Monsanto’s plans for a GM-India on hold

BANGALORE, India, April 20, 2005 (AP): Monsanto officials met April 13 with India’s Genetic Engineering Approval Committee over licensing agreements for three existing transgenic seeds and eleven new varieties. According to a Monsanto official speaking on the condition of anonymity, the Indian government deferred on the decision leaving the future sales of the existing products and nine of the eleven new seeds up in the air. The Indian government has been under pressure to renounce the seeds from environmental groups and farmers who lost money planting Monsanto’s GM-cotton.

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