Genetically modified foods capped for 10 years by Supreme Court panel

Farmers protest against Monsanto's GM corn

DINESH C SHARMA
The Daily Mail

The fate of genetically modified (GM) food crops in India has been virtually sealed.

After the damning report of the parliamentary committee on agriculture, a panel of technical experts appointed by the Supreme Court has recommended a 10-year moratorium on field trials of all GM food and termination of all ongoing trials of transgenic crops.

The panel also wants safety dossiers of all GM crops approved for trials and those in the pipeline to be reviewed by independent biosafety experts, in the light of ‘several cases of ignoring problematic aspects of safety data’.

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