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Mumbai textile worker now ‘best’ farmer in Ghana (With Image)


July 17th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), July 17 (IANS) Former Mumbai textile worker Harchavari Singh Cheema, who came to Ghana 40 years ago, is today a celebrated farmer and one of the most successful ... Read more...

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No GM crop trials without states’ consent: Jairam Ramesh


March 9th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) After Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar opposed field trials of genetically modified (GM) crop Bt maize in his state, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said ... Read more...

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‘Ban on Bt brinjal hurting Indian scientists’


January 26th, 2011 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
By Killugudi Jayaraman Bangalore, Jan 26 (IANS) A leading Indian biochemist has urged the environment and forests ministry to lift the moratorium on Bt brinjal, the country's first genetically modified (GM) food ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indian onions crisis baffles Indian PM Manmohan Singh


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Indian government is finding ways to ensure that soaring prices of onions in the country are checked.It ought to be mentioned that the price of ... Read more...

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Naidu continues fast in hospital


December 21st, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Tuesday continued his indefinite fast in a hospital here even as doctors have warned that his condition may further ... Read more...

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Ban genetically modified crops: Greenpeace India


October 19th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) A Greenpeace India delegation Tuesday met the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture and demanded a ban on Genetically Modified (GM) crops, saying that they were a threat ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pest’s spit ‘doubles spud production’


May 28th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A little spit may be more than enough to double the output of the world's fourth largest food crop, spud, claim researchers.The saliva of the Guatemalan potato moth ... Read more...

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Now, tobacco to clean up environmental toxin


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new research by scientists has suggested that a new strain of tobacco plant can make antibodies to clean up toxic pond scum that affects humans, livestock and ... Read more...

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PM upholds moratorium on Bt Brinjal


February 24th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh upheld the moratorium on the commercial release of Bt Brinjal here Wednesday. He sided with Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh despite opposition from ... Read more...

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New sugar-based polymer to help compost plastic items at home


February 18th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Scientists are developing a new sugar-based polymer that would make it possible to compost food packaging and other disposable plastic items at home, along with organic waste.The degradable ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Canadian Indian scientist pats Ramesh on Bt Brinjal, smells conspiracy


February 15th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Papri Sri Raman Pashtapur (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 15 (IANS) Leading Canadian-Indian microbiologist Shiv Chopra has praised Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh for putting a moratorium on Bt Brinjal and says selection of ... Read more...

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India says ‘no’ to Bt Brinjal, pending scientific tests (Roundup)


February 9th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) After weeks of a vocal and divisive debate, India Tuesday came out with a strong 'no' to the commercial release of Bt Brinjal, saying there was no ... Read more...

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India says no to Bt Brinjal, pending tests (Second Lead)


February 9th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Placing an indefinite moratorium on the commercial release of Bt Brinjal, which would otherwise have been the first genetically modified food crop in India, Environment Minister Jairam ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ramesh ‘disagrees completely’ with Pawar over Bt Brinjal


January 21st, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday took on Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar over permitting commercial cultivation of genetically modified brinjal, after Pawar was quoted as saying an expert ... Read more...

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Farmers’ groups oppose commercial farming of Bt Brinjal


October 21st, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 21 (ANI): Influential lobby groups of farmers on Wednesday expressed its fierce opposition to the commercial farming of Bacillus Thuringiensis Brinjal (Bt Brinjal) in the country."This is only a ... Read more...

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BT brinjal technology is safe, says Dr. Gosal of Punjab Agriculture University


October 20th, 2009 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan KapoorLudhiana, Oct. 20 (ANI): Contrary to apprehensions of voluntary organisations over the ill effects of Bt technology for brinjals, a distinguished professor with the Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) has said ... Read more...

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Activists oppose commercial farming of Bt brinjal


October 16th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Social activists staged a mass demonstration here opposing the introduction and commercial farming of genetically modified (GM) crops like the Bt brinjal in the country.The protest ... Read more...

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Don’t allow Bt Brinjal without labelling: CSE


October 15th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India's environment and forests ministry should not clear any genetically modified (GM) food crop without strict provisions for labelling, the NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India has sufficient rice stock: Pawar


September 24th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 24 (ANI): Allaying fears of country falling short of rice supply, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar here today said that there was sufficient supply to fulfill the needs.Pawar said, ... Read more...

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Scientists aim to unlock rice’s genetic diversity to help conserve it


July 26th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): By looking at what different types of rice have in common, a team of international scientists are unlocking rice's genetic diversity to help conserve it and find valuable ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weed killers can improve nutritional value of important food crop


July 9th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have obtained first evidence that the use of weed killers in farmers' fields boosts the nutritional value of an important food crop.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New crops needed in case of continued rise in CO2 levels


June 29th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new research has determined that new crops would be needed to be grown in the future if carbon dioxide (CO2) levels continue to rise.Global food security in ... Read more...

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Technique for modifying plant genes could help provide sustainable food, fuel and fiber


April 30th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Scientists have used a genome engineering tool they developed to make a model crop plant herbicide-resistant without significant changes to its DNA, which could help provide sustainable food, ... Read more...

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1st anniversary of global seed vault marked with four-ton shipment of critical food crops


February 26th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): A four-ton shipment of critical food crops has been supplied to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, as it celebrates its one-year anniversary.The shipment included almost 90,000 samples of ... Read more...

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Staggering technique benefits pineapple growers in Tripura


February 26th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasNandan Nagar (Tripura), Feb 26 (ANI): Pineapple growers in Tripura are a happy lot as the staggering technique has given a boost to the pineapple yield.Earlier, the farmers were ... Read more...

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Global warming may leave half of world’’s population without food by 2100


January 9th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Global warming is likely to give rise to severe food shortage by the end of this century, according to researchers, who claim that the rapidly warming climate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wasted olive stones used to make renewable fuel


October 30th, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Researchers from the Universities of Jaen and Granada in Spain have shown how wasted olive stones can be used to make bioethanol, a renewable fuel that can ... Read more...

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Chinas thickening smogs reduces methane emissions


August 8th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 8 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the fallout from Chinese industrial pollution could actually be reducing the countrys contribution to climate change from at least one greenhouse ... Read more...

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Area under rice cultivation up 28 percent this year


July 26th, 2008 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) With Indian farmers bringing 28 percent more area under rice cultivation in this kharif (summer) season compared to last season, higher foodgrain production is expected to mitigate ... Read more...

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Bacteria used to make fuel cells that convert hydrogen into energy


July 17th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Scientists have combined the efforts of two kinds of bacteria which help make fuel cells that convert hydrogen into energy.Hydrogen has three times more potential energy by ... Read more...

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Government expects higher summer crop


July 8th, 2008 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) India would have a higher summer (kharif) crop this season in view of the good rains and an increased area coming under cultivation, Agriculture Secretary P.K. Mishra ... Read more...

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Indian scientists developing drought-resistant groundnut


July 3rd, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Indian farmers will soon get access to a new variety of groundnut that is drought-resistant and can be cultivated even in areas where water ... Read more...

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Area under food crop cultivation goes up


June 27th, 2008 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Faced with a 14-year high inflation of 11.42 percent, India is set to grow kharif or summer food crops in more areas this season. As per the ... Read more...

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Food summit trying to hammer out stand on combating hunger


June 5th, 2008 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Rome, June 5 (DPA) Delegates from some 50 nations attending a food summit in Rome were trying Thursday to hammer out a common agreement on how to fight world hunger, which has ... Read more...

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Bubbles in bread are what make your sandwich perfect!


May 24th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 24 (ANI): Bread, cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, some veggies and ketchup well, this must be the ideal recipe for a yummy sandwich for you, but according to a leading UK ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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