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India environment minister to back more GM crops in January

| | December 27, 2013
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India’s new environment minister Veerappa Moily has indicated he will push to overturn the blockage on GMO crops instituted by former ministers. Moily’s support is expected to pave the way for the government to submit an affidavit in the Supreme Court i January acquiescing to field trials of GM food crops on a conditional basis. Field trials have been on hold for genetically modified rice, wheat, maize and castor.

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