Pakistan is proactive at protecting its basmati markets

Gurdev S Khush is the principal plant breeder in the Plant breeding, genetics and biochemistry division of the International Rice Research Institute IRRI in the Philippines. His contribution to the global food security has e

india will conduct research on developing Golden Rice, a genetically modified ( gm ) variety of rice. "The Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Madurai Kamraj University and University of Delhi

By promotong rice over coarse grains, the government is promoting food scarcity and defeciency of micronutrients among India’s most malnourished sections

It is said the future wars would be fought over the issue of water, not land. Yet Indian government promotes rice, which consumes water, over the dryland friendly grains

Rice and wheat fetch a secure price and subsidies on farm inputs. Coarse grains have no place in the public distribution system, although their value in the international market is rising

India s public distribution system promotes rice and wheat. These water intensive crops require more inputs and are less nutritious as compared to grains like millets that have sustained India for millennia. These blind policies are preparing the countr

Will rice engineered to produce vitamin A help poor children suffering from deficiency?

It is not easy to measure nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas, emitted from Indian farms