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  • 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...

    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,...

    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...

    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
  • Indian agriculture at cross roads, says MS Swaminathan

    Indian agriculture at cross roads, says MS Swaminathan

    India is a nation characterized by Grain Mountains and hungry millions N.B. Nair | Indian Science JournalChennai (ISJ) – Indian agriculture is at the cross roads, warns Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, father of India’s first Green Revolution....

    2015-05-08 14:16:17.0
  • Himachal farmer develops new apple variety suitable for tropical climates

    Himachal farmer develops new apple variety suitable for tropical climates

    N.B.Nair | ISJ | March 16, 2015New Delhi (ISJ) - Have you ever thought of growing apples in Kerala, Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh? Agricultural scientists might rule out the possibility, as the climate in any part of these states is not conducive to...

    2015-03-15 17:23:36.0
  • NDRI scientists clone near extinct wild buffalo from Chhattisgarh

    NDRI scientists clone near extinct wild buffalo from Chhattisgarh

    Karnal (ISJ – Exclusive) – Scientists at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) has successfully cloned a critically endangered wild buffalo, found in Chhattisgarh. Only one female Asiatic Wild Water Buffalo (Bubalus arnee)...

    2015-01-16 07:03:11.0
  • India

    India's rural youth driven out of farm sector, says analyst

    New Delhi (ISJ) ? Over 15 million farmers left agriculture between 1991-2011 due to rising input costs and dwindling profit. India?s current model of economic development which merely seeks to rev up Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is pushing...

    2014-09-06 09:14:07.0
  • 'My mandate is to experiment, not policy,' S&T Minister on GM crops

    New Delhi (ISJ) ? India?s junior Science and Technology Minister Dr. Jitender Singh on Tuesday (Sept 02), washed off his hands over the impasse on genetically modified (GM) crops. Department of Biotechnology, under his belt is responsible for...

    2014-09-03 07:08:02.0
  • India

    India's rural economy at risk from climate change

    New Delhi (ISJ) ? India's agriculture is at risk from climate change and face losses of upto 8.7% of the country?s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the end of the century, unless the world respond to a host of climate threats, says a report by Asian...

    2014-08-20 08:28:33.0
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