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Indian scientists develop new variety of blight-resistant rice

Kollegala Sharma | 
Researchers at the Hyderabad-based Indian Institute of Rice Research have developed a new variety of the popular Improved Samba Mahsuri ...
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Indian scientists develop GMO mustard with higher yields

Shikha Malik | 
Researchers at Delhi-based TERI School of Advanced Studies have developed an early flowering transgenic variety of mustard. The work is ...

India’s Jewish population’s ancestry mapped

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Did you know that ...
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90% of India cotton farmers use biotech, need unified voice

Thomas K Thomas | 
The Hindu BusinessLine speaks with Shilpa Divekar Nirula, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of farm input company Monsanto’s ...

India to adopt new insect resistance management strategy for transgenic Bt cotton

MR Subramani | 
Nagpur-based Central Institute for Cotton Research will soon write to the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) to allow sale of ...

Indian ag scientist: Blaming GM crops entirely for farm problems an ‘oversimplification’

K V Kurmanath | 
Eminent agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan has said it is not right to put the entire blame on the GM (genetically ...

India can only gain from more GM crops

David Zilberman | 
An Indian technical expert committee recently recommended that the Supreme Court declare a 10-year ban on field trials of GM ...
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Biotech could improve sugarcane farming in India and beyond

According to the director of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, scientists and sugarcane farmers should use the tools of ...

‘Curbs on GM crop trials have paralysed seed industry’

L. N. Revathy | 
With uncertainty dogging trials of genetically modified crops, the Indian seed industry is in a state of limbo, Chairman of ...

GM and the biodiversity balderdash in India

Shanthu Shantharam | 
Strong parallels can be drawn between the recent anti-biotech and anti-nuclear movements. To begin with, both have nothing to do ...

Agriculture expert to become first scientist CEO of Monstanto India

G. Chandrashekhar | 
A 24-year agriculture veteran, Dr Gyanendra Shukla, Ph.D. (Agriculture Botany) and MBA, recently took over as Regional Lead and CEO, ...

Indian president backs GE crops

Vishwanath Kulkarni | 
The following is an edited excerpt. In what could be sweet news for the supporters of genetically modified (GM) technology, ...

Report says ‘biotech crops help farm income rise $78 b’

A new research, conducted by the UK-based PG Economics Limited, has claimed that the use of biotech crops had resulted ...

India: Greens call for halt to field trials of GM food crops

Environmentalists have called for stopping all field trials of genetically (GM) modified crops and a wider public debate on the ...

India: Transgenic sugarcane developed

The Sugarcane Breeding Institute has developed transgenic sugarcane incorporating gene constructs, said its Director, Dr N. Vijayan Nair. Speaking to ...

Call to push GM crops to boost farm output

The need for the application of new technologies to increase farm output and seed yields, including genetically modified crops, was ...