The debate about the ecological risks of genetically modified crops is likely to be fuelled by research that suggests that it may be easier for certain genes to "escape" from genetically engineered

The La Nina weather effect wiped out part of Australia's sugarcane crop this week when unseasonal cyclonic wind and rain lashed coastal areas in Australia's sugar state Queensland, blowing over and

A proposed commercial livestock rearing programme on the Veterinary Services Department's land in the peninsula this year has been put on hold. Department director-general Datuk Dr Hadi Hashim said

The scientific community in the country is stumpted as a mystery killer disease has affected half the coconut trees in

The UK Government plans to raise aid payments to producers wishing to switch from conventional to organic farming. Announced on Thursday by the newly-apointed Agriculture Minister, Mr. Nick Brown,

The Union government has decided that it will not grant a patent to the US firm, Delta & Pine land Ltd, for its controversial Teminator gene . It is suspected that the company's recent application

A large number of cattle was attacked with various kinds of diseases in the flood affected areas of Pabna district in Bangladesh. According to a source at least 1952 cattleheads have died so

Zimbabwean agriculture minister Kumbirai Kangai yesterday said the government was about to declare that it no longer had any interest in white-owned farms. He said 1500 properties listed nearly a

In an ironic twist, a stronger dollar is hitting USA's agricultural exports, expected to be down by as much as $2.5 billion in 1998-99. Since agricultural imports are expected to increase by $1.5

Poor countries like Nepal have given more to the developed countries than getting benefit from their own genetic resources, according to Secretary for Agriculture Surya Nath Upadhayay. He was