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Gobar Times: About Bu$iness of Biodiversity

The steady disappearance of the world’s biodiversity had been recorded earlier, but the problem reached scary heights in the late 1980s. The loss during this decade was described by experts as “the most catastrophic” in the last 65 million years! It was also becoming quite obvious by then, that these resources were the fodder for a booming market...

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 When the Tata 'Nano' was unveiled with much fanfare.

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Stars don’t foretell any more

Sahyadris have been documenting the changing climate for 40 years

by Aparna Pallavi

How Bt brinjal was cleared

Anti-GM groups say expert panel acted under pressure

by Savvy Soumya Misra

A coalition of organizations opposed to genetically modified food in India has written to the minister of state for environment and forests seeking withdrawal of clearance given to Bt brinjal. The Coalition for GM-free India alleged the expert committee that cleared the genetically modified brinjal for commercial cultivation in the country was neither impartial nor thorough.

Bt brinjal cleared without adequate labelling and regulatory regime: CSE

New Delhi, October 15, 2009: The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said today that the government should not clear any genetically modified food crop till the time we have strict provisions for labelling. Bt brinjal will be one of the few crops which are used for human consumption directly and not processed into bread or used in other processed foods. “Clearance of such a crop requires the authorities to practice extreme caution.

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