India: Maharashtra State Revokes Monsanto’s Cotton Seed License – 21 August 2012
(Lucas: Although the news is from 9 August I find it interesting as Monsanto is getting lawsuits and other obstacles laid on the path to its total GMO control. The fighting back is streghtened in also winning a lot of cases against Monsanto. In this article we are told about Monsanto getting their license revoked for Cotton GMO crop.)
NEW DELHI, India, August 9, 2012 (ENS) – This was a difficult day for the proponents of genetically modified crops in India. In Parliament, the Agriculture Committee tabled a report seeking a ban on genetically modified food crops and a halt to all field trials. And the state of Maharashtra cancelled Mahyco Monsanto Biotech’s license to sell its genetically modified Bt cotton seeds.
Mahyco Monsanto Biotech is a 50:50 joint venture between Mahyco and Monsanto Holdings Pvt. Ltd. The company has sub-licensed the Bollgard II and Bollgard technologies to 28 Indian seed companies, each of which has introduced the Bollgard technology into their own germplasm.