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  • A small molecule is a big threat to health and global food security

    A small molecule is a big threat to health and global food security

    Washington (ISJ) -- Researchers at the University of Arizona have found a promising way to prevent loss of millions of tons of crops to a fungus each year, offering the potential to dramatically improve food security, especially in developing countri...

    2017-03-14 08:27:39.0
  • Chemical fertiliser-based subsidy approach creates crisis for India?s soil, says experts

    Chemical fertiliser-based subsidy approach creates crisis for India?s soil, says experts

    New Delhi (ISJ) -- Chemical fertiliser-based subsidy approach is the cause of fundamental crisis facing India?s soil, said experts who gathered recently in New Delhi to deliberate on India?s Soils : Science ? Policy ? Practice interfaces for sustaina...

    2017-03-02 08:27:54.0
  • Largest-ever study reveals environmental impact of Genetically Modified Crops

    Largest-ever study reveals environmental impact of Genetically Modified Crops

    Washington (ISJ) ? A new research by scientists at University of Virginia suggests, widespread adoption of Genetically Modified Crops (GM Crops) has decreased the use of insecticides, but increased the use of weed-killing herbicides, as weeds become ...

    2016-09-20 03:56:08.0
  • India declares itself free from bird flu

    India declares itself free from bird flu

    New Delhi (ISJ) ? A decade after the first major outbreak of bird flu or Avian Influenza (H5N1), India on Wednesday (Sept 14) declared itself free from the disease that affects poultry. Federal Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry said in a state...

    2016-09-14 14:45:01.0
  • Ocean warming could impact crop yields and marine stocks, including in India

    Ocean warming could impact crop yields and marine stocks, including in India

    It is the greatest hidden challenge to present generation, says global watchdog IUCNNew Delhi (ISJ) - Ocean warming may well turn out to be the greatest hidden challenge of our generation. More than 93% of the enhanced heating since the 1970s, result...

    2016-09-12 13:40:42.0
  • India?s top scientific panel gives safety tag to GM Mustard

    India?s top scientific panel gives safety tag to GM Mustard

    New Delhi (ISJ) - The national regulator for genetically modified crops, Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), under the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has given scientific clearance to Genetically Modified Mustar...

    2016-09-06 04:18:01.0
  • Between productivity and safety, India differ decision on GM Mustard

    Between productivity and safety, India differ decision on GM Mustard

    New Delhi (ISJ) ? India once again shied away from taking a final call on commercially cultivating GM Mustard, facing opposition from farmers? bodies, civil society activists, some state governments and opposition parties. Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, an ...

    2016-02-05 03:43:05.0
  • ICAR lab artificially breeds milkfish for the first time in India

    ICAR lab artificially breeds milkfish for the first time in India

    Chennai (ISJ) – For the first time in India, Chennai-based Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) succeeded in artificially breeding milkfish (Chanos chanos), locally known as “Paal Kendai” or “Poo Meen”. ...

    2015-07-28 10:10:17.0
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