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Germany to phase out controversial weedkiller glyphosate by 2023

Germany has decided to phase out the controversial weedkiller glyphosate by the end of 2023 to protect insect populations that play a pivotal role in ecosystems and pollination of food crops. The chemical is also suspected to cause cancer in humans. The ban is a major blow to German agrochemical manufacturer Bayer CropScience. Glyphosate is ..

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Pink Bollworm Infestation and Bt Cotton

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 ..

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GM Mustard

Hybrid variety of a crop is obtained by crossing of two genetically diverse plants of same species and it can give higher yields than their parents. But mustard cannot be naturally hybridised because it is a self-pollinating plant having both male and female reproductive parts in a single flower. But researchers have created hybridised mustard using GM ..

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Bollgard II Roundup Ready Flex – Monsanto’s next-gen cotton technology

Monsanto: St Louis, US-based seed technology company. World’s leading producer of the herbicide glyphosate, marketed in the Roundup brand, and in other brands.  2nd largest producer of Genetically Engineered (GE) seed; it provides the technology in 49% of the genetically engineered seeds used in the US market.   Almost 10 years after it brought in ..

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Labeling GM Foods is Mandatory: Ministry of Consumer Affairs

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has made it mandatory to label every package containing Genetically Modified (GM) food from January 1, 2013. The ministry published a gazette notification that every package containing the genetically modified food shall bear at the top of its principal display panel the words ‘GM’. The ministry’s decision will affect the ..

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