Saturday, 26 November, 2022
TopicGM crop

Topic: GM crop

C.R. Bhatia, former DBT secretary who paved way for research on GM crops in India, passes away

Colleagues remember Chittranjan Bhatia, 86, as a father figure and avowed geneticist who placed special emphasis on how science could translate into more income for farmers.

PM releases first non-GM herbicide-tolerant rice varieties. This is how they will help farmers

The herbicide-tolerant rice varieties were among 35 such new crops that PM Modi dedicated to the nation Tuesday.

Allow field trials of Bt brinjal to ensure safety of crops, agri-tech body writes to govt

In its letter to agriculture ministry and CMs of 8 states, Alliance for Agri Innovation has claimed studies over past 23 yrs found no evidence of adverse health effects of GM crops.

Maharashtra Police file FIRs against 12 farmers for sowing banned GM crops

This is the first concrete action taken by Maharashtra Police weeks after farmers from some districts defied the ban on genetically-modified crops by openly sowing them.

After ‘uprooting’ crop, Haryana asks Modi govt to probe Bt brinjal contamination case

State panel says since "environment and health are national issues", central agencies should investigate case of Bt brinjals being sold in markets across north India.

No one taken ill by my Bt brinjal, says Haryana farmer. Experts say it’s safe, legalise it

It is illegal to cultivate genetically-modified brinjal, but a farm in Haryana has been allegedly growing and selling it for a couple of years.

Shouldn’t have been named author of anti-GM paper: MS Swaminathan

M.S. Swaminathan, the father of India’s green revolution, has been widely criticised for a ‘biased’ review of GM crops that has since been pulled.

How MS Swaminathan, father of India’s Green Revolution, got GM crops ‘all wrong’

M.S. Swaminathan and P.C. Kesavan authored a highly controversial review of GM crops that has been now been pulled off Current Science.

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.

This is how GM crop Golden Rice could solve Vitamin-A deficiency in Asia

US food and drug regulator approves Golden Rice for consumption; among Asian nation, Philippines and Bangladesh lead in research and testing of GR2E.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.