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GM corn helps protect non-engineered cousins: Study

October 8th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have suggested that genetically engineered corn provides significant economic benefits even to neighbouring farmers who grow non-transgenic varieties of corn.The Bt corn is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Deadly scorpion venom used to develop safe, ecological pesticide

January 12th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 12 (ANI): Researchers have made use of powerful, paralysing venom produced by scorpions to develop a safe and ecologically sound pesticide that immobilises animal prey on the spot.Prof. Michael Gurevitz, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists develop ecological engineering to control pests

October 5th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 5 (IANS) A pest management expert is relying on helpful plants and 'good' insects to protect rice in South East Asia, naturally. "We are developing a new approach for pest control ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Farmer Field Schools - a unique way to teach farmers

January 28th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by admin
By Amit Dwivedi Farmer Field Schools (FFS) is a unique way to educate farmers and is an effective platform for sharing of experiences and collectively solving agriculture related problems. The first ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Intensive farming does well to conserve biodiversity

May 12th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A new study, which is the first of its kind, has determined that modern intensive methods used in farming are compatible with biodiversity conservation.A report in Science ... Read more...

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Scientists call for more access to biotech crop data

April 25th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Researchers are seeking access to maps of locations where biotech crops are grown so they can figure out its implications on wildlife, water quality and on pest and ... Read more...

Posted in World |