Indian president backs GE crops

The following is an edited excerpt.

In what could be sweet news for the supporters of genetically modified (GM) technology, President Pranab Mukherjee said that the development and introduction of GM crops have the potential to revolutionise agriculture.

“The concerns over their perceived risks should be addressed by following internationally accepted procedures for assessing safety parameters,” Mukherjee said addressing the 85th Foundation Day of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

He also suggested that agriculture should be made an intellectually stimulating discipline and a rewarding profession to attract talent in this sector

Read the full story here: Pranab backs GM technology, asks ICAR to join public discourse

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