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Illegal GM cotton spreads across India

Author(s): Latha Jishnu Issue Date: 2013-5-22 In a replay of Bt cotton saga, Monsanto‘s Roundup Ready Flex is being grown in at least three states without clearance GM cotton has proved to be a grim experience for farmers as erratic… Continue Reading →

Bombay HC Directs Bayer Bio Science Pvt Ltd to Compensate 45 lakhs Farmers #Goodnews

MUMBAI | DEC 16, 2012, Outlook The Bombay High Court has asked a seed manufacturing company to pay compensation of Rs 45 lakh to 164 farmers in Maharashtra for supplying defective seeds as a result of which the crop quality suffered…. Continue Reading →

#India-Bt failure to hit cotton yield by 40%: Govt

Published: Monday, Nov 26, 2012, 5:48 IST By Yogesh Pawar | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA For the first time, Maharashtra has officially admitted that cotton yield is likely to reduce by nearly 40%. Bt cotton failure in more than 4 million… Continue Reading →

Bar GM food crops, says parliamentary panels #BTbrinjal #Goodnews

The committee found that the present regulatory system in our country which comprises of Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) is inadequate and the regulatory system needs to be more robust, ensuring severe scrutiny.Basudeb Acharia Chairperson, parliamentary committee on agriculture A… Continue Reading →

Scientist’s warn Assam could go Chhattisgarh way on farmer suicides

TNN Jun 3, 2012, 01.08AM IST GUWAHATI: Agriculture scientist GV Ramanjaneyulu on Saturday said Assam could go the Chhattisgarh way in terms of farmers‘ suicides if the state government fails to implement concrete measures in protecting the interests of farmers…. Continue Reading →

A bitter Harvest for Farmers in India BT cotton and Monsanto

Bt Cotton, a bitter harvest for farmers Kavitha Kuruganti It is clear that the mounting evidence that is coming into the public domain, including the internal advisory from the agriculture ministry linking farm distress and suicides with Bt cotton, is… Continue Reading →

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