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Agriculture
A Khush turn for GM foods
GENETICALLY-MODIFIED (GM) foods has received support from an unexpected quarter -- Dr Gurudev S.Khush, respected in the scientific community as being one of the brains behind the `golden rice'.

Commodities
Edible oil imports decline in June
EDIBLE oil imports declined for the second month in succession and in June stood at 3.12 lakh tonnes, down from 3.73 lakh tonnes in May and 3.99 lakh tonnes in April, 2001. June arrivals comprised 1.52 lakh tonnes of degummed soyabean oil, 1.01 lakh tonn es of refined palmolein and 58,170 tonnes of crude palm oil, according to arrival data compiled by the Solvent Extractors' Association of India (SEA).

Food & Dairy Products
`Snowcap' pizzas from Amul stables soon -- Part of strategy to double cheese sales
THE Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) hopes to more than double its cheese sales through its recent foray into the marketing of vegetable pizzas.

Pesticides
Crop protection meet may boost pesticides export
THE Third Asia-Pacific Crop Protection Conference, to be held in New Delhi in September, is expected to boost the

Sugar
TN Sugar Fedn talks with exporters fail
TALKS between Tamil Nadu Co-operative Sugar Federation and the five bidders for its sugar export tender have failed.

Tea
TN Govt help sought to stop tea imports
TEA growers in Tamil Nadu have urged the State Government to take up with the Centre the issue of tea imports by export-oriented units (EOUs) for exports in order to protect the domestic industry. They have also stressed for a joint action by the Union a nd State Government to address the issues concerning the sector.


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