Inside India’s genetic crop battlefield
By resisting GM technology in farming, India risks falling behind the rest of the world on crop yields, shelf life
Fatehabad/New Delhi: There is nothing remarkable about Jeevan Saini. He is one among millions of marginal agriculturalists trying to eke out a living from farming in India. He grows a basket of crops—rice, wheat, vegetables and cotton—on six acres of leased land in Nathwan village of Haryana’s Fatehabad district. He has crop loans of ₹2 lakh.