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ICAR to investigate Bt cotton issue raised by Sopory panel
Dec '12
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) would investigate the issue related to developing Bt cotton from a gene patented by a US firm, raised by the Sopory panel, S Ayappan, director general of ICAR has said.
Speaking to media on the sidelines of a function organized as a part of the centenary celebrations of Sugarcane Breeding Institute in Coimbatore, Mr. Ayappan said the ICAR would look into the issue raised by the Sopory panel report.
Recently, a committee led by SK Sopory, vice chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, released a report which blamed ICAR scientists for developing Bt cotton from Monsanto patented gene. The report says ICAR scientists presented the Bt cotton variety as India’s indigenous cotton variety.

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