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Study confirms benefits of <i>Bt</i> cotton in India

A multi-year study by researchers from Germany’s Goettingen University has found that growing genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton has brought farmers in India an 18% increase in their standard of living. The study looked at Bt cotton adoption in four key states between 2002 and 2008. Bt cotton plantings in the states, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, together account for more than 90% of cotton area in India.

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