Farmers split on merits of Dunkel proposals
The attack on a Bangalore seed company was reported as the start of a
against globalisation of agriculture. Now, some …
'Ours by right'
'Nature's gardeners' to the fore
Pampered European farmers cried foul as the Uruguay Round of GATT raced to a tense finish.
Globalisers retreating into little shells
An appeasement for French farmers
French peasants fearing withdrawal of subsidies under the European Community's agricultural policy must be relieved to find the just-concluded …
Running on empty
Indian farmers are entering the GATT era riding on the bogey of ignorance. Some see GATT as the golden opportunity that will unshackle them from …
The Future is Now
In 1992, the world moved several steps towards globalisation. But little attention was paid to the sharp economic, social and cultural divides. …
The attack on a Bangalore seed company was reported as the start of a farmers' movement against globalisation of agriculture. Now, some farmers …
Trans-Atlantic GM tangle
Dispute between US and EU set to hot up in WTO
Who is protected?
The Lok Sabha passed Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Bill with complete amendments on August 9, 2001, twenty months after it …
"Serious study has not yet begun"
R Uma Shankar, Department of Crop Physiology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, speaks to Down To Earth
"We need to be more proactive"
Dr. S. Ramani, senior scientist (Agricultural Entomology), Project Directorate of Biological Control (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), …
"Biological control is the way out"
Dr. R D Gautam, principal scientist and in-charge of the Plant Health Clinic, speaks to Down To Earth
Than regret loss that happens in millions
What makes a species invasive?
Invasive Alien Species
Think of an invasion, and the picture that comes to mind is usually that of planes and tanks, machines and men, shells and gunshots. But animal …
The hunt for new markets
What liberalising trade on environmental goods and services in the WTO is about
Keep on the grass
Alpine pastures are thriving despite policies to encourage grazing. But Himalayan pastures languish despite strong conservationist policies
'Dolphin-safe' labels for tuna held illegal
World Trade Organisation says US policy restricts tuna trade