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India leads in Asia in bt cotton cultivation

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Jan '07
Tripling Bt cotton cultivation area to 3.8 million hectare with support of 2.3 million farmers, India emerged leader in Asia in comparison to China's coverage of 3.5 million hectare during 2006, announces the annual report prepared by the US-based International Service for Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA).

Combined population of 2.6 billion of India, China, Argentina, Brazil and South Africa, which is 40 percent of global population, grew 38.2 million hectare of genetically modified crops during 2006 which comprises 37 percent of global cultivation.

Global GM crop cultivation increased to 102 million hectares in 22 countries during 2006, up from 90 million hectare in 21 countries during 2005, ISAAA reports.

To overcome challenges of global food, feed and fibre security due to rising population, the ISAAA chair, Clive James strongly opts for GM crops, the report says.

ISAAA report lays claim to input cost reduction with significant gains, overlooking crop failures and extensive use of water and chemical fertilizers in area under Bt cotton.


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