Claims that genetically modified rice that has not been approved for sale in China is being supplied illegally in a number of provinces have triggered alarm.

I have not approved such trials: Union Minister

Confronted by farmers on the issue of permission given for field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops, Union Minister for Environment and Forests M. Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said that “he only examined the file concerned and returned it without approving any such trials.”

Melbourne : Scientists from India and Australia have found that a native Australian grass growing in Queensland state could hold the key to ensuring the long-term viability of rice, a crop critical

Says genetically modified crops have an adverse impact on human health

The coalition for a gene modification (GM) Free India in the state has begun holding a series of public meetings to oppose GM field trials. The Environment Ministry had allowed gene modification (GM) trials of more than 200 varieties of rice, wheat, maize, castor and cotton, among other crops last week. Punjab is one of the states that agreed to these field trials.

Seed companies and agriculture research institutes in India can go ahead with scientific filed trials of different transgenic varieties of GM crops which had got clearance from the government's reg

Reversing his predecessor Jayanti Natarajan’s stance, M Veerappa Moily, Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Environment, has approved the biotech regulator – Genetic Engineering Appraisal Commi

Decision to allow field trials of 200 crops

The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has approved field trials of genetically modified (GM) food crops on a conditional basis. Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily on Thursday said though the final call on GM crops would be taken by the Supreme Court, there is no embargo by the apex court on field trials . The decision would allow field trials of 200 such varieties, including in rice, wheat, maize, castor and cotton.

Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco) is seeking regulatory approvals for field trials in genetically modified (GM) rice and cotton lines that can grow under water-stressed and saline environme

Vikhe Patil wanted a public hearing to be held before clearing the trials

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan overruled reservations expressed by the State’s Agriculture Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil in clearing no objection certificates (NOC) for “confined” field trials of genetically modified crops in the state, The Hindu has learnt.

A fierce public debate over GM food exposes concerns about America. Of the many thousands of usually small protests that break out in China every year, few relate to national policy.