Are genetically modified crops finally on their way out of India?

| December 3, 2012 |
Predictably, the recommendation by an experts’ panel appointed by the Supreme Court - that trials of genetically modified (GM) crops should be halted for 10 years – has stirred a hornet’s nest. Such a moratorium would include ongoing trials and the court rejected it. This follows on the heels of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture’s 492-page report published in August which asked for the banning of GM food crops in the country. The Supreme Court set up the expert panel shorty after the report was published. The Court is set to let its ruling known, very soon.

Predictably, the recommendation by an experts’ panel appointed by the Supreme Court  - that trials of genetically modified (GM) crops should be halted for 10 years – has stirred a hornet’s nest. Such a moratorium would include ongoing trials and the court rejected it.

This follows on the heels of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture’s 492-page report published in August which asked for the banning of GM food crops in the country. The Supreme Court set up the expert panel shorty after the report was published. The Court is set to let its ruling known, very soon.

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