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Allow Bt Brinjal trials in India, Alliance for Agri Innovation urges...

As per Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI), a special interest group of Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII), field trials are the only way to ensure safety of crops and blocking such these amounts to blocking national development..................

Alliance for Agri Innovation celebrates 25 years of growing GM crops

Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI), a special interest group of Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) is celebrating 25 years of planting biotech crops globally............

Agri-experts deliberate on GM crisis, send recommendations to govt

Agriculture-experts deliberated on the genetically modified crop crisis and advancing the technology in India at an event held in Hyderabad which was followed by the penning down of recommendations to be sent to Government of India..............

DBT & ICAR sign MoU to jointly nurture innovations in agriculture

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Department of Biotechnology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under the Inter-Ministerial Cooperation for Promotion and Facilitation of Agricultural Biotechnology Research and Education...................

Monsanto to become history as Bayer set to begin a new...

While Bayer will remain the company name, Monsanto will cease to exist both as a company name and brand entity. At the same time, the acquired products will retain their brand names and become part of the Bayer portfolio.............

GM mustard to remain in a deep freezer for now

Deep at the bottom of controversy, the genetically modified mustard might not witness commercialization any sooner, at least not in the next one year until the elections are over..............

Last 2 days to comment on DBT’s GMO guidelines

The Department of Biotechnology had sought the comments/ suggestions from stakeholders pertaining to the two guidelines: ‘Environmental release of GEM: Regulatory requirements for risk assessment and approval in India, 2018” and “Guidelines and Protocols for analysis of effects of GE plants on soil microorganisms, 2018.............

PHD Chamber bats for GM food, says it will boost agri...

In his remarks at a recent seminar on the subject, Mr Rajeev Talwar, senior vice-president, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry pointed out that India could be one of the largest exporters of its agricultural produce if genetically modified crops........

PPVFR Act: The way forward for IPR protection of plant varieties

This insightful article written by Mr ASN Reddy, President, Seedsman Association, Hyderabad, takes us through the nitty-gritty of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 and its overall impact on Indian agriculture..........

Anti GM mustard protest is anti-national: ABLE-AG’s letter to PM

The Association of Biotechnology Enterprises, in a letter to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has accused the anti genetically modified mustard activists of unnecessary fear mongering to derail indigenous scientific research.........