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Just A Clever Comma?

The GM crops debate rages, but pressure is on to end the moratorium

Just A Clever Comma?
Tribhuvan Tiwari
Just A Clever Comma?
outlookindia.com
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Actively On Hold? Well...

  • GEAC meets experts in late April, butthrows no light on safety reviews
  • Second report by national science academies supports limited release
  • GEAC chairman rejects limited release; assures further discussions
  • No decision on further tests or studies to justify Bt Brinjal
  • Civil society groups meet GEAC in May, seek ban on further field trials
  • Bihar, MP stall transgenic maize field trials; Kerala refuses trials for transgenic rubber

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GM crops being tested

Brinjal, Rice, Okra, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Castor, Groundnut, Tomato, Sorghum, Potato, Rubber, Maize, Transgenic Bollgard-II Cotton*, Transgenic Corn*

*Level-II field trials

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“The moratorium has nothing to do with the future of GM technology in agriculture...so we are not abandoning GM in agriculture,” Union environment...

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