Global Apparel Market – An Overview | Watch NOW! | Ad
Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Biotech crops have not hurt environment: Dr Stelly
Biotech crops have not hurt environment: Dr Stelly
03
Nov '17
Biotech crops have not hurt environment: Dr Stelly
Around 20 years of Biotech (Bt) cotton cultivation shows that biotech crops have not hurt the environment and are not adversely affecting human health, said Dr. David Stelly at the 76th plenary meeting of International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC). Dr. Stelly, professor at Texas A&M University, is the ICAC Researcher of the Year 2017.
 
The impacts of biotechnology on cotton area, production, yield and pesticide use were also discussed at the ICAC plenary meeting.
 
Commercially, Bt cotton was introduced in the year 1996 and by 2017, has been adopted by farmers in 15 countries. Bt cotton accounts for more than 80 per cent of global production.
 
Bt cotton contains genes from common soil bacteria – Bacillus thuringiensis. It provides resistance against bollworms. The herbicide resistant (HT) cotton contains a gene that makes certain herbicides ineffective. “Most farmers around the world choose to plant varieties containing traits conferred with biotechnology. Presumably, this is because of efficiency, reduced costs of production and reduction in labour cost,” Dr. Stelly said, according to an ICAC release.
 
Pest management and weed suppression are possible without biotech options, and the use of biotechnology can result in negative secondary effects, such as lower fibre quality like in Burkina Faso, increased populations of secondary pests in India and Brazil, and the development of weed and insect resistance as in US, he added. (VM)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

AmCham Cambodia cautions US against possible sanctions

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Sep 2018

AmCham Cambodia cautions US against possible sanctions

In a letter to US lawmakers, the American Chamber of Commerce...

Courtesy: ycloset

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Sep 2018

Alibaba invests in clothes sharing platform Ycloset

Chinese garment sharing platform YCloset has completed an undisclosed ...

KG cracker; courtesy: Ineos

Textiles | On 22nd Sep 2018

Ineos to invest £60 mn in the UK to expand production

Ineos has announced plans to invest £60 million to expand its...

Interviews View All

Rahul Bhadani, Looksgud

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Top executives, Fabric manufacturers

Top executives
Fabric manufacturers

Domestic manufacturers would get an edge over imported products

Shiladitya K Joshi, Truetzschler India Private Limited

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Sarah Perkins,

Sarah Perkins

Fairfax, Virginia-based Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is a...

Maya Simova,

Maya Simova

Inter Expo and Congress Center (IEC) is a prominent exhibition centre in...

Mark Tokuhara,

Mark Tokuhara

Japan-based FitJoy, a shoe brand for women, has been in the footwear...

Alfonso Marra, Klopman

Alfonso Marra
Klopman

It was in 1968 that Klopman introduced the concept of poly/cotton workwear ...

S Ziya Gumuser, Teknomelt

S Ziya Gumuser
Teknomelt

Turkish nonwoven manufacturer Teknomelt has been around for only seven...

Mr Hartmann Huth, Trevira GmbH

Mr Hartmann Huth
Trevira GmbH

Trevira GmbH is an innovative European manufacturer of high-value branded...

Mike Hoffman, Gildan Activewear SRL

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao, Nayaab

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Vaanee Bhatia, Gritstones Clothing

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


September 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search