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Bt cotton in Africa: Role models and lessons learned

Africa’s cotton farmers are struggling to recoup their investments because they lack access to quality seeds that can increase yields ...
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Viewpoint: H&M clothing should drop its commitment to organic fabric, embrace GMO cotton

Dear H&M: I saw your recent commercial regarding sustainability. It shares your commitment to change your production now to help ...
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Indian farmers’ union says illegal GMO herbicide-tolerant cotton cultivation continues, despite arrests

Under the new regulated cropping system, farmers in Telangana have grown cotton on 60 lakh acres, setting a new record ...
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GMO cotton that makes its own colors could eliminate need for chemical textile dyes

[Colored cotton plants] are the product of CSIRO plant breeders dedicated to producing better, sustainable natural fibers that will hopefully ...
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Drought hits Australian cotton growers hard, but GMO insect-resistant crops help mitigate the pain

It will compound the pain already being felt in surrounding regional economies, but the tough times are also forging a ...
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After illegal seed planting in 2019, Indian farmers again demand access to GMO herbicide-tolerant cotton

Cotton growers in Maharashtra are once again demanding permission to sow seeds of herbicide tolerant (Ht) genetically modified (GM) cotton ...
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Puff piece: Lab-made ‘Incredible Cotton’ may grow 10 times faster and cut environmental impact of the traditional crop

You might call this a puff piece, because it’s about cotton that’s just as fluffy but more sustainable than the ...
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Kenya picks 1,000 farmers to grow GMO cotton

The Kenyan government has identified 1,000 farmers who will receive the country’s first genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds. The farmers ...
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Growing cotton in space could generate crop varieties with stronger fiber, better drought tolerance and disease resistance

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology teamed up with several partners in a series of research collaborations, grants, and projects. Their mission: ...
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India should ‘definitely adopt’ new GMO crops, nation’s top biotech cotton expert argues

The logjam in approval of newer genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds [in India] has catalyzed planting of unauthorized seeds known ...
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India moves to restrict cultivation of illegal but easily acquired GMO herbicide-tolerant, insect-resistant cotton

Amid reports of cultivation of [an] unapproved variety of transgenic HTBt [herbicide-tolerant, insect-resistant] cotton seeds, the Union environment ministry has ...
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Indian farmers highlight higher yields from banned GMO herbicide-tolerant, insect-resistant cotton to defy nation’s biotech crop rules

As farmers [headed] to Yavatmal in Maharashtra to showcase post-harvest success stories of banned [herbicide-tolerant] cotton on [Jan. 5], their ...
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Kenyan approval opens door to spring planting of country’s first GMO, insect resistant Bt cotton that increases yields by 300%

The government is set to provide .... the initial BT cotton seeds to farmers to plant during the forthcoming March/April ...
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FDA-approved edible cotton seeds show how GMO, CRISPR-edited crops can battle global hunger

We can't eliminate hunger overnight, but this breakthrough cotton variety will combat a lot of needless suffering ...
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Cotton industry prepares to commercialize FDA-approved GMO seeds to help ‘feed 500 million people’

The cotton industry hopes to launch a new market for a genetically modified cotton plant whose seeds are edible for ...
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Podcast: Edible cotton—how genetic engineering turns toxic seeds into nutritious food

Cotton production is a global industry. Grown by approximately 80 countries, the crop is primarily harvested for fiber to make ...
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FDA-approved edible cotton could help meet global protein demand

The US Food and Drug Administration announced this month that a genetically modified cottonseed has been approved for human consumption ...
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India’s pro-GMO cotton farmers make case for relaxed biotech crop rules to prime minister

Farmers who want to grow GM crops have met senior ministers of the [federal] government to represent their case. A ...
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Farmer coalition in India urges government to stop illegal GMO crop cultivation

A clutch of farmer groups from a wide spectrum of political views .... are planning to petition the official regulator ...
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Everything you should know about India’s pro-GMO farmers defying ban on biotech crops

With a few Haryana farmers symbolically defying a government restriction against sowing banned [GMO] Cotton in Hisar, and the government ...
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India’s crackdown on GMO cotton in Maharashtra state boosts illegal planting nearly 25%

Nearly 25 per cent of the cotton crop being sown by farmers in Maharashtra this season is from the banned ...
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Opposition to India’s biotech crop rules grows as pro-GMO protestors distribute illegal cotton to farmers

Some farmers in Haryana [on July 5] symbolically sowed Herbicide Tolerant (HT) Bt cotton seeds at a farm in Hisar ...
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India says it will take “appropriate action” to stop farmers from planting unapproved GMO insect resistant and herbicide tolerant crops

[India's] agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar reiterated that all genetically modified (GM) crops other than Bt. cotton [have] been banned ...
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Argentina approves fifth GMO cotton variety in effort to boost crop yields, spare natural resources

Argentina's Minister of AgroIndustry Luis Miguel Etechevehere and Christian Monty, Head of Global Cotton from BASF have announced the release ...
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Pro-GMO group in India offers legal services to farmers arrested for planting illegal biotech cotton

Soon after the police in Buldhana arrested farmer Vasanta Muley .... for possessing [illegal] cotton seeds .... Shektari Sanghatana — ...
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Despite threat of arrest, pro-GMO protests in India spread across 11 districts in state of Maharashtra

A ‘pro-GM seed’ movement, which had begun in one district of Maharashtra with farmers defying [a] ban on planting unapproved ...
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Female farmers join protests in India demanding access to GMO herbicide-tolerant cotton

After several instances of farmers in Maharashtra sowing unauthorized varieties of genetically modified (GM) cotton to openly defy the moratorium ...
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Video: ‘Technology freedom—we want, we want’: Farmers protest India’s GMO crop restrictions

5,000 farmers in India staged a protest to demand access to GMO crops, with some risking up to five years ...
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