India needs well tested, domestically sourced GMOs for second green revolution

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. . . . India has been importing and consuming canola oil made from GM rapeseed with no adverse health effects reported to-date. A consultation was held with scientists, farmers and a journalist.

Scientists uniformly argued that with proper regulation GM technologies were safe and promised to significantly raise productivity in a variety of crops. Farmers uniformly protested being deprived of a technology that promised to give them higher yields and therefore better lives to their children. . . .

The journalist offered arguments against the technologies but they did not persuade the scientists and farmers . . . .


As a part of its strategy to bring a Second Green Revolution, India must return to permitting proven and well-tested GM technologies with adequate safeguards. . . .

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Recognizing the general sensitivity to permitting multinationals to sell GM seeds, it may be prudent for the government to proceed with domestically sourced GM seeds only.

Luckily, Indian scientists and institutions have been active and successful in this area. . . . a large number of India sourced candidates for field trials and eventual commercialization already exist.


Read full, original post: NITI Aayog: Permitting Well-Tested GM Tech Key To 2nd Green Revolution

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