Indian farmers growing unapproved herbicide-resistant GMO soybeans, farmers union says

Indian farmers growing unapproved herbicide-resistant GMO soybeans, farmers union says

For the first time, illegal cultivation of a genetically modified (GM) food crop — GM Soyabean — which is herbicide ...
Indian scientists say anti-GMO activist groups undermine use of modern farming techniques

Indian scientists say anti-GMO activist groups undermine use of modern farming techniques

Days after a Parliamentary panel raised certain doubts over the Center's impending move to give its green signal to commercial ...
Indian scientist: Promoting 'rich man's' organic food' and delaying insect-resistant GMO eggplant hurts poor

Indian scientist: Promoting ‘rich man’s’ organic food’ and delaying insect-resistant GMO eggplant hurts poor

Chairman of Review Committee for Genetic Manipulations (RCGM) Dr B Sesikeran ... said by stalling Bt brinjal [eggplant], India has only done more ...
Is pink bollworm pest developing resistance to GMO Bt corn in India?

Is pink bollworm pest developing resistance to GMO Bt corn in India?

Genetically modified or Bt cotton is no longer resistant to pink bollworm - a major pest in Mahahrashtra, prompting the state government to write ...
Infographic: India poised to dramatically increase its global GMO footprint

Infographic: India poised to dramatically increase its global GMO footprint

GM crop footprint in India is all set to grow once the government gives its final nod to GM Mustard, ...
India's biotech regulator greenlights GMO mustard—But hurdles to commercialization remain

India’s biotech regulator greenlights GMO mustard—But hurdles to commercialization remain

India's central biotech regulator, Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), on Thursday [May 11] cleared the genetically modified (GM) Mustard for ...
Indian farmers can benefit tremendously from planting GM crops, new book says

Indian farmers can benefit tremendously from planting GM crops, new book says

Former director of [the] Centre for Plant Molecular Biology at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University [in India,] S Sadasivam on [Feb ...

Modifying gene-delivering viruses decreases risk of cancer in gene therapy

Scientists have developed a new safer gene therapy that may reduce the risk of cancer and can be used for ...

India unlikely to approve GMO mustard in time for coming growing season

The debate around genetically modified crops and a recent PIL in the Supreme Court may force the government to delay ...
Will GMO mustard suffer same fate as GMO eggplant in India?

Will GMO mustard suffer same fate as GMO eggplant in India?

With the deadline of submitting comments of stakeholders on genetically modified mustard... coming to an end... both anti and pro-GM ...
Heart attack memory may be stored on genes via epigenetic changes

Heart attack memory may be stored on genes via epigenetic changes

The memory of a heart attack gets stored in genes through epigenetic changes -- chemical modifications of DNA that turns our ...

Indian scientists develop white-fly resistant GMO cotton to compete with Monsanto

National Botanical Research Institute has claimed to have developed whitefly-resistant cotton. The CSIR-NBRI research has been accepted by international journal 'Nature' ...

India promoting advanced biotechnology for biofuel production

Biofuel made from microalgae can prove to be an alternative to conventional fossil fuels, said experts participating in the international ...

India will listen to anti-GMO activists, but make science-based decision on GMO mustard

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Moving ahead with the ...
India set to approve GMO mustard for commercial release

India set to approve GMO mustard for commercial release

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The central regulator on ...

Senior agricultural scientist: India should drop GMO testing moratorium

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Biotechnology is the future ...

Netherlands implements “14-day rule,” allowing lab-grown embryos

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The Dutch government on ...

Indian silk farmers testing genetically modified, disease resistant silkworm

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A quiet movement from ...

India developing GMO drought tolerant sugarcane in face of water shortages

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

Do international NGOs push anti-GMO agendas on India, ignoring its actual environmental crises?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Two weeks ago, six ...
Indian farmer's associations demand government approve GMO mustard

Indian farmer’s associations demand government approve GMO mustard

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. [On March 30] A ...

Father of India’s green revolution calls for more GMO field trials

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. At the time when ...
Brazil OKs release of genetically engineered mosquitoes to control dengue virus

Brazil OKs release of genetically engineered mosquitoes to control dengue virus

Thousands of British made genetically engineered mosquitoes were released by Brazilian researchers in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday infected with ...

Biotech industry body defends India’s Intelligence Bureau report as NGOs cry foul

With the NGOs raising a question whether the Intelligence Bureau is being used by foreign hands to take over India's ...

NGOs attack Cornell University as ‘hub of blind GMO promotion’ in India

With the NGOs raising a question whether the Intelligence Bureau is being used by foreign hands to take over India's ...

3D model of malaria genome to help understand how disease works

For the first time, scientists have generated a 3D model of the human malaria parasite genome at three different stages ...

10 GM crops reapproved for ‘confined field trials’ in India

Taking a major step forward to scientifically assess 'risk' and 'safety' aspects of transgenic crops, the Indian government's top regulator ...

Genetically modified crops key to India’s food security

India's population will grow to 1.3 billion by 2017, so current agricultural output needs to be doubled against odds like ...