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Delhi Scientists Genome Edit the Mustard Plant for Bland Oil But Retain Insect-Repelling Pungent Compounds in Leaves

What worth is salt if it loses its salty taste, a revered religious figure is said to have remarked two millennia ago. Traditional consumers…
Agri-biotechnology

GM Mustard Based on Sound Research, Release Followed Due Process: Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav

In the clearest enunciation of the government’s support for genetically-modified (GM) crops, Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said…
Agriculture Policy

Any Crop Combination That Doesn't Include Paddy is Not the Most Profitable

Even if there is assured procurement at minimum support prices (MSP) of other crops, any combination that does not include paddy will be…
Agriculture Policy

Punjab Farmers Earn Less Per Hectare Than Those of Andhra, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu

Farmers of Andhra Pradesh create more value per hectare than those of Punjab, write economist Ashok Gulati and researcher Bidisha Chanda in…
Agriculture Policy

MSP Can Cover Comprehensive Cost, but Margin Cannot be 50 Percent, Say C Rangarajan and S Mahendra Dev

In the context of farmers demanding minimum support prices (MSP) as a legal guarantee, economists C Rangarajan and S Mahendra Dev…

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Sex Scent Mating Disruption Effective in Checking Pink Bollworm Infestation in Cotton, Say Two Proponents

Female sex scent dispensers can disrupt the mating behaviour of pink bollworm moths, greatly reduce…
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High and Rising Demand for Cooking Oil Makes the Oil Palm Mission Necessary, but Caution is Needed

India needs to expand the area under oil palm but the government should rethink its decision to…

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