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Madhya Pradesh High Court dismisses PIL seeking probe into Anil Madhav Dave's death

February 23, 2018 1:52 pm

An activist in his petition, had claimed that a cartel of multi-national companies was putting pressure on the central government to give permission for commercial farming of genetically-modified mustard and that Anil Dave, with his nationalist ideology, was not in favour of it.

Document suggests GEAC kept decision pending on GM mustard's commercial release

October 25, 2017 2:52 pm

The Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants (CGMCP), Delhi University South Campus, had submitted an application to the GEAC for the environmental release of GM mustard (brassica juncea) hybrid DMH-11.

No approval given yet for cultivation of GM Mustard: Govt tells Supreme Court

September 15, 2017 7:06 pm

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said when the Centre has not accorded its approval for cultivation of the genetically modified crop, it means that there will be no plantation.

Issue over poor man’s food jowar: House panel questions need to develop GM Sorghum

June 19, 2017 4:24 am

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests, has decided to seek clarifications from Union Agriculture Minister and also ask the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) to do a comparative analysis of the nutritional values of GM and non-GM sorghum.

Genetically modified crops: Taking fear-mongering to new heights

June 08, 2017 9:44 am

Concerns over GM mustard impacting pollination and honey production have no empirical basis

Us & Them, the farmers

June 01, 2017 1:41 pm

GM mustard exposes our double standards when it comes to technology for farmers

Kerala House resolution against GM mustard

May 20, 2017 5:59 am

The resolution said that GM crops are yet to be proved as high-yielding, but are vulnerable to attack from new varieties of insects.

Agricultural research: The real ‘yellow revolution’

February 18, 2016 6:20 am

Mustard holds the key for reducing India’s edible oil imports. And GM technology has a role to play there.

GM Mustard faces new hurdles: Eight more tests, risk report

February 15, 2016 8:36 am

Before the fresh review procedure starts, the committee will meet first — likely on March 3 — to finalise the modalities for preparing the RARM report “including roles, responsibilities, consultation, time lines etc”.

BKS, BJP Kisan Morcha among groups opposed to GM mustard

February 05, 2016 3:30 am

The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee of the Environment Ministry (GEAC) is set to decide on Friday whether to allow commercial cultivation of GM mustard in the country.

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