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India says it will take “appropriate action” to stop farmers from planting unapproved GMO insect resistant and herbicide tolerant crops

| July 3, 2019
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[India’s] agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar reiterated that all genetically modified (GM) crops other than Bt. cotton [have] been banned in the country.

“Bt. cotton is the only GM crop approved in 2002 …. All other unapproved GM crops are banned in India,” he stated ….

There have been [several] incidences of suspected open cultivation of Bt brinjal and [herbicide-tolerant] cotton  reported in Maharashtra, Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.

“[The federal government] has issued advisories to states to take appropriate action to curb and control the spread of Bt. Brinjal and HT cotton. State Governments have given the directions to all District Administration to take necessary legal steps to curb the production and selling of illegal GM crops,” he stated.

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