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Friday, May 24, 2002
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`Ripe' mangoes turn risky
KEEN on capitalising the growing demand for mangoes, which fetch better prices, traders have resorted to hastening the ripening process using carbide stones and powder. The use of these chemicals is reportedly causing diarrhoea and nausea when ... More

RUBBER


Rubber gains
RUBBER prices firmed up again on Thursday in the absence of sellers' pressure. Traders who were absent earlier in covering purchases were found enthusiastic. There was also good demand for sheet rubber RSS-4 which<149> suddenly made some gains as ... More

TEA


Tea factory upgradation scheme to be continued
In the prevailing international tea market scenario continuous efforts by producers to improve the quality of tea had acquired urgency. More

PRECIOUS METALS


Firm trend seen in bullion
THE bullion market appears to be on a firm trend, despite today's downward correction in the prices of precious metals, dealers and analysts said. After a recent flare-up in prices, both gold and silver edged down primarily because of buyers' ... More

BIO-TECH & GENETICS


Scientists for caution on GMOs
SCIENTISTS and environmental experts from Asian countries have advised caution with regard to Living Modified Organisms (LMO) or Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). Speaking at a workshop, coinciding with World Bio-safety Day, they said that ... More

COTTON


Monsanto gets another Bt cotton variety ready
SIX years after commercialisation of the first Bt-gene — Cry 1 Ac — for controlling all major species of bollworms in cotton in the US, Monsanto is now ready to release another Bt-gene — Cry 2x also known as Cry 2 Ab for pest ... More

OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL


GM labelling may augur well for edible oil
PRODUCERS, consumers and activist organisations in the developed economies have been concerned with health implications of food commercially available. Strict laws relating to food safety have forced producers to make truthful declarations. No ... More

Erratic rainfall may lower Malaysian palm oil yield
LOWER rainfall, less fertiliser and replanting are expected to reduce Malaysia's palm oil prospects in the current year, as forecast yield is 3.75 tonnes per hectare, down from 4.06 t/ha of 2000-01, in terms of rainfall regression model used by ... More

COFFEE


Coffee futures limping back
`There is no single trader or exporter who has not lost money. People are sceptical due to the sluggishness in the market.' .' More

POULTRY


Venkey's Foods to merge with VIL
AS per the directions of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, Venky's (India) Ltd (VIL) has convened a meeting of its shareholders on June 1 to consider the scheme of amalgamation of Venkey's Foods (India) Ltd and VIL. Both the companies belong to the ... More

AGRICULTURAL POLICY


Karnataka: Panel moots concessions for `senior farmers'
It observed that one of the major expenditure of farmers on social customs is marriages, which led them to the debt trap, and this needed immediate attention by promotion of mass marriages in rural areas. More

EVENTS


Task force planned to boost farm exports
A NATIONAL task force is to be set up to promote agriculture exports, streamline and increase efficiency of credit delivery in agriculture, development schemes and coordinate the functions of various export development agencies and regulatory ... More
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