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    By Mayank Bhardwaj – Reuters, 25 August 2016

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    Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-monsanto-idUSKCN10Z1OX

    Monsanto Co has withdrawn an application seeking approval for its next generation of genetically modified cotton seeds in India, a major escalation in a long-running dispute between New Delhi and the world’s biggest seed maker.

    A letter sent by Monsanto’s local partner in India, the conglomerate’s biggest market outside the Americas, strongly objects to a government proposal that would force Monsanto to share its technology with local seed companies.

    The company is also at loggerheads with India over how much it can charge for its genetically modified cotton seeds, costing it tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue every year.

    The unprecedented decision to pull the application, which has not previously been reported, could set back Monsanto’s efforts to introduce its new seed, called Bollgard II Roundup Ready Flex technology, for years and lead to further losses.

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    Monsanto withdraws new GM cotton seed from India in protest

    By Mayank Bhardwaj – LiveMint, 24 August 2016

    Source: http://www.livemint.com/Companies/wgAf6dZoGVxJESLkR16FMI/Monsanto-withdraws-new-GM-cotton-seed-from-India-in-protest.html

    In letter, Mahyco singles out government proposal, mooted in May, that would require Monsanto to share its proprietary technology for GM cotton seeds.

    New Delhi: Monsanto Co has withdrawn an application seeking approval for its next generation of genetically modified cotton seeds in India, a major escalation in a long-running dispute between New Delhi and the world’s biggest seed maker.

    A letter sent by Monsanto’s local partner in India, the conglomerate’s biggest market outside the Americas, strongly objects to a government proposal that would force Monsanto to share its technology with local seed companies.

    The company is also at loggerheads with India over how much it can charge for its genetically modified cotton seeds, costing it tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue every year.

    The unprecedented decision to pull the application, which has not previously been reported, could set back Monsanto’s efforts to introduce its new seed, called Bollgard II Roundup Ready Flex technology, for years and lead to further losses.

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    By Dr Vandana Shiva – The Indian Express, 26 August 2016

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