Monday, November 04, 2002

Nature Biotechnology reports on problems with India's Bt cotton trials
However, reports from non-government organizations (NGOs) suggest the crop is failing. Officials in Andhra Pradesh say that Bt cotton in the state is underperforming, and Gujarati newspapers have reported that there has been heavy bollworm infestation of Bt cotton, which was also found susceptible to leaf-curl virus and root-rot disease, and that in Madhya Pradesh, Bt cotton suffered greater damage due to drought than traditional varieties grown there.
Also, a discussion of peer review and the Nature/Quist and Chapela controversy.
11/15: more (& more optimistic) on the Indian Bt cotton crop...

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