Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicGM crops

Topic: GM crops

I am launching a civil disobedience movement against moratorium on GM crops. Here’s why

I respect the rule of law but today, I will plant Bt brinjal on my farm to launch the ‘Feed India civil disobedience movement’. GM crops need revival.

Scientists seek Karnataka govt permission to conduct biosafety field trials for new BT crops

Agricultural experts and scientists have pointed out that despite the success of Bt Cotton in India, no other crop enhanced by biotechnological methods has been released in the country since 2002.

GM rubber from Kerala, which once said no to it, reaches Assam for world’s first field trial

Natural rubber is a native of warm humid Amazon forests and is not naturally suited for other places, but the GM variety uses a gene that enables it to tide over extreme hot or cold temperatures.

SC has let itself and Indian democracy down by its pusillanimity on electoral bonds

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Indian farmers are given band-aid and ad hoc solutions, they need more robust reforms

The term 'vote bank' is often used in two very different ways. In the first sense, it refers to a large majority, united by...

Indian farmers can’t wait anymore, they are sowing seeds of GM crops one Bt brinjal at a time

The Modi govt’s nod to field trials of two brinjal varieties comes after years of delayed decisions, leaving farmers to deal with daily risks of agriculture.

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.

Maharashtra farmers are asserting their freedom by celebrating HTBt cotton crop harvest 

‘Skill India', 'Make in India' and 'Ease of doing business' have nothing to offer farmers. Every aspect of agriculture in India is tied up in regulations.

GM brinjals are helping Bangladesh farmers earn more, save more, study finds

The study was conducted by US-based International Food Policy Research Institute and the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, a government agency.

Devandra Fadnavis-led panel in favour of using GM crops for oilseeds in Maharashtra

Maharashtra CM Devandra Fadnavis said the use of GM crop is a debated issue but countries from where edible oil is imported also use GM technology.

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1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
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Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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