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
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 …
Whose germplasm is it?
NBA struggles to frame case against Mahyco in first biopiracy case
Don’t make a mash of it
Maize has become the queen of cereals, courted by state governments, seed companies, farmers and the feedstock and starch industries as the crop …
Bt brinjal: National Biodiversity Board to lodge complaint against Mahyco soon
It took two years to investigate bio-piracy allegations regarding use of indigenous brinjal varieties to create India's first transgenic …
MAHYCO refuses to share safety data on GM crops
Biotech industry has a new patron
Department of Biotechnology is playing venture capitalist to private companies to push biotech research in agriculture
Billed to confuse
A new bill leaves little scope for dissent on GMOs
How competent is Indian science?
A shoddy inter-academy report on GM crops casts a shadow on the integrity and competence of Indian science, while a US expert finds approval for …
'Bt cotton has improved farmers' lives'
At the same time genetically modified cotton has increased fertilizer and water usage, resulting in high input costs, says study funded by farmers'…
Bt brinjal biopiracy case: court vacates stay
Karnataka High Court allows biodiversity boards to go ahead with criminal prosecution of seed company Mahyco and others, accused to using local …
Monsanto conducted trials of GM maize without approval, reveals RTI reply
Biotech regulatory panel overlooked violation