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Expert endorses Bt cotton decision

 "Bt cotton is extensively used in the US and has made deep inroads in China. It is a wonder cotton seed that can drastically reduce the use of pesticide and improve productivity. In some parts, farmers have already been using Bt cotton unknowingly and they have come up with wonderful results," Prakash said.  Prakash, a professor of plant biotechnology at the College of Agriculture of Tuskegee University, US, expressed hope that full-scale introduction of Bt cotton could double the current Indian productivity of 250 kg per hectare in about four years. Moreover, the genetically ...