India's cotton farmers turn to black market herbicide-tolerant GM varieties to improve yields

India’s cotton farmers turn to black market herbicide-tolerant GM varieties to improve yields

Dasarath Reddy | 
The cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops with new transgenic traits such as herbicide tolerance (HT) is spreading fast in ...
India's first approval of GMO food—mustard—could open door to over 100 GE food products

India’s first approval of GMO food—mustard—could open door to over 100 GE food products

Sanjeeb Mukherjee | 
After many ifs and buts, the commercial release of genetically modified (GM) mustard seems to have reached a decisive phase ...
India expected to approve 3 indigenously developed varieties of insect-resistant GMO Bt cotton

India expected to approve 3 indigenously developed varieties of insect-resistant GMO Bt cotton

Sanjeeb Mukherjee | 
The government is expected to soon allow commercial release of three genetically modified (Bt) and indigenously developed varieties of cotton ...
Sculpted by our genes: Figuring out which facial features are 'strongly heritable'

Sculpted by our genes: Figuring out which facial features are ‘strongly heritable’

IANS | 
Examining 3-D face models of nearly 1,000 female twins, researchers have found that the shapes of the end of the ...
Mark Lynas: India's GMO mustard will bring cheaper hybrids, not increase herbicide use

Mark Lynas: India’s GMO mustard will bring cheaper hybrids, not increase herbicide use

Mark Lynas | 
In an interview with Sanjeeb Mukherjee, Mark Lynas, a reporter with the Cornell Alliance who reports on crop biotechnology around ...

Low-calorie diet may delay onset of rogue elements that damage DNA

IANS | 
A new study has found evidence that health becomes endangered when ageing cells lose control of rogue elements of DNA ...
To reduce price of GMO cotton seed, should India regulate royalty fees or promote competition?

To reduce price of GMO cotton seed, should India regulate royalty fees or promote competition?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The row between the ...

Already-developed whitefly resistant GMO cotton could have protected Indian crop

Virendra Singh Rawat | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In a quiet corner ...

India GMO Bt cotton falsely blamed for whitefly pest infestation

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Biotechnology industry body ABLE-AG ...

India blocks ‘subversive’ Greenpeace activists from entering country

NGO Greenpeace International, which is under the scanner of intelligence agencies, today alleged activists associated with it are being denied ...

Norman Borlaug inspires biotech-based second ‘Green Revolution’

Shreekant Sambrani | 
If Norman Ernest Borlaug were a Roman Catholic, he could be declared a saint immediately. The Church begins the canonisation ...

Indian prime minister asserts support for GM crop trials

Nitin Sethi | 
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh can be assertive when he chooses to. He has certainly imposed his will on the government ...

India set to approve GM jute, second biotech crop after cotton

Dilip Kumar Jha | 
India is likely to see commercialization of genetically modified (GM) jute in a month. Developed by the Kolkata University, GM ...

GMOs in India face trials despite initial approval

Sanjeeb Mukherjee | 
The Indian environment ministry's Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) approved field trials of 11 varieties of genetically-modified (GM) crops that had ...

Angelina Jolie inadvertently highlights key question of gene patents

Devangshu Datta | 
The following is an excerpt. Angelina Jolie's recent double mastectomy was obviously a very radical decision. It is unusual for ...

Discovery of new genes may aid childhood arthritis treatment

The following is an excerpt. Scientists have identified 14 new genes which may help advance treatment of childhood arthritis. The ...

India must learn from other developing nations adopting biotech crops

Surinder Sud | 
The following is an excerpt. While developing countries across the globe have fast-tracked the adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops ...

India shouldn’t ban GM crop field trials

The following is an excerpt. Dismissing Parliamentary panel's suggestion to halt all field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops, Agriculture ...

India: Farmers’ leaders call for right to choose GM crops

Sanjeeb Mukherjee | 
A consortium of some farmers organisation from Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have urged the government to remove all ...

Agribiotech moratorium will harm Indian farmers most, warn scientists

Perceiving a grim picture, scientists at the weekend referred to the recommendations of the Technical Expert Committee (TEC) appointed by ...

Scientists discover new blood-vessel-generating cells

Researchers claim to have discovered stem cells that play a decisive role in new blood vessel growth, paving way for ...

Bt cotton demonstrates biotech’s potential, says expert

Rajani Kanth | 
Bt cotton has delivered significant benefits to all members of the agricultural value chain in the country, and has contributed ...

India: Anti-GM protestors do not seem to understand science, says Deputy Director of India’s Council of Agricultural Research

Anti-GM protestors do not seem to understand science and that genetically-modified crops are an extension of modern science, Indian Council ...