Jairam Ramesh Stressing that India needed to look at its seed industry, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today said he believed in the fundamental primacy of the public sector seed industry.

Sanjay Jog / Mumbai February 10, 2010, 0:45 IST

Scientists and activists have welcomed the decision of Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh to defer commercialisation of Bt brinjal. Even Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company (Mahyco), which created the genetically modified vegetable, said it respects the verdict.

Union Minister Jairam Ramesh

Citing a lack of scientific consensus and the absence of any

Moratorium Restricted To Commercial Launch Of Mahyco

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Tuesday adjourned to Wednesday hearing on a petition against a panel

NEW DELHI: Bt brinjal will not make it to your dinner table for now. On Tuesday, the Environment Ministry announced its decision to impose a moratorium on the release of the transgenic brinjal hybrid developed by Mahyco, a subsidiary of global seed giant Monsanto.

HYDERABAD: Agriculture Minister N. Raghuveera Reddy, AP Ryotu Sangham, AP Rythu Sangham and the State unit of Swadeshi Jagran Manch on Tuesday hailed as

Gargi Parsai

NEW DELHI: Agriculture scientist and Rajya Sabha member M.S. Swaminathan on Tuesday described the government