India: Parliamentary panel seeks stopping of trials of GM seeds

A Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, which examined in detail the prospects and effects of cultivating genetically modified food crops, sought stopping of ongoing field trials of GM seeds in various states in view of unclear ramifications of transgenic crops on biodiversity, environment, human and livestock health.

The committee’s report is regarded as a major setback to those backing GM crops in the country.
In its report tabled in Parliament last month, the committee said the experience of the past decade in the case of transgenics in agriculture crops had conclusively shown that while it had extensively benefited the industry, even a trickle-down was not visible as far as poor farmers were concerned.

View the original article here: Parliamentary panel seeks stopping of trials of GM seeds – Hindustan Times

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