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Spotted rice gets clean chit
Author(s): Jyotika Sood [Down to Earth]
Issue: Oct 31, 2010
The fate of 400,000 tonnes of rice hung in balance for more than a year
ICMR officials collected 35 samples from mills in PunjabThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has certified the controversial rice variety PAU-201 as fit for human consumption.
The fate of…
Added by Jyotika Sood on October 25, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments
Author(s): Jyotika Sood
Issue: Oct 31, 2010 [Down to Earth]
Farmers fear losses in spite of predictions of a bumper harvest
Exports capped to maintain domestic availability (Photo:Debjyoti Kundu)INDIAN government’s policy to regulate cotton exports to make it available for the domestic textile industry may affect farmers.
In a decision that has cotton growers worried, the Centre on September 28 deferred cotton exports…
Added by Jyotika Sood on October 25, 2010 at 14:54 — No Comments
Added by Julian Cribb on October 21, 2010 at 8:19 — No Comments
Alessandra Giannini, a research scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, has been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER award to advance our understanding of climate model projections in the African Sahel, a semi-arid region south of the Sahara Desert that stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea.
The Faculty Early Career Development Program, known as CAREER, is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award for…Continue
Added by Francesco Fiondella on October 20, 2010 at 19:59 — No Comments
Here we go again, guys. See http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1333cc4e-d560-11df-8e86-00144feabdc0.html
As long as we continue to get the economics of agriculture wrong and disinvesting in R&D this will keep on happening.
Added by Julian Cribb on October 13, 2010 at 23:02 — No Comments