Mahyco develops new GM crops sans Monsanto support (BusinessLine)

February 24, 2014By tnguyenMedia Coverage, News No Comments

Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco) is seeking regulatory approvals for field trials in genetically modified (GM) rice and cotton lines that can grow under water-stressed and saline environments, besides requiring less nitrogen fertilisers. The ₹700-crore company has developed these new plants using proprietary genes belonging to Arcadia Biosciences, a privately-held agri-biotech firm headquartered in Davis, … Read More

NEWEST Rice Marks Latest Milestone (Feed the Future)

April 23, 2013By tnguyenMedia Coverage, News No Comments

“Today, we have new tools and approaches that enable us to achieve progress that was simply unimaginable in the past: the eradication of extreme poverty and its most devastating corollaries, including widespread hunger and preventable child death.” – USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah One such tool is genetic engineering. To help leverage this and other advanced … Read More