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

Austrlia's $1.7 billion sugar industry, half-way through harvesting what should have been a record cane crop, has been devastated by near-cyclonic rain and wind in the state of Queenland, grower

Indian scientists develop an array of naturally hued cotton.

The food and life sciences giant, Monsanto plans to start field trials of its trangenic cotton, Bollgard, in India within two years. Monsanto's transgenic cotton, also known as Bt cotton, is a

The recently concluded national seminar on wheat and wheat products development strategies for the decade has estimated annual post-harvest losses for wheat at 20 million tonne. The seminar was

The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Bansi Lal, recently launched a comprehensive programme to improve the Murrah breed of buffaloes. This incentive-oriented programme which aims at preserving, improving