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Biotechnologists Too Are Bound by Scientific Methods

Biotechnologists Too Are Bound by Scientific Methods SHARAD JOSHI Suman Sahai and Shakeelur Rahman have sought to bring out that the first genetically modified crop in India has been, in general, a failure. (

Statisticians and the Index Game

The United Nations Development Programme has been in the forefront of efforts to develop composite indexes for countries, but these exercises in statistical jugglery are of little practical value.

Using Statistics to Distort Facts: Case of Farm Subsidies

Statistics are often used to camouflage and distort rather than to bring out reality. A case in point is some recent estimates of the extent of subsidisation of Indian agriculture emanating from the government of India as well as from international experts.
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