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 loses Indian legal battle over GM cotton patents

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A court ruled on Wednesday that Monsanto cannot claim patents on its genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds in India, the Indian company that brought the case said. Citing an Indian law that excludes seeds from being patented, Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL) argued that the U.S. seeds company was not eligible to […] Read more

Caywood Farms has been forced to cut back due to water shortages. Now it opens up the operation to 2,000 guests a year as part of an education and agritourism program.  |  Barbara Duckworth photo

Water scarcity sees cotton farm shift to tourism

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — When the Caywood family declares they are fair to middling, they may not be talking about a state of mind. Fair to middling to ordinary are grades for cotton, which the family grows on its 250-acre farm at Casa Grande. However, all that is changing as water becomes scarcer in the […] Read more