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Monsanto Receives Award in India for Bollgard Bt Cotton Seed Technology Featured Article

The Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE), India, conferred the ABLE President’s Award for Innovation on Monsanto Holdings Pvt. Ltd. (MHPL) for its Bollgard in-the-seed insect protection Bt cotton technology, at the ABLE 10th Anniversary Conference and Awards in New Delhi recently.

Mr. Sharad Pawar, Union Agriculture Minister, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Health Minister, Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD), Government of India, and Mr. Murali, President, ABLE, presented the award to Mr. B. Yogesh, Director, Monsanto Holdings Pvt. Ltd. (MHPL) for the company’s innovative cotton insect protection biotechnology and its impact for … Full Article »

Reaching Indian Farmers on Pink Bollworm Resistance

Mention of the words “insect resistance” can cause panic; particularly among farmers growing a crop that can be devastated by the insects developing resistance. To farmers, insect resistance means the technology that prevents them from having to spray round-after-round of insecticide is in jeopardy. To farmers who rely on selling that crop to feed their families, resistance endangers their livelihoods.

In 2010, resistance to pink bollworm was detected in five districts of Gujarat state, threatening the crops of more than five million farmers who planted Bollgard® and Bollgard II® cotton in India. The detection also meant concerns could heighten … Full Article »