Monsanto will roll out the third generation biotechnology product in cotton next year.

The Government has to step in to curb the stranglehold the seed companies have over the choice of seeds, speakers at a round table on ‘Protecting Farmers from Seed Crises' said.

Multinational seed companies like Monsanto are dominating the market and not allowing farmers to retain a portion of their crop for seed, K Nageswara Rao of the All-India Kisan Sabha said here on Friday. He demanded that the Government step in to curb black marketing of seeds.

With low output prices, farmers shifting to other crops MSP rise not enough to check this trend, say suppliers

Lower cotton prices have prompted cotton seed making companies to be ready for a dent in their sales this year. Most of these fear seed demand would drop 12-15 per cent nationally, as more and more farmers have started switching from cotton to maize, groundnut and guar instead. They are pessimistic on a recovery in demand even after the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) revised the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for cotton today,

The opinion on the success of second generation of genetically modified BT cotton variety, Bollgard 2, in the state is chiefly polarised.

Illegally smuggled into Brazil 14 years ago, transgenic soy has proved a boon to domestic farmers and now accounts for 85 percent of total production.

The controversy surrounding Bt brinjal, the first genetically modified food crop developed in India, has turned murkier with the National Biodiversity Authority planning to launch prosecution again

Citizen’s protest ICAR offer of India’s gene banks to MNCs - press release. This is the Citizen's letter to Dr Swapan Kumar Datta, DDG-Crop Science, Indian Council For Agricultural Research, New Delhi.

France's attempt to ban the planting of a Monsanto strain of genetically modified maize was rejected by the EU's food safety body on Monday.

The Obama administration has drafted some of the world’s largest food and finance companies to invest more than $3 billion in projects aimed at helping the world’s poorest farmers grow enough food

‘State does not distribute seeds, it only certifies for distribution'

Despite opposition from various quarters, including the agricultural experts and the farmers' organisations, the Gujarat government has refused to impose a total ban on distribution of the Monsanto hybrid maize seed named “Prabal” to the farmers in the State, particularly the tribal agriculturists.