Viewpoint: GM cotton failed India's farmers? Another study says yes, but relies on false assumptions and misinterpreted data

Viewpoint: GM cotton failed India’s farmers? Another study says yes, but relies on false assumptions and misinterpreted data

Insect-resistant Bt cotton has been the subject of controversial debates for many years. Bt cotton is one of the few ...
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‘Hero of progress’: How agronomist Norman Borlaug almost banished famine from Asia

Norman Borlaug’s work undeniably changed the world for the better ...
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Video: GM insect-resistant cotton boosted India’s crop yields 29% and farmer incomes $24.31 billion

Insect-resistant (IR) cotton has impacted the lives of Indian farmers since it was introduced in 2002. This is according to  ...
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Thank India and Pakistan for dairy. They’ve been producing milk and cheese since 2500 BC

The lands that make up modern-day Pakistan and India have been producing dairy for almost five thousand years now, according ...
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GM insect-resistant Bt cotton boosted India’s crop yields? Activist study says no, but crop biotech experts say yes

Was the introduction of transgenic (GMO) cotton seeds to India in 2002 the beginning of the renaissance of the country's ...
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Frustrated by delayed GMO approvals, Indian farmers press forward with illegal insect-resistant eggplant cultivation

The second decade of the 21st century, 2011 to 2020, has turned out to be the lost decade for India, ...
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Viewpoint: Why grow GMOs? To prevent cancer, pesticide poisoning and farmer suicides

Activists who desperately cling to lies about the risks of GM crops are now the ones who look 'very stupid.' ...
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Viewpoint: India shouldn’t let activists derail field trials of insect-resistant GMO eggplant

In a welcome sign that the decade-long benign indifference to technology infusion in the farm sector is set to change ...
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Anti-GMO activists move to block Bt insect-resistant eggplant field trials in India

Ten years after imposing a moratorium on commercial release of genetically modified Bt Brinjal, the [federal government] has now allowed ...
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Indian scientists call out anti-GMO groups trying to block insect-resistant Bt eggplant safety field trials

Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI), a special interest group of [the] Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) has urged ...
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Viewpoint: GMO crops are safe and nutritious. India needs them to feed itself

The need to increase agricultural productivity without increasing the area under cultivation to support our increasing demand for quality food ...
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Ethicists argue for prioritizing safety over speed in pushing for coronavirus vaccine approvals

[W]ithin six months of SARS-CoV-2 appearing on the scene, over 140 vaccine candidates are in the pipeline and clinical trials ...
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After planting illegal GMO herbicide-tolerant cotton, Indian farmers poised to grow biotech eggplant, soybean and corn

The member farmers belonging to the Shetkari Sanghatana in Maharashtra, who have already broken the law by planting genetically modified ...
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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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India floats glyphosate weedkiller restrictions to curb demand for illegal herbicide-tolerant cotton

The agriculture ministry, in a draft notification, has restricted the use of glyphosate only through Pest Control Operators (PCOs). “No ...
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India has access to yield-boosting GMO crops, so why aren’t farmers allowed to grow them?

[India's] Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee .... had first approved GM food crop Bt brinjal in 2009 after a nine-year-long trial ...
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Indian environmental scientist blasts anti-GMO celebrity Vandana Shiva for ‘baseless’ assault on biotech crops

A reader curious about celebrities’ role in the radical environmental movement emailed me recently. He wondered if .... their claims ...
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How GMO, gene-edited crops can keep cancer-causing heavy metals out of staple foods

One of the most pressing issues in public health is the presence of toxic elements in food, which potentially risk ...
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Indian farmers promise ‘large-scale planting’ of illegal GMO seeds despite government threats

Shetkari Sanghatana — the farmers’ union founded by the late leader Sharad Joshi — announced fresh plans in its agitation ...
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Insect-resistant Bt cotton failed in India, claims study. Geneticist says anti-GMO authors designed research to seed doubt about crop biotech

Farmers around the world have cultivated genetically engineered (GE) crops for nearly thirty years. In that time, researchers have gathered ...
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‘Make technology available’: Farmers in India set to plant illegal GMO seeds for second year in a row

Farmers in Maharashtra are gearing up to sow non-approved Genetically Modified (GM) seeds of crops like cotton, maize, soyabean, and ...
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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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India battles locust infestation that could destroy enough food to feed 35,000 people—every day

Massive swarms of desert locusts are destroying crops across western and central India, spearing into Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab ...
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Viewpoint: Norman Borlaug saved millions of lives, would his critics prefer he hadn’t?

Norman Borlaug is perhaps the most important person in human history whose name and legacy remain largely unknown. A hero ...
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PBS documentary profiles Norman Borlaug and his ‘Green Revolution’: It fed billions but critics claim unintended consequences

The Man Who Tried to Feed the World tells the story of Norman Borlaug, an American agronomist who won the ...
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Nutrient-fortified, drought-tolerant chickpea could provide sustainable protein source for India

Chickpea is a major source of protein for the people in India. It is grown mainly in semi-arid regions during ...
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India cancels royalties seed companies pay Bayer for GMO cotton, threatening foreign investment in nation’s biotech crop sector

India has axed the royalties that local seed companies pay to German drugmaker Bayer AG for Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) ...
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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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