Nobel Laureate cell biologist Sir Paul Nurse has termed the campaign against GM foods “irresponsible,” calling the whole debate against genetically modified crops “anti-science.”
Nurse, who is president of the Royal Society, was in New Delhi to deliver the Blackett Memorial Lecture. He suggested that the application of science in farming is an effective tool to produce healthy and good food “that exploits marginal eco-system, food that is of high productivity which uses limited water resources.”
Indian Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has argued that the introduction of GM crops would help address food security issues.
Opinion has been sharply divided in India on the introduction of GM crops. A Technical Expert Committee set up by the Supreme Court of India following a public interest petition on the environmental release of GM organisms recommended against allowing GM crops in India.
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