environment and that these aspects were overlooked while approving Bt Brinjal trials in India
Endosulfan manufacturers seek time on how to dispose of unused stocks of the pesticide
Supreme Court to meet on November 11
Doomsday vault in Arctic to save crop diversity
Brazil gives go-ahead to GM corns
No labelling for GM food
New food safety regulation ignores it despite a four-year-old law
Rules and renegades
Pesticide regulations in India are lax. The industry has exploited the loopholes to corrupt the system. And the government has turned a blind eye …
Food vs fuel
Moily bats for GM trials
After he revives regulatory body for GM crops, industry demands removal of state clearances
A report by the National Institute of Occupational Health nails endosulfan. Is that why the pesticide establishment wants to keep it under wraps?
COVID-19: Is e-NAM portal capable of supporting farmers?
Government realises the complexities of the portal 4 years after it was launched
Biotech industry has a new patron
Department of Biotechnology is playing venture capitalist to private companies to push biotech research in agriculture
Scientists’ panel calls for 10-year moratorium on GM field trials
Supreme Court-mandated expert committee recommends new tests in thorough overhaul of India’s regulatory regime
A people’s festival to protest CBD conference
Non-profits to represent united resolve to protect the country’s natural wealth and bio-cultural heritage from powerful economic interests
"Subsidy culture has killed local agriculture"
Thupstan Chhewang, Chief Executive Councillor and chairperson of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) speaks to Down To Earth.
High altitude, high pressure
Ladakh's leadership is alive to many problems. But, challenges are not easy
Panchayati Raj: A good beginning
But will there be a place for traditional institutions in modern local self-governance?
More energy, Less wastage
Solar is Ladakh's way out of the diesel trap
Eight years of reforms have turned government schools around in Leh district
An attractive Place to go
Tourism's footprint is too big for Leh's infrastructure
A farewell to farms
Ladakh survives on its farms. But can agriculture survive government policies?
The GM maize rats
Findings of the Seralini lab on effect of Monsanto’s GM maize on rats set off a global furore
Ladakh on the move
Ladakh is the one region in India where sustainable development is the only way ahead. Dry toilets, water efficient crops, cooperative farming, a …