User: indiatogether Topic: Agriculture
Category: GM Crops
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Yavatmal farmers’ deaths: govt. apathetic, opposition indifferent 11.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Politicians pass the buck, no end in sight to Yavatmal crisis
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Pesticide deaths: five shopkeepers booked 9.10.2017 Hindu: National
Alleged to have sold unauthorised pesticides to farmers
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AP govt seeks legitimising cultivation of herbicide-tolerant GM cotton 8.10.2017 Business Standard: Markets & Investing
Hyderabad, 8 October: In a move that seeks to legitimise the cultivation of Roundup Ready Flex or Glycel BT hybrid cotton (BG II RRF), Andhra Pradesh government has set up a panel to study the efficacy of the seed in the fields based on a representation from local farmers.The twin traits of herbicide tolerance as well as bollworm resistance have made this genetically modified(GM) hybrid cotton so popular among farmers in major cotton growing states that it now accounts for 15-20 percent of cotton sowing area in the country, according to recent reports."Farmers of Amaravati Mandal, Guntur District have stated that, they are cultivating RRF or Glycel BT Hybrid Cotton Seeds during last year and this year, in view of its efficacy and resistance in weed management. This cotton seed is under cultivation in 50 percent of cotton growing villages and 15 percent of the total state," the state government stated in its orders while constituting a committee besides directing it to submit a report .
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Despair, frustration grip Yavatmal farmers 7.10.2017 Hindu: News
Spraying on pesticides on cotton plants comes to a halt
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NSAI working to free Indian seed firms from monopolistic MNCs 6.10.2017 HBL: Agri-biz
M Prabhakar Rao, the Chairman and Managing Director of Hyderabad-based Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL), is known for taking on multinational companies over the issue of patents. Rao was recently re-elected...
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Indian state to inspect cultivation of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton 6.10.2017 ET: Agriculture
The illegal sale of the seeds violates India's environmental protection rules, said C.D. Mayee, president of the South Asia Biotech Centre, a not-for-profit scientific society.
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Andhra to inspect cultivation of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton 6.10.2017 Top Stories
The order did not say how the farmers accessed the unapproved variety of GM cotton
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Andhra Pradesh to inspect cultivation of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton 6.10.2017 Sify Finance
By Mayank Bhardwaj
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Blade Runner 2049 review: Tediously slow but astoundingly good too 6.10.2017 Business Standard: News Now
While the original, set the pace for a lot of dystopian sci-fictions to foray into noir-flavoured dangerously decaying Los Angeles
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Monsanto's Roundup under EU, US scrutiny 6.10.2017 All International Stories
France and Italy have indicated they will oppose the reauthorisation, while Germany's position remains unclear
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Pesticides cause farmer deaths, illnesses in Yavatmal 5.10.2017 Hindu: News
472 farmers hospitalised for the same infection in the last three months, 11 died in the last five weeks, five dependant on life support systems
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GM soybean oil harmful to liver function: Study 4.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C. [USA], Oct 01 : Busting the myth that genetically modified (GM) soybean oil is healthier than conventional soybean oil, a team of researchers has recently warned that it's harmful to liver function.
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Americans want required food labels even if they don't read them: poll 2.10.2017 TOI: Intl Business
USA-FOODLABELS-POLL:Americans want required food labels even if they don't read them: poll
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Insecticide poisoning: 7 more die in three days in Yavatmal 1.10.2017 Hindu: Other States
Toll rises to 15; over 600 cases of insecticide infection reported
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‘End commercial release of new Bt cotton seeds’ 28.9.2017 Hindu: Cities
The Maharashtra government has asked the Centre to reverse its nod for the commercial release of genetically modified (Bt) cotton seeds grown using Bollgard II (BG-2) technology. The State claimed th...
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Dress to save the planet 28.9.2017 Hindu: Leisure
Known for their comfortably organic cotton outfits, Tula has given farmers, weavers and craftsmen a leg up by going back to basics
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Farmers planted 3.5 mn packets of 'illegal' cotton seeds this kharif season 28.9.2017 Business Standard: News Now
A Rs 450-crore market for unapproved GM cotton seeds has emerged in the country
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Drowning in grain: How big agri sowed seeds of a profit-slashing glut 27.9.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
A global grains glut is now in its fourth year, with supplies bloated by favourable weather
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Special Report: Drowning in grain: How Big Ag sowed seeds of a profit-slashing glut 27.9.2017 Sify Finance
By Rod Nickel
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9 farmers die in Yavatmal after spraying insecticide on crops 26.9.2017 Hindu: News
Four others lose vision, 70 under treatment in hospital
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