Farmers, who were given Bt brinjal saplings, on Sunday demanded compensation for huge losses they incurred cultivating the genetically modified crop.

The BARI chief acknowledged the issue and told the Dhaka Tribune that October-November would be the appropriate season for brinjal cultivation

The Narendra Modi government’s decision to disallow field trials of 15 varieties of genetically modified (GM) crops came on top of several state governments virtually thwarting such trials of 45 GM

Decision marks first successful policy intervention by Swadeshi Jagaran Manch

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Genetically modified crops and foods are neither safe nor necessary to feed the world says this new report co-authored by genetic engineers Dr John Fagan and Dr Michael Antoniou and researcher Claire Robinson.

Farmers in Gazipur who were given the controversial Bt brinjal saplings have said they would no more cultivate the genetically engineered crop as the cultivation has ruined them.

Even as the raging controversy over genetically-modified (GM) crops is refusing to subside, S Sivakumar, Group Head – Agri & IT Businesses, ITC Ltd., has pressed the caution button.

In a free-wheeling interaction with select journalists from The Hindu Group of publications here on Tuesday, Mr. Sivakumar asserted that subject (GM crops) required more research work and improved approval regime.

THE agricultural minister on January 22 distributed Bt Brinjal saplings along with booklets among 20 farmers selected from four districts at a ceremony, organised by the Bangladesh Agricultural Res

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