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June 12, 2018 04:38 PM IST | Agriculture

Farmers sow unapproved Monsanto cotton seeds, risking arrest

India approved the first GM cotton seed trait in 2002 and an upgraded variety in 2006, helping transform the country into the world's top producer and second-largest exporter of the fibre.
The herbicide-tolerant variety, lab-altered to help farmers save costs on weed management, has, however, seeped into the country's farms since then.
The federal environment ministry said last year planting the seeds violated the Environment Protection Act, and farmers who did so were risking potential jail terms.
Farmers sow unapproved Monsanto cotton seeds, risking arrest
Published Date: Jun 12th, 2018 04:38 PM | Updated Date: June 12, 2018 04:38 PM IST
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