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The Hindu - 01 Aug 14 - Opinion

The Hindu – 01 Aug 14 – Opinion

1) Pakistan’s shrinking minority space

TAKEAWAY -. Even the Shia, almost 20 per cent of the populace, are being attacked by extremists who do not acknowledge them as being a part of Muslim society.

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The Hindu - 29 July 14 - Opinion

The Hindu – 29 July 14 – Opinion

1) Harvest of controversy

TAKEAWAY -Bt crops grow beyond technical issues. They cannot be treated as technical fixes to social problems.- …

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Interview with an Indian GMO farmer

Dear Reader, at this point I’m starting to think that Bt cotton is quite popular among Indian farmers. I got my first hint when I realized that there is a black market for Bt cotton seeds. 1,167 more words


GMO cotton and the Indian farmer

Cotton is a light and breathable fabric but it sure does get itself into some very contentious debates. It has been a central player in colonialism in India, in the American Civil War, in the practice of slavery, and now, in the GMO wars. 3,080 more words


The Big Deal About GMOs

Genetically engineered seeds have been proposed as the second green revolution in India for a few decades now following the first green revolution of high yield seeds, and increase in fertilizer and irrigation from the 1960s (The Economist 2014).  1,065 more words


BT Cotton: A costly failure of Indian Agri Research?

Was going through some data on Nuziveedu Seeds and Kaveri Seeds, India’s 2 largest private sector seed companies. Kaveri is listed, and the stock has done phenomenally well. 666 more words