Bacillus thuringiensis Current Affairs, GK & News
In an event organized by Shetkari Sanghtana, a farmers union a group of more than 1,000 farmers gathered in a village in Akola of Maharashtra to sow seeds of an unapproved, genetically modified variety of cotton, defying government regulations. Current Provisions In India, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) under the Environment Ministry is responsible ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: Bacillus thuringiensis • Cotton • Cp4-Epsps • Cry1Ab • Cry2Bc • Environment Ministry • Environmental Protection Act 1986 • GEAC • Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee • Maharashtra • Shetkari Sanghtana
India is the only Bt cotton-growing country facing the problem of pink bollworm infestation. Even though Bollgard 2, or BG-2, Monsanto’s second generation insecticidal technology for cotton, was supposed to protect crops against the pink bollworm, the pest has grown resistant to the toxins produced by this trait. As a result, farmers now spend more ..