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Dec 06, 2018
Cotton output may dip 12% to nine-year low on scanty rainfall in Gujarat, Maharashtra; exports to be cutLower cotton shipments from India will allow rivals such as the United States, Brazil and Australia to increase cargoes to key Asian buyers such as China and Pakistan.
Oct 30, 2018
Yavatmal pesticide poisoning: Lack of accountability, negligence and abysmal medical facilities behind farmers' deathsPesticide deaths are not new to Yavatmal and according to information recently obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act by this correspondent, the district reported two deaths each year in 2013-14 and 2014-15. In 2015-16, eight people died due to pesticide poisoning.
Jul 21, 2018
Vidarbha's cotton farmers dread repeat of last monsoon's pink bollworm attack which destroyed 80% of their cropWith the onset of a steady monsoon, farmers of water-starved Vidarbha in north-eastern Maharashtra are getting ready to sow cotton.
Mar 06, 2018
Union minister says cotton production nearly doubled since Bt Cotton's introduction in 2002; facts show yields have stagnatedCotton yields have stagnated in the past decade even as the proportion of Bt Cotton in India's total cotton harvest rose seven times, a FactChecker analysis of government data shows.
Mar 04, 2018
After widespread damage to Maharashtra's cotton farms, pink bollworm now causes skin problems for farmersThe pink bollworm, after having attacked Bt cotton cultivation across Maharashtra, is now troubling farmers and labourers with skin problems.
Dec 21, 2017
Kirron Kher in LS urges govt to withdraw order limiting educational reimbursement for children of slain soldiersA BJP member in the Lok Sabha today urged the government to reverse its order which seeks to limit the educational reimbursement for the children of martyred and disabled soldiers.
Nov 10, 2017
Mere touch of Bt cotton can cause impotency: Rajasthan agriculture minister Prabhu Lal SainiDoes Bt cotton cause impotency? This startling claim was made by Rajasthan's minister for agriculture, Prabhu Lal Saini.
Nov 03, 2017
Allegations against Monsanto of 'unsafe' Bt products and 'health risks' are blatantly inaccurateThe allegations made against Monsanto over lack of safety are completely unsubstantiated. Experts and regulatory authorities worldwide recognize GM foods and crops as being safe.
Oct 29, 2017
Thanks to Monsanto's reckless practices, Bt toxins in adulterant cottonseed oil may be seeping into your samosasBt cotton seed is being freely blended into refined and other edible oils as non-genetically modified cottonseed oil despite the regulation against it.
Oct 13, 2017
Yavatmal cotton farmer deaths Part 1: Blame games galore as toxic pesticides continue to claim livesIt is mostly landless labourers who put their lives at risk to earn anywhere between Rs 250 to Rs 500 a day.