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Apr 12, 2018
Monsanto loses legal battle over GM cotton patents; firm's false claim exposed, says National Seed Association headOn 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.
Mar 13, 2018
Govt cuts Monsanto's GM cotton seed royalty for second time in two years, may spark another rowIndia has cut royalties that local seed companies pay to Monsanto Co for the second time in two years, potentially fuelling another row with the US company
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.
Aug 01, 2017
As Modi govt ponders GM mustard crop rollout, scientists warn India could lose her agricultural independenceOn Monday, the Centre told the Supreme Court that the decision on whether or not to roll out genetically modified (GM) mustard will be taken in a little over a month.
Jul 28, 2017
GST stocktaking: Businesses blindsided by unclear rules, officials worried over impact on growthThe tax's complex structure - four main rates ranging from 5 to 28 percent - has hurt sales and risks denting economic growth and government revenues in the months ahead.
May 30, 2017
Genetically modified mustard no solution for India’s Rs 64,000 crore edible oil import bill, low farm incomePushing 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.
May 23, 2017
GM mustard row: RSS-affiliate writes to Narendra Modi, calls it 'unscientific and toxic'RSS' economic wing Swadeshi Jagran Manch has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him not to introduce "unscientific, toxic and anti-bio diversity GM mustard" in the country in the haste, as it would "prove detrimental to public health."
May 13, 2017
GM mustard gets go-ahead: Scientist Vandana Shiva calls move 'fraud perpetrated on nation'Condemning the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee's (GEAC) decision to allow herbicide tolerant Bayer’s GM mustard, scientist and environmentalist Dr Vandana Shiva, has sent out the call across India to intensify resistance to genetically modified (GM) mustard and "the hijack of our food by the Monsanto and Bayer."
May 02, 2017
Narendra Modi's war on black money incomplete without taxing farm incomeThe case for not taxing agricultural income is weak and only the fear of being perceived as "anti-farmer" has been holding political parties back. The key is to change the narrative around making such a move by highlighting its inherent benefits.