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GM crop safe, but must assess case by case: ICMR to House panel

ICMR has told a parliamentary panel that while genetically modified crops are “generally safe”, the “individual GM foods” should be assessed on a “case by case basis”.

GM technology: Compulsory licensing rules withdrawn after outcry from crop research majors

The Indian Express has learnt that the decision to put on hold the latest notification came after intervention at the “highest level”


No evidence yet that GM crops harm humans or animals: biotech secy

We are trying to evolve cost effective technologies to solve problems in rural areas, says Professor Raghavan, secretary, deparment of biotechnology

Maharashtra’s way

It does well to give go-ahead to field trials for GM crops. Other states must follow.

Experts call for govt push for GM trials

The gathering had no speakers to point out the possible side-effects of using GM crops on the soil.

The GM bogey

If an anti-technology mindset spreads, we will have to pay for it dearly.


Madhya Pradesh says no to field trials for genetically modified chickpea and mustard

The Union agriculture ministry had recommended in August this year that NOCs be given for field trials in transgenic mustard and chickpea crop.

GM field trials: SC refuses to pass interim order

The court said it will not go into the ‘politics’ behind government’s decision to either allow or restrict field trials.

Allow us to go ahead with field trials of GM crops: Centre to SC

The govt said any delay will be a “blow to Indian science” and farmers and economy will be the “biggest loser”.

Better sense prevails

Policymakers may finally push for scientific evaluations of GM crops.