Farmer groups from across the country today came in support of agriculture ministrys move to regulate Bt cotton seed prices but also demanded a ban on all genetically modified organism (GMOs) including GM Mustard.

Farmer groups also submitted a declaration in support of the agricultural ministrys decision to regulate the price of Bt Cotton Seed, signed by over 30,000 farmers to Deputy Commissioner in Agriculture Ministry D S Misra.

Environmentalist Vandana Shiva who also joined the farmers asked the government to ban Bt cotton, which has been described by the Maharashtra Task force on Agrarian distress as a "killer crop".

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