India’s rapeseed output could rise, cut vegoil imports

JAIPUR, India, (Reuters) – Rapeseed output in India, the world’s biggest importer of vegetable oils, is likely to rise five percent this year as favourable weather boosted yields of the winter-sown oilseed, a leading trade body said on Wednesday. Production is expected to stand at 7.8 million tonnes in the crop year to June 2020, […] Read more

Major Indian farm union cautions gov’t over China-backed trade deal

NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – A leading Indian farmers’ organization on Wednesday warned the government against joining a major 16-member Asia-Pacific trade pact that the union fears could spur imports of cheaper produce, undermining its agricultural sector. A team of top Indian government officials will be in Beijing between Aug. 2 and 3 to negotiate the […] Read more

Monsanto has been involved in a long-running battle in India over royalties paid by local seed companies for its GM cotton. | Reuters photo

Monsanto appeals to India’s top court over GM cotton patents

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Monsanto Co has appealed to India’s Supreme Court against a ruling by the Delhi High Court which decreed last month that the world’s biggest seed maker cannot claim patents on its GM cotton seeds, a company spokesman said on Friday. The Delhi High Court last month concurred with Indian seed company […] Read more