Issue Date: Jun 14, 2012
A conference held in Delhi to review whether Bt cotton has benefitted the country ended inconclusively. Non-profits, farmers’ groups, industry representatives and regulators agreed that the area under cotton cultivation and cotton production has increased in India in the past decade, but how much of this could be attributed to Bt technology was a question no one could answer satisfactorily.
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