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Genetically Modified Cotton - News

(Last updated 16 June 2004)


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News Items

10 June 2004 - No Difference Between Bt, Non-Bt Cotton Output (Financial Express, India)
23 June 2003 - Southern Cotton Becoming Bt Resistant (Deccan Herald)
6 June 2003 - Indian GM cotton a failure (BBC News)
16 April 2003 - Bt cotton farmers suffered losses (The Hindu)
15 April 2003 - Field data on India's first Bt cotton harvest (Gene Campaign)
24 January 2003 - Bt cotton 'success' a lie: Greenpeace (Times of India)
4 December 2002 - Corn could make cotton pests Bt resistant (Nature)
21 September 2002 - Boll worm Attacks Bt Cotton in Gujarat (Gujarat Samachar)
24 August 2002 - Bt cotton - bitter harvest (The Hindu) The Bt cotton story in India had all the makings of a terrible tragedy, even before official permission was granted for its cultivation.
23 August 2002 - Roundup-resistant weeds add to Monsanto's quotient of woe (CropChoice News) University of Tennessee scientists have documented marestail weed resistance to Roundup on hundreds of thousands of soybean and cotton acres in the state.  As farmers have planted more and more Roundup Ready varieties since 1996, they've been spraying more of the weed killer, not less.
20 August 2002 - Bt cotton prone to leaf curl virus in North India (Business Line)
4 June 2002 - China GMO cotton bad for environment (Reuters)
4 June 2002 - Row erupts over impact of transgenic cotton (Dow Jones)
3 June 2002 - Chinese researcher says genetically altered cotton will lose effectiveness (AP)
20 April 2002 - Bt Cotton Belies Promises: Research (The Financial Express, India)
28 March 2002 - Bt Cotton burnt on Holi (ECO-India)
27 March 2002 - Warning over India GM cotton plan (BBC News)
10 January 2002 - Dunavant says US cotton quality still lags, blames seeds (Reuters)
23 November 2001 - Bt cotton seed sellers face arrest (Times of India)
22 October 2001 - India urged to halt gene cotton field trials (Reuters)
20 October 2001 - India's GM Cotton Story Gets Bigger - 'Uproot & Destroy' Begins on Gujarat Farms (Hindu-Business Line)
19 October 2001 - GM cotton crop to be destroyed (Times of India)
11 October 2001 - Illicit GM cotton sparks corporate fury (Nature)
23 May 2001 - Protests Mount in India Against GE Cotton (www.tompaine.com)
11 January 2001 - GMO Link To Decline In US Cotton Quality Feared (Reuters)
3 January 2001 - KRRS activists destroy Bt cotton crop (The Hindu)
3 January 2001 - Ryots destroy Bt cotton (Deccan Herald)
16 September 2000 - Thai Farmers burn cotton in protest (Bangkok Post)
11 August 2000 - Greece to Pull Up Genetically Modified Cotton (Environment News Service)
28 January 2000 - Thais resisting Monsanto's Bt cotton (Reuters)
5 August 1999 - Bt Cotton Raises More Concerns About Genetic Engineering (Nature)
12 February 1999 - Monsanto GM Cotton fails to win EU backing (Reuters)
25 January 1999 - Cotton growers blame new seed for crop losses (Augusta Chronicle)
19 October 1998 - Low-Yielding Bt Cotton in Arkansas (Reuters)
27 June 1998 - Costly Cotton (New Scientist)
14 May 1998 - EPA Approves use of Bromoxynil on Cotton (Bureau of National Affairs)
21 October 1997 - Monsanto "Roundup Ready" Cotton Bombs in the USA (In Motion Magazine)
16 April 1997 - Pest-proof cotton may not work (AP)
24 July 1995 - USDA rules genetically engineered herbicide-tolerant cotton safe to grow (USDA)
28 February 1995 - USDA to rule on genetically engineered cotton (USDA)

Company Statements

27 December 1999 - Marks and Spencer is using GM cotton (Letter from Marks and Spencer)