New CEO of Monsanto India says Bt cotton research to continue

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Monsanto, the $15 billion agrochemical multinational, continues to conduct field trials of genetically modified cotton seeds in India, despite a raging controversy in the country over allowing GM crops.

The company will continue to invest in research and development in India and provide solutions to the various needs of the agricultural community, said its newly appointed India chief executive, Shilpa Divekar Nirula.

Some of the critics have gone to court, seeking a ban on the trails. The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee, which is responsible for giving clearances for GM trials, hasn’t suggested any ban saying that it was still studying the matter.

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