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GMO cotton and the Indian farmer

Cotton is a light and breathable fabric but it sure does get itself into some very contentious debates. It has been a central player in colonialism in India, in the American Civil War, in the practice of slavery, and now, in the GMO wars. 3,080 more words

Food Science

The Big Deal About GMOs

Genetically engineered seeds have been proposed as the second green revolution in India for a few decades now following the first green revolution of high yield seeds, and increase in fertilizer and irrigation from the 1960s (The Economist 2014).  1,065 more words


BT Cotton: A costly failure of Indian Agri Research?

Was going through some data on Nuziveedu Seeds and Kaveri Seeds, India’s 2 largest private sector seed companies. Kaveri is listed, and the stock has done phenomenally well. 666 more words