India: Anti-GM protestors do not seem to understand science, says Deputy Director of India’s Council of Agricultural Research

| October 4, 2012
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Anti-GM protestors do not seem to understand science and that genetically-modified crops are an extension of modern science, Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s Deputy Director General (Crop Science) Swapan Datta said here today.

Researchers wish to improve crops and increase their productivity, he told reporters on the sidelines of the Sixth International Conference on Legumes Genetics and Genomics, organised by the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) here, as part of COP 11.

He said that presently ten million hectares of land is under BT cotton cultivation and that despite the high cost of production, more farmers grew BT cotton because they benefit from doing so.

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