one day workshop on Strengthening Local Economies in Times of Global Economic Crisis’ by NAPM

NAPM -AP Chapter is organising a one day workshop on –  “Strengthening Local Economies in Times of Global Economic Crisis” Date – 05-May-2012          Time – 10am to 5.30pm Venue – Cellar 1, Sundarayya Vigyana Kendram, Baghlingampally, Hyderabad Background – In the context of the current Global Economic Crisis we are faced with new challenges. The mainstream […]

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Can Economy prevail over Ecology?

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/columns/ashoak-upadhyay/article3324671.ece April 17, 2012: There are times when the government needlessly brings upon itself the embarrassment of a reminder from one of its own agencies, of a responsibility it has forgotten or ignored. Set against its context, that reminder constitutes censure of neglect and, indirectly but no less potently, of an opportunity lost to retain the moral ground that has […]

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Mahyco’s clarification on the story ‘A Decade of Bt Hype’ carried on Agrarian Crisis

  April 18, 2012 To, The Editor, Indian Agrarian Crisis Secunderabad. This is with reference to your story titled ‘A decade of Bt hype’ that published in your site http://agrariancrisis.in  on April 17, 2012. We would like to bring to your notice that the first paragraph of your story mentions that Mahyco is an Indian subsidiary of Monsanto which is factually incorrect. Mahyco is not […]

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Investing in ecosystem services is vital for food security

http://www.bioversityinternational.org/announcements/functional_ecosystems.html 14 September 2011   |   Permalink  An ecosystems-based approach to food production could result in more efficient water use to meet growing demand. Photo: N. Palmer/CIAT The intensification of food production often causes pollution that can put biodiversity and pollination at risk and lead to soil erosion. A more intelligent and balanced approach to agricultural practices needs to be taken to […]

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Genetically modified corn affects its symbiotic relationship with non-target soil organisms

Experimental evidence reveals a reduction in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal colonization of Bt corn  IMAGE: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) colonizing corn (Zea mays) roots as viewed with a compound light microscope (400x). Roots were cleared with 10 percent KOH and stained with 0.05 percent trypan… Click here for more information. An increasing number of crops commercially grown today are genetically modified (GM) […]

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SSI: Case studies from field

This publication has been compiled with inputs from the experiences of thousands of SSI farmers from different states of India. These stories clearly demonstrate that it is possible to produce sugarcane differently with less inputs and get more yields by following the various SSI practices. The information presented here indicates that: (a) the seed material can be significantly decreased, (b) […]

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A decade of Bt hype

http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=2271 K P Prabhakaran Nair 17 April 2012 In August 2002, the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (rechristened Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee) was manipulated by Monsanto and its Indian subsidiary Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company, albeit through the back door, with clandestine support from vested interests in the scientific community and open support of a vocal Rajya Sabha Member. The GEAC then […]

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Science as a new religion

November 13, 2011 by Sara http://neocolonialthoughts.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/science-as-a-new-religion/ I just got back from a trip to Berlin, and one of the most interesting discussions I had with friends there was about how science has become a new religious authority. While many people may not be aware of this, science is not a neutral or objective way of understanding the world. It, like all […]

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