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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Food security exists in traditional seeds: Tomar

Category »  Bhopal Posted On Monday, November 02, 2009
By Our Staff Reporter
Bhopal, Nov 2:

BJP State President and Member of Parliament Narendra Singh Tomar said that Indian agriculture and food security exists in traditional seeds and traditional farming and not in modified seeds.
He said that the result of BT Cotton was dangerous. Farmers of different states who were engaged in BT Cotton farming became economically weaker. They had to fight with diseases and pests on the crops. 
Tomar said that before taking a final decision on BT Brinjal the Central Government should conduct detailed inquiry on the results of BT Cotton. He said that thousands of farmers who took up BT Cotton farming as a pilot project became penniless and are under great financial burden. A lot of BT Cotton producing farmers committed suicide due to financial burden. BT Cotton is not suitable to our land and therefore the yield was not sufficient.
He said that results of BT Cotton farming were very bad in Madhya Pradesh also. Traditional cotton seeds need less water and manure and maintain production capacity of the land. The BT Brinja seeds would be dangerous to food security of the country, he warned.

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