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'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,......

Battle royal over Bt cotton royalty

A quiet but determined battle is being fought in the courts, and outside, by US agricultural biotech giant Monsanto, its Indian affiliates and seed lobbyists to free the prices of genetically......

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