Country's biotech regulator has decided to relax the requirement of No-Objection Certificate from state governments for conducting Event Selection Trial (EST) which are small scale expermients conducted "strictly" inside an institute's premises, Lok Sabha was ... DNA, 1 week ago
A government agency in Brazil, the world's second largest producer of GM crops, has cited over 750 studies, including some from India, to highlight "hazards and uncertainties" related to commercial cultivation of such varieties of crops.DNA, 3 weeks ago In India, the GEAC recently sought comments from public on DNA, 3 weeks ago Decision on GM mustard put on backburner for now The Financial Chronicle, 2 months ago
Charles and Anne at odds over GM crops? Princess Royal says she would be happy to grow them on her estate
The Princess Royal, who is deeply knowledgeable about farming issues thanks to her work with rare breeds and on her Gatcombe Park estate, said gene technology will have “real benefits” to offer, and that she does “not see the problem” in improving how ...The Telegraph UK, 4 days ago
The arrival in abundance of inferior grade raw jute (TD-6 and below) in the market has triggered concerns within the jute industry with respect to meeting the requirement for government procurement.Although there is a bumper crop size of raw jute of 10 ...Business Standard, 1 week ago
Last February at the Make in India Summit, Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal had raised the issue of allowing foreign food retailers to sell other items that were previously restricted, and had said she would discuss the matter with ...catchnews.com, 2 weeks ago
'Some of the policies NITI Aayog has taken, we feel lean towards the corporates.''In a democracy, when you are making a policy decision, you are expected to take the views of all the stakeholders.' Dr Ashwani Mahajan, co-convenor of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch, is an associate professor of economics at Delhi University. He has been extremely upset with the NITI Aayog ever since it supported GM (genetically modified) crops. The SJM has decided to convene a meeting of all stakeholders involved ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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