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Bt cotton yield falls in Gujarat

The Bt cotton variety Bollgard-I, which is the most widely used variety in India, has been phased out in many countries. According to scientists, the superior technology Bollgard-II, that contains......

'There is no verifiable report on alleged ill-effects of GM crops'

India is capable of developing GM crops, Randy Hautea, global coordinator for International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, tells Kanika Datta. This year marks the 20th......

India 'not scared' if Monsanto leaves, as GM cotton row escalates

Monsanto has taken the government to court over the royalty. Image: Image: Farmer Darshan Singh plucks cotton from his damaged Bt cotton field on the outskirts of Bhatinda in Punjab. Photograph:......

Monsanto threatens to re-evaluate India biz over Bt cotton row

Monsanto Co, the world's biggest seed company, threatened to pull out of India on Friday if the government imposed a big cut in the royalties that local firms pay for its genetically modified (Bt)......

90% of cotton area under Bt

Bt cotton has surpassed 90 per cent of cotton acreage this kharif season with farmers continuing to gain from the high-yielding seed since its commercialisation in 2002.Over the last eight years,......
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Patents and seed industry

Indian IP laws, which are TRIPS compliant, make it clear that seeds and plants or parts thereof cannot be patented. Therefore, the article, The... ...
More trouble for Monsanto, but need to guard against adventurism

Protecting plant breeders rights, which is what PPVFR is supposed to do, is not incompatible with granting patents to the likes of Monsanto for... ...
The battle over Bt cotton

While Monsanto and Indian seed companies spar, more worrying is the confused lawmaking underpinning regulation of patents Genetically Modified... ...
The desi GM alternatives to Monsanto

Two new indigenously developed events promise a better Bt cotton, with resistance to whitefly and pink bollworm as well. Even as uncertainty looms... ...
Desi GM cotton seeds to compete with Monsanto

NEW DELHI: India is expected to unveil in November two sets of cotton varieties that will cost less than other hybrids but give higher yields, as... ...

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