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Andhra Pradesh investigates planting of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton

Reuters  |  GUNTUR, India 

By Mayank BhardwajGUNTUR, India (Reuters) - One of India's biggest cotton-growing states has formed a panel to investigate how 15 percent of the state's cotton acreage has been planted with a non-approved genetically modified strain developed by Monsanto and may bring criminal charges.The three-member panel will investigate the usage of Monsanto's Bollgard II Roundup Ready Flex (RRF) in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and alert the federal government about any violation of the country's environmental protection laws, according to a copy of the state government order dated Oct. 17 ...

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First Published: Tue, October 17 2017. 16:45 IST