The 17th International Congress of Genetics highlighted the role that genetic technology could play in shaping our world.

IN THE near future, plastic won't be an environmental pejorative. The Japan Corn Starch Co Ltd, in collaboration with US business firm Grand River Technologies of Michigan, will produce a fully

In its bid to get out of poverty, the Bihar government has finalised a plan to drain out lakes and convert them to farmlands. But it seems to be unaware of the ecological consequences of such moves.

Organic farming has found favour with agriculture officials and scientists.

A Nepalese community that grows vegetables using traditional techniques is now succumbing to population pressures and rapid urbanisation.

The Uruguay round of GATT resulted in a severe backlash by small farmers all over the world, but made exporters and big farmers happy.

Laxity of joints can be a boon or liability, depending on whether they are subject to mobility or load bearing.

The new trade order ordained by GATT affects India's entire economy. Some consider it a new form of colonialism, but others see it as a bountiful opportunity.

Human behaviour may, after all, be the upshot of molecular games. Scientists working with voles -- mouse-like creatures -- found that monogamy and parenting among these animals depended critically on

French peasants fearing withdrawal of subsidies under the European Community's agricultural policy must be relieved to find the just concluded GATT did not ask for any radical changes.

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