The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee

K P Prabhakaran Nair

The government regulator gives a go-ahead to India

Pushpa M Bhargava

The war over genetically modified foods is entering a new phase. At last, the GM industry has produced what it promised at the outset: a product designed to have real benefits for consumers. It's an oil from soybean modified to produce omega-3 fatty acids essential for health and proven to reduce the risk of heart disease. It can be added unobtrusively to ordinary food products, potentially bringing health benefits to millions. (Editorial)

Stiff opposition from activists has persuaded the Indian government to put off commercial release of the country's first genetically modified (GM) food crop, despite clearance from the nation's top biotechnology regulator.



patent Human genes create stir in US About 100,000 cancer patients, doctors, researchers and lawyers sued the US government for granting patents for two human genes. They said the patents deny women with breast and ovarian cancer the benefit of new tests and possible treatment. A company or an institution that owns patents for genes has specific rights to their use, which may

Dilip Kumar Jha / Mumbai June 21, 2009, 0:37 IST

Monsanto India has launched an initiave called SHARE (sustainable harvest - agriculture, resources, environment) - to improve farmers