The real success story of GM cotton and edible cotton oil in India 2002-2011

A wonderful colorful and readable booklet about the success of Bt cotton in India has been made available from the ISAAA website for India.A sample table from this booklet tells the story of the massive expansion of cotton output over…

Production-chain management is key issue in GM crop escapes

Sloppy seed-sorting main culprit in GM crop escapes(Press release about a free access PLoS ONE article linked below)María Elena Hurtado17 December 2010 IMAGE: Honey bees transmit GM pollen to non-GM fields, but human error plays a bigger role in GM…

Movement of genes via cross pollination from cotton fields subject of a scientific study.

SCIENCE DAILYTransgenic Crops: How Genes Jump from Crop to Crop1st December 2010A new data-driven statistical model that incorporates the surrounding landscape in unprecedented detail describes the transfer of an inserted bacterial gene via pollen and seed dispersal in cotton plants…

Release of sterilised moths avoids the need for refuges in cotton growing

 Success in integrated pest management of pink boll worm in Arizona provides encouraging news for both the environment and for cotton growers. A two-pronged strategy involving insect protected cotton and biological control with wide scale release of sterile moths virtually…

Genome sequence of Peruvian wild cotton enters the public domain through corporate donation to databases

MONSANTO AND ILLUMINA REACH KEY MILESTONE IN SEQUENCING OF COTTON GENOME. Press releaseCompanies Will Donate Info to the Public Domain; Texas A&M Professor to Lead Effort on Cotton Genome SequencingST. LOUIS and SAN DIEGO (Sept. 22, 2010) – The complicated…

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