Consider the following statements about Bollgard-II trait in cotton:

  1. Monsanto was the first to introduce Bollgard-II cotton seeds in India
  2. Bollgard-II has high immunity against pink bollworm
  3. Its use reduces the cost of cultivation

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 1

Second statement is incorrect because Bollgard-II has recently failed to protect itself from pink bollworm attack. Third statement is incorrect because its use has also increased the cost of cultivation for the cotton in India.

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