5,000 farmers in Maharashtra to sow genetically modified seeds of brinjal, cotton to protest ban on such crops
The Shetkari Sanghatana is opposed to the ban on GM crops as they are beneficial to farmers, its spokesperson Lalit Bahale said.
Competition Commission of India's probe finds Monsanto abused dominant position in the market to hurt rivals
CCI in 2016 ordered the probe after farm ministry and some local seed companies complained that Monsanto was charging unreasonably high royalty fees
Monsanto loses legal battle over GM cotton patents; firm's false claim exposed, says National Seed Association head
On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court agreed with NSL, ruling that India’s Patent Act does not allow Monsanto any patent cover for its GM cotton seeds, said Narne Murali Krishna, a company secretary for NSL.
Genetically modified mustard no solution for India’s Rs 64,000 crore edible oil import bill, low farm income
Pushing farmers to grow oilseeds again will mean making the crop as attractive as cotton, one of its main competitors for requiring similar agro-climatic conditions.
GM mustard row: Hasty call on genetically modified crop could spell disaster; govt must consider long-term effects
Government needs to go slow on the issue of rolling out GM mustard, in order to take a considered view based on both domestic and international concerns.