Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicBt Cotton

Topic: Bt Cotton

Modi govt’s ‘indecisiveness’ on GM crops slowed down research advancement, US agri dept criticises

Report released by Global Agricultural Information Network of USDA cites 'existing policy environment' as a reason for uncertainty in agricultural biotech R&D in India.

2 indigenous varieties, 8 states, 3 yrs — all about Bt brinjal field trials allowed by govt

Bt brinjal field trials will start in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and West Bengal from this year and continue until 2023.

Halt Bt brinjal trials, it is against the national interest, RSS affiliate writes to Modi

Swadeshi Jagran Manch alleges conflict of interest on the part of regulators, adding that GM crops could hurt trade security, and allow MNCs to monopolise the market.

Haryana joins ‘movement’ to defy GM crop ban, farmers get ready to sow HT cotton seeds

Bharatiya Kisan Union, Haryana, says farmers in a Hisar village will sow HT Bt cotton seeds Friday to support the Maharashtra farmers who defied GM crop ban.

Ayesha Siddiqa on Pakistan’s defence budget cut, Y.V. Reddy on RBI’s independence

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Don’t penalise farmers for pro-GM crop protest, address their concerns instead

Indian farmers may be poor and may not have formal education, but they are wise enough to understand which technology works for them.

From trial court to Supreme Court and back, the Monsanto patent battle is far from over

The trial court is now faced with the enviable task of deciding an extremely complex patent dispute.

Reviewer raises serious questions over how Kesavan-Swaminathan anti-GMO paper was published

Dr Pushpendra Gupta, expert on plant genetics, had been sent the paper for review before its publication in Current Science, and said he had rejected it.

Throttled by activists at home, Indian GM seed firms find great demand overseas

Mahyco inks deal with Kenyan government to export GM cotton seeds, JK Agri Genetics finds Ethiopian Bt cotton market.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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