The solution cannot be the controversial GM crop technology

By Devinder Sharma|July 26, 2017   |0  Comments

Unfortunately Maharashtra has given a ‘no-objection certificate’ for field trials of GM varieties of five crops – rice, brinjal, maize, chickpea and cotton. This approval comes at a time when most States have refused to permit field trails Continue reading


Nuclear Energy is past its expiry date, renewal energy is the future

By Devinder Sharma|July 26, 2017   |0  Comments

In a country which has the largest population of cattle in the world – roughly 300 million cows and buffaloes as per the 2012 Livestock census – harnessing alternate sources of energy from cowdung and biomass should have been accorded topmost priority. Continue reading


SEZs continue to fail to perform

By Devinder Sharma|July 26, 2017   |0  Comments

Seven years later, the SEZ turned out to be a misplaced idea. According to an economic newspaper it was an idea long past its expiry date. Continue reading


Why does the world need SHG’s, just ask World Bank to perform the rope trick

By Devinder Sharma|July 26, 2017   |0  Comments

While most governments across the world have failed to stem poverty, the international financial institutions are bending backwards to demonstrate that economic liberalization helps in reducing poverty, and often drastically. Continue reading


This is how the World Bank destroys economies

By Devinder Sharma|July 26, 2017   |0  Comments

The moment you read an analysis like India to Become Fastest Growing Big Economy published in Wall Street Journal on Jan 14, 2015 you realize how the World Bank destroys economies. Continue reading


India awakening to desi breeds will give boost to A2 milk consumption

By Devinder Sharma|July 26, 2017   |0  Comments

India is finally waking up to the importance of its native cow breeds. After the Govt provided some funds for the Gokul Mission, Ministry of Agriculture is setting up two research stations for improve the neglected breeds. Continue reading


Like Yoga, it’s time for an International Day of Safe Food

By Devinder Sharma|July 26, 2017   |0  Comments

The primary reason behind the increasing consumer preference for non-chemical food products are the resulting health impacts. More and more people now realize that most babies born today carry persistent pesticides and other chemicals in their bodies. Continue reading


A good year for agriculture, a bad year for farmers

By Devinder Sharma|July 26, 2017   |0  Comments

Despite a deficient monsoon, 2014 was a year of record agricultural production. But the buoyancy in production failed to translate into a higher income for farmers. It was a year of disappointment for farmers. Continue reading


Farmer suicides: More than what IB can see

By Devinder Sharma|July 26, 2017   |0  Comments

According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 11,772 farmers had reportedly committed suicide in 2013. In the past 17 years, close to 300,000 farmers have committed suicide. Continue reading


While Indian farmers are forced to dump tomatoes in the streets, Indian food processing industry merrily imports cheaper tomato paste from China

By Devinder Sharma|July 26, 2017   |0  Comments

Most of the big brands of tomato ketchup and tomato puree are using imported paste and pulp from China. This is happening at a time when farmers are repeatedly being forced to throw tomatoes onto the streets for want of buyers. Continue reading