Nagpur: There has been a major dip in the demand for genetically modified Bt cotton seeds this kharif season.

The National Biosafety Management Agency has issued two permits for the Commercial Release and Placing on Market of genetically modified cotton, and the confined field trial of maize, to Monsanto A

Faced with shortage of pulses and rising prices, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today said the government's decision on GM pulses will depend on green signal from the biotech regulator GEAC

This study presents the findings of research into the global socio-economic and environmental impact of genetically modified (GM) crops in the nineteen years since they were first commercially planted on a significant area.

Genetically modified foods do not pose a threat to human health or the environment and will aid in feeding a growing world population in a sustainable manner, the Royal Society says.

Genetically engineered (GE) crops were first introduced commercially in the 1990s. After two decades of production, some groups and individuals remain critical of the technology based on their concerns about possible adverse effects on human health, the environment, and ethical considerations.

Farmers are in a dilemma whether to go for cotton damaged by whiteflies last year or prefer other crop.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (Crop Division) has commissioned “Impact Evaluation and socio-economic study of Bt cotton” to assess the impact of this Scheme on increase in farmers’ income through adoption of Bt cotton.

THE Participatory Ecological Land Use Management Association (PELUM) has urged Government to disregard recent demands for genetically modified bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton trials in Zambia.

Burkina Faso is phasing out the production of genetically modified cotton introduced by Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, because growers are unhappy with the short length of its fibe