राष्ट्रपति प्रणव मुखर्जी ने कहा है कि जीएम (जेनेटिकली मॉडिफाइड) फसलों से कृषि क्षेत्र में क्रांति आ सकती है, मगर इनके सेहत और पर्यावरण पर पड़ने वाले असर की संजीदगी से जांच होनी चाहिए। राष्ट्रपति ने

Monsanto, with an annual turnover of around 13.5 billion US dollars last year, is the largest seed company in the world. Based out of St. Luis in the USA, it also leads the Genetically Modified seed sector globally.

A vexatious issue in all the controversies related to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is the conflict of interest that now seems all pervasive, often leading to biased conclusions and recomme

This compilation of scientific papers published by the Coalition for a GM-Free India on 26th March, the 11th anniversary of the official approval of Bt cotton in India showcases mounting evidence on the adverse impacts of transgenic crops/ food on various fronts.

Making a case for genetically-modified (GM) technology to boost farm output, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said scientists should not be denied the right to conduct field trials of such crops.

Pitching for adoption of modern farm technologies for better yields, agriculture minister Sharad Pawar on Friday said the government should not get carried away by the “misplaced apprehensions” against scientifically proven developments such as genetically modified (GM) crops.

Pawar emphasised that farm output could only be increased by raising crop yields of the existing cultivable area. “In this background, I am of the firm opinion that we must adopt the modern scientific solutions which are based on sound and proven practices. We also cannot afford to curtail the vigour of our scientific community if they are conducting research with all the precautions.

The National Biodiversity Authority has filed the country’s first ever bio-piracy criminal case against US agrochemicals giant Monsanto and its Indian partner Mahyco on the Bt brinjal issue in a Ka

Dismissing Parliamentary panel's suggestion to halt all field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has said the government can't take “luxurious decision of banning” them as such kind of farm research is important for ensuring food security.

In August, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture, headed by Basudeb Acharia, had recommended to the government to stop all open-field trials of transgenic crops until it develops a better system of monitoring and oversight.

This paper describes the series of events which took place in India from the development of Bt brinjal to its initial approval by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC)a to the declaration of a moratorium on it by the Minister of Environment & Forests and events thereafter.

The Principal Bench of the High Court of Karnataka (comprising Chief Justice Mr. Vikramjit Sen and Justice Mrs. B. V. Nagarathna) ordered issue of notice in the Public Interest Litigation (Writ Petition No.