As many as 109 Nobel laureates, mostly scientists, have signed a letter urging the Greenpeace to end its opposition to the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and calling upon governments around

Farmers and members of some voluntary organisations today staged a dharna in front of the mini-secretariat in Faridkot against the menace of stray animals.

After more than a year, the Prakash Javadekar led Environment Ministry today finally called a meeting of the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) to decide on field trials for a number of

A genetically modified strain of rice may be good for the environment.

FUZHOU - Scientists from China, Sweden and the United States have developed a high-yielding rice that can reduce methane emissions, a major greenhouse gas blamed for global warming, from paddies.

Raising concerns over Maharashtra government’s approval for open field trials of GM crops, activists have written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking a reversal of his decision.

People of 45 districts in Bangladesh, are at risk of contracting kala-azar as the fly-borne disease breaks out in different parts of country in recent times, found a study conducted by the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR-B) and Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital. Read more in October 2014 edition of the Monthly Overview on State of Environment, Bangladesh

The commercial cultivation of genetically modified rice in China may still be far in the future as the safety certificates of two varieties of GM rice have expired and it is unknown if they have be

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

Chinese authorities have vowed zero tolerance and harsh punishment for rule-violating sales and growing of genetically modified (GM) crops days after a media exposure of GM rice on sale at a superm