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Hohenstein unveils method to detect GMOs in cotton
A new qualification method has been developed by the Textile testing partner Hohenstein which has been qualified to detect the type and extent of genetic modifications in organic cotton.
OCA to support organic cotton farming in India
To support partners to procure organic cotton in India, OCA has joined forces with Fairtrade Deutschland, Tchibo, Dibella, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
SIMA requests withdrawal of import duty on cotton
According to the Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), the import duty on raw cotton would erode the competitiveness India’s value-added segments that has a business size of around Rs 50,000 crores in exports and Rs 25,000 crores in the domestic market.
SIMA launches ELS organic cotton project in Tamilnadu
Though India has become the largest producer of cotton in the world, the country faces acute shortage of Extra Long Staple (ELS) cotton as the BT technology that was introduced during 2003, provided the technology only for long staple cotton.
GOTS brings clarity to GMO testing for organic cotton
In 2019, GOTS, the OCA and Textile Exchange partnered to develop the ISO IWA 32:2019 protocol to create a common language among laboratories to screen for the presence of GM cotton along the organic cotton value chain.
Vasudha Swaraj engages 1000 tribal farmers into ROC
Vasudha Swaraj, an agriculture arm of Pratibha Syntex, engages 1000 tribal farmers in cultivation of regenerative organic cotton. The intent is to restore and build soil, ensure animal welfare, and render fair conditions for farmers and farmworkers.
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