Thirty-five agricultural scientists, most of them associated with the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), on Tuesday mooted the continuation of field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops under their guidance, without a no-objection certificate (NoC) from the respective state governments.

“Agriculture is a state subject, and state agricultural universities and agriculture departments of respective states must involve themselves in field trials for GM crops without losing time.

This report published by the Centre for Food Safety, outlines the climate requirements for successful food production, and examines two competing food production methods – industrial and organic – to reveal how they contribute to the climate problem, how resilient they are in the face of escalating climate shocks, and how organic agriculture can actually help to solve the climate crisis.

Seed companies and agriculture research institutes in India can go ahead with scientific filed trials of different transgenic varieties of GM crops which had got clearance from the government's reg

Reversing his predecessor Jayanti Natarajan’s stance, M Veerappa Moily, Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Environment, has approved the biotech regulator – Genetic Engineering Appraisal Commi

देश की बढ़ती आबादी को खाद्य सुरक्षा मुहैया कराने को बड़ी चुनौती मानते हुए केंद्र सरकार ने कहा है कि अनुवांशिक तौर पर संशोधित फसलों (जीएम क्रॉप्स) समेत आधुनिक तकनीकों से अनाज और खाद्य उत्पादन बढ़ाना

This new policy released by the Government of Tamil Nadu is designed to facilitate new biotech companies to come to the state by creating an enabling environment. Read the text.

Telangana Bill scheduled to be taken up for discussion in Parliament tomorrow

The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday unveiled an exclusive policy for the lifesciences sector with a mission mode approach over the next five year at the inaugural session of the annual edition of BioAsia summit here.

Urges people not to be swayed by “unscientific prejudices”

Underscoring food security, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday favoured genetically modified crops, urging the people not to be swayed by “unscientific prejudices.”

In exercise of the powers conferred under section 31 of the Punjab Environmental Protection Act, 1997 (XXXIV of 1997), Governor of the Punjab is pleased to make the following rules: These rules may be cited as the Punjab Bio-safety Rules 2014.

This study analyzes the impact of transgenic crop adoption on agricultural production risk and agrobiodiversity. The genetic erosion hypothesis suggests that global biodiversity is affected by various anthropogenic stresses that have caused serious biodiversity loss over the past few decades.

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