Category Archives: Lifescience

Myths and realities about transgenic foods

tomatos

Myths and realities about transgenic foods Hunger is the biggest crime and to a man with an empty stomach FOOD is God. Mahatma Gandhi.  Posted by: Dunichand Any substance or material eaten to provide nutritional support for the body or for pleasure and usually consists of plant or animal origin, that contains essential nutrients, such

Eco-affable natural colorant and their scope

Natural Colour

Eco-affable natural colorant and their scope Posted By Prasoon Kumar Kaushik , Research Scholar, Chemistry Division, Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun – 248 006 With the increasingly concern over environmental issues, textile industries are now interested in natural dyes. In recent years, the demand of natural dyes in textile, food processing, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries has been

Putrefaction, Fermentation and Synthesis by Soil Microorganisms

Putrefaction, Fermentation and Synthesis by Soil Microorganisms Posted By Ashok Kumar, Asst. Manager En-Vision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Surat-395002, Gujarat (India). Soil microorganisms can be classified into decomposer and synthetic microorganisms. The decomposer microorganisms are subdivided into groups that perform oxidative and fermentative decomposition. The fermentative group is further divided into useful fermentation (simple fermentation)

Schiff bases and their use in fragrance compositions

Fragrance

Posted By Prasoon Kumar Kaushik , Research Scholar, Chemistry  Division, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun “Schiff bases and their use in fragrance compositions” A fragrance is not a single material of clearly defined properties, but rather a mixture of individual chemicals, each behaving according to its own unique attributes. The discovery and utilization of fragrant materials began with an

Controversy about Organic and Inorganic Foods

Inorganic vegetables

Posted By Dr. Vinod Kumar Dhatwalia, Assistant Professor, Dept. Life Science Beehive college Dehradun, India   Organic foods are food items produced without chemical fertilizers, pesticides and not genetically modified. According to a study done by The University of Washinton, children who eat a conventional diet have a level of pesticides 6 times higher than children

Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs good or bad?

CFL Bulb

Posted By Dr. Vinod Kumar Dhatwalia, Assistant Professor, Dept. Life Science Beehive college Dehradun, India Compact fluorescent Light (CFL) is also called compact fluorescent light, energy-saving light, and compact fluorescent tube. Bulb hasn’t changed much since Thomas Edison introduced it in 1879. Thomas Edison Bulb is replace by the compact fluorescent light bulb( CFL). Since

Bt Brinjal and Its Controversy in INDIA

Bt Brinjal

Posted By Miss Rashmi Verma, PhD research Scholar, Graphic Era University Dehradun, India. The Bt brinjal is a transgenic brinjal created by inserting a crystal protein gene (Cry1Ac) from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis into the genome of various brinjal cultivars. These Brinjal plantare foundto be resistance against lepidopteran insects like the Brinjal Fruit and

Current Progress in Agricultural Biotechnology for Crop Improvement in India

Posted By Ashok Kumar, Asst. Manager En-Vision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Surat-395002, Gujarat (India) Agricultural biotechnology has made significant contribution in the past twenty years encompassing within its fold the spectacular developments in plant molecular biology and genetic engineering. Development of efficient procedures such as Agrobacterium mediated transformation and particle bombardment to introduce foreign genes