ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Cotton : Genie Out of the Bottle?

A correspondent writes: Genetically modified cotton (Bt cotton) finds itself at the centre of a fresh controversy. An Ahmedabad-based company has allegedly been found to have sold Bt cotton seeds to farmers in at least seven districts in Gujarat who have planted it in over 10,000 acres and are all set to reap a bumper harvest. In fact, some of them have already harvested their crop. The government has so far not allowed the cultivation of any GM crops, hence the transgenic cotton crop is illegal. The union environment ministry has now stepped in and asked the Gujarat government to



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