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Bt Brinjal: Need to Refocus the Debate

The Bt brinjal debate has featured technological worries relating to genetically modified crops, which appear relatively minor in comparison to the critical issue of who controls Indian agriculture and therefore who controls food security in India. While there cannot be a mere technological fix to the problems of Indian agriculture, technology - and therefore GM - will still be part of the solutions. Sadly, techno-worries - pitched by many who are opposed to technology and modernity - have held centre stage in the Bt brinjal debates.

Opportunities for Science Careers in India

A science career in India is like the mad hatter's tea party in Alice in Wonderland, you cannot find the place in the first instance, when by some chance you do find it the people already at the table shout at you to go away, if you do manage to find a place at the table there is no tea or food going around, your companions think you are an excellent participant if you quietly fall asleep at the table, and occasionally they dunk you in a teacup for no particular reason, just for the fun of it. But it is a living of sorts... Is there any way of improving this situation?

Science and Technology-A Perspective for the Poor

Science and Technology A Perspective for the Poor WHETHER in the schemes of market-driven economies as propounded by 'disciples of the World Bank-IMF cartels' or in the scenarios for an alternative third world lifestyle painted by the 'environmentally-oriented radical left'. 'Science and Technology
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