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Monsanto To Bring Bt Corn To India by 2012-13

In Environment, Food/Drink, India on November 7, 2009 at 9:24 am

The battle of the people’s will and perseverance versus corporate money and power continues.

(Business Standard) Unfazed by the ongoing opposition to the commercialisation of Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) brinjal, Monsanto India Limited (MIL), a subsidiary of US-based global biotech food major Monsanto Company, is planning to introduce genetically modified corn in the country by 2012-13. The proposed corn seed would be embedded with not only Bt but also with the company’s ‘Roundup ready’ technology that would be helpful in management of weeds and insects, MIL’s director- corporate affairs, Gyanendra Shukla, told Business Standard.

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