Pakistan to import Indian cotton
(11/21/2005, The Economic Times)
An expected shortfall in cotton production in Pakistan is likely to see a jump in imports from India by its textile mills this year.
Cotton output to touch 250 lakh bales soon
(6/26/2005, The Hindu Business Line)
India will soon occupy the number two position in world cotton production, next only to China.
(6/24/2005, The Indian Express)
Bt cotton, or biotransgenic cotton, hardsold as the answer to the prayer of Punjab’s American bollworm-haunted cotton belt
Cotton growers to tap Chinese market
(5/14/2005, The Economic Times)
MUMBAI: As the arrivals of cotton in the domestic market ends, Major players in this commodity, including government agencies, are keen to tap import demand from Chinese market.
Bt cotton allowed in some States, not in AP
(5/4/2005, The Hindu Business Line)
THE Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) on Tuesday renewed its permission for Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco) to market its three varieties of Bt Cotton hybrids - MECH-12Bt, MECH-162Bt and MECH 184Bt - containing Cry 1 Ac Gene for the Central Zone (consisting of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra) for another two years.
Organic, plus 6 km
(4/29/2005, The Indian Express)
The heated battle between Bt and organic cotton has just got a new twist in Punjab, with organic farmers claiming neighbouring fields growing Bt cotton were a threat to their certification—and, consequently, their prices and sales.
Bt cotton helping farmers earn more: IMRB study
(4/6/2005, The Hindu Business Line)
MAHYCO Monsanto Biotech (India) Ltd (MMB) today claimed that `Bollgard' or Bt cotton had helped farmers in the country to earn an additional income of Rs 770 crore during 2004.
GM Row: Agri exporters told to follow EU norms
(4/3/2005, The Economic Times)
European bio-safety experts on Sunday warned that Indian farm exporters would not be able to do business in Europe without proper labelling standards on Genetically Modified (GM) food products.
Cotton production highest in India
(1/14/2005, The Economic Times)
In its third year of Bt cotton production, India had the highest percentage year-on-year growth rate, increasing production by 400 per cent to 500,000 hectares of biotech cotton.
ABLE moots Rs 200-cr national biotech fund
(12/23/2003, The Economic Times )
Close on the heels of APIDC-VCL, the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) is planning to launch a national biotech fund. The fund, of a size of Rs 200 crore, would focus on funding start-up biotech companies.
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