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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

GM Cotton seed


GM seeds: the debate, and a sowing agitation

June 12, 2020 12:56 pm

In the current kharif season, farmers would undertake mass sowing of GM seeds for maize, soyabean, mustard brinjal and herbicide tolerant (Ht) cotton, although these are not approved.

GM cotton: what is allowed, what farmers sowed

June 19, 2019 8:36 pm

Bt cotton remains the only GM crop allowed to be cultivated in the country. Developed by US giant Bayer-Monsanto, it involves insertion of two genes viz ‘Cry1Ab’ and ‘Cry2Bc’ from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis into cotton seeds.