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Bt Cotton: Expert demands inquiry

The story of Bt cotton cultivation in India is getting murkier by the day and it deserves a full fledged inquiry on all aspects, said Dr Suman Sahai of'Gene Campaign'.In a press conference in New......

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)......

Bt cotton turns out to be a disaster for Indian farmers

The whitefly outbreak has intensified a debate over GM crops just as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office reviews a proposal to allow farmers to grow GM mustard. Image: Bhinder Kaur, widow of......

Environment min gives conditional nod to modify food crop

The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has approved field trials of genetically modified (GM) food crops on a conditional basis. Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily on Thursday said......

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,......

Top biotech city: Mumbai overtakes Bangalore

Mumbai outpaced Bangalore, with a margin of about Rs 200 crore (Rs 2 billion), to become India's top biotech city in terms of revenue while Bangalore-based bio pharmaceuticals major Biocon clocked......

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