Heavy unseasonal rains in western India have partially damaged the cotton and groundnut crop, which could cut the country's winter oilseeds output, trade officials said recently. They said rains had

Indian teas have once again been put under the microscope. The European Tea Committee (ETC) in its latest report on surveilance on tea for 1994-97 has pointed to the presence of unlimited and banned

Sugar beet, genetically modified to withstand herbicide, is expected to appear on the US market next year. But European Governments, wary of public worries over beef because of the BSE 'made cow'

The Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute, is credited with developing nearly all the new rice varieties that doubled production. About 60% of the world's ricelands are planted

Tony Blair, prime minister of UK responded to concern over genetically modified crops by setting up a cabinet committee to monitor tough tests. But creation of the committee, headed by Jack

In one of Singapore's remote northern corners, C.K. Eng has more than a dozen greenhouses full of butterhead lettuce-with no air conditioning. Eng's company, Aero-Green Technology, grows its wares

The Punjab government has suggeested to the planning commission to formulate a comprehensive agriculture policy in consultation with major foodgrain producing states to step up investments in the

Haryana on Wednesday sought an immediate financial assistance of Rs 350 crore from the Centre to provide relief to farmers whose crops have been damaged due to unseasonal rains recently

European Union farm ministers signalled determination to conclude a deal early next year on far-reaching agricultural reforms, despite widespread differences over the content of a proposed package.

The Punjab Chief Minister , Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today said the unseasonal rains in the state had caused losses worth Rs 1,000 crore to the farm sector and demanded a central assistance of Rs 300