Category: News

VJAS complains to ToI against ‘paid news’ on Bt cotton & Vidarbha

To The Editor The Times of India Nagpur & Mumbai Dear Sir, Sub: False advertising campaign by Mahyco Monsanto Biotech in Times of India starting August 28, 2011. A serious instance of ‘paid news?’ More than once in the past some reporters of the Times of India (certainly in Nagpur) have shown much sensitivity and […]

“Got a Plant, will republish for a fee”: on Paid News….

It is unclear whether ToI had actually published a retraction or rejoinder or explanation about this. “Got a plant, will republish for a fee” The Times of India reruns a three-year-old story on Bt Cotton without any updates as paid news. It is described as a consumer connect initiative. Why did Mahyco Monsanto Biotech get […]

AP sets up 5-member panel on GM crops

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/article2299721.ece Our Bureau Hyderabad, July 27: With the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) mandating agri bioteh companies to get States’ nod before going ahead with field trials to test GM (genetically modified) traits in plants, the Andhra Pradesh Government has set up a five-member panel to consider proposals for such trials in the State. The […]

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