While previous research has analyzed the impacts of Bt cotton in India, most available studies are based on one or two years of data only. This paper analyze the technology

This latest ISAAA publication provides comprehensive and up-to-date status of field trials and commercialization of biotech crops in India in 2008. It summarizes the national and farm-level impact during last seven years of commercialization of Bt cotton in India.

The technical programme for evaluation of the Bt cotton hybrids through ICAR trials during 2008-09 was formulated under the Chairmanship of the Assistant Director General (Commercial Crops), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi for the four events which have been approved for commercial cultivation by GEAC (Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India).

Suicides in general, including farmers

A recent FAO study report sums up that the flow of transgenes from plants derived from recombinant DNA techniques has specific or special impacts on biology, ecology, agriculture, society and culture. In the case of India and Bt Cotton, it is an established and known fact that commercial cotton produce of GM and non-GM is mixed up right from the farmer

Cotton is the most important textile fibre and contributes to 62 percent of the Indian Textile Industry's requirement. Among the different quality groups, the ELS Cotton of 35 mm and above is in great demand world over for the manufacture of high quality ring spun yarns.

The study examines the performance and returns to Bt cotton vs Non-Bt cotton in the state of Maharashtra. The study has been undertaken at the request of Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.

Illegal variants of GM seeds are threatening the future of cotton in India