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Competition Commission of India issues probe order against Monsanto

Radhika & I had co-authored an article on the February ’16 order of the Competition Commission of India whereby the CCI had ordered probe into anti-competitive practices by Monsanto. 66 more words

Intellectual Property Law

Have GMOs been around for centuries?

Yesterday one of my Facebook friends published and angry post saying that people who oppose genetically modified foods don’t know what they’re talking about because people have been modifying food for centuries. 593 more words


45% less GM cotton grown in India this season: indigenous seeds and other food crops are sown

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20 June: decision to cultivate GM mustard deferred

The Economic Times reported that Delhi University’s Centre for Genetic Manipulation of Crop Plants had sought permission from the biotech regulatorĀ  483 more words


Behind The Label: The Double Face Of Indian Cotton

Genetically modified cotton (GMO) in India has left hundreds of thousands of farmer suicides in its wake. Behind The Label shows with understated but unflinching compassion the impact this has had on farming families and others involved in sustaining their predicament. 11 more words

A British scientist draws our attention to three reports about Bt cotton in India

She forwarded a message from Dr Michael Hansen giving a link to news that there have been whitefly outbreaks in the Bt cotton crop and that a resistant pink bollworm has been doing significant damage to cotton crop in states like Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. 534 more words



The Central Government notification dated 8th March 2016 fixing of the trait value of BG-I and BG-II variety of Bt Cotton has been stayed by the Karnataka High Court. 163 more words

GM Crop: Shall India Move Ahead

India habitating a large population of 125 crore substantially needs to ensure food security for all. An ability for indigeneous food production to meet the demand and further have provision for sufficient buffer stock to meet any adverse situation will only make India strong and stable and preserve its sovereignty. 810 more words

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