Wednesday, April 3, 2003
-- CropChoice news -- Rediff.com: US company Monsanto's
license has been suspended by the Bihar government in response to
accusations that Monsanto supplied substandard or contaminated seeds
to farmers. Monsanto's Kargil 900 m' maize crop cultivated over
140,000 hectares of land in Bihar has failed and the state government
has ordered an inquiry into the fiasco.
Lured by the promise of high yield - 80 to 85 quintal per acre
- the farmers of flood-affected districts of Darbhanga Sitamarhi,
Muzaffarpur, Madhubani, East Champaran and West Champaran sowed
Kargil seeds on a large scale...
For more information: http://www.rediff.com/money/2003/apr/02maize.htm