Indian government cuts royalties and promotes indigenous cotton varieties | CHS-SACHETAN

Monsanto’s decision not to ‘launch’ its new generation of pest-resistant cotton GM seeds is no loss to many cotton farmers as seed prices rise, GM plants are attacked by pests, leading to a decline in total production and yield per hectare over the past couple of years. In July the CICR’s figures were published on this website, showing that 45% less GM cotton was grown in India this season and that indigenous seeds and other food crops were being sown instead..

In 2015 nine Indian seed companies using the patented Bollgard gene refused to pay some $65m in royalties owed from seeds sold in th….

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