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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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Oct 17 2017

India's Andhra Pradesh investigates planting of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton

GUNTUR, India One of India's biggest cotton-growing states has formed a panel to investigate how 15 percent of the state's cotton acreage has been planted with a non-approved genetically modified strain developed by Monsanto and may bring criminal charges.

Oct 14 2017

Indian state revokes order to check planting of Monsanto GM cotton

NEW DELHI A leading Indian cotton producing-state has withdrawn an order asking government officials to inspect fields planted with an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton developed by Monsanto Co , the world's No. 1 seed maker.

Oct 14 2017

Indian state revokes order to check planting of Monsanto GM cotton

NEW DELHI, Oct 14 A leading Indian cotton producing-state has withdrawn an order asking government officials to inspect fields planted with an unapproved variety of genetically modified (GM) cotton developed by Monsanto Co , the world's No. 1 seed maker.

Oct 14 2017

India's NSL to pursue intellectual property litigation with Monsanto

NEW DELHI India's Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL) said on Saturday it will not settle a long-standing intellectual property dispute with Monsanto Co over genetically modified (GM) cotton, despite some other Indian companies doing so in recent weeks.

Oct 11 2017

Exclusive: Monsanto settles GM cotton dispute with three Indian seed firms

NEW DELHI Three leading Indian cotton seed makers have settled an intellectual property dispute with Monsanto Co over its genetically modified (GM) seed technology, partly ending a legal tussle that has drawn in the Indian and U.S. governments.

Oct 06 2017

Indian state to inspect cultivation of Monsanto's unapproved GM cotton

NEW DELHI A top Indian cotton-producing state has ordered an inspection of fields planted with an unapproved variety of genetically modified seeds developed by Monsanto, which is fighting to retain its market in the world's biggest grower of the fiber.

Oct 03 2017

India's crackdown on Muslim-run leather units dents exports, hits jobs

NEW DELHI A government crackdown on Muslim-dominated abattoirs and the trade of cattle dragged down India's exports of leather shoes by more than 13 percent in June, as leading global brands turned to China, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan to secure supplies.

Sep 01 2017

Modi's $87 billion river-linking gamble set to take off as floods hit India

DAUDHAN, India After years of foot-dragging India will begin work in around a month on an $87 billion scheme to connect some of the country's biggest rivers, government sources say, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi bets on the ambitious project to end deadly floods and droughts. | Video

Aug 31 2017

India PM plans cabinet revamp, some ministers offer to quit: sources

NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to reshuffle his cabinet over the next two days and some mid-level ministers have offered to quit to pave the way for changes, sources in the party and aides to the ministers said.

Aug 31 2017

Iranian importers default on Indian rice deals - trade sources

NEW DELHI, Aug 31 Iranian importers have defaulted on payments for about 125,000 tonnes of basmati rice from India, Tehran's top supplier of the premium aromatic grain, raising concerns about future shipments of the grade that fetches nearly $2 billion a year to New Delhi.

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