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Is it right to write off Gene Editing?

A negative perception about the word 'Gene Editing' has often led to the belief that its use should be completely halted but what is forgotten in the din is that this futuristic technology holds huge promises for agriculture and food security...............

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.............

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..........