Guj To Have Monopoly Over Variety Developed Jointly With A Pvt Co

Gandhinagar: In a major boost to Gujarat’s big farmers, the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) of the Government of India has approved commercial distribution of a new variety of Bt Cotton seed, developed jointly by US multinational Monsanto, Gujarat Seed Supply Corporation (GSSC) and Navsari Agricultural University.

The United States remained the primary backer of biotech crop technology in 2011, but adoption spread internationally as the total global planted area of genetically modified seeds grew 8 percent f

The facility will develop and test new hybrid seed varieties, says MD


New Delhi The Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) will set up an expert committee to look into patent violation issues concerning Bikaneri Narma, which was claimed to be the country’s first indigenous public sector-bred Bt cotton (genetically modified) seed variety.

Coalition for a GM-Free India demands immediate stopping of all public sector transgenic research and an independent enquiry and action against fraudulent scientists.

Monsanto's genetically engineered, drought resistant corn is deregulated, the U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday, clearing the variety for sale.

16 firms/institutions have been allowed to conduct experiments by panel

Here’s a quick update on efforts to expand access to higher-yielding hybrid seed in Nepal.

All Nepal Peasants’ Federation has declared a war to prevent Monsanto from coming to Nepal.