Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Short Communication Volume 6 Issue 3

Bt Battle

Bhushan Mehta*

National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, Telangana

*Corresponding Author: Bhushan Mehta, National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, Telangana.

Received: January 25, 2022; Published: February 14, 2022

Today, in the era of 21st century, nothing is out of human reach. Man is ready to buy land on the moon. Science has made magnificent achievements in the field of Plant Biotechnology. Now, it is possible to transfer the characters of animals to plants. This technology is known as gene transfer technology and the crop plants are called as Genetically Modified or GM crops. This technology has been used in a large number of crop plants but the most successful example in India is Bt Cotton. Initially, Bt cotton increased the income of farmers by reducing the input cost but with the passage of time insects developed resistance against Bt cotton. So, the farmers' income reduced drastically. So, the question of the hour is- Does India need GM crops or not?

Keywords: GM; Cotton; Monsanto; Bollgard; Bollworm; Hemizygous; Hybrid; Variety; Broad-Spectrum; Insecticide; Lepidoptera

References

  1. https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/a-perfect-storm-in-the-cotton field/article23357894.ece
  2. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/the-brakes-are-applied-on-the-bt-cotton-story/articleshow/62583116.cms

Citation

Citation: Bhushan Mehta. “Bt Battle". Acta Scientific Agriculture 6.3 (2022): 11-13.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Bhushan Mehta. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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