Test tube brinjal
Indian regulators are keen to clear Bt brinjal for commercial cultivation. This would be India’s first genetically modified food crop. If …
Two global meetings chart a course for weeding out biopiracy
A report by the National Institute of Occupational Health nails endosulfan. Is that why the pesticide establishment wants to keep it under wraps?
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 …
The Sukruli cauldron threatens to boil over if the Orissa government does not act against the smoke-spewing sponge iron plant in the area.
Global food crisis: causes and implications for India
Is there a global crisis unravelling? World food reserves are at their lowest in 25 years and the prices of most food crops are at a record high. …
Even as Bt cotton invaded Indian fields in the past few years, some farmer groups kept pushing for organic cotton. In 2009-10, production in …
Drought of equity
A large part of Maharashtra has been declared drought-hit. But distribution of water is quite incongruous. While the few who are politically and …