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Defying law, Indian farm group says it planted unapproved GM cotton seeds

Updated : June 10, 2019 10:30 PM IST

It is the first time farmers, who argue that they shouldn't be deprived of any new technology, have acknowledged planting the herbicide-tolerant cotton variety, which was developed by German drugmaker Bayer AG's Monsanto unit.
India approved the use of genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds in 2002 and an upgraded variety in 2006, helping transform the country into the world's top producer and second-largest exporter of the fiber.
Defying law, Indian farm group says it planted unapproved GM cotton seeds
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