Category Archives: agribusiness

Ralegan Siddhi: A Village in India Makes Good

We’ve been hearing a lot of success stories from India in the last few years, but they’ve mainly been urban stories. From rural areas, we’re hearing more about the price of success: water tables impacted by industrial development; farm land … Continue reading

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GMO Crops and Pigweed

While the discussion about GMO crops continues in India, in the US there’s a new factor in play: GMO weeds. Or, to be technically correct, weeds that develop resistance to Roundup. They’re Genetically Modified all right, but by Nature. Monsanto … Continue reading

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Bt Brinjal and the Great GMO Debate

India’s considering legalizing genetically modified brinjal – the vegetable otherwise known as eggplant or aubergine. (Or baingan or kathirikai.) It’s a popular vegetable in Indian cuisine. In October 2009, the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) recommended approval for transgenic eggplants … Continue reading

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