Pune-Based Firm In Process To Develop Therapy To Treat All Strains Of Virus

Biotechnology specialist Biogen has reached carbon neutrality globally, the company announced yesterday (30 June).

Five years ago, India was a hostile place for researchers testing genetically modified (GM) crops. Its government barred the commercial planting of a transgenic aubergine (a vegetable locally known as brinjal) after protests from anti-GM activists. Then it gave state governments the power to veto transgenic-crop field trials. The result: an effective moratorium on such trials.

Biotechnology is a fast developing field with wide applications for all human beings. Biotechnology is formally defined as ''the application of science and technology to living organisms as well as parts, products and models thereof, to alter living or non-living materials for the production of knowledge, goods and services.

The promise that genetically modified crops can “feed the world” is largely used by the biotechnology industry to encourage widespread acceptance of this controversial technology, but it is disconnected from the complex reality of world hunger and the limitations of GM crops themselves.

Amid reports of Union environment ministry's nod for field trials of 15 genetically modified crops, the Tamil Nadu government on Thursday reiterated that it would not allow or promote such crops in

The manner in which the United Progressive Alliance government approved field trials of genetically engineered crops in the last few weeks of its term in office speaks poorly of its regard for the decision-making process.

In 1985, state had taken the lead in the country by setting up a panel to accord environmental clearances to industrial projects with up to Rs 100 cr investment

This report examines the reality of GM crop production worldwide. It differentiates the claims from the reality, drawing evidence from the experiences of small farmers and the communities who live with GM.

Encouraged by the government’s recent decision to re-allow field trials of 200 transgenic varieties of genetically modified (GM) seeds, biotechnology companies have readied big investment plans on