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Maharashtra bans Bt cotton seeds


August 9th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has banned the sale and distribution of Bt cotton seeds by a US multinational giant in the state, a top official here said ... Read more...

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Bt.Brinjal decision not influenced by NGOs, asserts Jairam (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) In the wake of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh questioning the role of foreign-aided NGOs in opposing use of genetic engineering, union Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Decision on Bt. Brinjal not influenced by NGOs: Jairam (Second Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) In the wake of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh questioning the role of foreign-aided NGOs in opposing use of genetic engineering, union Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Monsanto’s violations in GM maize trials ignored: RTI reply


February 6th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The environment ministry's Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) ignored violation of law by the US-based company Monsanto which conducted trials of herbicide-tolerant, genetically modified (GM) ... Read more...

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Herbicide tolerant GM crops pose serious health threat: Greenpeace


August 4th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Introduction of herbicide tolerant genetically modified (GM) crops, which are at the field trial stage in India, can pose serious threat to health and environment, ... Read more...

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Activists write to Ramesh against Monsanto


July 5th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Ahead of a Genetic Engineering Approval Committee meeting Wednesday, a group of activists has written to Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh demanding an immediate ban on ... 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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Monsanto shares fall due to bad harvest


October 5th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
The shares of the world's largest seed company plunged on Tuesday amid concerns about reports about disappointing harvest of the company's corn seeds.The shares of the company fell the heaviest for the ... Read more...

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Monsanto Shares Plummet After News of Roundup Resistant Crops


October 5th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Monsanto was recently named “Company of the Year” by Forbes magazine. That was back in December. Now, with stories out about the horrors of their bio-engineered crops, the company shares have plummeted, ... Read more...

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USDA sued for genetically modified sugar beets


September 13th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Sep 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States Department of Agriculture has been sued by groups that are opposed to genetically modified foods. USDA has been sued for its recent decision ... Read more...

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USDA Sued For Allowing To Plant Genetically Modified Sugar Beets


September 13th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 13, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Certain groups consisting of farmers and environmental organizations who are opposed to the genetically altered food products announced that they have sued the ... Read more...

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USDA Sued By Environmentalists For Recommending Genetically Altered Crops


September 13th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sep 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The USDA is in trouble after the environmentalists protesting against genetically modified sugar-beets allowed by the agency sued it earlier this week. The lawsuit states that ... Read more...

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Cotton libraries to be set up in Haryana


August 14th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 14 (IANS) To give a boost to cotton production in Haryana, cotton libraries providing information to growers will be set up in villages of the Sirsa district, 300 km from ... Read more...

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India thrash Desportivo Monsanto 6-2 on Portugal tour


July 30th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Indian football team thrashed Desportivo Monsanto 6-2 at Pilado in their second practice match in Portugal. According to information received here, Mohammed Rafi scored a brace, ... Read more...

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Monsanto believes GM foods will be accepted in India


July 14th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) Despite criticism and protests from different quarters in the country, global agricultural products company Monsanto is confident that GM (genetically modified) food will be accepted in the Indian ... Read more...

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Monsanto to continue research on GM crops in India


February 10th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) A day after the Indian government placed an indefinite moratorium on commercial cultivation of Bt Brinjal, US-based firm Monsanto, which owns a stake in the Indian company ... Read more...

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Clinton aide in Delhi on Bt Brinjal decision day


February 9th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) US diplomat Nina Fedoroff, science and technology adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, arrived in the national capital late Monday. She is here on an official ... Read more...

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Farmers, NGOs oppose Bt Brinjal, heckle Jairam Ramesh


February 6th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 6 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers, several civil societies, including non-government organisations (NGOs) and consumers, Saturday heckled union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh while opposing introduction of genetically modified ... Read more...

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Monsanto awarded “Angry Mermaid” lobbying prize


December 15th, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 15 (DPA) Biotech giant Monsanto won a dubious honour Tuesday when an online poll awarded it the "Angry Mermaid" prize for what critics see as misleading lobbying on the issue ... 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...

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Monsanto offers fellowship for research on rice, wheat breeding


April 25th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) US-based agricultural biotechnology firm Monsanto Saturday announced a special fellowship programme for research on rice and wheat plant breeding. Under the programme, the company will allocate $10 ... Read more...

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Orissa rural management students beat downturn


January 30th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 (IANS) Despite a virtual freeze on recruitment across industries, the city-based Xavier Institute of Management has achieved 100 percent placement of its rural management students with some top corporates ... Read more...

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Monsanto launches anti-child labour project in Gujarat


August 7th, 2008 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Monsanto, a global agricultural products company, has successfully implemented anti-child labour programmes in Gujarat, said a top company official here Thursday. "We have pledged over Rs.110 million for ... Read more...

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Monsanto launches learning centre for child labour


June 12th, 2008 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) Technology-based solutions provider and agri-product major Monsanto has set up a residential learning centre for child labourers in Andhra Pradesh. Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto ... Read more...

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Agro-based companies reaping hefty profits from ongoing food crisis


May 5th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, May 5 (ANI): Even as food crisis is hitting nearly 100 million people across the world, giant agri-businesses are enjoying record profits.According to The Independent, Monsanto, an agri-company, last month ... Read more...

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US stocks resume climb as commodities prices soar


April 4th, 2008 - 5:55 am ICT by admin
DPA New York, April 4 (DPA) Buoyed by soaring commodities prices, Wall Street resumed its week's climb Thursday after a slight retreat the day before. Monsanto Co, the giant seed producer, advanced the ... Read more...

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