India: Scientists present joint front on GM crops

| November 5, 2012 |
Rattled by the possibility of a ban on genetically modified (GM) crops in India, the country’s top scientific organizations are planning a united defence of the technology and the need for research into such crops in India. Last month, a high-level committee appointed by the Supreme Court recommended stopping all ongoing open field trials on such crops for 10 years until a new set of conditions are enforced.

Rattled by the possibility of a ban on genetically modified (GM) crops in India, the country’s top scientific organizations are planning a united defence of the technology and the need for research into such crops in India. Last month, a high-level committee appointed by the Supreme Court recommended stopping all ongoing open field trials on such crops for 10 years until a new set of conditions are enforced.

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